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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Steampunk Stylie

Good morning,

I have had a really tough week, this week with my problematic old back! I am trying to manage the pain, but on occasions it has got the better of me this week. My working week from Monday to Thursday has been a challenge, to say the least.

Over at my challenge blog, FANTASY STAMPERS, we have a brand new challenge starting today with the theme of 'STEAMPUNK'. Now I know this can sometimes be a daunting one, and the design team found it a challenge too, but we would love you to experiment and come and play along.

Here's what I came up with for my DT inspiration ...

This all began as a piece of white cardstock, which I covered with distress inks in 'Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, a little Crushed Olive and some Gathered Twigs'.

I used my Papermania cogs stamp to add some detail down the right hand side, and then ran the piece through an embossing folder to add a little interest to the left. The quote was printed on my pc and mounted on brown cardstock. The butterfly and cogs are chipboard pieces that I covered with gold embossing powder and then I added a key to the centre of the butterfly. There are a few other stamps from my stash in the design too.

I hope you will come and play along with us, with your own projects.
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. Oh, this is fab! Such gorgeous colours, and I for one LOVE the steampunk theme! x

  2. Hi Jan
    Sorry to hear about your back problems, I do hope you feel better soon.
    This week's challenge was just that, a challenge but I enjoyed trying to step out of my comfort zone. I love your card, it is so inventive especially the butterfly with the key body.
    Crafty hugs

  3. Hi Jan I love your card and your take on Steampunk. Thank you for your kind comments on my card I did enjoy making it. Then I do love playing with stamps. I do hope you feel better soon. Hugs Jackie

  4. Sorry you are suffering again with your back, hope it improves soon.
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my card, it is good to stretch yourself once in a while!
    Love the colours and the stamped cogs down the edge of the card and the chipboard elements really add to the overall design. :)

  5. Stunning colours and a fabby sentiment.

    Love and hugs

  6. Stunning background colors and fun steam punk bling.

    Hugs Diane

  7. I just love this color combo, my favorites! What an awesome steampunk creation. Cheers, Holley

  8. Great piece, love the colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  9. OMG I love this, the colours are so rich and fabulous background and sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  10. What a wow colour combination. Very vibrant and stand out project. Loving the embellishments and the sentiment x


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