Friday, December 23, 2011

Bombshell's "Get Steamy" Steampunk Challenge #2

Bombshell's Ms. December,the lovely and talented Torrey, challenged us all to create a Steampunk project using our Bombshell Stamps. This is my second card and boy did I have fun! Please note, I must be feeling tilty because I could not get a straight photo.


This time, Bombshell's Pirate Wench from A Pirate's Life set was Steampunk'd.

I created a quasi-Victorian Steampunky outfit for her with a laced corset, a long skirt, an overcoat, and a hat. All parts of her outfit, as well as her face, were colored with Copic markers in Christmas-y colors. After I put her back together, I went over her cheeks to add a bit more pink and messed up, so I ended up having to add some chalk to make them look a bit less blotchy. Now she looks like she's having a hot flash.

Retrospectively, I would have given her skirt some texture via stamps, an embossing folder, or drawn in pleats. Next time. :D

I did give her a lapel pin consisting of watch parts and a gemstone. Her hat is adorned with another tiny gear and gemstone, as is the sentiment tag. The sentiment is from the Mixed Messages set by Paper Trey Ink, which is incredibly useful since the sentiments are teensy.

Once again, I used the Timeworks Cuttlebug folder for the background. I brushed the raised portions of the kraft cardstock with my brand-new Delicata gold inkpad by Tsukineko (my great dh got it for me from Simon Says Stamp!). It's a fabulous glittery gold that gives great coverage!

German Dresden Foil Swan Wings and a border were used to add some Victorian Glitz to the card. You can find both at Retro Cafe Art Gallery. Some gears that I got at Michael's were painted with a Gold Krylon pen and added around the black and red roses.

Thanks for visiting today and best wishes for a lovely holiday!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges!
Outlawz Greeting Monday: Bling Challenge
Craft Your Passion: #89--Things with Wings Challenge
iCopic #61: Last Minute Holiday Challenge
Simon Says Bingo Challenge -- NO patterned paper, gemstones, & flowers!
Pile It On Bling Challenge
Bombshell's Steampunk Challenge


  1. This is such a fabulous card.You've certainly captured the Steampunk theme with all those super details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  2. Ah Kathi - you've done an amazing job! Torrey has inspired the best in you!! I'm still trying to fit in the time this holiday to create one for this challenge... Gotta get to that!

    I hope you and yours have an amazing Christmas!


  3. This is a FABULOUS steampunk Christmas card! I had to LOL about the hot flash and her rosy cheeks - been there, done that. Very clever the way you made a stick pin with a gear and gem. Beautiful and Awesome project!!!!

  4. What a cool embossed background and I love all the added bling! So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

    One Happy Stamper
    Pile It On! DT

  5. OMGosh this is so very pretty, the image is adorable and its beautifully coloured, its just perfect for our Things With Wings Challenges this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget CYP GDT

  6. Great festive steampunk card Kathi! Love the red/green/gold and bits of bling you added......and those wings are fabulous!

  7. Great card for sure. I love the lapel pin and hat gizmo. The entire outfit is to kewl! Love those Michaels's gears too. I bought several bags of them myself.

  8. Oh this is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  9. This is wonderful! I am loving this outfit you created! Loving it!!!

  10. It's Called wonderful Design and creativity..!!

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