Sunday, January 25, 2015

Warm weather Steampunk scene!

We're about to get a Nor'Easter/Blizzard that might dump up to two feet of snow on us. The storm will be accompanied by frigid temperatures and high winds.

The hubster, who has been conveniently coincidentally way from home for Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, and a bunch of snowstorms, is leaving first thing tomorrow morning. Before the snowfall. Before the blizzard. Before Snowmageddon. *sigh*

With the impending stormage, it's nice to look at a fantasy warm-weather Steampunk scene, featuring SCACD's Steampunk Flowers and Hummingbirds rubber stamp set from the fabulous Eclectic Steampunk collection of new rubber stamps.

Here it is!

The larger hummingbird from the Steampunk Hummingbird rubber stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. Clear Gelly Glaze pen was added to the screws, rivets, the goggle frame, and small gears to add dimension and shine. Liquid Glass from DecoArt's Media line was added to the goggle lens to add glassy dimension and shine. The hummingbird was set aside (in a drawer) to dry overnight.

Meanwhile, The large flower from SCACD's Steampunk Flowers and Hummingbirds rubber stamp set was stamped onto Neenah cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape. The Eclipse Tape version was fussy cut, laid over the large flower, and the smaller flower from the set was stamped over the large masked flower with the help of my trusty Stamp-a-Ma-Jig stamp positioner. I also stamped the smaller flower from the Steampunk Flowers and Hummingbirds set onto a double layer of Eclipse Tape, then fussy-cut, and pulled apart. The two flowers were adhered over their counterparts, then the background was airbrushed with a B21 Copic marker and my Copic Airbrush System. I should mention that the large and small flowers are also available as a set called Steampunk Flower set.

YG11, YG13, and YG17 Copic markers were used to add "grass" under the sky.

The masks were all lifted and the flowers were colored with Copic markers. When I was done, Metallic Glaze Fresco Finish acrylic paint by PaperArtsy was brushed over the metal parts of the leaves, flowers, and the buds. When it was dry, I used the Clear Gelly Glaze pen over the screws and gears to add dimension and shine. Lemon and Pink Spica Glitter pens were used to add glitter to the top parts of the flowers.  

The colored and fussy-cut Steampunk Hummingbird was adhered, then the card panel was matted, and adhered to the card's front. I decided to stay with a CAS design to keep the focus on my Steampunk garden scene.

By the way, Steampunk Hummingbird and Steampunk Flower are both available from SCACD as digital stamps. Better yet, SCACD's Digital Stamps are on sale right now! Click HERE for more information!

Thanks for visiting today!

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  1. Such a beautiful colored and combined card! Beautiful. Have a fun and mayby inky weekend, Gerrina

  2. Your lucky hubby--to miss all the bad weather! :^)
    Love this card! Oh, my, all the coloring is fabulous, and such a great design & images! Soooo pretty, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny