Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz is STEAMPUNK! 
I hope you will come over and join in the fun. :) 

So, this is my very first attempt at steampunk. Go easy on me. :) 

I used a freebie image from Beyond the Fringe. I colored him up using my Prismacolor pencils; only three! The 'Riveted' background image is also from Beyond the Fringe. I broke out my Walnut distress ink (haven't used those in FOREVER) and distressed all my edges. Then I topped the background with vellum slightly larger than my first piece. Fussy cut my main image out and attached it only in the middle of the body so that the arms could stick out a bit from the card front. I added a Tim Holtz gear and Glossy Accents to one of his eyes (My pencil/marker bled a little). Thought that looked pretty cool. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyn's Fetish #226 - Cards for Men
QKR Stampede #102 - Monochromatic


  1. Hi, For your very first attempt at Steampunk, I think you've done very well. I paraticularly love the background you created for your mechanical octupus. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer for August, I do hope you have enjoyed being part of the team at Cardz 4 Guyz. Looking forward to future projects. Caz

  2. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochrome challenge and check out our blog hop this week.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede

  3. Thanks for your lovely comments about my cards, you are no slouch yourself!
    Hope you enjoyed your stint at C4G and look forward to seeing more of your cards in the future. :)

  4. I love the simplicity of your steampunk card on the Cardz 4 Guyz site. Great job!
    Myrna Sweet


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