Thursday 27 October 2011

Sprocket the Steampunk Aviator

This is the end result of yesterday's WOYWW? post.  I really enjoyed making this card with Sprocket the Steampunk Aviator from Saturated Canary digis as it was different and refreshing from what I usually put together and yet it still has a soft look, with plenty of embellishments and even a bow.  I'm not a get down and get inky crafter, and yet I don't do clean and simple either, it just tends to be clean and full on.  I'ts nice to dabble in something different once and a while though.

And so my first digi image stamped card has been made and I can see this becoming a new addiction.  There's no need to find a hiding place to store them either.  The more card samples I see made from Saturated Canary digi stamps the more I like them.  I have another image of Sprocket coloured in almost the same colour scheme as the card and am tempted to make a matching altered notebook now.

It's thanks to a posting made by Jak Heath that I felt brave enough to have a go at colouring this image with my Promarkers as I have difficulty in deciding where to put in light and shade if I don't have a coloured sample to follow.  I still struggled with the hair and initially she was to have been a strawberry blonde, as I was using the skin tones to colour with, but as I wasn't happy with each attempt it got darker and darker and just when I was fed up and giving up I went over the whole thing with cinnamon and this is the end result which I'm quite happy with as it tones in with the other colours I'd used.

As well as entering this card in this week's I Love Promarkers Challenge which is Tags I also used the  Sketch Saturday challenge for the inspiration for the layout.

As well as using a digi stamp I used the cogs stamp from the Stampin' up set Sense of Time to create a background paper. It was stamped and embossed using silver fine detail embossing powder.  The top backing paper is dry embossed using a cogs Cuttlebug embossing folder.  This paper, the gingham paper and the Happy Birthday paper are from a Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Orange.  The black and white checked paper and peach spotted paper is from the Docrafts Daisy and Dandelion CD.  I think I've finally used up all my Halloween scraps now.  Nestabilites were used for the circle embellishments, a Sizzix die for the tags and a Quickutz die for the cogs.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Wow! Fabulous card. Love the steampunk look with all those amazing cogs.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  2. Great image Liz and loving all those gears too definitely steampunk.
    Fab card and your colouring is excellent.
    Happy crafting, hugs, Erika.

  3. Really sweet card and great steampunk details!

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,



  4. Liz, she turned out Super! Love the colors you used and the details and embellishments are perfect! Great card.


  5. Cool card! Thanks for playing with us this week at TPS!!!!

  6. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  7. Adorable card!! I love all the patterns that you used!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  8. Fabulous card and image, lovethe colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. HUgs


  9. Fabulous card! :) Image is adorable :)

    Thank you for joining at Sketch Saturday :)

  10. Great card and a great use of the digi. Love the digis from saturated canary. Gorgeous. Well done. thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, blessings Hilde

  11. Gorgeous card i love the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge!

  13. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  14. Absolutely beautiful Liz, love the cogs throughout the card, the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  15. That's a brilliant image, so clever to carry the cog theme through the design too. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.

  16. Love that image. Fab design. Saw you at MIM;)

  17. Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing with us this week Going Grey with Scrap-Creations "doing it Digi" challenge.

  18. Wonderful card! Such a great image and you have coloured it perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  19. very beautiful card. love steampunk. great details.
    saw it at mim.

  20. Perfect steampunk card and how you've joined the cogs together looks great. Really love the placement of the tags too and how you suspended them. Nice work! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  21. This is so sweet, I love the colours and detail. I know what you mean about Light & Shade, Try putting the image near/under a lamp and seeing where the shade falls and putting a tiny dot of the relevant colour in those area's. Try it on an odd image see if it works for you xx Hugs Mau xx
    Saw your card on MIM

  22. A fabulous card, lovely image and great embellishments. I saw it over at MIM good luck in the challenge,

    You can view my card here