Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Challenge #80 at Glitter n Sparkle

Hi everyone,
Yes it Sunday again and it 
doesn't seem like 2 mins ago when I was last on here.
It has been a very busy Week,
I was asked if I would make a Memory Book
for a friend who is going to Australia for a year,
(lucky them)
so been rushing around trying to get it finished.

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Anything But A Square

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Fresh Brewed Designs who are offering
3 Images from their store

Scribbles Designs who are offering
3 Images from their store

Sassy Studios who are offering
4 Images from their store

My project for this week is:-

SteamPunk Vivian Digi Stamp 
from Sassy Studios
(one of our sponsors)

I saw this Card being made on 'Create n Craft'
the other day and I thought I would like to attempt it 
as it would look rather good as a Steampunk card.

To begin with I Cut 2 x 7cm Round Circles 
off an A4 Brown Card
 One I folded and scored in half.
On the other I drew a line across the middle
 then using my Circle Cutter Compass
I set the cutter at 6.7cm, 6.5cm, 6.2cm, and 6cm,
 cutting only half the paper.
Glueing the scored Circle at the back of the other 
so that it makes it stand up
and folding in the 2nd and the 4th cut-out half rings
and glueing them to the back.

Then I cut a 5.5cm circle out of 
'Blue Circles' Backing Paper

Next I Die-Cut out an Oval

using the largest Large Classic Ovals (5pc)
from Bronze Diamond Embossed Paper
I also Die-Cut out the Ribbon Flora Flourish (LR0108)
(Marianne Creatables)
using Metallic Bronze and Brown Cards


I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Vanilla
                                     Dusky Pink
               Hair -              Shale
                                     Burnt Sienna
               Lips -              Burgundy
               Gun -             Shale
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Tights -          Satin
                                     Cool Grey 1
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Boots -           Burgandy
                                     Cool Grey 4
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Tails -             Cool Grey 4
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Gloves -         Cornflower
               Suspenders - Cornflower
               Ruffles -         Cornflower
               Pants -           China Blue
               Hat -               Burgundy
               Dress -           Burgundy

I also used Metallic Gel Pens, 

               Gold -            Hat
                                     Inside Skirt
               Bronze -         Shirt (Fold Shading)
                                     Outside Skirt (On Top of Burgundy)
                                     Boots (On Top of Burgundy)

I then Fussy Cut my Image out.

I put 2 strips of 2cm Black Lace
(Boyes Haberdashery)
around the bottom half of the backing paper.

On the remaining cut-out Rings at the top of the card,
I heat Embossed the 1st one using
Copper Embossing Powder
and on the 2nd one I glittered it using 
Antique Gold Glitter

To finish off my card
I used some Laser Board Cogs from the
Steampunk Wings and Cogs Set
(Tando Creative)
which I painted using Metallic Copper
and Metallic Bronze Acrylic Paint

And finally I placed Flat-Back Bronze Gems,
along a diagonal line on Bronze Oval,
and on the Buttons of the Image 
I put a few dots of Bronze Glitter

I then noticed that the cut-out rings 
were rather floppy and wouldn't stay up properly.
So I decided to fix this, 
just by simply using a scrap piece of Acetate 
that I had in my Junk Paper Box.
I cut it to a 7cm Semi Circle and 
attached it to the back of the card 
so the rings could fix onto it.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

Digi Choosday - #14 - Ovals
Haunted Design House - #186 - Steampunk Junk
Just Inspirational - Embossing
Left Of Center - #29 - Anything Goes/Dark Themed
Punk You Girl - #11 - Lavish Lace


  1. Nice description of your card process. i really like the shape and how cute your digi is. It is so helpful when people describe the process as you have...true teaching, not just the beauty of your card. best of luck and see you again. Best, Samara DT LOC

  2. Hi there Samantha! I am also a DT for Punk You Girl so will thank you so much for your entry to our challenge using the lace. It is very sultry and wonderful. Please come again...Best, Samara DT PYG

  3. Great image and fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining our Steampunk Junk challenge at HDH. xxD

  4. fab card love the colour scheme looks amazing, thanks for joining us at Left of Centre Challenge Pam DT x

  5. pretty card! thanks for joining us at just inspirational!!!

  6. Beautiful colors and great choice of papers and embellies! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational :)

    Lisbeth, DT

  7. I love the fact that you have given detailed instructions of how you made your fab project - I'm sure there will be plenty of peeps who will want to follow them!
    Thank you so much for joining us over at Left of Centre - looking forward to seeing your work there again! :D
    Eiglas (DT)

  8. What a lovely card, you have put so much work into it and it has paid off - its a great card! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. - Sonia W - DT


  10. this is stunning! looks really fab as a steampunk card, and she looks amazing :)

    thank you for joining PUG this month!
    -Laila aka koneko

  11. Fabulous card thanks for playing at hdh

  12. Great card thanks for playing along at Punk You Girl :)

  13. Oh this is fabulous, love your colouring and layout! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges! Mo dt coordinator xxx