Saturday, January 31, 2015

Steampunk Valentines

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.

I have two designs to show today using Chocolate Baroque's fabulous new Punky Hearts set.

The card above has a batik painting look to it (at least to me it does).   I used Sapphire Distress paint in the background.  I stamped gears from Steampunk Butterfly with Sapphire & Mahogany Distress Inks.

Next I stamped the roses with Cobalt Archival ink and bleached (using bleach, water & brush and blotting with a paper towel roll) where I wanted to paint.   I used Distress Paints to colour and highlighted a little with a white Gelly Roll pen.   I embossed with a cog folder on the white mat.

 And below is the large steampunk heart from the fabulous stamp set:

I created the small background with Tea Dye, rose and Bronze Distress Sprays.  I stamped using the hearts with Walnut Distress Ink and painted with copper acrylic paint and a harlequin stencil.

The large heart was embossed with copper and painted with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink (using water and ink on my craft mat).

The large background was created with Broken China Distress Paint and stamped with a fragment from Harlequin Fragments with Broken China Distress Ink.

My husband likes both of these designs, I think I'll give him the bottom one for Valentines Day.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,


  1. Beautiful card Shirley , great cclour use and great images!!! Super!!


  2. Wonderful cards, my fave is the first one with the roses, love the background. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

  3. Two beauties today Shirley, I love the intensity of the first, but the colour palette of the second very much appeals.

    Thanks for your wishes on my win, my stamps arrived yesterday and planning a little play.

    B x

  4. Terrific cards Shirley. Just right for a man as well.

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Zwei wunderschöne Karten mit super schönen Hintergründen.
    Ein schönes Wochenende

  6. Two wonderful cards. Your backgrounds work really well with the images. Have a great day. Hugs to Archie and hope he's keeping warm and safe. :)

  7. Wow - so fantastic work of art - my favorite is the first one - i love what you have done !

  8. Beautiful Shirley
    Amanda x

  9. Two beautiful creations Shirley, I love the dark blue background with the lovely roses, actually I have been calling that image a tulip, silly me .lol. it stands out so well against the white embossed background. The heart is gorgeous in the coppery tones and is complemented so prettily with the blue tones in the background with the harlequins, and those added metal cogs make it the perfect male valentine too. Have a good weekend. x

  10. Super cards Shirley and love these stamps, awesome colours used once again...xx
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  11. Two gorgeous cards Shirley!
    I love a lot the card with the heart, especially the copper colour...

    Have a nice weekend, Annemie.

  12. First look at your lovely and unique tulip card made me thing of blue jeans.
    And your steampunk heart card is wonderful too and certainly would make a special card for your sweetie!
    Happy Weekend to you and yours dear Shirley.

  13. Beautiful and elegant cards, Shirley!! Love your techniques here !!

  14. Both cards are wonderful, Shirley. Love the beautiful colours and the fabulous steampunk heart.
    Mar x

  15. Two gorgeous cards Shirley. I love the colours on both cards, the dark of the first and the light sunny feel of the second. Hope your having a great weekend.

    Sue xx

  16. Those aren't cards, they are the most wonderful pieces of ART !!

  17. Such nice designs. Your husband will love his card. I better get moving to get my boyfriend's card done for Valentine's Day. Loving the embossed heart.

  18. These are so beutiful! Not only the colours of the stamped images, but I really like the blue colours and the texture on the first! Enjoy the weekend, hugs, Gerrina

  19. Wonderful cards! Your husband will love the card! Gr, Linda

  20. Oh Shirley, both cards are stunning! The blue one was the one that really captured my heart, that blue background looks fantastic!

  21. Lovely combinations on the firstcard Shirley...but the second card looks amazing for me...what a great card, love that heart and even more your use of colours!
    Have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  22. Both are so different and so beautiful! Wonderful colour combinations and details! Brilliant work!

  23. Both are brilliant the 2. is my favorit.
    Have a nice sunday, I hope you are well.
    xox Anja

  24. Artistic & beautiful, Shirley! You truly are artist!

  25. Love your tulips which look so metallic and three-dimensional.
    Superb heart too in these colours, makes me want to go out and buy the art materials you mentioned. I like the way the heart is framed in turquoise. You really are such an expert at using colour.

  26. Oh my Shirley both makes are to die for. Love, love, love them x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  27. Wonderful cards. Shirley. Thanks you for visiting my blog. I am so happy. Thank you. Janny

  28. wow! you have created wonders with these punky hearts and roses, Shirley! Love your colors and details within the images! hugs, de

  29. More brilliance. Love those lovely tulips and good design combo with the flowers & gears too. #2 card is equally lovely with that gold paste on the heart, and then again on the background. You are definitely an AR-Tiste! TFS


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