Thursday, 19 July 2012

Steampunk Mix

Hi Everyone..........a huge 'Thank You' to followers old and new. Its lovely to read comments you leave and inspires me when I return the compliment and view your own fabulous creations.

Below is a card that I made for my Dad's recent birthday. First of all I stamped the card using Stampers Anonymous TH Mixed Media stamps, which I love. I then blended the card with various brown DI's. The pocket to hold the tag was  die cut from Spellbinders Donna Salazar's Creative Book Pages 2, which was blended with more brown DI's and edged with Rusty Hinge. Having found Tim Holtz Distressables Book I cut out the letter D from one of the Distressable Papers, adhering it to cardboard. Once dry I blended it with DI's then covered in embossing ink/clear embossing powder. ( I  clear embossed as I did not have any of the memory glass that Tim uses in the book )  On the front page I used two of Wendy Vecchi's stamps from the European Art range using the masking technique.   I also used the masking technique on the last page you can see, using various stamps from Sam Poole of Creative Studio's Vintage Inventor Set.

The tag was stamped and blended with DI's too and an Idea-ology tag attached. The envelope was made from  some Basic Grey papers  I have in my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:




Thank you for dropping in......hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs

Annie x





32 comments:

  1. So much work has gone into this Annie and it is a veritable feast of steampunk goodness! I bet your Dad was thrilled with it. Loving that pocket too. Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. Hi Annie. In answer to your question on my blog, my job title is a bit long and complicated but it means I don't get a six week break (boo) but I will get some time off in August (hurrah!) and we may even get to go somewhere (woo hoo!!!).
    Still, it's going to be sunny soon, as the jetstream is moving (we're told) and then it'll feel summery anyway:) Hugs, Buttons x

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  3. Hi Annie
    Too fabulous for words.
    Your lucky father to receive this card with amazing artistry and I can see the love you put into its creation.
    Happy Birthday wishes for your dear dad.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  4. Hi Annie, I love your Dad's card and how you have mixed the different stamps (I love Sam Poole's inventor stamp). I especially like the way the card divides into three, it almost tells a story, love it! A x

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  5. Brilliant card Annie, I like all the detail, I bet your Dad loves it!
    Kevin xx

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  6. I have popped back to see your wonderful card again and to say Thanks for joining in with us at Dudetime Doodles this week, Good luck.
    Kevin xx

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  7. oh this is fabulous .. i love the cogs and springs
    Lisa x

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  8. Wow this is smashing. I bet your dad loved it. Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters and good luck. Debs xx

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  9. Hi Anne, Dad loved his card as you know, but it looks even more stunning in situ. Just a late call as I'm still fluffing about. Hugs Mum xxx

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  10. This is just super Annie and love everything going on. Fab images
    x catherine

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  11. Wow, love this steampunk card! The pocket with the tag is fabulous! your dad is going to love it!

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  12. Great steampunk card Annie! So many details to look at. Your Dad must have been thrilled with it!
    Juliaxx

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  13. Man! This is fabulous!!! I love all the pages and the steampunk theme is fabulous!!! There really is so much to see!!! Gorgeous work Annie!

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  14. I love this style of card - one day I am going to learn to do it. Very cool images, colors, and details. I know your Dad loved it (or will when he gets it). Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles!

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  15. Oh wow I just love this Steampunk Themed card!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week!

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  16. Fabulous, each side is so creative! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Dude Time Doodles!

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  17. Wow, this looks fantastic. Lots of great details and I'm sure your dad will love it. So glad you joined us for the Anything Goes (for a dude) challenge at Dude Time Doodles.

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  18. Wowwwwwwwww what a Beautiful Steampunkcard Annie.
    Love it very much.

    Greetings Janny

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  19. I love you Steampunk card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Dude Time Doodles for our Anything Goes Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  20. What a fabulous Steampunk card. So much detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Dude Time Doodles and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  21. Thanks for your comments,,,,I was lookinf for saome Steampunk inspiration,,,,love these all brown tones and wheels,take a look to my Steampunk Collection 1 and if you like I´ll send you a free copy Annie.

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  22. What an awesome card, Annie! Love the fold-out effect as it gives you much greater area for stamping. Your steampunk card rocks!

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  23. My first visit to you, Annie, and I love your Steampunk card!

    Lucy x

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  24. Just GORgeous. I bet your dad loved it and it still on the mantle. It deserves to be. xx

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  25. Hi Annie, thanks for visiting my blog! I love your style, this inventor man lives inside my head I think! I love your people birds, that is a hoot, and I shall borrow that, sure made me lol. Love your style.

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  26. Love the steampunk look you've created! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations Challenges!

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  27. Wowwee Annie, this is one fab steampunk creation. I wish I had more steampunk things, need to look around the shops I think...love this as I love steampunk...luv annie

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  28. Hi Annie thank your for your comment, I am catching up today, your steam punk card for your Dad is fab, I bet he loved it !.
    I have not tried steam punk yet but I did buy some Tim holtz trinkets yesterday so maybe soon Hug Elaine

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  29. What a great card! Steampunk was what first drew me to this crafting lark, and I got a bit side-tracked with the pretty Shabby Chic world (though I do now love that too!)... must build that side of the stash now - this is really funky, and I love how it reveals itself as you unfold...
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment over at Words and Pictures - I'm so grateful for all the supportive feedback and followers!
    Alison x

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  30. Hi Annie, thanks for your visit earlier, I think Hels lives around my way somewhere so she may be up for a Manchester get together some time, I definitely think it would be worth putting to her. Did you know that most of the Pick of the Week has sold out so it is fingers crossed to see if they will go ahead with more shows - I hope they do but C&C can be a bit unpredictable in these circumstances. Crafty hugs, Anne xx

    PS - glad your Mum got off OK and hope she has a good relaxing holiday after all her recent hard work.

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  31. Hi Annie, this is my first visit here. Great card for your dad, I just love the saying in the middle section (from a stamp set I don't have yet). I can see a lot of work and time has gone into this. Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment on my blog too.

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  32. So much fabulous detail in your card! Thanks for joining us at Dude Time Doodles this week!

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Annie x