Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Steampunk Jessica

Hi peeps, hope you are having a good day :)

How exciting is this, I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD) and here is the card I have created.  The image I worked with is Steampunk Jessica from Little Blue Button.  Now this was challenging for me as I am hopeless at cute but I had lots of fun and that is the main thing.

To begin with I designed some Steampunk pipes and valves, backing paper and text which I cut with my die cutter.
 The backing paper was then mounted on green paper and layered onto my card.  The pipes were airbrushed with several layers using my Promarkers and a gold pen used to add the finishing touches.  I then added my text which was cut with vinyl and then added bead braid around the edges.
Next job was to colour the image and place her in the frame I had also made which had a lace backing but I didn't like this one bit so a quick change in direction.  Instead I made some tiny roses using yellow vellum and added one to a couple of bronze wing charms and pearl spay.
 Next I designed a tag and added a sentiment and then finished off with a bow and another vellum rose..  The tag slides into a wee pocket embellished with another two wing charms and a opal brad.
 More of the design papers were printed for the inside of the card.
 And there we have it, my Steampunk pips card to match Steampunk Jessica in all her glory.

  • Image - Steampunk Jessica from Little Blue Button
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers and Faber Castell Polychromos 
  • Dies - steampipes by me, XCut tags and Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms 6
  • From my stash - charms, pearls, vinyl, ribbon, brad and bead trim
I am entering this creation in the following challenges:-


  1. Thanks for playing with us at 2 Cute Ink Challenges and good luck!
    Monica - DT

  2. Wow what a cool idea with the steampunk theme! I love your image and colouring :) your co dt member ttcrd - Kamila

  3. Great design and fab coloring! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  4. Hi Mimi, I love your take on the "water" theme of our challenge to use the pipes - great creativity!! Thanks so much for showing us your card. Beautiful work. I hope you will come back next challenge at 2 Cute Ink and join us again! Good luck with all the challenges you have entered!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  5. Hi Mimi... Just stopping by to say Thank you so much for being our Guest this week at Through The Craft Room Door .
    (Hugs) Cara
    TTCRD Owner
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. Lovely colouring. TFS and joining at Jo's this week for Funday Friday

  7. Gorgeous!!! Congrats on your Guest designer spot...This is really outstanding inside and out! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion.

  8. Really cool card! Lovely coloring and awesome colors! Thanks for joining us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  9. WOW! So Much detail and effort has gone into this. Its fabulous. We are holding a Guest Designer Call over at Unicorn Challenge. If you are interested, please come on over and link up. Lisa

  10. Super card - fabulous detailing.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  11. What a gorgeous card and super design.Wonderful colouring too.Totally divine.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. Wow this really is a fabulous creation - I'm loving that image and the wonderful wings charms!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at In The Pink - we look forward to seeing you here again soon..

    Christine x


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi