Monday, November 24, 2014

I Love NY! Steampunk Style!

I was feeling in a Steampunk kind of mood and I felt like coloring, so I decided to make a scrapbooky kind of page for my art journal featuring SCACD's Steampunk Beauty, who is now available in beautiful deeply-etched red rubber format as a single image or part of the newly released Eclectic Steampunk Collection!

I don't know about you, but I like to give my stamped images back stories. Steampunk Beauty is a professional travel photographer from Manhattan. She's continually astounded by the changes in her city and has photographed many of them for publication. She's gathered several of them here and pulled them together with a small self-portrait she painted just for her scrapbook.

Steampunk Beauty was resized in PhotoElements, printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, then colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die by Spellbinders. Gold metallic cardstock was die-cut with a Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities die.

The journal page was liberated from the journal, then was airbrushed with Copic markers. Public domain photos of New York were reduced then printed out with my laser printer. They were arranged on the page.

Metallic gold cardstock was die-cut with the Skeleton Boy and Girl die by Ellentina, the Vintage Alphabet die by Top Dog Dies, a Photo Corners die by QuicKutz, a Mini-Gears die, and the Delicate Chain die by Memory Box/Poppy Stamps.

The chains from the Skeleton Boy and Girl die were cut out and used to both connect the photos and repeat the chain element in the Steampunk Beauty image. The alphabet dies and a punched heart spell out the title of page. The Delicate Chain connects the dimensional pocket watch charm on the heart with the photos above it.

The Mini Gear die-cuts were stacked atop the Photo Corners die-cuts to finish the page.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this journal page into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenges: No Designer Paper Allowed
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Steampunk Destinations
Miriam's Crafting Blog and Monthly Challenge: Steampunk


  1. Such a beautiful Steampunk journal page! Love the old photographs and the image is coloured perfectly!

    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  2. This is absolutely lovely Kathi! This Steampunk lady is wonderful, and your coloring is! :) Great use of your die-cuts on this page too, mixed to these beautiful photos, and I love you little back story...:) Thanks as usual for being so talented and always take the time to share everything! Hugs (from my office haha), Coco

  3. Fabulous Steampunk page! Great image and beautiful photos. I love it.

  4. Lovely steampunk page, nice colors !
    thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges

  5. A lovely page, nice details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'No Design Papers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  6. Fantastic page, Kathi! And I love the Steampunk image & coloring! Great design, love the b/w photos, and all your die cuts finish the page beautifully! :^)
    Hugs, Penny