Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Simply Steampunk Annie to Show

Did you know that although our challenge at Simply Steampunk is monthly, there's plenty of additional inspiration going on all month long?  Meet Annie, from the Original Steampunk Collection we're featuring this month.  She fancies herself quite the adventuress, ready for anything. Annie is a fab image to use for anyone setting out on a new chapter of their life, like graduation, a new job, a milestone birthday, etc or obviously for those who love travel and adventure.  I've made another wall hanging that I can clip to my hanger and dream of an adventurous escape in a hot air balloon to parts unknown.  The balloon was cut with my Cricut from the Summer in Paris cartridge.  Hmm...Paris sounds good.

 Annie is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped atop a double mat cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels Four.  Embellies include tiny gears from Tim Holtz, a glass topped paper clip from Melody Ross and Scrabble tiles.  Although the Steampunks may seem intricate, there is no right or wrong way to color them and they're great images to practice your shading on.  the folds in the clothes almost color themselves.  Well, ALMOST. You'll see even the DT has different interpretations for the same image, so if you're ever stumped, you can visit Simply Steampunk and take your cue from there.  Be brave! Steampunks spark the imagination and are such fun to color. Be sure to check out our current Challenge, Bits of Lace HERE and come play along.  You have until May 2nd to enter so there's plenty of time.

I'm also entering this in the DLArt April Linky Party, It's All About Vintage Travel Challenge, Digi Galore One for the Girls and the Left of Center (LOC Steampunk)  Challenge 3.


  1. Amazing Job! Love all those wonderful layers and your colouring is to die for!

  2. Fabulous stuff, chickie.... and also drawing me near ...it's the wonderfully unique names of the DT challenges. "Simply Steampunk" is awesome name.

  3. oh just wonderful, love it all, hugs

  4. This is really cool Donna I love your coloring and all the colors what a neat looking chick!! Great ballon and all around wonderful card!!
    I love it. Can you tell?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  5. Wowsers, Donna this is stunning. Such a rich design and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at LOC. Vee xx

  6. Wow, this is fabulous. Love the fabulous layers of details. Awesomeness.

  7. Wow, this is so cool Donna!! I don't know much about Steampunk but I do know that this is a cool card! I always love seeing your coloring and I love the fabulous papers and metal objects you have used! As always you have simply amazed me! Hugs!!

  8. Wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges.

  9. thanks for join in at It's all about the Vintage

  10. Wonderful take on our travel theme! Love the matching colours! Thanks for joining our challenge at It's all about the vintage and beauty!


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