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