Friday, August 26, 2011

TOFF Steampunk Challenge and Whimsical Wednesday 3 Times a Charm

This is my second post for today, so if you're looking for my Bah! Humbug! Challenge, please scroll down.

WooHoo! I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer this week at The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge. You KNOW I love me some Octopode! this week's challenge is STEAMPUNK. Way too much fun! I happen to have ALL of Lily's Steampunk images, so choosing which to use was the biggest challenge. I also wanted to play with the Whimsical Wednesday 3 Times a Charm Challenge where you must use 3 colors only and 3 of the same embellishment.

It was Bernie, from the Steampunk Nippers set that gave me the idea for this project. Tell me he isn't the ultimate of paparazzi! I've welded "papa razzi" using letters from the Don Juan cartridge in Design Studio and embossed them with the Tim Holtz Retro Circles embossing folder.

Then I just HAD to use Flo with her built in paparazzi stopping eye. I just bet Lady Gaga is gonna figure out a way to copy her look. They were both printed on kraft card stock and colored with Copics. I've added Tim Holtz Sprockets to each and a Game Spinner to Flo's good eye. (Those are the 3 embellies for WW. Acutally I've used 3 sprockets twice.) The gears were cut with a Tim Holts Alterations Die by Sizzix and inked and embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo.

The images and letters were popped with foam and the cool Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon woven through. I kept the whole thing monochromatic to match the cool Steampunk DP from the DCWV Tattered Time Stack so my 3 colors are shades of kraft, gray, and black. Lily's fabulous DT has gorgeous eye candy this week (as always) so be sure to go have a look. Tell me this isn't a fun challenge. I just know you're gonna be playing along. And at Whimsical Wednesdays, there's still time to enter this challenges and there's another fab challenge to get your creative juices going as well.


  1. This looks hot!!! Lady gaga should definitely try that look once! Love how the film strip makes your eyes trail all over it. Great job. x

  2. Now THIS is how steampunk should be done on a card!!! You've definitely got it right!!!

    I am really loving this, Donna!

  3. Donna, this is so cool! I love looking at all the cool elements you used! Love Steampunk stuff! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  4. This is much detail. The film strip ribbon is awesome.

  5. Very cool! Love all the details. Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

  6. Wow! Super cool! Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  7. Pretty cool! Very fun concept for your card, how it tells a story in such a small space. Love the way you did the words. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

  8. Wow, what a spectacular card. So much detail, and I love the added gears. I also like that you did not use cricut for your cuts, but some dies:) I have yet to try a monochromatic fact I don't even know what one is lol..Thanks for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

  9. Very interesting card, wow! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)


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