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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Steampunk Rio

Happy Friday!!!!!!  I'm so ready for this week to be over and have a nice beautiful sunny weekend.  It's been cold down in the the low 30's every night and then gray and rainy every day.  I don't like to complain about the rain because we usually really need it, but this is South Texas after all!  Oh well, soon Summer will be here and I'll complain about the heat.

Today I have a little bit of a different card.  It's "Steampunk."  I've seen the name and cards like it around, but have never tried one myself.  I joined a group on FB and the owner is a fabulous artist who draws her own images and this is one that she did.  There is a challenge for the group to make a card using this image in the steampunk technique.  As I said, I'm pretty new to steampunk, so I didn't have a lot of accessories to add to my card, but I did the best with what I had.  If you don't know what it is, click on the link above to read about it.  Here's an excerpt:  Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,[1] especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

Here is my card -- 

 Materials Used:
  • Images - Steampunk Rio from Simply Betty; Clock Face from Time Flies stamp set
  • Sentiment - Sandylion - Time Flies stamp set
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Apricot Appeal
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up - Early Espresso; Apricot Appeal
  • Designer Paper - 7 Gypsies - Venice
  • Accessories - Lace from my stash; Brass corner - Vintaj; brass key - 7 Gypsies; Marvy 1" circle punch
  • Copic markers - B000; C0; E0000, E31, E33, E37, E40, E50, E51, E53; E81; G000, G21, G24, W1; Y21, Y23, Y25, and Y38
That's it.  Hope you like it.  It was really fun playing with this image, and I think I'm going to have to hunt up some more "steampunk" embellishments for future cards.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - 1 Sentiment; 2 Pattern Papers; 3 Embellishments/Bling
Simply Create - Always Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy - Time Flies
Divas by Design - Girlie
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  2. You have done well with this Maggie - you have got the feel of steampunk in your card.

  3. Well done Margaret, it isn't easy to do a steampunk card and you have done really well. I love your image and the way you have coloured it. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  4. Sounds like a fun FB group. I like the fin image and colors you used for your card.

  5. Great job Maggie! This would have been a hard challenge for me, but you rocked it!

  6. Look at you getting your steampunk on! I love it.

  7. Great steampunk card Maggie! Love that clock behind the main image.

  8. I love Steampunk and you did a fabulous job with this card!!! :)

  9. Great design and I love the autumn colours.
    Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  10. Cute steampunk image! I have clicked over from Simply create to say HI!

  11. Cute, cute, cuuuute, Maggie! I admire anyone who does steam punk and you have done this so perfectly. Love that striped paper.

  12. You have displayed Betty's image just beautifully...great first try at Steampunk. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  13. Beautiful Maggie! This is wonderful! x0x0

  14. Gorgeous card indeed!! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.


  15. Gorgeous card with beautiful details. I love that brass corner and the image is adorable!

  16. Awesome on your first steampunk card!

  17. Good heavens, thanks for the definition. I've never really understood steampunk and I'm not sure I do yet, but I must say you made a fabulous card. Cute image and great work on your first steampunk card!

    1. Thanks Leslie. I'm still not sure I understand it all that well either, but hey, I'll give it a go.

  18. Very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  19. Your card is so pretty Maggie! Love the layout & colors...I think you did a pretty good job with the steampunk thing....TFS!!!

  20. Gorgeous card. Love the steampunk image. Thanks for joining us at DS4J.

  21. Love your card Maggie! I also like that you explained what Steampunk is. I have heard of it and seen it but was still not clear on the whole thing. LOL

  22. Gorgeous Card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    Hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT


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