Friday, 18 March 2016

Gear Trouble

It's been one of those odd weather days today.  You know the kind I mean ...... one minute it looks sunny and before you know it, the clouds have come over and you're not sure whether it's going to rain or not.   The result is (a) my washing is still not pegged and (b) yes, it did rain!

So, what to do?  Craft of course, what else!

Looking at this week's list of challenges, I decided to go with 
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - 'G is for Gears (Steampunk)
Creative Carte Blanche - "Triple Trouble"
(Three things that do not go together)
[corrugated card, lace, metal]

Choosing a stamp for this project was easy.  "Steampunk Lady Cyclist" is quirky but fun and fits with the "Gears" theme quite well.  I fussy cut her and added colour with various metallic gel pens.

Looking through my stash, I found a piece of gray corrugated card which almost gives the appearance of a fence.  To give it more interest, I scraped on some Ferro 'Graphite' texture paste and put it aside.  While it was drying, I ferretted through my ribbon basket for some lace.  Once the texture paste was dried, the lace was secured in place with double-sided tape.  Each time I go to a craft show, I seem to come home with some metallic findings and this geared steampunk clock was one of them.  

Because the black card mat was very plain, to give it more interest, I added two rows of black lace washi tape before adhering the corrugated card in place.  This black card mat was in turn adhered to a white card.

This card is a bit different for me, but I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.
What do you think?

Deep Red - "Steampunk Lady Cyclist"

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - #54 "G is for Gears"
Creative Carte Blanche - #2 "Triple Trouble"

Happy Crafting!


  1. This is delightful, Helen! I love the way your corrugated piece just supports all the rest of your elements. Well done, so glad you've joined us for CCB!!

  2. Ohhhhh awesome Helen!! I love the Steampunk Lady Cyclist!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "G is for Gears" challenge!

  3. Hi Jane! I'm with you..I love your quirky stamp of the steampunk lady cyclist! That is way cool! I love your interpretation for this art piece and the lovely way you've combined the corrugated paper, lace and metal. Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche!

  4. Well isn't this a steampunk lacey delight! I love the quirkiness going on here! Fabulous!!! Thank you for joining in with this months challenge at CCB!!!

  5. Definitely steampunk, well done! xoxo

  6. Such a cool steampunk card! What a fun image, and coloured so well. You did make three different elements work together perfectly! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. Love your steampunk card! You've made it look like the 3 elements you used go together naturally! And loving that Steampunk lady cyclist image! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. I like it, love the stamp and yes the corrugated paper looks like a fence. Well done. Thanks for gearing it up with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  9. Love it - lots of texture and that clock is lush x

  10. Love this whimsical steampunk piece! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

  11. What do I think? I think it's FABULOUS! Love your use of our 3 challenge components, and the design us gorgeous and fun. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at CCB!


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