Friday, 26 August 2011

Steampunk Sally

I felt like doing something a bit different.  So here goes with my very first Steampunk Card. The gorgeous image is 'Steampunk Sally' and is from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

One Stitch at a Time have another Challenge for the 'Pretty in Print' Contest and this week it is 'Bling it Up'. This card is very, very sparkly in real life, but it is hard to catch with camera. I made the backing paper on Gimp Software.  I wanted to create a 'Time Travel' theme and so used some images of Watches and Hourglasses. I used a canvas effect on software to make paper look textured, then distressed the edges and finally Stickled them with sparkly 'Stardust'. Sentiment was made on computer. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Black ribbon is from Handy Hippo. Key charm was from Shiney Rocks Co. Also amongst the flowers, by the hourglass,  is some very fine silver thread that has been curled to add texture.

I've zoomed in to show you how she sparkles LOL. I coloured her with Promarkers and then covered her in Ultra Fine 'Pearl' Glitter. I've had some pink feathers in my stash for years. When I got them out they were way too big but managed to find a little mini one at base!! I've added some 2mm pale pink gems to waistline. I have to say I love her outfit !!! if only I was young again and thin!! so I could carry it off! (sighs).

Colouring:- Promarkers
Skin: Blush, Pastel Pink
Eyes: Cornflower
Lips: Copic E25
Greys: Cool Greys 1,2,3 and 4

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

One Stitch At a Time - Challenge 76 - 'Bling it Up' (ends 27th August 2011)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 63 - 'Dimension and Texture' (ends 29th August 2011)
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 34 - 'Glitter It' (ends 31st August 2011)
Fairy Fun Friday - Challenge 60 - 'Inspired by a Book' THE TIME MACHINE (ends 7th September 2011)
Gingersnap Creations - Challenge 115 - 'Tribute to Teens' (ends 18th September 2011)

Oh well, off to put my woolly jumper back on - it's gone freezing !!! unless I've got a chill ...
It's definitely feeling Autumny - just want to stay in, keep warm and read a book ... or Craft of course!!! LOL

Hope you are all well!
Enjoy the Weekend!
Love Sue xx
Edit: Not happy with photo so have added one taken in daylight! it's clearer, but it doesn't show sparkle - you can't win with a glittery card! LOL XX


laney said...

Fabulous Card Sue!! I have just finished a card using the exact same image LOL!!
cant show it yet tho

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just brilliant such stunning detail and one super image,love it hugs cherylxxx

Sussie said...

This is gorgeous! I love her socks and dress! Glittering so beautifully :) I also love her boots and could were them myself!
Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Sue! I love all the glitter and the dress seems so real!
Great job!
Hugs xx

JeanFB said...

Lots of glitter, feathers in the hair, and a sassy attitude - what a perfect teen tribute card! Thanks for sharing with Gingersnap Creations. :)

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love the image and all that glitter. Some great ideas here with your card design. Thanks for joining us for our glitter challenge this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, Oh my word! What a gorgeous sparkly card and I love, love, love that image! You've coloured her so beautifully and what great embellies, loving the feather, papers and clocks...great ideas, Have a fab weekend, Hugs, Teresa x

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve the image! LOve the paper! LOve the key! LOve the sparkle! LOve everything.

Marjo said...

Love, love love what you have done with this image. Your card is gorgalicious!

Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT and entering our Pretty In PRint Contest. Good luck!

xoxo Marjo

Davi said...

Wonderful card with the sweet image lovely colors and embellies.Especially love that pink feather.. its the best! So glad you joined us at TT this week :)

coops said...

fantastic card sue.i love the fab image and your papers and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

NanaConnie said...

Wonderful texture and dimension on this card. Love the background paper. So glad you played along at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow,wow, mir fehlen die Worte auf Englisch......was für eine fantastische Karte, so ein tolles Motiv, ich bin hin und weg. Und deine Gestaltung ist absolut wundervoll, ein ganz dickes Kompliment!!!!!!

Ganz,ganz liebe Grüße von Andrea

Bridget said...

This card has a wonderful feel to it. I do love the different textures you used to underline the adorable, sexy girl.

Two thumbs up!


Bev said...

Sue this is absolutely stunning! Wow the detail is fantastic hun x

sallysbitz said...

I love this card Sue (not just because her name is Sally)Lol.

Loving all the glitz & that feather is perfect x

hugs sally x

chrissy xx said...

Check it out Sue!!!

Just spotted you have won on OSAAT
With this FAB card!


DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Sue this is a bit special! I love the image and the whole concept but most of all I love how fantastic you have made this! YOur colouring and glittering is perfect-absolutely spot on Mrs, the colours are just right, the embellies everything you must be so so proud of this - you should be its one of your best!

Big Hugs Laurie xx

cotnob said...

Wow, love this, the canvas look backing is great and you have coloured the image beautifully.

Cheryl said...

hi hun I also wanted to personally thank you too for the kind message you left on creative inspirations,really meant a lot so bless your heart for that hun,hugs cherylxxxxx

chrissy xx said...

Off to a good week Sue!
You have won over at Bev's.....
I won Yesterday! Yehh!!!!

Delphine said...

WOW, it is gorgeous, Sue! I love everything about it and the sparkle is absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! Hugs Delphine xx

Vee said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

downrightcrafty said...

OMG!!!! This is fabulous, love the whole composition but love how you have given us the close ups on all the extra detail, just stunning
Hugs Kate xx
ps thank you for your lovely comment, and hope you will join me in the new candy :)

xxxtglxxx said...

Awesome Sue! Wow! Love all the glitter and the fab image. You have really worked this to perfection! :)

The soft flowers go so well too, and I love the backing DP and charm.



trisha too said...

VERY cute card--love all the sparkle!!

Thank you for joining in the Tribute to Teens challenge at Gingersnap Creations, Sue!


Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,

Oh this is just WOW. What a cool image, colored to perfection. The glitter looks fab and the DP is the perfect fit. The feather makes the card. Amazing!

Ali Manning said...

Great card - congrats on being picked as a Ginger Gem on Gingersnap Creations!

ZUzanna said...

WOW!! That's a great card, Sue! Love it!

cathy said...

Gorgeous steampunk card.

trisha too said...

Hey, Sue! Congratulations on Steampunk Sally being chosen as a Ginger Gem in the Gingersnap Creations Teen Tribute Challenge!!