Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Rick St Dennis Progressive Challenge - Steampunk week 2

When I joined in the Rick St Dennis Progressive Challenge at Sparkle and Glitter, I knew I would be challenged ... and I am .... and it is only the second one!!!!!
Last month we were challenged to use an image that we already had in our stash.  This month Rick has sent us a free image for our card, still using the Steampunk theme.
When I received You're a Winner, my pencils had 'gone walkabout' so I coloured the image using the Paint software that came with my laptop.  Then I forgot about it.... until I received an email from Sue ..... that's this evening taken up!
I thought that I would use the coloured image and stay digital.  I found a steampunk paper and a sentiment - I am not a digital artist, didn't matter which way I tried, I could not make a card!!
So I printed out the images and sentiment and then ......
I found a piece of card which was the right colour, and could be cut down to size.  After folding the card in half I spritzed the front with green gold and when it had dried, spritzed it again with red.  These colours were in the steampunk background paper so I was a happy bunny!!
I fussy cut Rick's image, coloured the sentiment (from my stash - if it's yours please email me so that I can give credit) and cut the paper to size.
I now had the components all ready to be used.

I showed the image to PJ, telling him how it was coloured digitally but still not to my taste, and he suggested that I use an Action Wobble (see tab at top of page) to attach it to the card - BRILLIANT! - I knew there was a reason I married him.

I attached the paper to the card and then accented some of the circles and wheels with my metallic markers.
I cut out the sentiment in a box shape but didn't like it so I fussy cut all the word and placed them on the card at different angles .....
I cut the 'legs' from some steampunk brads, dabbed them with my metallic markers (from Lidl) and used some 3D pads to attach them to the bottom of the card.

Here is the finished card ....

I showed it to PJ and  .... there was silence .... that's not a good sign!

PJ suggested changing the letters .... hmmmmm.....

I had bought this Circus Alphabet die by Tattered Lace when PJ bought me the Grand Calibur way back at Christmas, so thought I would use this to change the letters.  I diecut the letters in a dull gold card, dabbed the required letters with my metallic markers and added them to the card in place of 'attitude is' keeping with the uneven theme on the original sentiment.
MUCH better .... love it ...... I'm off to enter this card in the Challenge.

Oh!  Here is the Action Wobble in action!

1 comment:

  1. love the wobble thingy, great idea thanks for sharing at Sparkle and Glitter


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