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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Steampunk Valentine

Hi everyone, big hugs to all my followers new and old and a big thank you for all the lovely comments you've been leaving for me recently, I really love to read them and totally appreciate every one of them :)

Unusually for me today I'm not here as part of any challenge or DT....well I suppose it's kind of as GDT for Saturated Canary, but this post was not required, or for anything special other than that I totally fell in LOVE with this image when I saw it, and couldn't wait to make something with it!

Well of course I had to wait a bit, because you know work full time with quite a long journey to and from work, and then there are DT commitments etc, not to mention chores and squeezing in family and a social life lol!  I did manage to get it coloured up last week and shared it in the Saturated Canary Facebook Group, but I've been itching to make something with it since then.

Now I have a thing for Steampunk, though I don't often get to indulge, but this was really pretty too, so I didn't want to go too far down the dark and utilitarian Steampunk path, so I decided to make a Steampunk Valentine card.

I love the way this turned out.

The colouring is done with Distress Ink markers.

Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Outfit: Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen.

The beautiful papers are Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics, they're edged with DI and hand stitched.

I used the Steampunk Clock and Heart Cogs from La-La Land  Crafts and some other cogs cut with a Cheery Lynn die set. They've been edged with Vintage Photo DI. I added a little lace and seam binding and a brass coloured key. The little screws are brads and are by Tim Holtz.

Finally I decorated the inside with complementary paper and some steampunk vehicle stamps.

There you go....not a flower in sight!....well only on the patterned paper.
Sadly this stamp is not yet available, it's going to be used for a project kit over at Kit and Clowder, so I was very lucky to get to play with it early :)

Items used

That's all from me, but I'll be back on Friday with more to share, see you then! :) xx


  1. Oh wow! no wonder you couldn't wait to use her, she's gorgeous and you know how much I love steampunk too. Love your cogs and screw brads, a fabulous design/layout.

  2. Oh my gosh, Linda! I know I say this about all your cards, but I really do love this one, too! I also have a bit of a thing for steampunk (although you can't really tell by the things I make!). That stamp is gorgeous! Love how this card is totally girly even with all the gears. Fabulous!

  3. That is absolutely the most gorgeous steampunk creation I've ever seen! LOVE it!!

  4. Stunning card Linda love the image fabulous colour's and all of the detail
    Dianne xx :)

  5. I'm not a steampunk person but this card is really nice Linda! Mary x

  6. WOW Linda, this is realy beautiful, those steampunk i love it. WOW WOW.
    Hugs Astrid

  7. Yes, indeed it is nice to stamp without a comittment. So glad you did and shared this beautiful card. Your colouring rocks my world. Love the steam punk look too.

  8. superb!!! the colours are amazing, loooove the hair colouring...! and the, lovely pink stitching...your cards are always a journey into the wonderful (there's so much to look at...) and you so say you work full time, gosh, i wonder how you can find the time to make so many beautifully elaborate cards! do you craft at night ??
    big hugs

  9. Oh wow I totally love this!! The image is beautiful and so wonderfully coloured! Love the steam punk effect and beautiful dies!
    Gina xx

  10. This one is now my Favorite Linda Card it ticks all the boxes and many more! AMAZING Coloring, Awesome Image it is a definite must have, just the right amount of Embellies and Steampunk without being Dark. Enjoy your Weekend!

  11. Truly amazing! Not much to say here... Just WOW!



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Linda xx