Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #94 Steampunk

Welcome to our latest challenge, which is hosted by ME!

I have chosen the theme 'Steampunk',

I have seen and admired many Steampunk cards, but have never tried to create one before, hopefully you will all feel the same and join in with our Challenge.

I think I have fulfilled the brief, but I did find it harder than I thought I would.

Finding the image I wanted to use was fairly easy as I had recently downloaded some free line art  by Jade Dragoone (J Dufort) on Diviant Art.  I decided to use her image 'Steampunk Boudoir' and she is coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

The corset backing paper is from Stampin D'Amour, which I aged a bit more by holding over a candle. Think I may have gone too far in places!! - lol

The Top post card is LOTV and the other postcard, watch and backing paper is from my PMA Chronology CD, all were distressed with various Tim Holz inks.

The Key, Ribbon and brass cogs are all from my craft stash.

I wanted to put some rich colours in the digi image to make it stand out a little from the muted distressed tones of the backing papers, so I picked purple and green and just tried to stick to these along with the grey for the cogs.

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I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you all come up with.

Challenges I would like to enter are~:-

The Squirrel & The Fox - Use something Metal

Sparkles Forum Challengs - Steampunk/Vintage

Clear it out Challenge - Male Card/Use metal ( Key and brass cogs)

Crafting when we can - Mad about Markers

Simply Steampunk - Timepieces


  1. Now that's a great image, wish I'd known about that site when I was making my Sparkles DT card as I took the easy route and went with vintage! Love all the little details here, but you're very brave to hold your paper over an open flame, lol!!

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this month, good luck and see you again.


  2. Fantastic card,the image is fun as well as Steampunk. Love the layers and details.
    Yvonne x

  3. I like the burnt over a candle bits... it looks really effective. Lovely digi image, too, and I think you've coloured it beautifully!

    Jackie x

  4. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge blog. Good luck!

  5. Fantastic creation, just love the papers & the image is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles this month, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  6. You've done a fabulous job for your first steampunk card love the use of cog embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox hugs Denise DT xx

  7. Oh my! Fab coloring and I love the steampunk additions you put in it. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  8. The image is awesome! Had to visit the site and took a few images for myself, too! They are perfect! Thank You for sharing that with me!
    Coloring is great and I love the way you've putted all the elements together! :)
    Have a nice day, Jules!

  9. Great card! Love all your little elements and great coloring! Thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges.

  10. Awesome card and colouring! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges :-)

  11. Just adorable! what a cheeky image. HeeHee! I love it! thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk. xxD

  12. I am lovin this image it is cute love your back ground and layout thanks for joining us at SSC hope to see much more of your work. xx Kay

  13. Fab...
    thanks for joining us at SSC

  14. Love the Fun Image you have used! Great Colours and Colouring! Thanks for joining us at SSC!


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Jules :)