Saturday, 25 January 2014

The worship which is Love, and see no more...

There’s a simply stunning new release over at Simply B Stamps of Abigail Larson images and today I have a project featuring Hades and Persephone 2.

I’ve fussy cut my image and mounted it on some grungy paper and then picked a more nature inspired designer paper for my background, although it too is a bit on the grunge side.  I’m loving FabScraps for this feel to their paper as it works beautifully with these Steampunk images.  With the decided grunge feel to this project I am entering it in the current Crafting Musketeers’ challenge.

As I am more drawn to the Victorian era style Steampunk and Abigail dresses her ladies in that style I used crochet for the line elements of the Outlawz sketch I followed to make up my Kraft album page.  And being Steampunk I had to add metal embellies but cogs and gears weren’t going to match so I’ve gone for florals instead.  While the rest of the elements are quite cool toned I think the contrast to the warm copper tones on the chippie works well.

I think this image perfectly captures the essence of the Hades and Persephone story, I imagine this scene to be when Hades first encounters Persephone and falls in love with her.  It’s that moment of suspense as two lips almost meet that resonates with love.  So I am also entering this at the current Oozak challenge.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Lips E11, R46
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, T4, T6, T8, T10, 100
Persephone’s Dress N0, N2, N4, N6, N8
Hades’ Outfit & Wolf BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, 0
Ground Y32, Y26, YR31
Rocks W00, W1, W3, W5, 0
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel – Aged Ochre
Chipboard Frame from stash
Close to my Heart Filigree Charm Brad & Pewter Badge Buttons
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings – Foliage
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Vintage Photo
FabScraps – Heritage Script 3 & Timeless Travel
Kaisercraft Cardstock – Black
Ribbons & Trims etc
BoBunny Lace – Natural Earth

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a fantastic album page and your coloring is gorgeous!

  2. I love your card, especially all the embellies . And the "cool" look of your card.

  3. Love this, thanks for joining us at Crafting Musketeers xx Jan

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

  5. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Crafting Musketeers 'grunge' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  6. Gorgeous project Emily I love these soft colors and the embellie are gorgeous

  7. Simply Wow ! Your style is so different from mine and I love seeing the creativity you have !!

  8. this is soo AWESOME....


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