Monday, 12 September 2011

Monochrome Steampunk Collage

Hello everyone on a very wild, windy and wet Monday, I think the hurricane leftovers have now reached Sussex so I don't think I'll be going far today!
Being Monday, we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. Continuing with the September theme of Steampunk, this week we would like you to create a Monochrome project which I think suits steampunk very well.
I'm definitely addicted to this type of artwork now so expect lots more over the next few weeks! The piece I made for this challenge is a favourite with my hubby who loves the airship in particular. I shall be raiding his books soon as he has quite a lot with vintage engineering diagrams.
Here's my effort:

You may need to click on the pic to see the full detail as I couldn't fit a very large photo on without cropping part of the collage.
Ingredients Used:
Airship - Creative Expressions
Buildings - Crafty Individuals
Cogs and Gears - The Artistic Stamper
Elaborate Clock - B Line Designs
Victorian Gentleman - The Graphics Fairy
Pocket Watch - Vintage Feedsacks
Inks - VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, VersaColor Umber, Sand Beige
Promarkers in brown shades

Using the Vintage Sepia ink, I stamped a row of the buildings on white card and then stamped the airship at the top left. I coloured the images with a mix of Distress inks and VersaColor inks then added detail with Promarkers. I stamped the cogs and gears at the top right corner, stamping with the Vintage Sepia ink, stamping a second time without re-inking the stamp.
I stamped the B Line Designs Time stamp with the sepia ink, coloured with inks, cut this out and fixed in the top right corner before trimming the excess.
I printed out the gentleman and pocket watch images having first altered the colours a little in Photoshop to give them a sepia tone. I coloured them with Distress inks and cut them out.
I added some detail to the sky by cutting a cloud style paper template with 2 sizes of scallop scissors  and sponged on some clouds with the Sand Beige ink.
I finished off as you see, adding a little propeller to the gentleman's hat made by stamping part of the airship and cutting it out.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making this and I'll also enjoy looking at your creations. Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the other DT samples as they're fabulous.

I'm entering my collage in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp And Show Some Steampunk (How about that for timing!)
The Stamp Man - Monchrome
Just For Fun - Timeless Vintage
Paper Play - Use 2 Or More Stamped Images

I'd also like to say hello and welcome to Julia and all the new ladies from the Fashionable Stamping Challenges who have all joined my blog.
Have a great week.
Fliss xx


Dots Dabbles said...

I love this card Fliss! that is very clever putting the propeller on the gentleman's hat. The clouds look magnificent...
Dot x

Fiona said...

Brilliant steampunk creation Fliss.

Vintage Milly said...

Wow, your steampunk cration is amazing - so much work involved there, love how you have put all the stamps together - love it!
Have a wonderful day, hugs,

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Steampunk fliss... love it I especially like the Crafty Individuals buildings stamp.... might have to get that lol.
Suzi B xx

Von said...

Lovely to have you joining us at Just for Fun Fliss with you steampunk card love it ! :)
Von xxx

ellen vargo said...

Love your card! And that building stamp is so cool - may have to get that one myself! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Ellen :)

Meadie said...

Wow! Your card is amazing - I love all the elements you have put into this, really stunning x x

Trish said...

Great card!!!!

Zoechaos said...

Great Steampunk card thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Vicky Hayes said...

Just amazing Fliss! Such a wealth of detail - I've been here admiring it for ages! Vx

Candy C said...

Wow Wow Wow, Fliss! Love your steampunk card! All of the stamped images are perfect! LOve the sepia tones as well. Really a beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

lynne said...

Definitely a WOW from me!!!
Like yourself I am in Steampunk mode at the moment lol.
Love the buildings behind this dapper chap.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Steampunk collage, it has a Wow, from me as well. Yvonne x

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Very cool scene!! I love everything about it!

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Helen said...

Really like this - works well in monochrome. Great to see you on Friday.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Fliss, this is amazing ! What a gorgeous piece, beautiful stamping and lots of fabulous techniques, love it.


Neet said...

You know most people would stamp women for the theme Vintage but why? You have given me inspiration to use men in my vintage stamping in the future and it is all thanks to your delightful steampunk card. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs,Neet
ps nice to see you on our challenge

Debbie said...

Stunning steampunk art! Love it! Great images!

jude said...

Fliss this is absolutely gorgeous.Havent been around for a while so nice to do some catch up.
Adore this good luck in the challenges
hugs judex

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great steampunk card, wonderful images.

firstnightdesign said...

Right up my street - love it to pieces!

Brenda Brown said...

Superb Fliss, just love the whole effect you have achieved.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gerri Herbst said...

This is fabulous! Just love his hat!

Mynnette said...

Wonderful card! I love the airship as well--it would be wonderful to use a card like this for my father who is in the aircraft business!!!

Aquarius said...

I love the images you have used on this

Julie M said...

Great card, Fliss - I love the steampunk look.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow this is great , I love it! Trace x

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh Fliss, how did i miss this fab steampunk piece. its absolutely brilliant
hugs June xxxx

Angela Weimer said...

A wonderful card. love the vintage Stamping. Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man Challenge and have a great week. Angela