Tuesday, 24 July 2012


This week I am sharing this fabulous image from Sweetpea stamps with you.  Teresa Sherman's Steampunk Sally - Sheet 4, Plate 212 available here.

Gothic/steam punk images aren't usually my thing as I'm not a lover of Dark images,  I find them difficult to do favouring cute - but I have to say I was expectantly drawn to this plate.  

After colouring this stamp I thought it looked too clean for steam punk so decided to have a go at PUNKING IT UP - I had sprayed the image with a shine varnish so it was difficult to get the distressing inks to work.  I actually liked the finish result and was glad that the varnish had stopped the distressing inks from penetrating and saturating the image too much.

Inside view


Ripping and tearing

Stamps:  Sweetpea - Steampunk Sally
                 Whimsy sentiment stamps

Medium:   Copics, Prisma and Polychromo pencils, Distressing Inks, Spray varnish
Papers:    Papermania, Black cardstock
Dies used:    Spellbinders frame and flower dies, Whimsy sentiment dies, Cheery Lyn flourish dies
Embellishments:  Flowers, brad, bow

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Artwithnoboundaries - Anything goes
CheeryLynDesign - Celebration
MarkerPOP - B&W
PoisonedPeas - Unusual Alice...
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl


Sandy Hulsart said...

Stunning card, very unique. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

mforquer said...

What a gorgeous creation! Love the pops of color on the black and white! Thanks for joining us at MarkerPop!

Ellis said...

Stunning creation and you did a great job on the coloring! =) The sentiments are perfect too! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

You did a great job on this steampunk card. The colouration is beautiful and I love the black, gray, and red colour palette. Thanks for joining our challenge at Art With No Boundaries.

febe said...

Beautiful colors on a fab image. Lovely background :)

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Tracy Valure said...

Lovely card and coloring. Thanks for playing with us at MarkerPop!

Tracy Valure

Jodi said...

fabulous card!! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Sugar said...

OH! I love this image! fabulous job!!
thanks for joining us at PPP!

Sarah said...

a really great image and wonderful shading! Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah.

Marie Gamber said...

What a beautiful card! Gorgeous coloring!
Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop!
Marie XX

Chris / CS Designs said...

Great card, Great coloring and I love how dramatic the steampunk design looks against the black and white background. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Lori said...

What a lovely color palette! Your highlighting and shading are wonderful. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you decided to give this a try. I love what you did with it. I love the inside of your card as well. Thanks for joining us at PPP & I hope you will join us again. Patti (PPP DT)

beadz said...

Very fun card - I love the pop of red. Thanks for joining us for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

JD said...

Stunning card! Beautifully colored!

Julia said...

Great coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Poisoned Peas Please.

CraftyGirl said...

your coloring is amazing. Great job! Thank you for playing along at Poisoned Peas Please. Good luck in the challenge.


CraftyGirl PPP GDT

Papelitos said...

love your work, it's wonderful what you do.
I would love to invite you to design, as guest designer, two challenges, your choice.
If you want to work more, they also invited.
I just started with my digital stamps:http://www.etsy.com/shop/PapelitosStamps
and we have a weekly challenge blog:http://papelitosstamps.blogspot.com.es/
we are in our second challenge ...

I await your response. E-mail: cris.origami@gmail.com

Nice to meet you.

Susan said...

I LOVE this card, everything about it!
I am not 100% sure it counts as Alice, but that is not for me to say...so no worries!
Thanks for joining us at PPP.
Susan (DT)

Ally White Cat said...

this piece reaches out and grabs you.awesome job. I am so glad you joined us at PPP.
susan s.