Oct 8, 2016

Dark and Moody and Steampunk with PaperArtsy


Happy Saturday to you!  My wee one is taking his green belt testing today - how fun!  I have another dark and moody card to share with you.  The PaperArtsy topic for these two weeks is Die Cuts. To further build up my collage, I added a gear die (mailed to me from my lovely friend Anne (Redanne) - thank you!)  I used Cloisonne embossing powder over the gear and rather loved the result!  I added in some stamped clock faces and this amazing PaperArtsy image by Lynne Perrella.  The flowers were made with the Tattered Florals die using crinoline and colored with inks.  They are simply layered and secured with a brad.  The material crinkles well and holds its shape.  Super easy and lots of inky fun!


 You can find the tutorial of how I made this background over at Stamps & Stencils HERE.  


I'm sharing with:
Scrappy Land: Anything Goes (gear, clock & honeycomb all by Sizzix)

28 comments:

rachel said...

This is beautiful autumn and i love the cogs ...the colour palette is awesome. Fabulous work! Hope your little one does well. Hugs rachel x

Maxine D said...

Wonderful Autumn - so different being monochrome, and yet definitely moody. Thanks for showing the crinoline - I have some but have never really used it - you have inspired me!
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

Your creation is a real beauty and such dramatic colours and design.

B x

Redanne said...

The grungy background is the perfect setting for that fabulous LP image and your crinoline flowers are superb. Love the muted colour tones - so very steampunk-ish! Hugs, Anne xx

Susan said...

Great color palette! That emb. Powder is perfect on the gear.

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! Dark and moody definitely has visited this card! But the strength of metals shine through, and hint of the hidden inner strength and hope at core shows in the face! Gorgeous colors, Autumn! Hugs, de

Helen Wallace said...

You seem to be able to capture any style and make it shine. Love, love the Cloisonné enamel effect. Would you mind telling me the name of the manufacturer? Thank you.

Lynn Price said...

Hi, Autumn - I've been missing from blogland lately due to (good) things happening in my real life, but thus also missing all of your wonderful projects!! This particular one is fantastic - I am so happy to see you using Lynne Perrelli's designs!! And love your dark palette - always inspired by you, even though it will likely be some weeks at best before I can return to crafting. I look forward to viewing more of your wonderful work in the meantime! xxx Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant, love the dark moodiness of this card Autumn and with a fabulous collage of elements too, great job xxx

The Altered Paper said...

Love the dark textured layers! Gorgeous.

Helen said...

beautiful Cloisonne techique on the die cuts, perfect!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card! Love the grungy vibe and all the layers!

craftytrog said...

I love the effects and textures on this fabulous card Autumn! xx

Sue said...

Ooh I love this Autumn, fabulous moody colours xx

Lisa said...

This is amazing!! I love the grungy background and the colors!! Every detail is spectacular!! Fabulous my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mimi said...

Definitely will be trying the crinoline flowers! Your little bits here and there are inspiring!

Theresa Pace said...

this is great. fab background. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Julie Smith said...

wow, fantastic piece of art, thank you for joining in with the Chocolate baroque challenge and good luck xx

Leanne said...

Wonderful job, love the colors and the details, nice used of dies in the background too. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Leanne DT/4CC

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Fabulous !
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
Maryvonne - DT member

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your card Autumn, the fabric additions to the steampunk theme are definitely ticking my boxes. Lovely moody background, and loads of texture, gorgeous. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Judith xx

Lori Kobular said...

Love your Spooky Steampunk card! Love all the darkness! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Autumn, I love everything about your grunge card! Your muted colors are fabulous and I love all the dies you used here! What a beautiful composition and those crinoline flowers are fantastic! It's spectacular, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Анна Соловьянова said...

That's very beautiful! Thank you from VCCC

Maura Hibbitts said...

I love your dark and moody card, Autumn! Fun mix of steampunk, black flowers and wonky images! Thanks for joining us at SASPC and sharing! hugs, Maura

Anonymous said...

c'est très jolie , à bientôt Nate

Anne Waller said...

Great textured project - love it. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne x.

Claudia N. said...

Love the dark, spooky feel to your steampunk card, Autumn! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

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