Monday, December 08, 2014

Cogs and Steampunk Seahorses

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.
 
Well I have a break today from Christmas designs as Chocolate Baroque has launched amazing & quirky Steampunk stamp sets, Steampunk Seaworld and Steampunk Funky Fish.

The card below features Seahorses from the Steampunk Funky Fish set.


The background is Dylusions inks and when dry I embossed with a folder by Crafts-too.   I rubbed a little metallic paste here & there to highlight the cogs. I added die cuts by Memory Box and Spellbinder which I painted with 3D stamp paint. The Seahorses were embossed with silver and coloured with Tombow markers.

Here is a look at both new sets which are on an introductory offer this month:



Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the festive Season!
Shirleyx

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous project, love the fresh colours, and the stamps look great, too. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

These sets certainly are different Shirley and you have used perfect colours to showcase them.

Did you know blogger has switched on comment verification for you (seems to have done it on every blog I visited this monring and off to check my own)

B x

Cathy said...

Hi Shirley, beautiful card, gorgeous background and these seahorses look wonderful! Cathy x

chrissies said...

Just terrific Shirley with such great use of the stamps on your wonderful background.

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Shirley, your favourite greens fit the theme so well too, well designed and lovely!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great combi of the steampunk gears and the seahorses...loveley colours on this card Shirley!
Greetings, Alie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

So beautiful SHirley! Lovely card!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Shirley, just got two more Christmas cards to make so it great to see something different. I love these new stamps from CB you can let ou imagination run away with you.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love your choice of background and images. Hope Archie is well.

Margik said...

Fabulous card, Shirley! Love the amazing background and the cute seahorses. I really like the steampunk sets.
Mar x

Pat said...

This is a beautiful card Shirley and love the cogs embossed background and the die cut ones too, and with those gorgeously heat embossed seahorses on top and the lovely metal paste adding shine is just so pretty. x

brenda said...

It doesn't do it when you post on your own blog Shirley, or so I discovered this morning. Several have posted about it saying it shows that it's switched off in your setting but it on. And they say the answer seems to be to change settings to 'embedded' for comments.

B x

Sophie said...

Wieder eine wunderschöne Karte...
und ich glaube fast, mit deinen Lieblingsfarben.
Schön, wie du die Seepferdchen eingebettet hast.
Die Deko ist fantastisch.

Herzlichst Sophie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great card Shirley, I love your image and I really love the colours!!! Great background as well!!``Greetings
Maria

Shirley Chillman said...

These really are funky fish Shirley. The embossed background works so well with such gorgeous green tones and that added touch of metallic paste just blend perfectly.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Win Dinn said...

Love anything Steampunk, and these are great sets...of course, your gorgeous eye for colour makes it too!

LonettA said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Steampunk and sea horses ... wonderful idea!
Greetings, Annette

Gerrina said...

A super stampcombination! Love the colours as usual; they bring a little brightness in todays gray day! Hugs, Gerrina

Karin said...

beautiful steampunk sea scenery!
Great colors too!
Groetjes karin x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, great images and colors.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I don't know which I like more, your fairie cards or your sea cards ... wait, I love ALL your cards! But, Shirley, wow, you sure do have a way with the blue and green backgrounds. They are sensational!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

sheila 77 said...

Your seahorse looks so modern with his steampunk accessories. I think you have fussy-cut him and his little friend? it's superb cutting. I'm also loving the colours you've used here and the way you've used them.

Greta said...

Love the dry embossing on the background--wonderful work, as always, Shirley!