Thursday, November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating today. Even with all the cooking and festivities, I couldn't let the day go by without saying thank you to my friends and followers. I am truly thankful for the ability to share my creative endeavors with you and all the love and support I receive from you each and every day. In celebration, I've made a Thanksgiving wall hanging in the Steampunk style using the fabulous new Steampunk Hummingbird and Steampunk Flower designed by Carmen Medlin, exclusively for SCACD.
I know some people are not fans of the Steampunk style, saying it's too dark or industrial, or whatever, but I'm here to show you the bright and whimsical side, easily brought out by Carmen's creative genius. I've used the digital stamps for my project, merging the png images (you get BOTH jpg AND png) and coloring them with Copics and metallic gel pens to match the Graphic 45 DP. You can see more of Carmen's Steampunk digis HERE and if you prefer rubber, check out the fab New Steampunk Rubber Release.
The hanging itself was cut with my Spellbinders Grand Labels Four with the sentiment from Stampin'Up. Underneath I couldn't resist layering the fabulous Steampunk Wings to mimic the cool wings on the hummingbird. This pair is an SCACD exclusive and I'd say a "must have" for Steampunk fans. You can see more of the SCACD Exclusive dies HERE. Also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie. Finally, I've added Tim Holtz mini metal gears and a ball chain hanger strung through metal hinge clips keeping with the Steampunk vibe.
I'm entering this in the Corrosive "Happy Everything" Challenge, the Crafty Little Fairies Not a Square, TTRCD Nov 25-Dec 1 ATG, the Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge ATG, DLArt Thankful Thursday Any Winter Holiday/...alternative Thank You, Fab 'n Funky ATG w/Die Cuts, Fresh Brewed Designs Give Thanks, Crafty Sentiments Use Die Cuts, Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Give Thanks, PTT ATG, the Digi Sketch Challenge Die Cuts or Punches, Simon Says Wed. ATG and the Paper Shelter Metal Somewhere.