Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kenny K's Krafty Krew's Challenge #132 -- Layer It Up!

This week it's Kenny K's Krafty Krew's Team B's turn to take the challenge, which is "Layer It Up!".

Our first sponsor is Kenny K's Digital Downloads with a prize gift certificate worth $20.00!

The second sponsor is Bearly Mine Designs with £10 Gift Voucher as the prize.

Here's my card using the brand new Col. Mc Callan, who is one of three new Steampunk digital stamps!

Col. Mc Callan was colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The lenses of his goggles and his pendant were coated with Glossy Accents for dimension and shine. The buckles and lock were touched up with Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add a bit less dimension. A circle Nestabilities die was used to die cut the stamped piece. Red cardstock received a pouncing of Golden Glitz Delicata pigment ink, using my TOLPT (great-odd-looking-pouncy-tool) and then was die cut twice with two different sizes of Pinked Circles Nestabilities dies. The stamped circle was edged with the Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

Then I began to layer patterned paper from the Timepiece 6x6 pad by Bo Bunny. The sheet with the gears was a bit too stark, so I grabbed my Gears stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and sponged Antique Linen Distress ink over it. I tore that sheet and a sheet with pocket watches on the diagonal and sponged the torn edges with Fired Distress ink prior to layering it over the paper with red keys and watch-hands.

Alice's Clock Statement Corner die by SCACD, SCACD's Fancy Key die, and Poppystamps' Delicate Chain die were used to die cut the Golden Glitz Delicata pounced red cardstock.

Fancy Key was cut free from its corner and chains. I then went over both the Fancy Key and the Alice's Clock Statement Corner die cut with a VersaMark marker to deepen the red a tad.

The matted Col. Mc Callan was adhered over the layered papers and Alice's Clock Statement Corner die cut was positioned in the lower left hand corner. The Delicate Chain die cuts were manipulated so that they could be curved and they were layered around the card. I used one of the threads to dangle the Fancy Key on the lower right.

Various metal gears were layered and adhered towards the top using black brads. A gold clock charm was coated with Claudine Helmuth's Black Gesso, left to dry, then the excess was sanded off to reveal some gold highlights. A fancy clock hand was also added to the top of the card and points toward the dog.

In summary, I layered patterned papers, die cuts, and metal elements to fulfill this challenge!

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Dog: E30, E33, E37, E47
Harness/Goggle Straps: R22, R24, R59
Bag: R24, R27, R59
Buckles & Pendant: Y21, Y23, &26, &29
Goggles' Lenses: B90, BG93

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show: Metal-ology challenge
Forever Friends #14: Animals
Addicted to Stamping Challenge Blog: #6 Vintage
Crafting by Design: Anything Goes
Crafts & Me Challenge #121: Charmed I'm Sure


Sue said...

This is great, Kath! Your colouring and inking are fab. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Diane J said...

What a brill image, your card is so good... love all the details on it.
Thanks for joining Forever Friends Monthly Challenge. Good Luck and Hope you will pop back again for our next Challenge.
Diane x

Anniebee said...

LOVE your card, Kathi!! You did a fab job coloring the image and all the die cuts add so much dimension and interest to your design. I like the torn papers too. Great job!

Annie xx

Lisa xx said...

this is just adorable, isnt he handsome!

Thank you for joining in with the forever friends monthly challenge

Minna said...

Wow, wonderful! The image is super great♥
Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me challenge.

Nonni said...

Amazing card, the image is so funny and I love all the details. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Sparkly Engineer said...

All the detail on this card is awesome and so is the new image.

Sandra said...

Really like this steampunk card. That bulldog is so cool! Love the gears and the clocks! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Shana Gaff said...

Awe that little bulldog is too cute! All of the gears and details are so cool. This looks like it took a long time to create! Thanks for playing at ATSM this week. :)

Kylie said...

Great card! I love ALL the images you have used. I also love that chain die - you have used it brilliantly! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Penny said...

Kathi, I just love this card! It is so unique~ love the image, coloring, special accents, wonderful die cuts, papers, and embellies. In short, it is fabulous! And I am so glad you used your fancy GOLPT on it, too! ;^)
Hugs, Penny

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation, love your colors and the image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.

Rose said...

Kathi, your beautifully colored steampunk dog looks fabulous on this wonderfully layered and embellished card. Your clock charm and gears add an especially nice touch. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "Charmed, I'm Sure (add a charm)" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Bettina L. said...

Such a great steampunk design. Love the details with the sprochets and that beautifully coloured dog. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Amanda R said...

I am loving all the layers, and that chain detail, brilliant!