Monday, September 12, 2011


My son and his partner Lani, both love Steampunk. What is that you say? Well check it out. Here is some images to show you
 but according to Wikipediea the explanation is such:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical engine.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk. Anyway, enough of that.

So when it came to her birthday I thought I would make Steampunk the theme of her card. So went over and bought a digi from Kenny K. I have only just put my order in for some copic markers so used my old markers and coloured pencils to colour the image. Wasn't at all happy with it, so decided to emboss over it. I also embossed the background patterned paper with Tim Holzt's steampunk embossing folder, & inked over it so the gadgets could stand out a bit more. Of course, I love to sponge the edges and did so with all if it including the main card. For embellishments I have punched out my own flowers from patterned papers and inked them. Added a flourish, again a Tim Holtz die cut. Of course, last touch, a Layers of Color butterfly. Anyway, I thought it came together in the end. I think at least Lani liked it!


  1. Great mix here modern Digi drawing, Steampunk and Vintage great fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

  2. what an interesting creation, full of lots of wonderful techniques and quite funky, love it.

  3. Great card, love the image, very stampunk indeed.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC with our 1st challenge

  4. This is so fun and pretty!! Thank you for playing along with us at the SNSDC!

  5. You certainly grabbed some of the colors for your card. Thank you for playing along with PWCO Recipe Friday. Good Luck.

  6. Very interesting and unique card! I'm not sure I understand steampunk, but you've done a nice job with this card! Thanks for joining the SNSDC

  7. Awesome card! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
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