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Monday, 17 June 2013

#94 Steampunk

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Julie who has chosen the theme 'Steampunk'

If you need an idea of what Steampunk is we have a definition here

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED 

We are sponsored by
DI'S DIGISTAMPS
with a
$10 GIFT VOUCHER


I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art.

Long may it continue! 

and
 THE STAMPMAN
 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher which you can spend online, or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in stock, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Julie

  
I have seen many Steampunk cards around and it is something I have wanted try for a while, so for my 1st Steampunk card I chose an image by JadeDragoone on Diviant Art (open colouring book) and coloured with ProMarkers

  Viv

I altered the reverse side of a small canvas
 
The layers are Graphics 45 papers, the wooden additions are from Crafty-emblies and Wendy Vecci art parts
 
This card is for my hubby as it will soon be our 10th Wedding Anniversary :) The main image is a stamp from Maya Road ( I have added the "I love you") all the little cogs are stamps that came free with a recent DoCrafts magazine. My papers are from the Papermania Chronology pack. The wooden cogs,scrabble letters and brads are from my stash.
 
I found it a bit tricky combining steampunk with my usual CAS style but I'm quite pleased how it turned out. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, a Papermania Stamp and some really old metal embellishments from Making Memories.
 
Steampunk is something new to me, and my first reaction was to chicken out of this challenge! But I found this rather pretty 'metallic flowers' image from Make It Crafty, and coloured it with Sakura metallic gel pens and water, and I was off!
 
I chose to use a Kanban Steampunk image (Harrison) for my focal point. The background was stamped with Frayed Burlap DI on Kraft cardstock. And my melt pot came out to play,  to make the bottle cap embellishments. Oh - and there's a bit of shrink plastic too!
 
Well Steampunk is not my usual style either but I always find making a tag is a good way of trying out a new style - so that's what I did.  Backing paper is from The Graphics Fairy, steampunk flower stamps and sentiment are PaperArtsy, TH diecut clock embossed in silver and TH umbrella man stamped onto acetate which I fixed onto the tag with a couple of grommets.
 
Steampunk, not my normal style and I had decided to sit this challenge out but then I found this wonderful doggy from Kenny K. That made me at least try going for the steam punk style. I think I ended up somewhere in between. Oh well, at least it was fun trying it out. Lots of embossing here but since I don't have any brass coloured powders I had do go with gold. At least it's metal! LoL
 
I am another who doesn't usually go for steampunk - so this is my version!  I used a cogs mask to make my backing paper out of plain white card, using espresso adirondack ink, and spritzing with some mica powder.  I overstamped using some indigoblu stamps and attached a small brass key on some bakers twine, and a brown ribbon "rosette".  There is only one layer to this card - almost direct to base!
 
Another challenge for me as Steampunk is not my usual style either. So I decided to take one element of steampunk - the cog/gear - and give it a girlie pink twist! I masked the 2 lines on my card base and used a cog stamp with first, second and third generation stamping to give depth and make the cross background. I die cut a butterfly and ran it through a cog embossing folder and inked over it. A couple of cogs as embellishment kept this a CAS card...another unusual for me!
 
  I really like the look of Steampunk and decided to make a wall hanging for my nephew in this style. It involved paint, wire, distress inks and stamps, plus some found items.
 
I was lucky enough to win a voucher to Stitchy Bear and I chose this image, Steampunk Sally, as part of my prize. Full details on my blog, but I have also used products from our sponsors The Stampman supplied by another of our Sponsors Woodware Craft Collection, the Click Heels stamps which I have shrunk and some Frantage, also from The Stampman.

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#93 Father’s Day Winners and Top 5

Feebsy was our hostess for this challenge and she has chosen her Winners/Top 5 as follows:-
For the $20 Gift Certificate from


and for the £12 voucher to be spent at one of their retailers from

and Feebsy's Top 5 are:-




Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 30th June to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.

Don’t forget to call back at 12 noon for our next challenge


#92 Tri-Shutter Card Winners


Winners and Top 5 for #93 Father’s Day to follow in separate post.
 
Thanks to everyone who played along with our Tri-Shutter challenge. There weren't too many of you, but the quality was high! Thank you to all those who took the time to make something specifically for us, it's much appreciated. I am sorry this has not been posted before but our hostess for this challenge seems to have internet issues and I have therefore chosen the winners myself.
 
ccm Badge WINNER
 
FOR THE PRIZE OF$10 FROM DI'S DIGISTAMPS



and for the prize from HOBBY ART



It seems that a lot of people don’t actually want to be challenged these days, but to those of you who actually made something specifically for our challenge I thank you, and you are all out Top 5. I have not repeated the two winners as your cards and links are shown above




Congratulations to you all, please feel free to display our Winner’s badge or Top 5 badge on your blogs. Would the two winners please contact me at the address in the sidebar stating the number of the challenge, the title of the challenge and which prize they have won in the subject line

The winners have until 30th June to claim their prize, after which time I am afraid the prize(s) will be forfeit. As we choose our winners, rather than having a random number thingy to pick them it's too difficult and time consuming to go back again and go through the entries to pick out new winners. Neither, sadly do we have time to chase the winners up.

 

Monday, 3 June 2013

#93 3RD JUNE - FATHER'S DAY and REMINDER for CHALLENGE 92

Before I get to today's challenge, I would like to point you in the direction of a challenge we still have running until Sunday 9th June. #92 Tri-Shutter Card. As I mentioned in that post, I made a mistake when scheduling posts and we ended up with two posts in two weeks. Originally I was going to only run the Tri-Shutter card post for one week, but realise that we were asking you to create something you may not have tried before and wanted to give you a little longer to have a go in you wanted to. So that post will run now until 9th June and the one below will run until 16th June. Please feel free to enter either challenge, or even both!

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Feebsy, who has chosen the theme of a  'Father's Day'

As it's Father's Day here in the UK on 16th of June Feebsy would  like to see anything you've created for or have been inspired to make by an important male figure in your life. It could be anything from a card, a scrapbook page, a knitted scarf or a piece of altered art. It does not have to be specifically for Father's Day ( I don't want you spoiling a surprise for anyone) but let us know the inspiration behind your work. 

Please ensure you let us know the inspiration behind your work to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot.

  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE RULES BEFORE ADDING YOUR CREATION AND CHECK IT MEETS THE CRITERIA AS LAID OUT ABOVE - ANY ENTRY NOT COMPLYING WILL UNFORTUNATELY BE REMOVED


We are sponsored by

THE PAPER SHELTER

with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store

If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accessory sheet, etc. 

And also by

WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION 
with a £12 voucher to be spent at one of their Retailers.




Here is how the team interpreted the challenge:-

Feebsy
My father recently retired and began to indulge in his passion for photography. I found this fun camera image for free at U printables by RebeccaB. They're simply coloured with Promarkers and glossy accents have been added to the lens and flash.
Remembering the smartest dressed man I knew when I was growing up!

Yvonne
Used the Umbrella man die cut and assorted papers  for this card, together with a word stamp, which reflects the way my Dad was always there for me.

Fiona
For my card I have used a digi stamp from Just Inklined called Aubery Bumblethorpe"(he really looks like my Dad lol) My papers are digi papers from a Nitwits collection called "Assembly Too" I have added twine,charm and nailheads from my stash.

Julie
My card is inspired by Sunny days at my Mums house in France and my Hubbys love of
the Hammock there.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and called 'Happy Times'.

This card is perfect for my Dad as I always enjoy his barbecues.  Must get one organized as the weather is so nice..  I have used the Trattoria Chef image from The Paper Shelter coloured using promarkers. Sentiment stamp is LOTV.

Marie
A card for dad, well we don't celebrate Father's day in Sweden until November so I might be a tiny bit early with this card. LoL Anyway, the image is from the Paper Shelter and is an oldie but still one of my favourite images. He is coloured with my Letraset family and designer papers from My Mind's Eye called Fine and Dandy boy paper pad. A bit of muted strong summer colours in there. Perfect for a motorbike ride kind of card. A few buttons, a ribbon and some twine complete it all.

Rebecca
I coloured my image with Promarkers and added simply layered it onto some grungy paper from K&co. TO add a bit of extra detail I put glossy accents on some of of the spots and the beer mug.

Sharon
My Grandad was the main ‘father figure’ in my life until he sadly passed away 20 years ago. He was a real character and we spent every weekend with him and my Granny out and about in his old Morris Minor car! Happy memories inspired me to print a lovely old photo of myself (aged 2) and my Grandad onto some canvas and make into a wallhanging. I distressed the edges with Black Soot DI and added a wooden tag sentiment and bow.

Suze



My dad loves cowboy films, gardening and making lists! So I made some handy notebooks.

Jackie
I used an image from our sponsors, Paper Shelter, for my main image, which I coloured with my coloured pencils.  I used a creative expressions embossing folder for my brick background, and a nestie for the topper base.

Tracey 
 My card was made using "Enchanted Ocean" pre-coloured digi stamp and paper from
The Paper Shelter. I fussy cut the images and popped them with foam tape. I even used real seashells as embellishments. I chose "Enchanted Ocean" because my hubby has been scuba diving for 20+ years and all divers dream of seeing a mermaid.
 
Whenever I think of my Dad, now sadly no longer with us, I always think of the garden and wild birds. I can close my eyes now and see him sitting at the table under the window watching the wondrous array of wild birds that graced the bird table and assorted shrubs and bushes. More details on my blog, but this is why I chose this lovely Stampendous stamp available through one of our Sponsors Woodware Craft Collection for my card.

Carole
I have used a digi stamp from our sponsors, The Paper Shelter, called My Little Garden. My Dad is retired and now spends his days in his little garden. I have used my promarkers to colour it in. 

Lin
I made this card for my SIL, as he is the most important male figure in my life since he took over the role of protecting, nurturing and inspiring my beautiful Daughter. Sadly she didn't have the same fabulous male influence that I had in my own Dad, and until Steve (my SIL) came along she was actually a bit lost. He completes her and I am so happy they found each other. He collects Native American Art and figures and so I put a lot of effort into creating this card for him. More details as to how I created it will be on my own blog.

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