Sunday, August 19, 2012

Challenge #50 - "Steampunk"

This is the last challenge for a while.  My Design Team  has been working hard and it is time for a short vacation.  Therefore, this challenge will last for two weeks and then there will not be another one until January 7.  What is the theme for this challenge?  Well, it is "Steampunk"  I hope you have as much fun as we have using the images from my sponsor Octopode Factory.
My card uses Octopode Factory's Cinnamon and she has been placed on a background also from Octopode Factory.  I colored my image with Copic.  The sentiment is a piece of chipboard and reads "Most Likely To Succeed".

I just love The Octopode Factory images so it was a lot of fun to make this Steampunk themed tag for our new challenge using "Steampunk Victor". I've used a great Clock embossing folder for the background along with some gear punches and various other embellishments.

I used Steampunk Victor, printed directly onto my robot themed DP from KaiserCraft - added a screw brad for his eye and some brassy embellishments.
Dare to be different - just like Cinnamon with an inked and stencilled background, lots of tea dye, distress inks, colouring pencils and distress markers. And, not to forget, pearls, buttons and little bling flowers as accessories!

I decided to make an ATC and use very modern neon colours. The image I used is Steampunk Lady Flo from our generous sponsor, The Octopode Factory. The cut-out of Lady Flo is added with some foam tape onto the background to look like she has a shadow behind her while she is flying through the sky like Mary Poppins.
Here is a steampunk tag I've made featuring Octopode's Steampunk Siouxsie. The tag background is a digital collage I made using images from a Dezinaworld set of steampunk images. I distressed Siouxsie with yellow ink and gave her additional pizazz with a red marker and dark colored pencils. Siouxsie is glued on a yellow wooden butterfly as it seemed to me she needed wings! I hope you'll have fun with this challenge. The steampunk style offers lots of room for creativity.


My sponsor for this themed challenge is Octopode Factory.  Lily at Octopode Factory has designed a steampunk blog she is known for her steampunk images.  Her images are so original and so recognizable.  Make a visit to her blog and check out all the wonderful images.  She has both rubber stamps as well as digital stamps.  Come back and then enter the challenge.


  1. I just love everyone's creations - all so different - a great Steampunk
    Theme for this new challenge - can't wait to see all the entries!!

  2. Yu all did a wonderful job with the images!
    hugs Lynn

  3. What a wonderful fun mix of projects!!
    Looking forward to all the entries!

  4. Hi from a new follower and thanks for the chance to play! Hope you enjoy checking out my twisted Steampunk-esque Wonderland diorama ;0)

  5. I'm playing again, this time the Steampunk fringe folk are off to sea in a pea green boat ;0)

  6. A favourite theme of mine! Design team creations are beautiful. Vee xx