Sunday, 27 May 2012

Letting off Steam…

I haven’t had a great week, had a stinky cold which seems to be going on for ever and my father in Law had a stroke on Wednesday which has been a bit of a shock – and of course because of my cold I’ve had to keep my distance so have felt a bit helpless. He’s doing ok though thank goodness so today I allowed myself some unwinding inky time at my craft desk. I went for a Steampunk theme as this is the challenge over at Fashionable Stamping.


I made an Easel card, following the sketch from The Friday MashUp and layering panels that were inked and stamped with Distress inks – stamps from Artistic Stamper, Rogue Redhead, Tim Holtz and Indigo Blu.


I created the focal panel on a piece of Chipboard coloured with Distress inks which I coated with 3 layers of  UTEE adding some tiny watch parts and Egyptian Gold EP while it was still hot.  I also stamped into it before it set  - cogs stamp by Artistic Stamper. The bottle is another stamp from Artistic Stamper on shrink plastic with Tim Holtz stamped and shrunk wings.


I don’t have lots of shop bought embellishments so created my own little watch and chain – with a type charm, watch face cut from Tim Holtz paper and a piece of chain from an old key ring. Wasn’t until I added this photo that I noticed I hadn’t put any hands on  - this weeks deliberate mistake !  Despite this I had great fun making my card and am feeling more confident about the whole Steampunk theme which I didn’t used to really get ! I might even give this to my dad for his Birthday which is coming up soon.

I’m sharing my card here -

Allsorts – Happy birthday to Someone Special

Crafty Ribbons – Easel Cards

Fashionable Stamping – Steampunk

Friday Mash Up – Sketch plus Special Man cards

My Time to Craft – It takes Two (2 clocks)

Rogue Redhead – Warms tones for the gents


  1. Gorgeous steampunk card Esther, really stunning and I love the watch you've made. Sorry to hear you've had such a bad week, hope you feel better soon and you father in law improves too.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Claire xx

  2. This is steampunk all the way Esther a fabulous card. I hope your cold is getting better now - how difficult it is to give your support when someone is in hospital and you are not fit enough to go in. I really hope your FiL is recovering well. Take care and thanks for sharing this at FSC this challenge..
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Brilliant steampunk card Ester, have never tried one. Don't think I could do amazing stuff like this girl. Hope you feel better and hope your fil is improving well. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Be sure and pop by the Inspirational Blog, lots of prizes to be won!!

  4. Nice to see you around and glad to hear that your FIL is recovering.

    Stunning card love the colours and layers of stamping. Terrific success and most definitely steampunk! XOXO Zoe

  5. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for playing the Warm Tones for Gents Rebel Challenge on RRD!

  6. So sorry to hear about your fil Esther and hope he recovers very soon (and your cold!).
    This is an absolutely stunning creation and the utee gives an amazing finish to it with all the fabulous embellishing and stamping.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at FSC for my steampunk challenge and it's great to see you there.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Ooooh Esther - sounds like you have been having a rotten old time. I hope that your card making therapy offered you a little bit of relief and that you, and of course your Father In Law, will be on the road to recovery soon.

    Sharon x

  8. this is just TOO cool!!! hopefully everything will be better this week :-) hugs Debi x

  9. Another stunning piece Esther.

    Hope you soon feel better and your FIL improves.

    Thanks so much for joining our Birthday Celebrations at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. Fantastic creation, love the distressing & the embellishments you have used!!
    Hope you & your Father in law are feeling better real soon!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. HI Esther, Sounds like you've had a bit of a rough time, I hope that FIL continues to recover and that your cold improves soon:0) Your card is wonderful all inky and steampunky goodness!! I'm so pleased I dropped by to see you, Gay xxx

  12. Fantastic Steampunk, so many details to look at. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  13. WOW! I had a hard time understanding Steampunk... In fact, I'm still not sure I completely get it - but this is amazing!! If I ever need tips I know where to go ;) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

    Hope things look up for you this week!

  14. I'm missing words, that's a wonderful steampunk creation. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  15. Fabulous Steampunk card - love all the details and colour.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC

  16. Beautiful card. I love the image and your layout.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  17. Fab card,Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Trish (-:

  18. What a great card! I love the vintage touch. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty ribbons! Hugs!


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