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Sunday, 5 August 2012

playing with steampunk, paints and inks

hold onto your hats..
i have made a card!!!!
i know shocking eh?well actually i made
this card a while back..

but busy with holiday preparations and
playing with children,
oh and the Olympics,so crafting is slow...
anyway  here it is :

i created this card using some fab steampunk stamps from creative expressions,
 lots of inkiness and paintiness,
rock candy, lots of layers
and some ideaology..

sorry cannot remember exactly how i did each section,
as it was a while ago,
the layers included perfect pearls, stencilling, and stamping..i love the grungy feel
these various layers create all put together.
the cog die cuts are from canvas on a roll, inked and ideaology added.

the image, sentiment..which i love
and inventor word are from creative expressions theme plates
i love these stamps, they are full of steampunk yumminess!


i covered the stamped and inked elements in rock candy
and finally added some screw brads
I am entering this for the following competitions:
m is for men only @ http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.co.uk/
monochrome @ http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
distressing @ http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fun and inky day!
i am off to get the packing organised!!!

28 comments :

  1. Mde him earlier or not, he is great. Fantastich card Trace.
    Have a nice Sunday
    lovelt greet
    Marja

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  2. Brilliant work Trace! You should make more cards you are good at them! Why not start on Christmas? Judy x

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  3. A fantastic card, love all the steampunk elements and the saying is just wonderful.

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  4. Great that you found time to fit in a card with everything else you are doing lol. It is a terrific work of Steampunk art for sure.

    I'm off to fit in a walk before the Olympics start as my legs are seizing up lol

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Hi Trace, I love those Sam Poole stamps and also love how you have die cut the cogs from what looks like canvas, it gives them so much texture. A really lovely male themed card, love it. A x

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  6. great work Trace - the holidays can play havoc with getting things made can't they - but we have to try!!! Your tag is gorgeous - love the cogs and the colours - brilliant! Hugs xx

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  7. A fab bit of collage and the sentiment speaks volumes lol
    Von ♥

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  8. Hurray for cards, especially steampunk cards! Great inky goodness, and I love the Edison quote. Love the texture on your gears too! And, yes - OH the Olympics... did you watch last night?!
    Alison x

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  9. Stunning Steampunk card, so detailed, lots and lots to see. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at TPC this week.
    Hugs
    Laine
    X

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  10. ...steampunk yumminess, loVe the brooding colours that goes with this theme, great textures with gorgeous crackle, the image & sentiment are so fitting...a super card Trace...Melxx :)

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  11. Fabulous card Trace...love all the textures... Great design and fab detail... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  12. Greet card! Love how the rock candy makes the stamping stand out. Hugs, Gerrina

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  13. Wonderful card in your usual, gorgeous style! Love the use of the crackle and the canvas cogs are really great. . . .I'm starting to like using canvas quite a bit and these are a great look.
    Have fun with your little ones and the olympics - I can't stop watching!!
    Juliaxx

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  14. I like this grungy card Trace and the steampunk feel...And the text is great too :-)

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  15. Just had some time to do a quick run round of my fav. blogs and had to look at this :) Just loving the layers on your card, and now I can tell from personal experience how well you use rock candy! Hugs, Buttons x

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  16. Steampunk is one of my favorite styles! Love this card! :)

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  17. Wow love your card, I so love rock candy too, awesome stuff. Magnificent Man card.

    Eliza

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  18. Totally agree that these stamps are fabulous. Love all the layers and elements used her Trace. Absolutely brilliant. Good luck in the challenges. Hugs Annie x

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  19. Fantastic distressing! Love the vintage look and the masculine look of your card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  20. I can't tell you how excited I am to have discovered your blog .... I love your work .... I want to be like you after much practice!!! :-D

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  21. I love the grungy steampunk feel of this card, and the senti is great

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  22. This is brilliant I love everything about it!

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  23. Those screw brads make the whole card for me. And that is a great sentiment. Great card. Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
    {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  24. Thank you for playing our Distressing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!WTG!

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  25. I must confess, Steampunk is making it's way into my heart...... thanks to you and your projects!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  26. Great card! I love that sentiment - sums me up perfectly!!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  27. Kick Butt card!! Love all the elements and the vintage look!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Roxx.T

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  28. What a lovely blog you have! I was doing some blog hopping and found you. I have looked over your blog, and I must say you are one talented gal. Love your creations!

    Gaby xo

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x