Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My First Steampunk

 
 




 
Hello Friends and Stampers,
 
Sorry I am getting this posted a little late today, I have been wanting to take another picture of this card before I uploaded it.  This is what the original picture looked like:
 


 
For some reason, the camera took on the light greenish Hughes and ran amok with it, lol.   So I wanted to take a picture in the natural daylight and then upload. 
 
Today is the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog day and we are looking for a sentiment.  Your project must have a sentiment on there somewhere.  Even if it's just one word.   This was a challenge for me, lol.  I usually reserve the inside of the card for the sentiment.  And what actually ended up happening was I saw this adorable Victorian Goth Girl and had all kinds of Mojo going on and just let my creative side take over.   I had to google "steampunk" lol.  The Urban Dictionary says,
 
Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.
Victorian Steampunk: A modern Science Fiction work (post-1930s) that is set in the early parts of the industrial revolution.
 
So I found some paper that I thought was suited best for Victorian, I knew I wanted to use the time pieces gears and the fabulous La La Balloon.  So I had it all done and the colors the way I wanted and I had worked late into the night.  The next morning it suddenly dawns on me that I had no idea what the Challenge was, lol.   I went to look it up and thought, "Oh Man!"  I had no where for the sentiment, but then the more I looked at the left hand side, the more I realized that that was exactly what I needed!  lol.  So I like it.  The camera didn't capture all the subtle colors from the distress inks but that is okay.  My first steam punk card done! 
 
I hope you had a chance to Blog Hop on the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog, Laura is giving away a $20.00 voucher to the store just for commenting!  Awesome!  Plus you will see some amazing designs by some of our Design Team members and our New Members!    I just took a quick peek and Laura has added more yummy stamps to the store, go look in the NEW ITEMS section. 
 
I hope you have a fabulous day and I cannot wait to see your sentiments!
 
Holly

On behalf of the Design Team, we would like to thank  Meljen's Designs for the fabulous images they provided us.

 

 

23 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous steampunk creation. Love the metal touches.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous card! You did an amazing job with that image. Cool die cuts. What do they measure?

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Holly. I love the image and fabulous detailing
Sue xx

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous steampunk. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling image and I love how you created the steampunk design...this is fabulous, Holly!!!!!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Holly, this is such a perfect first go @ steam punk!!
You have created such a great look -- & the fab embellies make it shine!! :)) :))

yyam said...

Really cool. Love the metal elements!

Shanna Shands said...

Great steampunk. The cogs and gears are a great touch always!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Holly. I love the image and design. I have had the same trouble with my latest card. The colours don't look anything like they should.
Hugs Sharon. x

Gemma said...

Beautiful card hunni...

Also thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments on my creations, means a lot to me thank you!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Miss Amber said...

Love this so much Holly! And you colored this using distress ink? So brilliant!

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable creation Holly!! Love your sweet steampunk design! :) HUGS

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally funky and fab!!! Looks like you nailed it!

nwilliams6 said...

Holly, you did a fab job on this really great image! You made this look like you have been doing these forever! Love your paper, the gears/cogs and the colors. I like both pictures! Hugz!

Benzi said...

Hi Holly, long time--no been here. Ha
Your steampunk creativity really came out. What a good job and it sounds as if you really got into it. Way to go!!!

Marcy said...

Adorable card! Love the steampunk theme and those cogs and gear embellishments look great! :)

Tress said...

Very cool card! Love the muted colors and the metal accents!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card, I love steam punk.

Wishcraft said...

Fab image and love the dies you've used, lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh what a darling Steampunk card Holly! Your coloring skills are amazing and I love the gears and cogs! Thanks for the inspiration!

Olivia said...

Your first time?? You did a great job. Love Steampunk and you nailed it.

PaperDaisies said...

Wowsers, this is a stunning card. It's a great Steampunk card. I must try one of those. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Hugs Nina

Athina said...

Great job at Steampunk! I have never tried it, but you have inspired me! Beautiful!