Thursday, December 20, 2012

Steampunk Valentine

Hello Everyone,  I hope you are enjoying the festive season, it's such a busy time of year !

I have another card using the beautiful new Steampunk Butterfly set from Chocolate Baroque that could be used for Valentines day.    I love these metal roses and my husband thinks that the Steampunk designs work well for 'manly' cards. 

I started with a piece of designer paper from my stash (Basic Grey- Capella) that has a faint vintage style pattern.     I stamped  the wheel/window fragment with Wheat Chalk and then Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Love is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expression set which I stamped with Fired Brick Distress In.

I embossed  the window fragment along with the metal roses with a metallic embossing powder (combo of silver, gold & bronze). I painted the roses & fragment with Vintage Micacolor paints, cut them out and arranged as shown.  I decoupaged the large rose to add dimension. (I stamped it several times)   Gold keys from my stash were added for a finishing touch.

And here is a closer look:

Thanks for your visit and enjoy the season !


Sue said...

Oh Shirley this is absolutely gorgeous hun!!! I love it, may you and your family have a great christmas and all the best for 2012 huggles hun xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

This wouldn't look amiss as a Christmas card - just showing how versatile CB images are. The gold is exquisite especially with those charms. I'm starting to use overstamping much more so this was a very timely example for me. I've just ordered my set of stamps so will have that as a Christmas present.
Paula (PEP)

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty and elegant Shirley... Love the touches of those golds and pretty charm. Couple of blinks and it soon will be V-day too!
Hope the holidays are being cheery and bright for you and the family...
Sweet hugs and keep safe through out this holiday season.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love these rose's from this set, and hubby is right they are quite manly as well. The fragment from this set makes a gorgeous background and would go with lots of other stamps as well, not just the steampunk set.
Hope you're not too rushed off your feet getting ready for Christmas. Have fun.

Sue x

Tracey said...

Shirley this is so very Gorgeous ! Beautiful colours and design!

friemelchen said...

Absolut traumhaft gemacht , ich bin total begeistert von der schönen Karte!
lg Uli

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW really exquisite, I love your style, it's always a joy to visit your blog.
That card fits perfect to the Three Muse challenge "Texture and layers"
Hugs Anja

Elena C said...

I am not a great fan of steampunk, but these two cards are exquisite. You did an absolutely beautiful job!!!

Sophie said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte, einfach traumhaft.
Auch die Idee ist einzigartig. Die gefällt mir sehr, ich würde mich sehr darüber freuen.

Ich wünsche dir von Herzen ein schönes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes und gesundes neues Jahr 2013
Umarmung und liebe Grüße von Sophie xoxo

Cole Meyer said...

I'm loving everything you are doing with Steampunk. While I am off work for the holidays, I am hoping to browse around and see if I can find a tutorial from you on them anywhere. I hope you have a very special Christmas!

Shannon White said...

Wow Shirley!! I am Soo Loving every detail of your Fabulous creation! I love the colors and the pretty gold embossing and pretty charms too! Just Wonderful! 8-)

Wishing you and your Family a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas!



What a fabulous card Shirley - you are definitely the Queen of Inking! Absolutely LOVE the Roses and the colour palette. This is a work of art, and should be framed, and displayed with pride.

Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Julia S-W said...

This is simply stunning Shirley! Love how you've the DP as a starting point and then the stamping is just wonderful!
Thanks for your support this year. I wish you a merry Christmas and a peaceful and creative new year.

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my Gosh! What BEAUTY is this Shirley!
I had to pin this on pinterest ..couldn´t help!
I hope this is all right for you!

Have a very merry christmas!

Karin said...

Wow its gorgeous! I wish you and your family a happy christmas and a healthy and creative 2013! greetings Karin

Ina G said...

SO SO GORGEOUS. Love everything you have done here - amazing beauty. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Thanks for always commenting on my blog leaving such encouragement.

Darnell said...

Gasp! This is jaw-dropping, Shirley. Seriously. Okay. I've got the perfect idea. You know all those acres of land, right? Well, when you build your Playhouse, you need to have an extra, I don't know, million feet spare room to hang your framed cards. Like a museum. I'm a genius. Please call if you need any specific design plans. Ohhahahahaha (louder than LOL!), like you would need any design help! That was a little joke. But I'm serious about the museum.

Happy Christmas and Merry New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Beautiful card again! So stunning, and great idea for a valentine card, very classy and love how that nice shade of red pops out so nicely, really well done!
Warm regards, Marlene :)