Monday, 21 February 2011

Steampunk

Wow Daring Cardmakers what have you started? The prompt for this week's challenge is ....
"steampunk"

Well I decided to join in and not being too sure what steampunk was or how I should go about it I "Googled it" oh boy, was I in for a shock!

Isn't this fabulous. I went onto Jake von Slatt's blog and found this all made by himself. I'd love for my pc to look like this. So being inspired I tried to make a birthday card for my daughter's boyfriend (I couldn't think who else would get this mix of Victoriana and technology hahaha)

I didn't have many metal objects so use a spinner, brad that I distressed, safety pins and watch cog. I did enjoy getting inky and think I might try to make another one of these, but not sure who will be the recipient of it! hahaha. I think this genre is a required taste. I think I might be a convert! lol


10 comments:

Kathy said...

I'm not sure about the "new things made to look old" aspect of steampunk but I really like the artwork I've come across, I like all the cogs, clocks and flying machine stuff it appeals to my quirky side - and if you like making collages it's the perfect thing to play with. I love your card - especially that fabulous turquoise colour!
Thank you for going steampunk with The Daring
Cardmakers
this week.

Angelnorth said...

Fab card, well done you! Lve the cog stamp and torn text element!

Lynda said...

Fabulous card - love the turquoise and all the inking and stamping. So glad you joined in with us at Daring Cardmakers this week... and enjoyed it!

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

Whooo!!! Well done my lovely! I just can't do these myself! xxx

Gez said...

Great card Tracey.. love the turquoise.. great images too..xx

Janice said...

Nice job Tracey, it is a fun style.

tracy said...

well done you-i wouldn't know where to start!
i love the birds eye:)

camcraft said...

Totally perfect in every way :-) Just lovely. Well done you for having a go. I have yet to do anything steampunk craftwise related .. it is most defiantely on my 'to do sometime soon list'
Carole x

Kaz said...

I love it Tracey, mostly because you've used lovely colours rather than the usual brown xxx

Vicky said...

Fabulous work. I wasn't brave enough to try this one. :)x