Slightly Steampunk

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hi everyone!

It's been tough going for the past week or so, with the heat!  I don't know how people who live in hot countries cope every year!!  Thank God the last couple of nights have been a teensy bit cooler and I've been able to sleep a bit.  That's 2 years in a row that we've actually had a bit of a summer, even if they were only short ones! lol!

We have a new challenge up today on Seems A Little Sketchy and we have a fab sponsor in Teri at Delicious Doodles!
Teri is offering 4 digi's as a prize to our lucky winner!

The sketch for you for this fortnight is...

A nice simple one for you, but it's amazing what some people can do with just a few elements!

Here's what I did..

The fab image 'Steampunk Mermaid' was provided by our sponsor Delicious Doodles and I coloured her with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E49,39,R39,YR24,23. Tail etc.;E37,35,33,29,27,25,23,09,08,07,04. Rock;BV04,W5. Eyes;YG23. Sky;BV0000,RV10,blender. Sea;YR02,RV11
I wasn't entirely happy with my colouring on this one but considering it is the first thing I've coloured in well over 3 months I suppose I can tolerate it!

I used my new wavy die from volume one of the Doohickey Club Magazine to cut waves out of a sheet of copper - a proper metal copper sheet!  I've had this for years but was afraid to use it.  I added some different metal eyelets along the edge and in the corner with my crop-a-dile.  I cut out 3 little strips of the copper and ran it through my paper crimper which worked a treat on it as it is so thin!

For the inside, I used the waste from cutting the wave for the front and I also cut a Memory Box Majestic Anchor from the copper sheet, attaching it with glossy accents and an eyelet.
The sentiment is by Whimsy Stamps from the Film Strip Sentiments set.

I do hope you can join us at some point in the next two weeks over at Seems A Little Sketchy, go check out what the rest of the DT have done for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

A Step In The Dark; Anything goes/Use some metal
Bearly Mine Challenges; Lets go digital
Delicious Doodles Challenges; Anything goes with DD image
Eureka Stamps; Swimming
Left Of Centre Challenges; Black & White plus one - Copper
QKR Stampede; Swimming
The Sisterhood Of Crafters; Die Cuts

Thanks for looking!


Sherri said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing & I adore the way you used copper for the die cuts! Great idea & so creative. thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

Carolyn Cochran said...

Sheena I love what you did with your image and all the coppery accents!!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a beautifully done card. Very nice! Thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

Pulsatilla said...

WOW- your card is very beautiful!!! You coloring fantastic!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

maureenjscott said...

Oh this is fabulous Sheena! I love your colouring of the mermaid and a great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing at A Step in the Dark! mo xxx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Simply amazing coloring and fabulous design Sheena! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring stunning. Love how you have used a copper sheet for the waves. Stunning..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Sheena, what a wonderful creation! Beautiful coloring...amazing job.

Teresa said...

Beautiful image! Thanks for sharing at Left of Centre this week, good luck and hope to see you again x

karalschuknecht said...

This is a gorgeous card, such beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us this week for our Swimming challenge.
Karal DT for QKR Stampede

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Stunning creation. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's Die/Punch challenge.

Lisa B said...

Oh my word, your coloring is outstanding on this. Great use of the dies.

Thanks for playing along with our Dies & Punches challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

coops said...

so stunning sheena.i love your colours and the image is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Kay Mowat said...

awesome project Sheena thanks for joining in at Left of Centre Challenges