Friday 24 May 2013

Steampunk for Delicious Doodles

Morning peeps. I hope that everyone is safe following the horrific events of this week, both at home and abroad.
It's been a fickle week with the weather here in Scotland. With heavy snow, hail, rain and sunshine all in the space of a few hours, it's hard to decide what to wear let alone plan ahead a few days.
I have not done a great deal of crafting this last fortnight due to DH and his recent stroke but I am happy to report that he is improving, if only slowly. I only wish that the extra stress didn't have such an impact on my fibro, oh well, that's life!

Any way, I have spent a bit of time in my crafty area and come up with a card for the new challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles. The theme this week is STEAMPUNK.

A simple card from me though.

I have used the new "Steampunk Mermaid" and the "Steampunk Corner", both from the Delicious Doodles shop. The layout of the card was based on the sketchy over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Coloured with promarkers before masking and brushing distress inks. Some copper paint to highlight the metal rivets, tail struts and corner cogs. Then matted onto burnt orange and brown.
The BP is from the docrafts "chronology" range, matted onto brown and blue.
The corner cogs are TH diecuts that have been heat embossed with marine frantage enamel in parts for a distressed look.
More diecut cogs in the bottom right of the mermaid, this time from the chronology range.
A copper coloured and blue rikrak ribbons with a couple of punched fleur de lis. Some pearls to finish.
The words "happy birthday" stamped onto another, smaller TH cog diecut.
Get those fantasy, time pieces, cogs and metallic bits together and make a steampunk themed project. Then come and link it into the challenge blog so that we can ooohhhh and arrrrrrrrr over it.

I'd like to enter this into the challenges at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - their sketch
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - colour combo (blues and browns)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Tic Tac Toe. The row I chose was gems, stamp, ribbon


  1. Stunning! Love what you have done with the image and with the gears. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. love your card thanks for sharing with CRAFT this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel GDT for may

  3. Beautiful, beautiful card. I love how you have used the cogs. Thanks for sahring your card with us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Beautiful card and I love the image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Hope to see you again. Jeanette

  5. Great card. I love the steampunk style. Thank you for joining us at SSW this week. Holly x

  6. Our sketch this week was perfect for your steampunk image! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Wow what a stunning card, love your wonderful colours image and those cogs are amazing. Love your design papers as well. Weather here in New Zealand isn't much better, thunder, rain, lightning and hail all in one afternoon and blue sky's in the morning. Well I've got to expect something it's winter next month. Great card and thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  8. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.


  9. How absolutely fabulous!! Love the steampunk look. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  10. This is a really terrific card! Love those cogs as part of the sketch. This is so rich with beautiful details. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Sharon, SSW DT

  11. Love how you have worked this sketch!! Awesome card!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  12. I LOVE this card! Those gears and cogs are FAN-tastic! Thaks for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    ~jo, SSW-DT