Thursday, October 10, 2013

Showcasing Leo for Simply Steampunk


This month the Simply Steampunk team is working with the second half of the beautiful Steampunk Zodiac images drawn by Abigail Larson for SBS.  Today I bring you Leo.  I think the fabulous images are just perfect for birthday cards so that's what I've done here.  The Steampunk Digi papers are from Bearly Mine Designs

I've colored lovely Leo with Copics, fussy cut and popped her with foam.  The Zodiac references are quite subtle, which give them versatility.  I'd say the tail is sort of a giveaway here, though.  LOL


I enjoy adding Steampunk elements such as Tim Holtz tiny gears to the Prima flower centers as well as the die cut gears and a sort of tattered and distressed doily which are also Tim Holtz for Sizzix. 



To balance the design I added 3 faux screws that I made from Card Candi by scoring the centers and wiping with Guilder's Paste.  Finnally, the edges of the DP were distressed with my Zutter Distrezz It All.  All month long the DT showcases the newest featured Steampunk digi set, so please visit Simply Steampunk Challenges often. There's loads of inspiration.  Also remember our October Challenge, Monochromatic Colors runs through October 31st.  Hope to see you there.

I'm entering this in the Divas by Design 3 or More Layers, Frilly and Funky Colors of Autumn, Rhedd and Rosie's Colors of Autumn, Die Cuttin' Divas Use Brown, Inky Chicks Use 2 Different Die Cuts, TTRCD Anything Goes, Twisted Tuesdays Lots of Layers and Use Metal, Craftin' Desert Divas Anything With a Sentiment,  and Craft Your Passion, Heavy Metal.

17 comments:

  1. what a beautiful color combo and love that doily peeking out on the side, hugs

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  2. Wow if you hadn't said I'd have never realised you made the screws from Candi, awesome job. The DP is just perfect and your colouring awesome as always - beautiful card!

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  3. Great Autumn card, thank you for sharing with us @ Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  4. Stunning card, the image is beautiful and I love the colors and embellishments!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!
    Hugs,Sandra

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  5. Lovely card, great colours. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Hugs
    Fiona x

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  6. Beautiful image and card; love all the layers you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

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  7. Great card! Love the gear centers for the flowers. So nice to see you at the DCD brown challenge.

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  8. Such a great card, wonderfully embellished thanks so much for joining us over at Craft Your Passion
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  9. Awesome! Loooovin all those Gorgeous Flowers reflecting everywhere! Great Screws!Amazing Colouring as Always Have a Great Weekend!

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  10. what a cute card.Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

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  11. This is such a beautiful card. Could you let me know where the leaves are (requirement for the Frilly and Funkie challenge) as I'd love you to be included in our prize drawers. Jenny x

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  12. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  13. Wow! What a great card! All the layers and details are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  14. Gorgeous card!! Love the offset layering! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

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  15. Really gorgeous. I love the colours, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

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  16. Great colouring and fab card. x

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  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges :)

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