Monday, 11 August 2014

...his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves

There’s an awesome new challenge over at Simply Steampunk Challenges with the theme of “Rip n Tear make it look beat up” and I’ve used the fantastic Dracula Summoned on my card.

The image is one of the amazing drawings of Abigail Larson you can get as a digi exclusively from Simply B Stamps and just fab to practice your pleats and folds on!  I had to do those curtains in dramatic red to symbolise the blood and the love of Dracula because, despite the gore, there is a love story in the legend.

To make up my card I’ve followed the current sketch over at Kraftyhands and I’ve literally torn all the bits of paper.  The only time I got my cutter out was on the base of the card.  The sketch was great for a vintage and shabby look like I wanted for this gorgeous Gothic image.

I love to layer things up and the sketch allowed me to do just that, I even layered up my trims, I used lace for the scalloped element but added in some crochet trim hearts for added interest instead of the plain strip.  With all my layers I’m entering this in the current challenge over at The Crafter’s Café.

To fit with the love theme I made a stick pin with some beads I had in my stash including a lovely red velvet heart so I’m also entering this in 4 Crafty Chicks’ current pin challenge.  I added in some Steampunk metal elements with the wings a double motif, for Dracula himself and also for an angel, for it was the fact his beloved was locked out of heaven that drove the Count to become the vampire, hence I used two sets of the wings.  That and I just love the Prima Junkyard Findings!  The Tim Holtz Muse Token was perfect too, with its sentiment of ‘Forevermore’.

Sure hope you’ll come join in the fun over at the Simply Steampunk Challenges’ blog, all you need is a Steampunk image and to follow the theme by tearing or ripping up your paper.  You’ll find loads more inspiration from the talented DT gals of ‘Team B’, who are all sharing their creations this month, on the blog too.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (cheeks E02)
Eyes E35
Lips R24
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress B12, B21, B23, B37, B39
Curtains R24, R29, R46, R59, R89
Lamp Y11, Y15, Y17, Y23, Y26, 28
Table E30, E35
Wall W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Bat T4, T6, T8, 100
Bugs E70, E71, E74
Beads & Metal Findings from stash
Metal Heart Charm from stash
Stick Pin from stash
Prima Flowers ~ Parchment Petals Scroll
Prima Junkyard Findings ~ Tiny Clock Parts & Steampunk Air
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Muse Token
Inks & Paints etc
Pan Pastels ~ Black, Neutral Greys & Titanium White
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Walnut Stain
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Maja Design CreaDiem ~ If You Want to be Loved
Ribbons & Trims etc

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Completely gorgeous card...from the coloring to the embellishments to the papers used, it is all beautifully done.

  2. Great take on sketch . Super colouring and lots of texture .
    Thanks for sharing on Kraftyhands Challenge Blog

  3. Wow what a cool image and the flower is pretty. Love the pin, thanks for playing our challenge.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

  4. Fantastic card, different ideas.Thanks for playing along with us at Kraftyhands.
    Crafty Wishes Laura Kraftyhands Design Team.


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