Monday, 19 September 2011

Up Up And Away

Hello and welcome to this week's challenge at Make My Monday. We're continuing with the September theme of Steampunk chosen by Cath and this week the added extra is to use some Metal on your creation.
Although I do have a few metal embellishments, I don't have any metal sheet in my stash so I decided to improvise and here's the result:

My collage started off as a frame mount which I stamped all over in black with the Artistic Stamper cogs stamp. I then inked over the top with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and I have to admit I added a little too much of the orange - my only excuse for this is that I was shouting at the TV in annoyance at the time as I was watching the X Factor auditions!!!
I then embossed a piece of aluminium foil backed with card with the Cuttlebug clockworks folder and coloured this with Olive Green, Midnight Blue, Timber Brown and Jet Black StazOn inks.
The glamorous lady is by The Graphics Fairy and her fabulous top hat is from the Steampunk 3 Collage Set by the lovely June of Dezinaworld. I cut these out, rounded them out with a large embossing ball tool and added them with foam tape.
The gorgeous hot air balloon that you see here started off as a fabulous pencil drawing by my daughter Sarah (studying a Fashion degree) which she drew to make a bookmark and matching card for her Dad for Fathers Day. I altered the size a little to fit my collage then added colour with Distress inks, cut it out and embossed it with clear powder to add some definition.
The finishing touch is a Dymo text label.

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge as the entries for the monochrome challenge were just fabulous. For inspiration, look no further than the challenge blog as the other DT ladies have come up with some stunning creations!

I'm entering my collage in the following challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Song or Film Title Inspired (Up Up and Away)
Gingerloft - Vintage or Distressed
Quirky Crafts - Anything But A Card
Scrappy Frogs - Vintage
Linking to The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday too.

I'll be back on Wednesday with a tutorial for Make My Monday for the current theme of metal.
See you then!
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great piece Fliss. Love the drawing your daughter made, it's really good. You seem to be a talented family! Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

Jacqueline said...

great steampunk card - Fliss, love the bright colours - Jacqueline xx

Ephemera said...

Stunning steam punk card using a great colour palette looks really vibrant. XX

ferrellgraph-x said...

Fantastic bold colors for your Steampunk card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Aquarius said...

Very nice to see some brighter colours on the steampunk theme - great work

yours truly said...

Oh, so many cogs! =)
I love how you did the top hat!

~ Ü ~ Hilda

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
Well you know I like a dash of Steampunk so you know how much I like this. That woman is the perfect touch.

Caro said...

What a wonderful steampunk collage and I love the use of different elements. Thanks so much for joining in with Quirky Craft's Anything but a card challenge this week.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic steampunk look.

Regan said...

Beautiful! The colors are wonderful. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh Fliss! Your card is magical! I love all the elements: the woman, the hat, the tin foil, the cogs. I would really like to experiment with StazOn inks. You have inspired me! Thanks for your sweet comments on my entry. Best, Yvonne

Spyder said...

Love your SteamPunk, must have a go!!
Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this time, don't forget to come back and vote for your favourites this Friday/Saturday

Netty said...

Beautiful collage Fliss. x

E.T. said...

This looks fabulous! Thanks for joing us at GingerLoft's "Vintage or Distressed" challenge. Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, wow this was a lovely surprise to see :) thanks for the mention and for using my images of course. I love what you did with this piece, beautiful images and fine detail, you seem to be able to turn your hand to anything at all my friend.
Hugs June xxxxx
ps, please add this to our gallery (top of the page is a link ) if you get time.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Improvisation is good have worked wonders. FANTASTIC

Cazro said...

It's a bloomin fantastic card, I love how you have pulled so much together. Caz


This is a fabulous Steampunk project Fliss - love the rich colours and the lady in the top-hat.

I know what you mean about the X-factor auditions, but it's great fun!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for joining in the GingerLoft challenge this week!

Mrs.B said...

Great Steampunk card, love the colours and the dressform is brilliant!
Avril xx

Marcea said...

Fabulous card sweetie using our song/movie inspiation. Don't forget to check out our brand new challenge on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun oh and i can enter this too,just love what you have created here hun just brilliant as always,bless you too for playing at creatalicious,this month hugs cherylxxxxxxx

Linda M. said...

Love the colors and elements on your card. Linda

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card, love the colour. Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Hugs

Nikki DT