Monday 1 October 2012

Hello Steampunk baby

Did you know you only have a few days left to join the Fashionable Stamping Challenge? The current theme is 'Alter Something' and I must say, my DT Sisters have really excelled themselves so you must, must, must have a look at their outstanding projects!

I've recently been asked to make a super lush baby boy card. And I thought to myself...oh boy! Some time ago I decided that I don't do 'cute' so how do I tackle this...???

I decided on a completely different approach ;)). For my project I used a Cling Clock Works stamp from Stampendous - a stamp I would normal associate with a Steampunk project. But with a few lovely embellishments and a touch of sparkle the card got a much softer feel to it ;).

I started off with altering an old chocolate box, first painted with Vintage Lace Fresco paint, then covered in patterned papers. Then I stamped the Clock Works stamp on velum and heat embossed it with white and aqua embossing powders. Then I cut it to size an adhered to the inside of the box.

The card is an easel card that is A4 size long... As I can't live without a little Fran-tage here and there I added some Fran-tage here and there... with Stampendous shabby white and shabby blue embossing enamelsThese fabulous die cut elements are Marianne Designs - cuuuuute!!!!!! 

Unfortunately the set didn't really fit in my light tent lol and since I had to part with the set the following morning I didn't get a chance to take better pictures. But I hope you get an idea ;).

So what do you think? What images have you used in your art in an unusual way that you wouldn't normally do for the occasion?

Thank you for popping in and your sweet comments!

Ps. In case you've missed my last post, I've just finished reading a great novel (with a crafty element to it) that is now looking for a new home. Hop over to here and let me know if you'd like me to put your name in the hat!

Big hugs

Challenges for this project:

Vintage Stamping Challenges #1 - Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - Stamp Something
Amusing Challenges - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paints - Anything goes
Pile It On #40 - For a Child


Stampendous said...

This is just gorgeous, Asia!! Love the whole Shabby Chic/meets Steampunk/meets wee one feel! Just darling! Terrific project! (pinning/tweeting/etc now!)

Alojka said...

świetna, piękna kolorystyka

Ink Art Designs said...

Wow, I would never have thought of cogs and wheels for a baby card, but how so appropriate for a baby boy when softened up! So very beautiful Joanna. Thanks too for the links...that just saves soooo much
I think they will just loooove this when they get it!
Dot x

Shirl said...

How delicate and delicious is this Joanna just perfect for the little one. An amazing keepsake which I think the parents will treasure forever.

Thanks sweetie for all your lovely comments and a huge thank you for entering our challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Unknown said...

Love everything about this my friend. So very creative. I just love all the wonderful layers.


Brenda Brown said...

Super duper my friend, such a creative and beautiful card. I love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

lainey said...

this is just lovely Joanna and so different :) lainey x

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely stunning ... Love all the little details you put onto this ...

Dorrie said...

This is lovely, you are a clever girl, I hope you had a good trip.

Carol Q said...

Just divine Joanna and I would never associate it with steampunk.

Jenny Marples said...

Such a clever idea for a baby card. So much nicer than the boring cutesy ones you get (whispers) in the shops! Hugs, Buttons x

Terry said...

Joanna, this is a great way to welcome a new baby! I just love this design, which is really so clever! Hugs!

brenda said...

A super fusion of colours and elements Joanna.

Thanks so much for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenge this month.

B x

AgnieszkaBe said...

Wow pomysł rewelacyjny a wykonanie jeszcze lepsze!!!!!

Words and Pictures said...

Scrummy altered packaging - and I love the steampunk cogs in amongst the baby blues and cute embellishments - brilliant card!
Alison x

Janny Jager said...

A greta card for a baby Joanna.
I love the steampunk items on it very much.

Greetings Janny

cheryl said...

oh wow this is just amazing so so beautiful and the detail is fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxx

Unknown said...

Wow, this is fabulous and just in the nick of time. My friend just had a baby boy and what an inspiration this card is Asia. Love the colors, the calendar, memo clip by T!m, flowers, well everything lol. Hugs

Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the colors and layout on this!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint challenge this week!
Cheryl W

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card and box Joanna, I've sure the recipient will love it ! Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenge. Sue C x

Maria said...

Wow, this is stunning! A beautiful card for a boy :-), I love all you have incorporated into this.

Maria xxxxx

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Amazing card! I love all the little details you added to this special piece. Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

Chris said...

Beautiful work - my favorite part is that hello mini banner. wow! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges and I hope you'll check out the winners - and get your free Fight Like a Girl stamp set for Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Super projekt :)
Nowa szta bloga jest bardzo ladna :) Musze sie tylko torche przyzwyczaic gdzie kilkac aby zobaczyc kolejny post ;)
Milego dnia :)

Jeannette said...

This is georgus,Asia!The beautiful card with all wonderful detilas is absoltuly stunning.

Hugs Jeannette

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, just a wonderful easel card. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at VSC.

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