11 March 2013

Steampunk Layouts

Hi everyone and welcome. It's so good to have your company. Just to let you know I've got a few things to post this week, and today I'm kicking off with the first offerings - some steampunk inspired cards (that were photographed well before the snow hit!!)


Each of these were created using digital images from Nicecrane Designs (you might recognise the second one from a post by the wonderful 'Butterfly' HERE).


The genius thing about digital images is that you can resize them to match your requirements - in this case to fit beautifully inside the large die cut sprockets made using my metallic grunge paper recipe - and the bonus with these images is that they are black and white, so you can colour them however you want. Here are the two sets I used (click on each one to link you to the site).


I didn't want to upstage these images too much, so having added Distress Ink/Stain colours to them I turned my attention to the backgrounds.


In order to work around the image without affecting it I used a Finnabair trick - drawing around each image with a pencil, deliberately smudging these lines to add some shadow.


I was then able to remove them and start splatting Distress Stains around.


The choice of background colours was determined by those used on the main images.


Stamps used included sets from Tim Holtz, Kanban and a freebie from The Craft Stamper.


These were complimented with various die cuts, metal bits and bobs and wooden elements from Crafty-Emblies (one of which was coloured with Metallic Distress Stains).


Hope you like the layouts for each of these. I have taken inspiration from lots of scrapbook layouts - well if they work for a 12"x12" page why shouldn't they work for a 6"x6" card front? Now, it's very last minute but I saw there is a challenge over at Try it on Tuesday - Time Flies, so I'm entering the first card into it this time as it reflects a view of future flight in times past.  Right, is time for me to away as I have origami to do with Son 3, some paste to slap around (on a project!!) and some dies to use (I've got some new Sizzix Thinlits! SQUEAL!!) Hope you all keep well and warm, hugs Jenny x

37 comments:

  1. O my word Buttons, These are amazing... Love what you have done with the fabulous images... your colouring is fantastic... Love all the elements... Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x x

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  2. Hi Jenny, I should have said it before but I love this new style you are using, it seems to suit everything you do - it is fantastic. These Nicecrane designs are excellent, you have inspired me to use mine. Two wonderful little works of art and brilliant design work. Hugs, Anne x

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  3. Buttons! These are stunning I love them, just perfect details, thank you for all the lovely comments you've left on my blog in last couple of days, I really appreciate them, debi x

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  4. Hi Jenny - these are amazing. I love all the layers of detail you've incorporated in to your design. The digi images are brilliant, I always struggle to find interesting focal images to use in steampunk projects - I think you've solved a problem for me here! And I spotted the CS freebie - I love it when you can use a freebie stamp in a project! Hugs MMx

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  5. Love the way you've used these images, look wonderful in the sprocket 'frame' Great assortment of embellishments.
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for joining us at TioT

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  6. Love these - the images are great and I love the overall colour scheme of the pair!! Great embellishments too!

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  7. These are stunning Jenny. So very textured looking, gorgeous images and fabulous steampunk embellishing.
    You keep warm too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Super makes Jenny with lots of Steampunk detail. Love those sprockets and embellies. Must check out the technique from Finnabar too.

    Thanks for sharing and have fun with the boys

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  9. Hi Jenny
    Love this and really like the splats, they are so effective. I look forward to seeing some more of your work this week,
    Rosie x

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  10. Love the steampunk images and how you've used them Jenny. Reallly love the little tip about drawing lines and smudging them!!
    Hope you don't slap the paste around too much and enjoy your new dies!
    Juliaxxx

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  11. Good evening Jenny,
    Once again a fantastic set of wonderful creations.
    I am not into Steampunk but I really admire what you have created. It amazes me all the great textures manage to achieve.
    Keep Warm and Keep on Crafting
    Hugs.

    Patricia. xxx

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  12. Oh Jenny these are way cool! Love how you have used the images and those ink splats look great, love what you have done with these cards!

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  13. These are so awesome! I love steampunk and these digi images are fantastic. I love the coloring too. Beautiful work! :)

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  14. These are super and great images to combine with the steampunk elements.

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  15. Oooh these are lovely - I didnt know that Finnabair trick, will have to try it!

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  16. Fantastic ideas-a real inspiration

    Love Chrissie xx

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  17. Morning Jenny, I love, love, love, these two cards, I love steampunk so these 'sing to me'. I adore these Nicecrane digi stamps. Loving the colours, the ink splats, the embellies, EVERYTHING.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  18. I am totally in love with these, Jenny!

    You did an awesome job with the digital images - but to be honest: I love the framing you did even more ;)

    Hugs,

    Claudia xx

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  19. That sprocket die makes a wonderful frame. Fabulous cards!

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  20. Woah!! Could anyone please help me get up again? Absolutely amazing ... Suzanne

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  21. Fantastically cool - LOVE how you've used the images here, and all those background accents are just wonderful... Great embellishing - altogether brilliant! Way up there with my favourites of your work...
    Alison x
    (Thanks so much for the shout out too!)

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  22. Love how you framed those images! Such a lovely Steampunk creation! Enjoy the day and I believe you have snow!!! Hugs!

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  23. Wowwww Jenny,your coloring is gorgeus,,,and these metellic bits are the perfect complement,,,,,,what a real vintage effect,,,,I am falling in love with these creations,,,.You used my Steampunk Sheets perfectly my friend.

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  24. wow am so loving your steampunk cards Button, so fab. Hugs Annette x

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  25. BRILLIANT use of the images Jenny and these layouts are absolutely stunning. So cleverly designed with fabulous splats - love all the embellies too. Nicola x

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  26. What a great sets Jenny...and I love the vintagecolours on it...great creation, very unique!

    kind regards, ALie :-)

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  27. I don't 'get' steampunk, but I love these cards because, to me, the white around the images makes them seem less 'dark'. But that's just me. I can still very much appreciate your wonderful layout, colouring and very awesome SpLaTs! lol :0) Mo

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  28. Hello Jenny, What a different direction for you. I love it! Being able to resize your images is a total bonus. The nostalgic colours you used and the artful splats all add up to a totally arty card - no make that two arty cards and two gives us one extra treat to look at.

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  29. Just love the style of these Jenny, fabulous art work and design.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  30. Stunning steampunk cards, they lloks great and perfect decorations you added! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  31. Sensational!
    Absolutely love everything about those creations.
    The images themselves are wonderful but in your hands they become art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. You really brought all the elements together here. Great colors too! Thanks for the nice comment on my Wm Morris ATC.

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  33. These digital images are gorgeous and your use of them is wonderful. Love the layouts, and the stark white background makes them pop perfectly!

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  34. Your talent is abounding! I love the layouts and gorgeous coloring and the style is Fabulous! I love this style, those details are just perfect together.
    Hugs Kelly

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  35. Love your steampunk card, Jenny! So very unique! Stunning images! Hugs, Sandra

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  36. Wow, Jenny - this is super Steampunkalicios!!! xx

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  37. Brilliant button, I love the way you have combined the images with the die cuts, and what gorgeous colouring xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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