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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Steampunk Fairy...

Drawing by
Sarah Trumpp
  • I used Meridith Dillman's "Steampunk Doll" from the Fairies Collection at Sweet Pea Stamps.
  • My Watermark is brand new - it is a prize for a challenge I won!  The sponsor, Sarah Trumpp, offered to draw what ever image I wanted so  I chose to have a Steampunk woman drawn in my image.  I am so tickled with it - I plan to use it as my watermark for all my projects!  Thank you Sarah!
  • Inside assembled from leftover papers.
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used for matting is from stash.
  • Corners rounded with a Corner Chomper.
  • A metal "gizmo" purchased at a Bead Shop was strung with brown waxed linen twine to mimic the lines in the image.
  • A Tim Holtz small paperclip was used to support one end of a very small tag with a sentiment.
  • A green star shaped bling hangs from her ear.
  • All the "metal" pieces of her costume were coated with Versafine ink, dusted with clear EP and heat embossed to give it shine.
If you like this image -
you can find it here
  • "Frayed Burlap" Distress Ink used to ink all the edges 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer
  • Versafine Ink Pen used for the EP.
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Sweet Stamps #235 – Masculine Card
    Crafting from the Heart #73 – ATG Always
    Fab & Funky #270 – Things with Wings
    Through the Craft Room Door – ATG Always
    Crafty Sentiments – ATG
    Papertake Weekly – Use a Die Cut [Sentiment tag is a die cut]
    Tuesday Throwdown #258 – Texture
    Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #215 – Layer it on Me TOP THREE
    Inspiration Destination #47 – ATG
    Quirky Crafts #17 - 2015 – Embossing [all the metal pieces have been heat embossed with clear EP to make it shiny]
    Lacy Sunshine #65 – Weird & Whimsical
    Sugar and Betty's Challenge – Aug ATG WINNER

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. What a wonderful prize good choice.
      This is a fabulous card love the image you used and fabulous colouring . wonderful card design Ginny x

    2. Wow Ginny I love your new watermark and I'm a teensy bit jealous too :) I love Steampunk and Sarah has captured a your likeness beautifully - it's just fab!
      Love your card too, what a gorgeous image and your colouring has bought it to life beautifully. This is definitely going on my Pinterest board if that's ok?

    3. Ginny this blew me away from the first time I saw it - really special. I love it. Your new watermark is ace too. Annie xxx

    4. Love it, love it, love it!!! Wonderful card and watermark!!! I love all the details you put into your card. The clothing flows and flounces beautifully. He cheeks are so soft and blended so well along with her eyelids, forehead and ears. Love the blue metal pieces. This is one of my favorite images that you've colored.

    5. Saw this on Pintrest and it's just glorious hunnie.
      Amazing colouring as always and I just love the simple design, sets her off perfectly xxx
      Awesome prize too x
      hugs xxx

    6. Beautiful! Great coloring, layers and colors too!

      Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

      Hugs, Alica :)

    7. I left a comment and then it went . . . blip and disappeared. Hope this doesn't duplicate. Anyway, just wanted to say this is a GORGEOUS card, Ginny. Truly this illustrates our mutual philosophy that a nicely colored (and in your case here sublimely colored) image and well chosen papers don't need much embellishment. Now if you'd loaded this beauty up with 'stuff' she wouldn't stand out nearly as much. And I like your steampunk image, it suits you well.

    8. Fabulous card, beautiful colouring.

    9. Very lovely card with great image.Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. DT Myriam

    10. Fantastic this image and the card.
      Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
      Good luck and I hope we see you again.
      xxx Michelle (DT)

    11. Ginny, this is a beautiful card - everything works well together - must be your special gift. Thank you for joining us this week in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.


    12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge on Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

      DT Lacy Sunshine

    13. Ginny, that image is SO cool! Love the colours you've chosen, her hair is the bomb! Fab card design too. Lovely project, thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls for our 'Things with Wings' challenge. I LOVE what you did for the challenge. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT


    Thank you so much for your comments!