Sunday 13 May 2012

Steamin' things up a bit with Encrusted Steampunk Jewels...

Re-edited: My card is the winner of Divas by Design challenge #34 - yaaaay!!! And I'm also one of the top picks at the Craft Room Embossing Challenge - yaaay!!!!

I've got to say - when I first saw Kenny K's digi stamps, I thought - hmm, quite quirky but interesting.

However when I saw their Steampunk Burlesque collection I immediately thought they were HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!

As it's my bro's birthday coming up, I wanted to make a card that was going to leave him speechless and with his jaw wide open lol ;-). I am sure he's definitely not expecting this!!!!

I opted for the pre-coloured version of the feisty Scarlett West babe. To give the card a 'vintage urban' edge I added a handful of clocks, cogs & gears (stamped or die cut) and lots of distress inking through masks.

But what I enjoyed the most was going wild with a new technique I absolutely fell in love with! Fran from Stampendous was recently demoing the Encrusted Jewel technique on thwe UK's Create & Craft TV

I must confess, I watched it glued to the telly, with my heart beating really fast as I knew, I just KNEW, I finally saw something I have been waiting for all my crafty life! A perfect combination of sparkle, embossing and texture - all in one!!! What's the secret? Well, you're going to have to find out from the Inventor herself - click here to watch Fran's tutorial.

My encrusted jewels are a generous handful of real cogs and gears (a recent present from my lovely hubby) mixed with gold and copper sequins. All was set in a blend of vintage gold embossing enamel and copper, glitter black and sea foam white embossing powders.

I had so much fun making this card and I actually feel quite sad having to part with it now... oh well - I hope the recipient is going to love it as much as I do :-))).

That's all for now Friends. I will catch up on visiting soon as I am still battling with my nasty cold.

If you haven't done so already, make sure to enter my 2nd Blogaversary candy - the candy will expire in less than a week so you'd better hurry! And if you have a really sweet tooth, check out my new Blog Candy Cauldron linky for some more fabulous giveaways! 

Big hugs

Challenges for this card:
The Artistic Stamper May - Spots and Strips
The Stamp Man challenge - Favourite technique
Papercraft Star #96 - Use a stamp
Craft Room Challenge - Emboss it
Allsorts Challenge Blog #154 - Card for a man or a boy
Craft Your Days Away #45 - All creatures great and small
Ooh La La Creations #104 - Make It Manly
Divas by Design #34 - One for the Boys
Crafty Cardmakers #67 - For the boys


Netty said...

wow Asia your card is totally stunning with some really fab textures.......oooh am so loving it. Hope you feel better soon, x

Ev (ZielonaKrówka) said...

Świetna kartka!
Obejrzałam filmik - oooh i embossing daje możliwości :)
Detale genialne.

Debi said...

very cool Asia, I'm sure your brother is going to love this card, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Ros said...

OMG This is just an incredible card ... You do this type of card so very well and I love your new technique ... you have it off to perfection ... Your brother will certainly drop his jaw with this! Many thanks for sharing your amazing talent here at Papercraft Star

Meggymay said...

Wow, awesome card. Love the textures, layers, images, I'll stop before the list gets longer. Its a masterpiece of Steampunk art.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Joanna, what a stunner, so packed full of wonderful goodies and techniques. Your brother is gonna love, love, love this card.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Joanna. I am sure your brother will adore it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is fabulous hun, I LOVE the colours and the image is fab, your attention to detail is wonderful, such a beautiful card
Lindsay xx

Pat said...

What a stunning card Joanna, I'm sure your brother will absolutely love it definitely "jaw dropping". Thanks for sharing it with us at OLLCB this week.

Pat xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my it's stunning! Am sure your brother will drop his jaw in awe! Zo xx

Janny Jager said...

Wowwwwwwwwww Joanna this is a realy beautiful card
Love the details and the colors.

Greeting Janny

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh girly, Your card here is amazing. Everything about it just makes me smile. LOVE the image and all that yummy layering..


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Joanna, there's something different to see each time I look at it ! Your bother is definitely going to be 'wowed' ! Sue C x

May said...

Gorgeous .... Your brother I'm sure will love it!! Fabulous image and design Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Carol Q said...

ooh Joanna, what a fabulous card with all those embellishments. your brother will love it. I haven't seen the encrusted jewel technique - definitely need to check that out!

Feebsy said...

Wow what a stunner I love the layers of texture you've created. I'm definately going to take a look at this new technique you've used it looks fabulous. I think your brother will love his card.

Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the new technique, adds great texture. Lovely layout too and so much interest. Love it. Tracy x

Berit Synnøve said...

Wowwww, this is stunning !
So many gorgeous details.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Joanna, your brother will be speechless for sure and love it! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Use a stamp" challenge.

brenda said...

Your card is really great, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and hope you will join us again.

B x

Zoechaos said...

Yep this should get your Bro's jaw to drop, or even hit the floor LOL. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

lisa said...

Oh wow, this is a stunner!!!! I think you can rest assured that your Brother is going to adore his card, it's amazing. i love the way you've combined that brilliant image with all the steampunk and Frantage, it works so well. I bet you had loads of fun creating it.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Stmapman.
hugs Lisax

April said...

Wow! great card! I think I'd struggle to part with that one :o) I'm sure the recipient will love it and appreciate all the attention to detail! x

Cheryl said...

Oh wow - this is SO FABULOUS! I love the colors, dimension & detail. Beautiful work!


mapowska said...

Wow! This card made me speechless...! Wonderful :D

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Wspaniała kartka. Niesamowita jestes :) Chętnie obejrzę tutorial. Tyle szczegółów i całość świetna.

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

ps. fantastyczny tutorial :)

Alexandra said...

wow...Asiu - tak kartka jest przewspaniała :) A te detale....och chciałabym tak umieć :)

craftytrog said...

This is a fantastic card, so inspiring Asia! your brother will definitely be knocked out by it! Thanks for the link to that fab technique, & thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge
Alison xox

lainey said...

sassy Joanna!!! love it. lainey x

Terry said...

Oh yes, this is one hot card! I have to go check out the link!

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Your brother is sure to love it!

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