Create your own Steampunk World

I have just finished my new DSL " La Vie Electrique" based on Howl' s Moving Castle Film by Hayao Miyazaki,,,,,,,. He based his illustrations on a vintage book called "La Vie Electrqiue" by Albert Robida,,,,,,and I have designed some digis extracted from this famous book...

 Take a look and you can note how Miyazaki inspired on these `picts.

Mixing modern and vintage picts,,,,her is my Tribute to H. Miyazki
A Colorful Steampunk Card:

And here is my new Steampunk Sheet:


I  must tell you my previous Steampunk Sheets are based also on this book ,and
Alison bomber was working with these incredible sheets to get a vintage and
adorable tag, enjoy watching her work:
Who would have thought...

Hello everyone... I just want to say thank you so much for your visits and feedback over the last week or so of crazy full-on posting. It makes a world of difference having you along for the ride. 

I'm back with a tag today inspired by a new Nicecrane Designs release, Steampunk Girls. The fabulous Buttons shared somebrilliant cards recently using the same set of digital images, plus one other. Do check them out - they are completely fantastic. 

Buttons (a.k.a. Jenny, but she'll always be Buttons to me!) challenged us to work out what caption we would use with these great images.

Funnily enough, I'd already planned a caption for mine, inspired by a visit to another brilliant crafter's blog - Alie Hoogenboezem de Vries (and isn't that just a name to conjure with?!). 

Amongst her amazing art she'd shared a badge she found on Pinterest with a sentiment I think most crafters will recognise. 

I tried to find the post again, or even the original pin so that I could get the wording right and give the credit where it's due, but had no luck... so I've stamped it out as I remember it.

With this tag I'm back on the watercolouring with Distress Stains. I did this for quite a lot of my PaperArtsy samples and, to be honest, I could've sat there all day colouring in those JOFY flowers... 

For some reason I find it immensely relaxing: splodge some stain on the craft mat, pick it up with a water brush, and play!

The stains blend so beautifully, and it's so easy to blot away colour if you've used too much, or add water through the brush to dilute the tone. 
Because I'd printed out these images they weren't on watercolour paper, so there was some getting used to the different response of the stains on the surface, but that's all part of the fun.

I loved playing with my favourite blues, greens and turquoises to create all the glass tubes, jars and implements.I certainly would never have imagined a year ago that crafty stash would have taken over my life and my room quite so completely... so I fell in love with these images immediately.

There's a speculative look in her eye as she looks at all that exciting equipment that I absolutely recognise - it's how I feel when I'm looking at crafty stash online (or, even more dangerously, in real life), and the thought running through my head is: "Ooh, now just think what I could do with that!"

And then the absorbed look as she waits for some reaction to occur reminds me of how the hours just slip away from me as I play with crackle or embossing or all the other potions and techniques, exploring their possibilities. 

Even though I love my new Hero Arts alphabet, I had to resort to my trusty £1 set for the punctuation marks... no punctuation in the Hero Arts set - they choose instead to give you a tiny flower and a tiny dragonfly - yeah, cute, but come on! I used Distress Stains in Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky to dye some seam binding to go on the top of the tag, tying multiple bows in differently coloured bits of ribbon.
After all the "watercolouring" was done, I cut the images out using the mini-Baroque die (holding my breath, trying to position it so that I didn't chop off bits of the image).

And I cut a label to stamp the quote onto. This and the embossed background of the tag were inked with Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky Distress Inks to tone in with the colours of the images themselves.

And that was pretty much that.

The images from Nicecrane are so fabulous, and so detailed, that I really wanted to let them speak for themselves. If you'd like to have a play you'll find the set here.

There are three more great cartoons in the set, as well as a great new male steampunk set... 

And more previous works:

Quote reads " There had to be an easier way to to improve his internet connection"

Quote reads" This wasn' t what  she had meant by chemistry in her datting Ad"

Quote reads" No meal, no seat, what else was missing with Budget Airlines?"


Victorian Birds, Flowers & Kids in your Cards

You know I love Victorian Pictures, so I asked to May Oconnor create some Vintage Victorian Card working with my "Children in The Victorian Age III CS" enhoy watching  her adorable vintage card:

I hope you are all well and keeping warm... I made this card this evening I have used the lovely image from NiceCrane Designs you can find them HERE.

The papers I have used are from the great pion range.. the cluster of pearls you can see is a pair of 99p earrings from primark... I often buy their earrings for my makes.. The hearts I cut out on the Big Shot the small heart I used some aged ivory fran-tage the rest of the goodies are from my stash

Now take a look to previous works with this adorable Sheet:

Mevlida Malkoc was working also with  this sheet and she did a stunning and unique Vintage Altered Book, so adorable, so fascinating,,,I really love this one,,,,,thanks a million Mevlida, you are rock.

Cover  book by Mevlida Malkoc

Inside View  by Mevlida Malkoc
And what about this fantastic Necklace Stand???????

A True Treasure by Mevlida Malkoc
So,,,,,,you can' t miss these amazing Victorian Children Sheet:

It is Love Time,,,,,,And St Valentine 's Day is coming I asked to Karen to work with my"Children in The Victorian Age CS " and she did this sweetie and adorable card to inspired you:

And what about this amazing Tryptych By Alison Bomber?

Triptych  (Front View) by Alison Bomber

Triptych  (Back View) by Alison Bomber

Wenche Jensen did a very Vintage and Sweetie Calendar 2013 Card.....working with my
"The Language of Flowers CS" enjoy this unique Spring Calendar:

2013 Calendar by Wenche Jensen

Some previous works,,,,working with these famous picts
Inspired on the famous Book by Fanny  Robison:

 The Country Flowers Of A Victorian Lady

The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady is a classic work that will "change the way we look at flowers forever".Over the past 150 years Fanny Robinson's "Book of Memory," as she called it, has been enjoyed as a treasured heirloom by her family. Now, for the first time, her beautiful work -- arguably the most exquisite collection ofVictorian flower paintings in existence -- can be appreciated by all. Fanny's exceptional book combines elegant watercolors with evocative poetry that is finely illuminated in the manner of a medieval Book of Hours.Using the symbolic Language of Flowers, she invests each flower grouping with subtle and often highly romantic meanings -- indeed, it is thought that the volume was intended as a lasting tribute to a lost lover.

So, Wenche was working with my " The Language of Flowers Cs"  to create a elegant, vintage and all over so sweet card on this date......i am sure you`d love it.

Vintage Elegant Card by Wenche Jensen

Detailed View........thanks a million Wenche

Create vintage custom envelopes, tags, cards...
and anything you can imagine.
Customized Envelopes

Detailed View (envelope)

Get my adorable Flower`s Tribute


Spring is coming soon .....wowwww

Astrid did this absolutely play of art working with my

Hello everyone and thank you so much for coming by here. A special welcome to new visitors and followers.

I have had a tricky week and needed a kind of affirmation, I've called it "Admit Hope". Hope is one of these interesting things.... do we really let it in? I could go on a long philosophical sojourn, but really you are here to see what I have made right? So let's not go there. I created this card with a beautiful image from Nicecrane Designs. I printed it on tissue paper, "cut" it out by going around the printed image with a damp paint brush and then carefully tearing it so you get a feathery edge and then adhered it to water colour paper with gel medium. I then blended Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Bundled Sage and Peacock Feather and a tinsy bit of Dusty Concord. I also added a little scrap of a paper serviette and some stamping.

I don't seem to be able to do any project with out adding some embossing with an embossing folder, this is my favourite of the moment, a TH Texture fade border. The raised bits were highlighted with Treasure Gold in White Fire another favourite.
Finally I tore the water colour paper so it would have a rough edge, glued it on a white card stock mat and then a card base out of Kraft card. I stamped my Hope ticket (a Whimsey stamp I seem to remember) and embellished with flowers, a filigree metal charm (a gift from a friend),some gauze (almost totally hidden) and some flowers.
Here are a few more close ups.

Thank you for your visit as always. I really appreciate the time you take to stop by.HERE is a link to the
Nicecrane pack I used. It contains loads of gorgeous vintage Calendar pages, that no doubt I will use next year for a calendar.

Previous works with these sheets:

Woww,woww,woww,,, I must tell you Alison Bomber is now on The Team, so I asked her to work with my new"The Country Diary of an Edwuardian Lady" from the famous book by Edith Holdenand she did this absolutely stunning Vintage Poems Book, enjoy watching it:

The Year in Poetry by Alison bomber (12 months included) 
Here I've used the lovely Country Lady Save Pack, inspired by the illustrations from Edith Holden's Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. 

January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
February.  Get Ink.  Weep.Write the heart out about it.

And......what about create your own custom Tea-Bags?????
Enjoy watching my Christmas Tea Bags Samplers:


And all over if you are a ture fan of Edith Holden,,,,,,,,,,
Tehn you´d love my previous products:



Enjoy playing with these amazing sheets.......

Creative Peter Rabbit, Kiddie Land & Fashion Cards


Due on demand I have re-designed a Peter Rabbit Digital Stamp Pack
to save money and all over enjoy playing and creating with these so adorable new
Peter Rabbit Characters. Add your favorite sentiment/quote and show me all you 
are able to create with this unique pack:

I am showing my own samplers,,,,with this

Quote reads:"I'll be arriving into the world very soon... "
"We will be parents for the first time, we both can't wait to be parents"

Quote reads " Girl or boy, you`ll bring much joy"

Title Reads: "A Miracle is born"
"From Peter Rabbit's Friends



Now, my special tribute to Grace Drayton

In 1904 the artist Grace Drayton created the well known googly Campbell Kids. Now, 100 years on, this book entitled 'Campbell Kids - A Souper Century' has been published to chart the Kids progress through the decades. 
When Grace Drayton left Cambells she went on to create the ever popular Dolly Dingle images and several other cheeky looking characters.

Did You remember my Kiddie Land DSL from this author?????
Take a look to some previous cards,,,,,.
Now you can choose your Pre-colored Kiddie Land
hand-colored by Gayle.

Thanks a million Lisa,,,,,you are so adorable,,,,,,

And what about Darlene Pavlick´s Card?????????

Card by Patricia St Martín

HERE is my adorable Kiddie Land DSL Pack


Pre-Colored digis vy Gayle (now available )

Enjoy watching my adorable samplers

Customized Funny Album

And here is the fascinating Collection


Wenche,,,,was working is a elegant and vintage Confirmation Card working with my
"Women Fashion' Pack"  take a look to her amazing work:

Confirmation Card

Confirmation Cards made out of a white paper bag; 

Scene from NiceCrane Designs 




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