Friday 17 June 2016

Crafts and Me - Steampunk Odyssey.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Finally able to relax a bit now that my VAT return is done and all my paperwork is ready for the accountant to collect for our 1st tax year,,,, phew :D
Anyhoo I am here with a card today which you will also find over at the Crafts and Me Inspiration blog.
I have used one of the new digital stamps by Charmaine Flannery.I have used the fabulous Steampunk Odyssey.
I have also made my own backing paper, more on that lower down.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
1.Where The Heart Is Challenge - 10 - Anything goes
2.Creative Craft Cottage Challenge - 65 - Fav colour combo  (purple and green)
3.Craft Your Passion Challenge - 316 - Anything goes
4.Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 156 - Anything goes with ribbon/lace
5.Crafty Girls Creations Challenge - 21 - Anything goes
6.Art By Miran Challenge - 60 - Anything goes
7.Creative Fingers Challenge - 111 - Anything goes
8.Come & Get It Challenge - Weird/whimsical
9.613 Avenue Create Challenge - 180 - Anything goes
10.Crafting From The Heart Challenge - 116 - Anything goes

Products used are:
Black card
White linen card
Alcohol blending solution
Cosmic shimmer pixie dust - white
Heat gun
White gel pen
Sakura stardust pen

A close up of the fabulous image,

And a sideways view.
I had a little oopsie with my double bow, it was fine until I used my glue gun to stick it down and I used a little too much I took an offcut of my lime ribbon, cut tails either side and used a little twine to tie it in the middle.I then glued it to the top of my bow, covering the glue marks and popped a little gem on top.
Below are pics of how I created my backing paper, which I have also used inside the card too.

I have used some plain white linen card, cut to size ready.
Randomly use your markers to colour the card, I have used the same colours I used to colour my image.

Then you will need some alcohol blending solution, just drip this all over the card.
Let it sit for a few minutes and it will create a lovely tie dye effect.
Here are my 2 backing papers, you can see the blending solution has spread out and then I have added some white pearl pixie dust mica over the top whilst the card is still damp.I then spritzed all over with water.
If you are impatient like me, you can then use a heat gun to speed up the drying or leave to dry overnight.
Once dry I used a large fluffy brush to sweep off any excess mica and voila you have your own unique backing paper.
Thanks so much for popping by ;D
Hugs Nic.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow what a pop of colour this morning, stunning image

~@ngie~ said...

gorgeous card darl... I love the image & gorgeous bow & that backing paper is just WOW... whose a clever girl then?? ;) hehehe xXx
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Jane Savage said...

Awesome make, Coops and a great tutorial too! Your colouring is breath-taking and that bow...WOW! xxx

Angie said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Lau W said...

Wow superb backing paper wow wow !!!
A wonderful card !

Kelly Lloyd said...

Loving your backing paper Nic and your image is beautiful.
The bow is fab too and you cant tell that the extra tails are hiding anything, it looks brilliant
Hugs Kelly

Chrissy said...

A stunning image and colouring Coops and I love your background papers you designed..awesome..


McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Coop's, I like the image and the fabulous bow
Kevin xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Nic. I love the colours. Great technique for the paper. Super card as always.

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you've used here! They are really gorgeous. I absolutely love the technique you've used on your background too - I must try that out for myself! Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs, Sarah x

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Stunning card. Wauw. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge

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Meighan Wheller said...

Wow fabulous colours! Love the image and your colouring. Plus the touches with the white gel pen are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

Sarah said...

This is amazing Nic and thank you for sharing your tie dye technique. After years of last minute rushing at the end of each VAT quarter, I now make sure I do it monthly and then find I am all prepared...easier said than done I know, it's only taken me 20 years!! xx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Nic, fabulous image and background, the colours are gorgeous!
Wendy xx

Lynne in NI said...

WOW what a stunner Nic! Beautifully coloured and your coloured backing is fabulous! And great 'repair' job on your bow too!
Bet it was good to get your VAT return finished!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Nic this is stunning wow, the image is a beauty so is that bow and amazing background, magical creation
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Love the image,fabulous colouring and gorgeous bow-love the vivid colours and brilliant papers you made
Carol x

Unknown said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at ArtbyMiram challenge
Jane DT x

Tracy Freeman said...

Hiya Nic, glad your VAT stuff is all sorted and you can relax a bit now :)
Card is brilliant, i LOVE the backing paper and you have really coloured her brilliantly.
Take care xxx

ccheney said...

Love the colors on this card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Cindy (DT)

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card hun, love the colour combo again, a wonderfully coloured image and love how you've created the background paper too :)

Judy V said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

Sarn said...

Fab looking cool card xxx

Penny said...

Check out that bow.. and the background WOW! Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)