Saturday, 18 June 2011

Steampunk Challenge

I made this card for this challenge on Hels Sheridan's blog. The challenge is to make something in the steampunk theme, and since her Sunday challenges are always based on a song title, this week's is "Sheena is a Punk Rocker". Since I am listening to nothing but The Ramones lately, I just had to play along. (Side note, DD2, age 5, always requests Rockaway Beach! I'm so proud...) I figured Sheena would want steampunk in shades of pink, so I used a pre-done Glimmer-misted sheet. (Hey, if people can turn Swiffer into a verb, I think the least I can do for the Queen's English is to turn Glimmer Mist into a verb too, and I think I can safely say I'm not the first and I won't be the last).

Anywho. Glimmer-misted sheet, cut with Tim Holtz edge, and stamped with Eiffel tower (Stampers Anonymous) in worn lipstick and socme clock faces (Stampers Anonymous). The glimmer sheet has a clock face (Tim Holtz) mask on it, to add to steam punk theme, though it's obscured and/or trimmed off, so you will just have to take my word for it. I think the Eiffel tower is steampunky- so many rivets! Beautiful lines, all made of metal, all it needs is some method of self-propulsion and it would be steam punk all the way. So there you have it. This might be more punk rocker than steampunk, so I added some fake rivets to the word panel (Stampers Anonymous). Also, what makes something more steampunk than sequin waste (cogged wheels and dirigibles aside)? Nothing. That's what. So sequin waste is sponged with tumbled glass here and there.

Hope you have a great weekend! I'm soon off to Heather's to teach a class and then figure out what to do for Father's Day tomorrow. Hubby asked for something "adventurous" that we'd all like. Tricky as these two categories are mutually exclusive in our family. I suggested river rafting as it would meet the dangerous criterion, since when my friend went, the river guide broke his arm when they capsized. Hubby said he asked for "adventurous" not "dangerous". I guess in his mind there is a distinction. You may begin to see why I am stumped. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Aha, indeedily the Eiffel Tower is steampunky because I happen to know that there are 2,500,001 rivets in it.. I know that cos I counted them all rofl
    Actually, I have never been but one day I will! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... loving your card... in all its Glimmered finery x