Thursday, December 11, 2014

Steampunk Jellyfish with Texture

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the busy festive season, it's hard to believe that we are getting into mid December.  

Well today is another break  from Christmas designs as I have a mixed media piece featuring  Chocolate Baroque's  wonderful new Steampunk stamp sets, Steampunk Seaworld and Steampunk Funky Fish.  I love the Jellyfish !

I had a lot of fun creating the background for this design.   I started with Distress paints and then added a sand texture gel (Studio Acrylics) and a thin layer of crackle paste here & there.   I used a little Silks mica powder over the sand texture and spritzed with water.  After dry I added Krystal Gel over the sandy areas.

I stamped the images with Cobalt Archival ink and coloured with Prisma pencils.  I used a metallic gold Gellyroll pen to highlight the cogs.

I used both sets which are on an introductory offer this month: 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your underwater steampunk world, just fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Amazing underwater world Shirley. Great use of the unusual stamps

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing and gorgeus Shirley!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Stunning Shirley. I love the texture that you've got on the card, and the colours are amazing.

Sue xx

sheila 77 said...

Oh Shirley you do have such fun with your stamps. Yes the jellyfish is terrific, especially after you have coloured him, and I love the deep sea cog wheels. I see he has a few friends around too. The way you have used these stamps is so imaginative.

Pat said...

I really love this Shirley and that texture is gorgeous and as usual your mix of colours is beautiful. Those jellyfish are adorable. x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Just love steampunk, and this is terrific example, Shirley. What fun!

Annemie said...

Your card is amazing, it is a real work of art Shirley!


Janny's Cards Creations said...

Wow beautiful. I love that stamps. Janny

Elaine said...

Fantastic textures Shirley. I love the sand gel and all the added layers of colour. Great work! Elaine x

Amanda said...

Wow!! Fantastic mixed media piece, loving the textures
Amanda x

Lindeke said...

Gorgeous card with a lot of beautiful details!
Gr, Linda

aussie aNNie said...

I really like this, full of colour and beauty.xx
aNNie {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Gerrina said...

It is such a beautiful card you made! Love the gold accents and that jellyfish is top! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

Margik said...

Fantastic texture on your background, and I love the colours and the amazing image. Excellent card!
Hugs, Mar

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great texture on that colourful background Shirley...great new stamps from CB!
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful dear Shirley
your wind up jelly fish really makes me smile!
Time certainly IS speeding along isn't it
December (((hugs))) to you

Greta said...

Amazing texture--wonderful creation, Shirley! Happy Holidays!

Unknown said...

Wow I love that sand texture gel with the crackle paste, what a background it creates. Your designs are always so original Shirley.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Shirley! All of your cards are amazing! Beautiful background and interesting stamping! Love this jelly fish! So glad you came to visit! Hope you are well and have a very merry Christmas!

Annette P. said...

What a fantastic card! Absolutely perfect!!