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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!!!


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

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

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

  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

  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

  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

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

  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

  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.

  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 :)

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

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

  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!!

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

    greetings, Alie :-)

  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

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

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


  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

  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.

  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

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

  22. This is brilliant I love everything about it!

  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

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


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

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


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

  27. 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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