Monday 30 March 2015

GEAR IT UP!- SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges

Here is the final layout, i spent the weekend at a crop here in town (Cold Lake) and i played with prima color blooms, transparent embossing paste, ranger color wash, chipboard and image transfer.

This page started as a antique white sheet of 12x12 cardstock.  I added some image transfer from the new fabulous paperlines from Marion Smith Designs- time keeper. Those would be the butterfiles, and paper in top and bottom corners.

I used a stencil with transparent embossing paste. i glued on some steampunk chipboard pieces i designed and have cut. Next i sprayed with a combination of color bloom tea stain, and teal color wash.  The color sinks into the chipboard as well and becomes part of the background.  Sanded around the outer edges and inked with vintage photo distress ink.

everything covered by the embossing paste remains it's true color.  The bubbles have that all there but not too much there effect.
I love eyelets, so i randomly punch holes and add eyelets, kept the eyelets in clusters surrounding the photo.

Gear and eyelet clusters framing the photos.