Friday, December 6, 2013

Simply Steampunk December Challenge- Anything Steampunk

It's the first Friday in December and that means a new challenge at Simply Steampunk.  This month it's an easy one, Anything Steampunk.  The team is using the Steampunk Romance Collection and I'm showcasing the beautiful Grace.  It looks ike she's holding an ornament so I went with a Christmas theme.  The DP and chipboard frame and sentiment are all from the VERY old K&Co Christmas Cheer line.  I loved the vintage feel to this line so much that I bought several stacks TONS of coordinating stuff.  The line of gears was cut with my Cricut from the Gears set on Cricut Craftroom.  I'd cut them in matte silver but grunged them up with some gold Rub 'n Buff, black Distress Ink and Frantage embossing powder.  So cool!  the other single gear is a Sizzix die.  Of course I added a ton of metal mini gears from Tim Holtz.  I should buy stock in these for sure.  The metal screws are from 7 Gypsys?  (I think)

Grace is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped.  I had a hard time finding paper for inside the frame.  Nothing looked right but leaving it open didn't either. 

 I get a boatload of catalogs this time of year and on my desk was the cover of one I'd ripped off because I thought I might use the paper.  The color seemed right so I carefully ( Ha!) cut out a piece to fit. Too dull, so I embossed it and used gold Rub 'n Buff (my new fave thing) et viola!

Here's the dimensional shot.  Quite a lot of popping going on and it's pretty heavy, too.  Guess this one's gonna be hand delivered.  Please visit Simply Steampunk and check out the fabulous work by my teamies and come play alog. this challenge will run through Jan 2nd.

I'm also entering this in the Little Miss Muffet You've Been Framed Challenge, Add a Little Dazzle Embossing Challenge, Rhedd and Rosie's Use Old Stash Challenge (DP, frame and sentiment sticker), the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Bingo Challenge (using glitter or sparkles, stamped/digi image, and patterned paper), Clear it Out Anything Goes with a Stash Item (DP, frame and sticker sentiment), Craft Room Vintage Christmas Challenge, TTRCD ATG Dec 3-9and The Corrosive Challenge Happy Holidays.


  1. Fabulous colouring and I love this vintage steampunk look. Great papers and design and I also like that it is such a non traditional Christmas card with those colours.

  2. Thanks for sharing this fab card with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck! xx

  3. Fabulous card, beautifully coloured, great gears!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, hope to see you again;-))m

  4. Gorgeous project your embellies are fantastic love it ! xx

  5. Lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xxx

  6. Love this card, those gears are fab, love the way you inked and Fran-taged them, fab paper and beautiful colouring for a simply gorgeous card!

  7. WOW! what an amazing card! *claps*
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
    Jo xx

  8. Great card Donna! Love the Dp and the gears!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  9. Gorgeous Steampunk Christmas card! Love the dimension and how you did the gears! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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

  11. Great colouring!Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Wishes, Suzanne


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