Thursday, September 19, 2013

Showcasing Christian Count Drac for Simply Steampunk


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 ItCrafty Cardmakerss Winged Things, Lady Anne's Must Have Wings Challenge, and Desert Island Crafter's using #1,4,5 and 7.

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colouring as always, those wings look amazing, I thought they were metal embellies, would love to see this hanging on my wall this Halloween ;-)

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  2. Awesome colours! Glad you described what you did clever all those touches!

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  3. oh how I love your steampunk cards, this is truly handsome, hugs

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  4. Very cool, I love the wing coming out of the back of the count. He looks fab, xx

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  5. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  6. Gorgeous wall hanging! Love the dimension.:) Thanks for playing along with us at DICC!

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  7. This is so cool! Love those colors and decorations.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you next week!

    Kim
    www.lilypatchstamps.com

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  8. A very special piece, Donna. He is a handsome chap! I love your creativity. I enjoyed all the details in your post. Vee xx

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  9. This is stunning Donna! I always love to see your creations! This is a fabulous wall hanging - I'm sure Abigail and Betty love it too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Left of Centre! Mo DT xxx

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  10. Oh, how good is this? That Dracula is gorgeous. Thank you for playing at LOC. xxx Keren

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  11. Wow, wow, wow! All the little additions so make this completely awesome. Love the cracked glass detail, coloring on inside of cape - wow, and wonderful layout.

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  12. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  13. Really cool :-) Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-

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Thanks for making my day!