Monday, 10 September 2012

Steampunkery Trio By Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans. I am here (again) and I am getting it right this week. I got all confused last week and blogged a week early! Anyways. I have been playing with the fab Steampunk stamps from Chocolate Baroque and for my second DT piece this month I have made an ATC trio.



I started with blank cardstock, cut to ATC size. I spritzed each one individually so I will just say how I did one, then you know that is how I did the rest too: Spritzing the ATC with water so it was nice and wet and then using Dylusions Sprays to colourize it; the colours I used were Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise and Black Marble. Once the sprays were on the ATC I lifted it up so they all dripped and blended together and then dried it off with a heat tool. The steampunky image was stamped with Jet Black Archival and I made a mask for it by stamping onto a big sticky-note pad. Overlaying this onto the base image covers it up so you can then go in and stamp over the top with the text stamp and the text will appear behind the image, meaning that you don't get text on the image in the foreground. I did this for all the ATC's.


Next I used a bottle cap and stamped out some black and white circles using Jet Black Archival and Snow Cap paint Dabber. Once these were dried, I edged each ATC with a black pen to give it a nice frame. The bottom of the text stamp has some nice bigger words, so I stamped those onto cream card and cut them out, mounting them onto 3D foam to add some dimension.



To make the ATC's sturdier, I mounted them onto more cardstock... whilst the card is a decent thickness, after all the wet and heat treatment it can go a bit wibbly, so popping it onto more card flattens and strengthens it.


Finally, I punched some holes in the ATC's and added Jump Rings to fasten them together and added a Snazzy Steampunk clock and a metal key embellishment.



That's all from me for today... if you missed my Steampunk Locomotive that I accidently blogged last Monday, please click HERE to see it... here's a peek at what it looks like :O)) Don't forget that all the stashly goodies I used on this project are available on the Snazzy website HERE. Thanks for looking... have a Snazz-tastic week! TTFN

18 comments:

Helen said...

Well done on getting the week right this time! Stunning piece of art....

Paula Whittaker said...

loving the colour blend youve got on the ATC's....fab project.

Patricia Howarth said...

I love the ATC's Hels, the colours complement beautifully. I absolutely adored the steampumk locomotive you blogged last Monday. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Aquarius said...

Brilliant colours on these ATCs and just love the steampunk stamps. Great loco too!!

rachel said...

fabulous colours Hels - you've given me more inspiration for the sunday stampers too! Hugs xx

chrissies said...

Fantastic cards with wonderful colours and images

Love Chrissie xx

Rita said...

Brilliant cards Hels. But my favourite is that Special Locomotive. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

Brill ATCs Hels, fab colours and I still so want a loco like that one :) Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, your ATCs are gorgeous, loving those Chocolate Baroque stamps too. Great colours in the backgrounds. A x

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous ATCs, the colours are fab.

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous ATC's Hels!I love the colours and the way you describe how you got their - so good for 'pupils' like me!!
Juliax

Val said...

Fan colours Hels. Love this.
Valx

Gillian .... said...

A trio of colour-licious, great to see the stamps used this way and lol at *here* again. xxx

Disco Queen said...

Love It!

Rea' said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who gets turned around... love those ATC's and the locomotive...OMG so amazing!!!

Minxy said...

I never would of thought to use these type of colours, gives the stamps a whole need look X

Karen Bearse said...

Beautiful- I like how you attached the ATCs.

craftimamma said...

Hi Hels, I've been AWOL (family duties again, lol) for a few days so I'm late with my comment but better late than never, lol! Fab trio of ATCs and those colours are so vibrant. I agree with Minxy, I would never have thought to use bright colours for steampunky type imagery but it works really well.

Hugs
Lesley Xx