Thursday, February 27, 2014

Steampunk with Blue & Yellow

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  It is freezing cold here with strong winds.   It doesn't feel like Spring is going to arrive anytime soon.   But the sun is shining. 

I have a Steampunk Design today that was fun to create.


Chocolate Baroque Stamp sets:   Artistic Expressions, Steampunk Butterfly, Steampunk Christmas (gears fragment).  I also used a script stencil and Spellbinder Gear dies.

The background is Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress inks blended on Mixed Media paper.  I flicked water over top to create the water marks.  When dry I blended Salty Ocean DI over the script stencil.   I flicked black Dylusions Ink using the applicator randomly (inspired by an article in the March 2014 Craftstamper Magazine).     The gear die cuts were sprayed with blue Dylusions ink and I blended black Distress Ink around the edges.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
Shirley

38 comments:

Wendy McCarthy said...

This is fab Shirley! Love the colours and the script in the background and the butterfly adds a feminine touch to the steampunk, love it! Xx

Amanda said...

Great colour choice makes a super change for a steampunk creation. Love this.
Love
Amanda x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley,
that is a breathtaking creation, I love it most!I feel the same as Wendy with the script and butterfly:-)
I wish you soon more warm spring weather!
Big hugs Anja

Margik said...

Love your colorful Steampunk Design. The butterfly is really cute.

maz said...

Wow - a wonderful vibrant creation, love it!

Felicie said...

Wow Great card .Ilove all of it.
Greetings
Felicie

Irish Cherokee said...

This even looks like it was fun. It has an almost industrial feel to it. Even the butterfly has a mechanical feel against the background. Nice job.
Sorry to say it is forecast for another snow storm this weekend. Wonder if there are any spare seats going to the space station until spring!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, an unsual color combination for a steampunk creation, but really beautiful.

maria's knutselplezier said...

super, Shirley what a great steampunck creation, I love it its really beautifull in all ins details!!!
Greetings
Maria

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Steampunk in these colours look amazing Shirley, as you show us!!
Overhere we have had NO winter at all...so strange...the days pass by like autumn or spring...

Rianne Timmers said...

Echt een mooi kaartje en een heel mooie achtergrond.
Liefs Rianne

LonettA said...

Great composition! I like these fresh colours! Lovely details!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is stunning Shirley, I love the colours you've used. You made it feel like spring even if it's not. Hope it starts warming up for you soon.

Hope you're having an artistic week, as you can't get out very well.
Sue xx

annekescardart said...

This is lovely. When I make something Steam punk I use darker colors.
But this just looks great. Must think about it next time. Thanks for
showing this card. Anneke.

Crafting Queen said...

Love the background, super creation. Glad you have some sunshine. Skipper send purrs to Archie and Sheena. She said to tell Sheena, she understand about Archie because she did not get on with her little sister Eva very well. :)

Gerrina said...

What a beautiful card! Love the combination of stamped and die gears and the colors! Looks so sunny! Saturday is the start of the meterologic Spring and we had only a rainy Winter here, hope Spring will come your way soon.... Hugs, Gerrina

Sue said...

Stunning! really gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Nan G said...

Oh Shirley, I love this! The colors are fabulous. The darker color gives just a touch of edginess. :)

Shirley said...

Oh wow! I have never done Stampunk and yours is one of the prettiest I have seen! Love those colors and the die cuts are awesome!!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe how far behind I was on visiting you! Lots and lots of gorgeousness posted since I've been by! I love the bright spots of "sunshine" on this one!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, love the subtle script blending into the background and also those two colours together. I also like the black ink spots. Another of your gorgeous steam punk creations!

Julia said...

Beautiful ! love the colours !

Greta said...

Beautiful & artistic--great card!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. I love these 2 colours together and the beautiful butterfly in amongst the gears, Cathy x

Patricia said...

WOW georgeous combi!
Greetz Patricia

Jeannette said...

Wow,fantastic card,love the blue yellow combination and the stamps,very beautiful!!

Have a great weekend :-)

Hugs Jeannette

chrissies said...

Terrific bright background and I love the way you positioned the gears.

Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful vibrant and amazing piece dear Shirley!
Happy weekend to you!

Pat said...

Another gorgeous card Shirley, and the Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean DI's are to die for. The combination of the stamped and die cut gears complement one another so well, and the background detail with the water spots, ink blots, script and tiny gears all work so beautifully together. The butterfly makes a dramatic finishing touch. Hope your weather improves soon, and enjoy your weekend. x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way that butterfly just softens the whole design which is very striking & masculine. The colours are a lovely mixture against the black elements & I love the glow created by the Mustard Seed inks & how it gently blends via green into Salty Ocean. Your positioning of the script stencil flows beautifully leading the eye about the design.
Take care with the weather - we have one daffodil daring to flower midst the rain.
Paula (PEP)

aussie aNNie said...

COOL SUPER COOL card Shirley, wowow this is awesome..xx

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant colors and design for your lovely Steampunk card dear Shirley!

I was just feeling grateful for the blue sky and sunshine on a really chilly day here in northern Virginia (cold for us at least)...

Wishing you and yours a great weekend
oxo

Little Artbee said...

Wow Shirley you are very industrious. Again a wonderful created card in steampunk art.
So fresh colours and the little butterfly gives the technically look a little touch of softness, so it looks well balanced.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Unknown said...

So wonderful, love the light and bright yellow in it! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

Gery said...

Great card, Shirley. Something different this one! Beautiful colours you achieved by stamping and distressing over another colour.
Heard on television tonight that here in Holland we are having the most soft winter since the beginning of counting!!!
You can come over here to warm yourself.
Have a nice weekend. Groetjes Gery

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shirley! I'm sure you are ready for Spring! I feel for everyone affected by this terribly cold weather - dangerous as well as uncomfortable! In the meantime, your steam-punky artwork is bright and sunny - cheery, and I love the combination of elements - leave it to you to find a way of using gears and still making it feel like "mother nature is at work" behind the scenes. This is gorgeous! hugs, de

crashyourstash said...

Hi Shirley, I found your blog through DJ's Kard Creations blog and Designs by Ryn. You have a really unique, beautiful style and I love it. I have added your blog to my reader.

All those Chocolate Baroque stamps are just gorgeous. I wish I could buy them all! [You'll understand why i can't if you visit my blog.:) ] You are so lucky to be on their design team.

Love your work. Nice to meet you!

friemelchen said...

Die Karte ist sensationell schön Shirley, fantastische Farben !!!