Wednesday 5 March 2014

What big eyes you have…

It’s challenge time over at Simply Steampunk Challenges and our theme this month is “make your own background”.  For my project I’ve used the gorgeous new Little Red from the Steampunk Fairy Tales and Myths collection at Simply B Stamps.

Now I’ve take the challenge and made my own background paper as well as my own background scene for Little Red.  The piece inside my tent card has been made using a stencil and embossing paste and embossing enamels.  I’ve also added a piece of clear plastic, cut from some packaging, to the circle window onto which I’ve adhered my wolf.  I used the same background piece for the bookmark on the front.

Yep, that’s a bookmark.

Here’s what the card looks like without the bookmark.

This time I made my own background for the image, taking the words to the Grimms’ fairy tale and printing them behind the outlined print of Little Red.  The current challenge over at Digi Haven is to make a bookmark so I’m entering this over there.

To make up my card I actually followed the current sketch at Sketch n’ Dies.  I did flip the sketch so the vertical element and banner were on the left and rather than a straight background I’ve added in the circle to enable me to do my tent card.

Left of Center has a die cuts challenge on at the moment, I’ve used not only my Nestie circles on this but also a Papertrey Ink banner die for the bookmark as well as cutting my wolf using my Cameo.  With my transparent piece supporting my wolf I’m also linking this over SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenge.  With my digi image used twice I am also entering this in the current challenge at Through the Purple Haze.

Now won’t you come join our challenge too?  All you need do is go crazy with a sheet of blank paper to make your own background.  Sure, you can add a designer paper like I did but just one (yep, that’s all the one and same one) but we want to see your very own designer paper using stamps, stencils, mists, chalks, inks, you name it, just keep it Steampunk.

Skin E50, E51, E53 (cheeks E02)
Eyes E27
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit N0, N1, R24, R29, R46, R59, R89, T4, T6, T8, 100, 0
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Ochre, Chunky White & Shabby White
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Grand Circles
BoBunny Jewels ~ Glaze
Eyelet Outlet Brad ~ Pocket Watch
Mulberry Roses from stash
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Game Spinners
We R Memory Keepers Eyelets ~ Cool Metal
Inks & Paints etc
Colorbox Ink ~ Frost White & Pewter
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio ~ Tweedle Dee Denim
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbust ~ Black Orchid Satin
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot & Weathered Wood
Blue Cardstock from stash
Ribbons & Trims etc
Jute Cord from stash
Krafty Savers Satin Ribbon ~ Lavender

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. A very clever make and I love the colour scheme you used!
    Thank you for joining us at SASPC!

    Claudia x

  2. OMG woman, you never cease to amaze me! Stunning and clever.

  3. Fabulous bookmark and overall creation. Thanks for joining at Digi Haven: Bookmark

  4. Wow! Love your background and card and your bookmark is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

  5. Oh EM! this is fabulous! Really miss you guys and your wonderful work. I need to get out more and visit. xxD

  6. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  7. This is fabulous, Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck and hope to see you again
    Kevin xx

  8. The depth that the clear plastic with the wolf creates is amazing! A wonderfully creative project indeed! Thank you for joining SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

  9. This is brilliant, i love all the techniques you have used.
    Thank you got joining in our challenge “Through the Purple Haze” good luck x

  10. Emily you always managed to amaze and inspire me with your work thankyou this piece is truly amazing xx

  11. Love the background on the bookmark. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven and sharing it.

  12. What an amazing project Emily!! So much work and imagination that has gone into this creation. It is stunning! I love it! Thank you so much for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Left of Center this fortnight. Be sure to join us for an additional 'Anything Goes' challenge open till 31st March to celebrate our first anniversary! Lots of prizes to be won! Link up here -
    Thanks! mo dt coordinator xxx

  13. Beautiful card, Your bookmark is gorgeous ! Thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenge

  14. you've made a real beauty I like the twist you gave on the sketch thanks for joining us at sketch 'n dies hope to see you next time

    hugs Tonnie DT

  15. Wow this is an awesome take on our sketch this challenge on Sketch N Dies. You took this in a wonderful direction that just thrills me. Thanks for playing this time with Sketch N Dies

  16. Totally love the bookmark! What a great way to use our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N' Dies. I hope you get to join us for our new challenge.

  17. Wonderful work!!! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N' Dies. Hugs Agnieszka

  18. Absolutely spectacular! You have some real talent here. :)


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