Thursday, November 21, 2013

Steam Punk Blog Hop

Good morning. Today we are having a fast and fun mini blog hop with all things steam punk. We thought we needed to break up all the holiday crafting and do something different so here we are. There are only four of us in the hop so you should be able to make a quick jump of it. I hope you will join us and comment on all the blogs as you go through. These ladies are awesome for taking time out of their holiday crafting to join me!

I'll have a little something for one lucky person who hops through all four blogs and leaves a comment on each one.

Here we goooo....

I decided to do a steam punk card but I added a bunch of different elements to it. 

I started with the background and stamped it on to white textured card stock. I used Color Box Mixed Media ink. This is a very thick ink so I wasn't sure how the details would show up but they were perfect.
I then went back and used grey chalk to color over each stamp. I wondered how it would look but it was perfect. It actually made the stamped areas darker and stand out more without blending them into the background. I love working with chalk!
Finally, I inked the edges and some of the stamped area with Tim Holz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.
Next I did my gears. I stamped the images and used embossing powder to give it a raised appearance, color and shine. The white background didn't look right so I decided to try Perfect Peals Glitter Mist and that was the perfect touch.
I then colored my digital stamp which was a steal of a deal at Tuesday Mornings a few weeks back. I used my color pencils to color it and then added some Stickles to the mask and gear on her hat for a pop.

 (I forgot to take a picture before cutting it out.)

I started laying my card and used some metallic paper for the background.

In the end, I knew it needed something else and that's when I grabbed my charms from Miriam's Crafting Supply and added the packet watch and gears. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and now please hop on to Miriam's Crafing Blog.

 Prize: $10 gift card to Michael's. 

** This prize will only be given if there is five or more responses on all blog hop participants blogs otherwise a gift of the
hostesses' choice will be given in place of the gift card.


  1. LOVE! What stamp set(s) are those from. Darn you, now I want more....

  2. This is a great project and the chalk is amazing. I do not have any chalks but now I want them!

  3. looks wonderful I love steampunk

  4. This is VERY cool! I am going to try this. :-)

  5. Very cute,,, different... and I really like that :)


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