It's my pleasure today to introduce the irresistible Christian Count Drac from the fabulous Steampunk A Robert's Halloween release by artist Abigail Larson, available only at SBS. I've done a Halloween wall hanging in the Steampunk Style using a number of dies from Spellbinders and Tim Holtz for Sizzix. the DP's come from the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 8x8 pad.
This handsome guy was colored with Copics in traditional Halloween colors. I know some of you find these detailed images intimidating (trust me, I know, I collected them for a year before ever taking the plunge) but once you start, they become addictive and so very much fun! I've rubbed the clock face (Sizzix) and wings (from a Cuttlebug Emboss Plus folder) with several colors of Gilder's paste to highlight the embossing and give a metallic sheen.
The sentiment was computer generated, cut with Nesties and inked with Distress. I wanted to crush the clock face a bit with a hammer, but it wouldn't crack so I cut the surface with my craft knife and rubbed on black paste (and buffed the surface) to bring out the cracks. The tiny black border is done with peel offs and I couldn't help but add more of the Tim Holtz mini gears.
The layers are popped for dimension which not only adds interest, but also strength to the hanging. And speaking of Layers, that's the current challenge on the Simply Steampunk Blog, running through October 3rd. SBS stamps are no longer required to win, but do keep your project in the Steampunk style.
I'm also entering this at Left of Center using the LOC theme, Tuesday Throwdown #165 Things with Wings, the All Crafts Aug/Sept Anything but a Card Challenge, Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes or Frame It, Crafty Cardmakerss Winged Things, Lady Anne's Must Have Wings Challenge, and Desert Island Crafter's using #1,4,5 and 7.