Monday, 23 April 2012

A Clockwork Bird!

Morning folks and hope you all had a lovely weekend. It's Monday yet again so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday, continuing with our theme for the month of Man and Boy, this week we would like to see your masculine creations with an Animal or Bird featured. You really should look at the DT inspiration too as we have some very varied creations to share this week.
My own card is a bit quirky as I decided to give my Oxford Impressions steampunk stamps another inking - I'm sure you can tell how much I love these - and made this.


Can you see what I mean about quirky?!
It's quite a simple card with the background embossed with the Cuttlebug gears and cogs folder the inked with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Black Soot Distress inks. I added this to a mat of black card to leave a narrow border.
I stamped the bird with black ink and embossed with clear powder then stamped the winding key with bronze ink and embossed with Antiquities Tarnished Gold. I cut them both out and addded to the card with foam tape.
I then embossed 2 Maya Road chipboard cogs in the same way as the bird and key and added these with silicone glue. I finished off with a Dymo tape greeting and stamped steampunk text cut out and swiped with ink to blend in.

Challenges for my card:
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Wings and Things
Anything Goes Challenge - Time or Steampunk
Cards For Men - Texture

Have a great week,
Fliss xx

16 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely piece with great colours! Hugs, Valerie

Jacqueline said...

A great background on this Fliss - love the clockwork bird too - Jacqueline xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love this Fliss...I just received the same stampset today in the post! (I ordered it for the bird!) Love your card! and love the colours!!
Dot x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this clockwork bird too and your amazing background - it really glows! I like the label-style sentiment too. Vicky x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

One of my fave embossing folders and the bird is an excellent choice for it. Super!

Sue said...

I love the idea of a clockwork bird and your card is beautiful!
xx

Brenda Brown said...

Great steampunk card Fliss. Love the background.
hugs {brenda} xox

Steph said...

Gorgeous card, I simply love that background! Fabbie! Thanks for joining us at ANything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful steampunk creation, love this OI-bird :) Great background.

Cheryl said...

oh fliss,this is just brilliant love the background,and elements you have added to this ,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Mynnette said...

Hi, Fliss! LOVE the wind up bird--and the gear background is absolutely fabulous! An awesome creation! :)

Gaynor said...

Just gorgeous, love all the details and the BP, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor DT xx

Claire Phillips said...

Really love it Fliss, I have never done any steampunk but admire it from afar...must give it a go and I sooooo need a dynamo! Cheers Claire x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joing at TPS ........

Hugs
Judith

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow what a fabulous image, and those papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Super card Fliss..gorgeous papers

Anne