Saturday, October 1, 2011

Steampunk...first time

Hello Everyone,

Well, I said I made a Steampunk...and Steampunk I

This fabulous freebie was from Carmen - Beyond the Fringe  and I made it big, as I was going to make a shaped card...but after colouring it in, which took me days to do...[with pencils] I ended up just cutting it out and sticking in onto a card....

I haven't any dies for these cogs and wheels and things, so I went on line and found this picture, printed it out, cut the cogs out, then gold embossed them to get what I sort of wanted...yes...all those nicks with scissors.

This is the picture I printed...

I must have had patience that day..

Coloured with Faber Castell pencils, papers were from a 21st collection..had them forever, no name left.[sorry] inked the edges and then distressed them with the vege knife..added my a felt butterfly to break up the large area on the hat.
All the other details on the hat came like that, already done.

I'm quite proud of this card..[said in a quiet shy voice]....but when I first finished it.. I was loud and proud.

So there is Steampunk number one...will have another tomorrow [which I also]

Thanks for dropping in, will see you tomorrow. I'm off to work for a while [Sat morn] to see 'My Lady' who asked me 11 times yesterday when are my kids coming home from
I said Wednesday...and instantly she said Oh! Thursday, thats not too far away, and when do they come home?...Gotta love



Dobra said...

Very pretty card.
It's wonderful and it is done a pretty colors
and I really like

Clairebears said...

Chrissy its brilliant! I love the cogs what a great idea :-)
love Clairebears xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous work Chrissy, you really must have been patient to cut out this cogs, I don't think I would lol!
Helen x

Claire said...

Wow gorgeous steampunk project Chrissy, I love it. Clever cutting out and that bp is perfect
Claire xx

Marjo said...

Hi Chrissy,

Love your card! Great idea. It looks fantastic to me too!

xoxo Marjo

Marjo said...

Awesome card, great idea too!

xoxo Marjo

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Chrissy,just love it,love the hat

Jane said...

I have no idea what STeampunk is ... BUT...this is my fav of your works of art of late...AMAZING!! x

Marjo said...

Awesome card Chrissy, love the way it turned out.

xoxo Marjo

Squirrel x said...

Steampunk. Now that's a word I'm not sure I will ever understand. But who cares when you create something this fab hun! Wow, all that snipping too, stunning result. Love it. Hugs Sxx

Marjo said...

Great card, it turned out great!

xoxo Marjo

cheryl said...

oh hun you should be proud of this hun as it really is brilliant just love that hat and oh your cutting,out hun is just amazing,stunning,look forward too seeing more of these love hugs cherylxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

You should be proud Chrissy, its absolutely fabulous, fantastic job with the cogs, I love it!
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

You have the patience of a saint cutting all that out like that...but i must say your patience persevered this is just gorgeous!!!


Debbie said...

Oh forgot to ask, what's a Steampunk?


Crystal said...

OOOO I am sooo lovin your cogs Chrissie what a FABULOUS design!!!!

Katie said...

I love Steampunk :) Those cogs are amazing- I can't believe you had the patience to cut them out! Gorgeous coloring too.
Hugs, Katie

coops said...

love this chrissy.the image is fantastic and the cogs and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Mary Lou said...

Whoa ~~THIS ROCKS!!!!!! you surely did have patience cutting out those cogs :) Amazing job!! that hat image is so wonderful--colored to perfection!!! Really neat card!!
Have a great day and excited to see card 2:)

Janette said...

WOW SO you should be proud Chrissy, all that cutting out is no picnic I know, but so worth it when you get a good result...brilliant

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Wow Chrissy, I love this steampunk card! The cogs and the Hat are brilliant and I love that felt butterfly, it really works! Looking forward to seeing Steam Punk No 2! Hugs, Teresa x

Carol Hurlock said...

Chrissy this is fabulous. What a cool looking steampunk card. I must say I admire your determination in achieving the look you were going for by all the creative ways you got your embellishments. Makes one think there is nothing one can't do without a pair of scissors and paper. Beautifully done.

Bear Hugs,

Patricia Garcia said...

Super card Chrissy, lots of patience cutting the cogs out, they turned out perfect!!


Lisa Minckler said...

Love, love, LOVE steampunk and you've done an AMAZING card! Ingenious to print those out...will totally be "acquiring" this idea. ;)
Have mercy, you cut all those cogs out...I'd be mad. You are a better woman than I! LOL.
Fantastic 1st Steampunk and now the suspense is killing me to see the next one.
Virtual high five, (said loudly)
Lisa xx

Carmen said...

Absolutely awesome Chrissy!! Just love it and will post it soon! Thanks so much! :)

XxJULESxX said...

wow this is stunning to Chrissy the cogs look just fab!

gobeagirl said...

OMWord! I would hate to see how awesome you would make this if you had done it before. My goodness this is FANTASTIC!!!!! I love your card, your coloring and the way that you have put it all together. You so nailed the cogs. WOW!!! Hugs, Lisa

Cazza said...

Wow Chrissy you've must've had some patience! But this was sooooo worth it, what an absolutely stunning card hon :o)