Did you know that although our challenge at Simply Steampunk is monthly, there's plenty of additional inspiration going on all month long? Meet Annie, from the Original Steampunk Collection we're featuring this month. She fancies herself quite the adventuress, ready for anything. Annie is a fab image to use for anyone setting out on a new chapter of their life, like graduation, a new job, a milestone birthday, etc or obviously for those who love travel and adventure. I've made another wall hanging that I can clip to my hanger and dream of an adventurous escape in a hot air balloon to parts unknown. The balloon was cut with my Cricut from the Summer in Paris cartridge. Hmm...Paris sounds good.
Annie is colored with Copics, fussy cut and popped atop a double mat cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels Four. Embellies include tiny gears from Tim Holtz, a glass topped paper clip from Melody Ross and Scrabble tiles. Although the Steampunks may seem intricate, there is no right or wrong way to color them and they're great images to practice your shading on. the folds in the clothes almost color themselves. Well, ALMOST. You'll see even the DT has different interpretations for the same image, so if you're ever stumped, you can visit Simply Steampunk and take your cue from there. Be brave! Steampunks spark the imagination and are such fun to color. Be sure to check out our current Challenge, Bits of Lace HERE and come play along. You have until May 2nd to enter so there's plenty of time.
I'm also entering this in the DLArt April Linky Party, It's All About Vintage Travel Challenge, Digi Galore One for the Girls and the Left of Center (LOC Steampunk) Challenge 3.