This is my second Guest Design Team spot for December with ABC Challenge. The theme for this challenge is Z is for Zany sponsored by Sherri Blady. When I was given the challenge I went off hunting and found some fantastic images. I chose this one Scan0004 Steam Punk Bestie as I thought the image would fit well with the "zany". I've used ProMarkers to colour the image and then fussy cut her.
Usually steampunk images are associated with industrial scenes so when I suggested what I was going to do to my hubby he wasn't sure it was going to work. I ploughed ahead anyway with the experiment and it actually came out better than I could have hoped.
The goggles are from Make It Crafty and are also coloured with ProMarkers then fussy cut. Both the Bestie and the goggles have some sticky dots just behind the top portions of them to give the card more depth and make them stand out from the card.
The back ground image is also from Make It Crafy. I chose hilly lane because the grass around the steam punk goggles inspired me to do something very different to the norm. The image is coloured using polychromos pencils. I'd originally just coloured the grass as a smooth looking surface but I wasn't happy with the look. Here's where the artist in me came out I decided to make the grass more rough looking like uncut meadow grass. I'd never done this before so though well if it doesn't work I can scrap the whole idea and start again.
The only other crafty bits I've used with this card is black card stock, some Tim Holtz idea-ology mini gears and some black self adhesive gems.
The card came out looking like a piece of art work rather than a card - oops! Wasn't my intention but I love it anyway. I'm sure I'll find a steampunk fan to give it to.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes not Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie - Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes