Saturday, February 12

Steampunk!

I quite like the whole steampunk thing, so when I saw that was the ATC swap theme at the Stamp Man this month I really wanted to make the effort and join in.
I gathered up my steampunk supplies, but they were sadly lacking and my watchfob stamp had totally done a runner. I was saved by the arrival of the new Prima Botanicals paper. I ordered it because it looked like soft florals that could layer up behind lots of things, but on closer inspection I found there were lots of hidden elements on the paper making it a steampunk must have!
To add a metallic effect I played with some Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle Paint which I had bought after I saw May Flaum make some great embellishments with it. Once it was dry I rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink into the cracks.
I've added little tickets from a new Prima stamp and Papermania flowers with a rub-on centre from Creative Imaginations. Almost forgot, I stamped the background with a Making Menories postmark.

Another reason I like steampunk is you can use it to transform old floral papers.
Take a sheet of old K&Co Floral tapestry paper like this......
Use masks, glimmer sprays and stamps to transform it like this..........
Then use old supplies and a few new ones to transform it to this................
I was quite pleased with the outcome and will be grunging up some more K&Co florals in a similar way in the future.
Challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Drunken Stampers #54 - Lost for words

** Kate **

7 comments:

spikescreativeside.com said...

Kate, great card! I love how you showed the transformation from a floral piece of paper! FUN!

Thanks for playing with us this week at Drunken Stampers!

Hugs

~Spike

http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/

~Jeri~ said...

Great job Kate! Love what you done with both of them! I will have to try this technique!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!

Bianca said...

Love your card and technique.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Very beautiful and creative!!

Thank you for playing along with us over at Craft Us Crazy.

Tash Daly said...

Wow! Fabulous card. I loved seeing the progression and the application of different techniques and layers. Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers this week. We hope to see you again for our next challenge. :-)

CuddlyBunny said...

Fantastic! I love your crackled metallic bits!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Tracey said...

Your atc's are fab, love the way you interpreted the theme , cool way to use up all that old paper we all having lying around too, thanks for sharing xxx