Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Make My Monday Week 15

The theme at Make My Monday is still steampunk and this week they are asking for monochromatic designs. I just had to use one of the' fashionista'  images from the steampunk set by Kanban which arrived on my doormat very recently!! I'm not totally happy with the result here because I think a large image like this should be on a larger card but at the moment I don't have any without going out shopping and visits to craft shops always end up costing me more than I think they will so I used what I had.  Background stamps are mostly from the 7 gypsies set I used last week apart from the cogs (they actually don't show much) which are from the Chocolate Baroque steampunk Christmas set. The background was sponged with Peeled Paint distress ink with the addition of a little Adirondack pesto. I also used some Tim Holtz tissue tape and a little piece of lace which I coloured with the distress ink  - not really happy with this either but it was far too white without colouring.  I might have another go later on when I've caught up with myself after last weekend - being out of the house for three days takes me ages to get back to normal (whatever that is).


  1. I love it........but I agree with you it should be on a bigger card...but nevertheless great effect.


  2. I love the stamps on this set, you have made a terrific card. I like the use of the green shades in the monochrome steampunk challenge at Make My Monday, thanks for your regular support. Caz

  3. Hi val another great steampunk image the flamboyant man!. Thank you for joining in Make My Monday.
    xx Suzi B xx

  4. Oh I do sympathize about the being out of the house bit - I've needed to do some chores in town so the day's seem to have vanished without achieving much. I'm really enjoying these Steampunk themes & I like your creative take with this - amazing image & I do like the eclectic mixture of cogs & lace with the balloon & watch. Hope you get some rest & recover.
    Paula (PEP)
    PS - I succumbed to the new FlexMarkers so my bookselling earnings tomorrow are all accounted for...............Those TH gridblocks arrived today..... next on the list is Eclipse tape!

  5. Beautiful card--love your colors~I used the same on my card! ;) Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Hi there! Thank you for visiting and leaving me lovely comments this morning. I've come over to visit you now!

    This is super and I love the monochromatic colourscheme.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Really fabulous card Val. Love the green and the images are fantastic. Your figure is a very different take on steampunk which is great to see.
    Thanks for joining in with this week's Make My Monday challenge and lovely to see you again.
    Fliss xx

  8. I actually really like the scale of the mannequin on your card and it looks fab with the aperture effect and your gorgeous stamped background. I know exactly what you mean about catching up after being out for a few days - good luck with getting back to normal! Vx

  9. fabulous card - loe the stamped image. Thank you for joining in with this week's challenge at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  10. Not seen the Kanban Steampunk set will have to have a look for it. Love the card. Thanks for joining in again over at Make My Monday.


  11. Love this card Val. I bought both the sets that were on the other day. As I have been away I've not had a chance to use them yet, but am planning my Niece's birthday card with them.

    Sue x