I haven't played a Daringcardmakers challenge in ages - it's steampunk this week and as that's something I've never attempted, don't have the stamps for and is a million miles from the clean and simple style I've gravitated towards recently then obviously I had to have a go! I threw in an extra challenge for good measure as well - Pammyjo has challenged us in the Crafty Secrets member forum at Splitcoast this week to add something "glassy" to our projects.
I had lots of fun doing this but I'm not sure it's really me - it took forever and I'm still not convinced that the outcome isn't just a bit jumbled rather than really being steampunk eclectic! Constructive criticism from steampunk afficionados more than welcome!
I did two "glassy" things...
The bird is stampe on acetate with Stazon and then the wing portion coloured on the back and gessoed to make it opaque. I cut out the body and then overlaid it onto some card stamped with a stamp that shows the workings of a watch. So I have a transparent bird belly with clockwork innards. The bird legs are stamped directly onto the base card.
I added Glossy Accents to the goggles of the man (who is printed from a public domain graphic from Karen's Whimsy)
I used a hundred and one things here but I'll do my best to list most of them for anyone interested!
Crafty Secrets sets (Bird Notes, Artsy Banners, Journey, Hardware)
Retired Cornish Heritage Farms sets from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line and Vintage Ledger Scrapblock
A&P Numbers stamps (Ma Vinci's Reliquary)
Vintage pointy finger stamp (from a flea market box of stamps)
Radiating dots stamp (unknown maker)
Paper: Smooth white
Versafine Onyx black
Stazon Jet Black
Distress ink Weathered Wood and Fired Brick
Fiskars squeeze punch large circle
Gears die by Ellison Thin Cuts
Black acrylic paint
Vintage image from Karen's Whimsy
Silver gel pen
Timeworks mask (Tm Holtz Ideology)
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