I already had some great papers in mind when I picked the image - Tim Holtz's 'Destinations' paper stack that I bought earlier this year. The papers are double sided, with travel images on one side, and gorgeous textures on the other. I didn't know exactly what I was going to do for my project until this weekend though, when I visited my friends at Country View Crafts and spotted these fab cog Nestabilities dies in the warehouse. I also decided I 'needed' these embossing folders for the project - I used the cog folder in that set to emboss the medium cog after cutting it from grey Coordinations card. It's a shame I didn't spot this 3D embossing folder though, as I would have 'needed' that too :-) Here's what I came up with. It's quite different to my normal style, so I'd love any feedback.
The cogs, card blank and sentiment peel-off are all coloured using an espresso paint dabber. I used paint rather than ink and peel-off markers to get a more textured finish. The car is coloured using Promarkers, and I've used two colours of blue (powder blue and pastel blue) plus quite a bit of grey, so the car looks more old and used.
I'd like to claim that this project is my first foray into steampunk, but I must confess that I only have a vague idea of what counts as steampunk. It's got cogs though, so maybe that's enough. Or maybe that's like Yankee Doodle Dandy sticking a feather in his hat and thinking he'd managed to pull off 'macaroni' style! What do you think?
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
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