Wednesday 26 October 2011


This is my picture for WOYWW? today and it's just me having a play.  Recently I watched a Kanban programme on Create and Craft with the theme of  Steampunk but by the time I'd decided that I'd like to buy one of the sets of stamps it had sold out and has yet to come back in stock.  However, I follow the blog of a very talented lady called Jak Heath and on one of her postings last week she had a card made with a digi stamp called Sprocket the Steampunk Aviator from Saturated Canary Digis by Krista Smith.

I loved the image and how Jak had coloured it so much so that I ended up buying it.  Although I have three other digi stamps in my collection this is the first one I've printed and coloured mainly because I had Jak's project to follow as to where to put light and shade in the colouring.  Although my confidence in colouring is growing, knowing where to put light and shade is something I still have difficulty with.  I was delighted to find that the printed image didn't bleed when I coloured it with Promarkers so I fear a new passion for digi stamps may be starting.

I'm hoping to use the sketch in the Saturday Sketch Challenge for the layout for this card and also to put the sentiment on tags and enter it in the I Love Promarkers challenge too.

Looking forward to seeing what's on everyone's desks this week and I hope you all have a spooktacular weekend.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx 


  1. Be careful, it's addicting! Happy week! Patsy from

  2. Jak Heath is a very talented lady, I often look at her blog for inspiration. You've coloured your steampunk lady very well, she'll make a great card.

    Brenda 83

  3. She makes a very cute card, beautifully coloured in .

  4. Your colouring is looking good from here, and that's a nice image, not overtly harsh steampunk, like it. For a really 'in your face' light and shade experiment, find an object (fruit, ornament) and shine a desk lamp directly onto it (even if it means lying the lamp down..) it throws shade and light into real relief and although I don't do much colouring now, I've never forgotten how it helped with imagining the light source. DO it to the same object form front, back, each side and above - it's amazing how the object 'changes'. Or amI teaching you to suck eggs - certainly no intention to offend!

  5. Love the steampunk look - those look like great stamps and dies. Have fun!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

  6. That digi-image is so cute! Happy late WOYWWED!