Thursday, 6 March 2014

Steamee McPunk

The upcoming challenge over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge is 'Off the Wall'. The theme is to work with something that you wouldn't usually work with. So I've chosen Steampunk. I've always admired this style but have never attempted it so this was a perfect challenge to give it a go especially when this gorgeous image from sponsor Rick St Dennis was generously provided.

Rick St Dennis Steamee McPunk steampunk

I created the background yellow paper by blending Distress Ink Vintage Photo all over & spritzed with water. Once dried it was stamped with the cogs in Gathered Twig. The die cut cogs & the rust strip were created with a faux rust effect. A quick explanation is that I swiped Weathered Wood stain on white cardstock & dusted with embossing powder while still wet & shock off the excess. Once it was heat set I then blended both Vintage Photo & Gathered Twig over it. Pretty simple but very effective! 

Card ingredients include:

Stamp: Rick St Dennis St 'Steamee McPunk', Kaszazz 'Imagine', Kaszazz 'Cogs'
Copics: Skin: E000  E00  E11  R20  BV000
           Hair: E31  E35  E57
           Costume: B21  B34  B95 R27  Y13  Y17  Y23  E35  C1
Paper: cardstock
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood (stain)
Dies: Kaszazz Cogs, Spellbinders Curved Rectangles
Other: Embossing powder, seam-binding ribbon, rhinestones, peg

Rick St Dennis Steamee McPunk steampunk


  1. Fab design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
    Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  2. Super card , great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  3. It's hard to believe you've never tried a Steampunk project before, because this is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the 3-2-1 challenge!

  4. You are very brave to try Steampunk! It's totally not my thing, and I don't think I could do it. I really like how yours turned out!

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  5. I haven't tried steampunk yet, but it always looks fabulous! You did amazing job for your first time! Great background and details you created! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  6. Love this..!! The image is great, your color work is super. Great card!! Thanks for playing with us at Love To Scrap!!
    Cathy DT