Sunday, 18 December 2011

It's A Steaming Quirky Fairy!

Hi guys, Time for another Quirky Crafts Challenge. Last one of 2011! This time it's Cazzy's turn to set the theme and she has chosen...

Christmas or New Year
This time we're sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps! All the team were given some of their fabulous digi's to play with, and I chose the Steampunk Fairy. which you'll find in the Delicious Doodles section!
Definition from Wilkpedia
-Steampunk: is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville.etc...
So, there you go! Think of films such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Wild Wild West, (with Will Smith) The Golden Compass, the new look Sherlock Holmes even, something back in time, but using modern, or sometimes bizarre machinery and you should be on the right track...I think!
Now I know loads of you out there can do SteamPunk amazingly, I've seen it! Not having all the Tim Holtz inks and other 'stuff', did in my view, hindered me a bit, but in the end I'm quite pleased with my Fairy.
I've used freebie papers from (I'm sure) Scrapgirls from wwwway back. I hoped they would take the place of 'distressing, tearing and inking'. I copied the Fairy into My Craft Studio, thinking at first to use her with a clear background, but that didn't work. Near enough everything faded into the paper, so left her as she was, but did turn the SteamPunk corner into a clear background PGN and slipped that over the background paper, copied to make the four corners. Added the sentiment and then printed out three more Fairies so I could do some decoupage. She has 'metal wings' so those definitely shouted out to be 3D-ed!
I coloured her only using grey Promarkers on the front of the card. Cool Grey (skin) and Ice Grey 2, 3, and 4. I did touch the insert fairy with cool grey 4 but felt it too dark, then added Pastel Blue to her hair on the inside.
Once all that was printed out, coloured, and put together I started thinking it wasn't 'punky' or steamy enough. So used my new Memory Box 'Frosty Border',(with the middle missing. If I'd had cogs I would have used cogs! That's a hint for anyone in my family!) in black and began adding black and gold peel offs. So I guess that was my bit of 'Christmas'. My one disappointment is I used that Stick IT silicone glue without realising it was the one I used on my Back to Skool Mole card, which nearly ruined it ...I think it's a faulty tube, as it's cloudy and a bit oily, hopefully you can't notice the dark mark on her arm and dress where it seeped through the (160gsm) paper, and I really didn't want to start all over again! The 5x5 greenish metallic card I used, came in one of those DoCraft Goodie Bags a few Christmas's ago.
The Font on the front of the card is called Spiderfingers and you can download it HERE
The Font inside the card is called Trinigan FG (A SteamPunk font) and you can down load that HERE
I've added a tiny bit of micro glitter to the Fairy's wings and just touched some of the little cogs with a metallic Gelly Roll pen.
ScrapGirls have some nice scrap pages to buy and I found some freebies HERE
That's it for now I think. Pop over to Quirky Crafts to see what everyone on the team's come up with and have a go! That's it for now, thanks for stopping by!

Onestitchatatime-anything goes
Craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge-anything goes for Christmas
Sundayswithcrissy-anything goes
Squigglestamps-Let's celebrate
Thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge-New Year/Celebration
Deliciousdoodleschallenge-x-travagant xmas Spotlighted!!*
Christmas Inspirations/Christmas/ New Year
Totallypapercrafts-time to party
Christmascardchallenges-Non-Traditional Christmas Colours.
Hotshotcraft-first challenge-Promarkers
Passion For Promarkers-Celebrations


  1. She is gorgeous Lyn, you put a lot of work in.

    Cazzy x

  2. What a brilliant card - I love that steampunk fairy (putting that on my wish list) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations at this time. Hope to see you with us again soon.

  4. Hi Lyn
    an amazing card. I love cards coloured with grey Promarkers.
    Thanks for joining us at Hotshot Crafts for our first challenge
    hugs Sarah x

  5. A fabulous card Lyn - love the neutral shades and all the extra details you've added. The inside is stunning too.

    Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
    Loadsa hugs, Sylvia xxx

  6. What a lovely creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs and Merry Xmas
    Kate xx

  7. That's absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  8. Great card. Thanks for sharing at CCC this week.

  9. So beautiful card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.



  10. WoW - this is a fabulous creation. Love your images and the end result is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
    Ike xx
    DD DT

  11. Just awesome hun! I love all your gorgeous embellies!!
    Many thanks for playing along with the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck with the draw.
    Happy Christmas!
    Teri xx

  12. WOW Lyn this is gorgoeus, perfect entry for our X-travagent Xmas at Delicious Doodles. Have a Merry Christmas and happy new year

  13. Gorgeous card Lyn :-) the image is fab and the whole design is lovely. I love how you decorated the inside too :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Luv your card it is fantastic what you did with a Delicious Doodles Image thankyou for sharing it with us at Delicious Doodles
    luv Jane xxx

  15. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. Wow! Unique and pretty! Thanks for joining in on all the CCC fun!

  17. Very non traditional - and very very gorgeous!!
    Thanks for joining the "non traditional colour challenge" at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Margo (DT)

  18. What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations at this time. Hope to see you with us again soon.

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at PfP.

    Hugs :o)

  20. Hi Lyn, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your details are perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP for our Mega Christmas challenge and I hope Santa brought you lots of lovely goodies. Hugs, Denise x

  21. this is an absolutely awesome card lyn, love the steampunk look. thanks for joining us at squiggles stamps. hugs heidi x


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