Tuesday, 25 March 2014

…it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end

Today I have an older Simply B Stamp’s image to share, the stunning Bella the Vampire, from the Steampunk Halloween collection.

I love Bella’s floaty dress and it just wanted to be coloured in platinum shades and then when I saw the current challenge at 7 Dots Studio was ‘fly away’ I just knew I had to add wings to her.  So in the end, she hasn’t turned out all that vampirish but rather angelic.

I’ve had the Prima candelabra for ever in my stash and I thought it suited the image beautifully.  It also helped cover the join in my designer paper, I only have 6x6 sheets of 7 Dots Studio paper as I usually do cards that size.  This piece is goiung in my box of Kraft album pieces so is 4.75x7.75, I could have lined up the join with the lace but that would have meant using another piece of the paper and I really wanted to save it for future projects.  And being a Steampunk piece I had to add some metal bling suitably Steampunk, even angels need to get their bearings I imagine so a compass coin was called for as were a gear and faucet wheel, again helpfully hiding my join.

Now I did start with the sketch from Sketch n’ Dies but not sure you can really tell with all my embellies.  I’d originally thought to just add Bella instead of the flower element but the join in my paper and the need to make her an angel complete with wings added way more elements.  But for what it’s worth, the sketch was the starting inspiration and I do have die cuts as well, although I did resize the sketch to fit my finished project too.  Which is the nice thing about sketches you can resize them and they still work really well.

With my angel wings I am also entering this over at the current challenge at Creative Knockouts.  I do love those wings, I took plain chippie ones and added platinum ink and clear embossing powder to give them a metallic finish.  I used the same technique on the chippie frame with the image name.

I joined the Kit and Clowder group pretty much when Alyce started it, I have admired her colouring for ages.  Her challenges started last month, I didn’t enter but I am feeling brave this month so am linking up my project there where the theme is also wings.

I’m a regular at the Outlawz Sketch challenge but tend to forget about their other ones.  The current theme at the Paper A La Mode challenge is to use something starting with the first letter of your first name.  My project features plenty of embellies but also some Enamel Accents so think I’ve got the “E’s” covered so am also entering this over there.

I really love how this turned out and hopefully I have inspired you to create a Steampunk project.  We’d sure love to see you over at Simply Steampunk Challenges, a new challenge starts the 5th of every month and there’s plenty of inspiration from the awesome DT going up all the time on the blog.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes Y28
Lips R46, R59
Hair T4, T6, T8, 100
Dress W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
Chalks & Powders etc
Pebbles Chalk ~ Metallic Cream
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Opulent Ovals
Prima Junkyard Findings ~ Faucet Wheels
Prima Shabby Chic Metal Treasure ~ Candelabra
Inks & Paints etc
Colorbox  Ink ~ Platinum
Inkssentials Enamel Accents ~ White
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Black Soot & Old Paper
Graphic 45 Cardstock ~ Kraft
Kaisercraft Cardstock ~ Liquorice
Ribbons & Trims etc
Lace from stash
Papermania Ribbon ~ Lincoln Linen

Outlawz Paper A La Mode ~ Use something on your card that starts with the same letter as your first name

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am stunned at how beautifully you colored her dress. Great card , great embellies and great image.

  2. Emily, this is amazing! The coloring in her dress is to die constantly inspire me, thank you.

  3. This card is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Sketch 'N' Dies!

  4. Fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sketch 'N' Dies.
    Hugs Gaby

  5. Stunning creation!! I love the way you have used Nature Walk paper for creating a "dark climate" :) Thank you for joining us at 7 Dots Studio this month.

  6. Beautiful card, love colour combo and fantastic angel. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N' Dies. I hope you get to join us again in the near future. Agnieszka

  7. Awesome card, beautiful details and colors! Thanks for joining in Scrapping4FunChallenges!

  8. Gorgeous creation! Everything flows together so well! Thank you for joining to the 7 Dots Studio challenge!

  9. Stunning!! And such wonderful coloring!

  10. amazing angel!! glad you joined us at the 7 Dots Studio Challenge!!

  11. Awesome it!Thanks for joining us at 7 Dots!!


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