Monday 2 May 2011

Steampunk or Machines at Crafty Cardmakers

Its what what?  Teamie Ei has chosen the theme Steampunk or machines at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight and the team gave a mass nervous giggle but were also intrigued, a bit like the moth that cant help banging into the lightbulbs at night!

I had absolutely no idea what steampunk involved so I set about researching and in a nutshell its Steam = Old/Victorian ie the age of steam and Punk = New/Modern ie punk era or futuristic

That cleared up I got my thinking cap on which stayed there for quite some time and I thought about a victorian lady stamp I've had forever and thought I could use that with some modern elements like a rocket or give her a Borg makeover so off I went searching for said stamp to discover I gave it away on last clearout so had to apologise to Ei as I didn't think I could do the challenge.  However Teamie Judie came to my aid and pointed me to some links and I ended up over at Deviant Art and stumbled across this rather stunning beauty which ticks all the boxes.

She's called Steampunk Girl by *SUREYA and you'll find her Steampunk girl here.  She is of course a mix of the very Victorian dress and gun mixed with the very modern chibi, love it!  I've coloured with promarkers and derwent coloursofts using papers from Bearly Mine who have great cogs ones in the Boys Zone collection which are also perfect for Steampunk.

There that didn't hurt too much and I really do love that image, shes fab!  What do you think of her?

Would like to enter this into...

Papertake weekly - sketch
Sparkles forum - Anything goes
Just add ink - Flower
Papercutz - Anything goes


tiggertastic said...

excellent work, and i love your shading your colours blend so well from the rich deep colours outwards

sarah x

Cor* said...

Holy Frick, she's beeYOOTiful! OMG You nailed it! Perfect coloring and I love those papers. I may have to get those ones! Thanks for inspiring, Vix!

Dotty Jo said...

OK, first up thank you for finally explaining Steampunk - I thought I was the only one who was clued up!!! Great card, love that image, Jo x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous all the shading.Great card.

Debs said...

amazing it!!..Debs x

Anonymous said...

Hey hun!!!

You know i simply adore your work, but, OMG she is friggin awesome hun.. Image is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Huggies Angel

gillyflower said...

great card vix love the image she is great
and as always your colouring is stupendous makes me very jealous lol
gill x

Feebsy said...

What a great image and your colouring is amazing, as is the rest of your card. I think deviantART is a great place to pick up original and inspirational images.

Have a great evening


jackiescrafts said...

Love this image you are right she is gorgeous. I love the rich colours you have used too
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time
Jackie x

Tracey Feeger said...

ah yes as soon as I saw this I knew it looked familiar. i follow Sureya on DA and she is very talented. Great colouring. Love the colours. Fabbo.

Juls said...

Hi Vix,

I am still playing catchup in blogland, I have enjoyed looking round your blog at all that I have missed, as always such a wonderful selection of crafty things!! thanks for all the inspiration!!

I love this card, its most gorgeous!! Love the image and the colours and the lace detail is fabulous!! Just Brilliant!!

Hugs Juls

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card and love your use of colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Lin said...

Hoooolah this is amazing. Your colouring is, as always, out of this world and your imagination, well I would kill to be inside your head and nicking some of your ideas.

Lin xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning colouring! I mean STUNNING! Fabulous card! Hugs, Lesley

Nannieflash said...

Oh Vixy that is fabulous, I love how youve coloured your image, and the papers are gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

nessy said...

oh stunning ~ love your colouring and such pretty lace!!
vanessa xx

Eiglas said...

Excellent Vix! See you can Steampunk with the best of them! LOL!
Super image Hunni and as always, beautifully coloured.

Anonymous said...

Stunning as always. Love the lace garter! xx