Saturday, 29 October 2011

Swirly Steampunk!

Good morning everyone!  More of Sam Poole's steampunk stamp sets  for todays post.  This one was one of my favourites of the steampunk samples that I made.  I really liked the way the reddish brown looked with the turquoise.  I wasn't sure when I started it, but in the end, I was rather happy with it.  The card colour choices were based on the Tim Holtz button embellishments that I wanted to use, that was my inspiration for this one!  I embossed the background with the gears and cogs mask to give the piece texture.  I then made a tag shape from some white glossy card and used my alcohol inks on it.  As memory serves me, it was butterscotch, copper mixative and a bit of cranberry for the background applied with the alcohol ink felt tool.  I stamped it in black archival ink with some of the steampunk stamps and then I used my grid mask to emboss it (it is difficult to see in the pic though).  I made several different sized rosettes using decorative paper (Graphic 45, I believe) and then topped them with the Tim Holtz trinket buttons.  I mounted them on the card with a few swirls that I had in my stash that were made of black matboard.  I punched a hole in the top of the tag and added some seam binding that I had dyed to match and scrunched.  A bit of a departure from my usual style, but that is the fun of it, I think!  Hope you enjoy it even if it isn't what you expected!  All for now, Sue x

42 comments:

Crafty mop said...

Your tag in this looks fab and I love the rosettes another fab card .....how many cards do you make in one day ? I love the colours together . Mandy x

Maryann said...

It´s awesome Sue, and I must say I really love these buttons too. They looks soooo beautiful and fits soo perfect with the rosettes and complete the look so elegant. Everything is as usual very perfect. I think, I would be pretty happy with anything like this too.

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis great I love the colour choices and the steam punk stamps are fab!! I love them.great trace x

dutchess said...

its great Sue.....and just perfect for those men in our lives....such difficult cards my hubby would love this and I shall have a go at something like! for his dec birthday...hope you are having a good weekend take care Margaret

Julia Watts said...

Love the colours on this one. The paper rosettes are fab. Love, Julia xxx

Lynne M said...

Another brilliant card, love the colours for a mans card. Lynne Mills

Lynne M said...

Oh my goodness, I managed to post my 1st comment, Sue, couldn't before as just worked out trying to use my I phone and profile wouldn't come up, now I know. x x Lynne Mills

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the design and the colours...the swirls make a difference too. I have noticed a lot of Teal lately, even in fashion , a lovely warm colour.
I am in the grip of Rosettes at the minute,and add them to everything
love marg

Fiona said...

Love the tag and the colours

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Another great card
Sue

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely steampunk card with great colours-love it!

Eileen x

-x-Nat-x- said...

I love the whole steampunk look!! Fantastic card!
Such an inspiration!
Nat x

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you have used in this one Sue, I have some of Tim's buttons but they are just to look at ;-) I can't bring myself to use them lol
Heather x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this colours together too. Love your rosettes. I just don't seem to be able to make them.....

Julie x

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I love the colour combo and how you have died your ribbons to match x

Sandra F said...

I love it. The colours look great together.

Anonymous said...

i really like your card Sue, I am just getting into doing steampunk, and have made my husbands 65th birthday card using Sams stamps and got him to take his old watches tobits to embelish the card, ( not that he knew why he was doing it )
regards Janet Babar

PaulineC said...

I love these more unusual looks. You are very versatile.

Barbara Phillips said...

Love it Sue! Steampunk is my favourite. Have just ordered Sams stamps for my xmas and got the Rossette Die as I couldnt make them by hand. Love your colours. Thanks for giving us so much inspiration every day with your cards.

LellyJelly said...

Yippee! Another 'no-frills' card - I love it! x

lilygee said...

Love that swirl, the stamp is interesting and it is altogether a very well put together and stylish steam punk card - the elements all look well integrated with each other - thanks for giving us some new ideas Sue. xx

KimberleyG said...

Love those buttons!

Clai01 said...

The rosette and the turquoise are stunning , love it, it looks great!

Uta said...

This card is amazing again. I love such rosettes.

Hugs, Uta

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Another fab card!!! I love the colours you've used, they really do compliment each other. The rosettes, embellished with the Tim Holtz buttons are lovely. :) X X

Lindyloo said...

I think this is the surreal, imaginative element of Steampunk in practice- Machinery with the ruffles of rosettes, lush. Love it, the mix of styles and layers and the colours are amazing. Nice one again Sue. Regards Linda x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I really like this one. TFS.

Sandra said...

Lovely card Sue i just love steampunk
Sandra x

Rufus said...

Fabulous color combo!
R/

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue
Yet again a fabulous card. I love the swirly design.
Lots of love Jenny L.

Vie Carter said...

Loved the duck egg and coffee combo

great card Sue

Love Vie Carter
x

Anonymous said...

Paricularly love the rosettes on this one.

Best wishes Edwia

Sue said...

Love the colour choice you've made in this one. I like your back ground paper and you can see the mask. Love the brad in the large swirl.

Sue C

Anonymous said...

Love this card I love everything steam punk... another winner Sue Hugs Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, another wonderful card, love the colour combination and Sam's stamps are lovely - great for a man card but I would be delighted to receive a card like this as I am well into steampunk too. Too nice to give away....... Regards, Anne R x

scrapper said...

Love the colour contrast and the bold design - a great card

julie said...

this set i need love them all, hugs julie..x
julielazenby@ymail.com

Sandra Riley said...

Absolutely loving the steam Punk theme, lovely card Sue x

CraftyLoops said...

Really gorgeous card, I love the rosettes. They are fantastic flowers to make. Lee xx

Carole said...

Although I am not a steam punk kinda gal, I absolutely love this card! The colours are beautiful. I have been making a lot of rosettes to decorate my cards recently and they work really well here as they add a bit if softness to the industrial theme...I might have to have a go at this one!

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
I'm really drawn to turquoise and copper colours at the moment so really loving this one.
Love and Light
Suz x

Heidi said...

i think you should go outa your comfort zone more often if this is what comes out at the other end - brilliant, just love the colour combo too.
Heidi x