Monday 24 September 2018

Steampunk Airship/Balloon

Hi everybody.  I needed a masculine birthday card and I thought I would use this fabulous airship cum balloon which comes in a set of steampunk stamps by Chocolate Baroque called Steampunkery.  These stamps are steampunk with a twist, a little quirky but very useful for male cards, though I think they can be appreciated by all and they are very detailed and fun too.

I started with a piece of white card about 5.75" square on which I stamped the image using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and then I heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then stamped the image on to a piece of copy paper and fussy cut it out to use as a mask.

I then ink blended using a Visible Image stencil called Strobes, using a stencil brush and a couple of colours of Distress Ink - Fossilised Amber and Spiced Marmalade.  Keeping the stencil in place I added some clouds with a mask I drew and cut out myself, again using the stencil brush, and Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon DI.  Using the brush means you can add the colour very carefully and build it up to whatever strength you want, and I didn't want the colours to be too strong.  I think the colours do look more green than blue due to the yellow already added.    I removed the stencil and took the white off the Strobes and the clouds by adding more yellow and orange to them.  I then removed the mask and coloured the airship using a waterbrush and some Walnut Stain and a little Broken China mixed in to keep the colours in harmony with one another.

I finished by stamping a sentiment, again using the Versafine Vintage Sepia, and then added WOW Clear Gloss EP over the top before adhering it to a 6" square white base card.

Thank you for joining me today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations September Challenge -  I Spy something beginning with 'B' (Balloon, Blue sky, Birthday card).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 486 Water or the Colour Blue.  (My sky is a blue colour so hope this link to the theme is sufficient).
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.  (I was thrilled to be chosen as the weekly winner of this challenge).


Wendy L said...
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Flo Langley said...

Fantastic!!! Brilliant stamping and masking Pat.
Hugs Flo x

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Pat, heat embossing that wonderfully intricate image in sepia really adds to the Steampunk look. The details are amazing. The masking and stencilling you've done has created a background that is absolutely stunning. I love the hint of clouds behind those wonderful, bright rays. I absolutely love everything about your creation! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

brenda said...

Morning Pat,

The stobes stencil and clouds has made a superb backdrop to the Chocolate Baroque Steampunk image and perfect choice of colours. I know this one took time as masking always does but worth it for the end result here. I will confess (as I did to Lesley and David) I found working for the Steampunk shows the hardest ever, I just don't seem to be able to identify with animals and images with wings!

Thanks so much for joining our themes at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Have a good week.

B x

Helen said...

Wow! Such a great card, Pat! This unusual image is a real winner with your interesting background. Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this wek.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what a fabulous card!! I love that BG!! Perfect for a guy and the image is Great!
I do a lot of my mailing online and I've found that the sticky address labels I get are perfect to use for masking... I buy them from ebay as they are so cheap.
Have a good day!

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Pat, what an amazing card! The image is fabulous and I LOVE the background. xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow your background is so creative and love the use of the stencils and blending with the brushes. Love the airship stamp and such an amazing card and perfect for a masculine card x.

Created by Kath said...

What a wonderful masculine card!Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Darnell said...

This is super fantastic, Pat! I love it! No wonder you are the winner of the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!!! Congratulations! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy L said...

A wonderful image, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the the win over at Te Watercooler Wednesday with this amazing card xx

MaryH said...

Those radiating rays behind your fab balloon ship are just amazing. What a glow it adds to the adventurous folks in this hot air balloon, and how brilliant to think of this as a perfect background. Your blending is perfect! TFS & Hugs

Dora said...

Wow, this is beautiful done.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card. You created a beautiful background for the steampunk stamp. Great work. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations.