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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Steampunk Train

Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge #111 Trains and Planes  
My Ginger design team card:


This started out as an ATC. I used Core-dinations cardstock with the Tim Holtz Alternations Sizzex mini  folder and sanded the gears.  I fussy cut and added one of the male images from the set of steampunk tags from this month's sponsor, Dezinaworld. Next I created an "inchie" with matboard and the engine from Graphic 45  Playtimes Past collection.  Then I had fun finding bits and bobs to attach for a steampunk look.


Could have been done with the project-- but I decided to make a card with the ATC as the focal point.  So I matted the ATC on black cardstock to match the card base.  I added the train schedule which is a card base from Crafter's Companion, matted on the same green Core'dinations paper.  At this point, I decided to anchor everything with some G-45 patterned paper cut with those old fashion wavy scissors.    


Be sure to visit Gingersnap Creations today to see the other Ginger art created for this challenge.  I hope you're on board with this challenge.  You have until August 14 to link up your creation to GC#111.


One randomly drawn winner from the qualifying participants for this challenge will become our new Home Page Artist for a week as well as winning a voucher for use in the Dezinaworld store worth $20.00 US. 

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And 10 Ginger Gems will be selected for their fabulous creations that we feel really exemplify this challenge's objective. 

I'm adding this to the Try It On Tuesday (Taggers) Anything Goes Steampunk Challenge that also is going on this week.

30 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely card and images! Valerie

busymartha said...

This is a great card Helene. I love the photo you used, Marilyn

Micupoftea~ said...

oooooooooooh, I think starting a card as an atc is a fabulous idea...this ROCKS! Love the texture and color, Helene.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card, love how it grew off an ATC into a grown up card! XOXO Zoe

Michele Oliver said...

Wow, love this card. Loads of interesting things to look at!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely inspired!

Lucy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- love all of your creativity! Great card that started as an ATC!

Lori said...

Ooo, I TOTALLY LOVE this! This is awesome!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, I LOCE this card--it is totally original and so perfect in every way!!

XO
Cindy

Willy said...

Fabulous card!

Chris Arlington said...

I love how your used the embossing folder and sanding it to show the core. This is renewing my interest in ATC's. But how you turned it into a card is awesome!

Dezinaworld said...

WOW how incredible this one is,totally brilliant piece. thanks so much for using the images
Hugs June x

Vicki Romaine said...

This is outstanding. It looks like you had fun with this one.

Laura said...

This is fab. Love how you have incorporated all the images. Well played!

Netty said...

Terrific card, love the inchie and the cog in the mans eye, great touch. Annette x

Sharon said...

Oh wow I just love this - it's GREAT!!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible...love your use of the metal bits!

Terry said...

What a fabulous steampunk creation! Love, love, love this!

Michele said...

very cool Helene! x

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card! Love the embossed gears behind the engine image and how you've covered the 'claim check' with the fellow.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, I love all the fun details you added. Great challenge too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous piece, wonderful steampunk feeling.

trisha too said...

Helene this is,so much fun--love that graphics paper!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love the card and your clever details. Creating masculine pieces is quite challenging but you aced it! beautiful!

genagirl said...

I do love me some steampunk! Thanks for following my blog (I'm just starting out). I love all the things on see on the Unicorn site.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Wonderful detail brings this card to life and encapsulates everything that we love about Steampunk.
What a brilliant way for me to end my on-line ventures this Friday.
Wishes
Lynne

Shar said...

Fantastic! Love that little locomotive!

Cazro said...

Splendid idea, great Steampunk interpretation. Thanks for playing along at TIOT. Caz

Lynn Stevens said...

Very cool Steampunk creation Helene!
hugs Lynn

Heather said...

Sweet Card!! I love the embossed cardstock..that you sanded..and the embellies....great steampunk style!!

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