Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Make My Monday - Challenge 14 - Steampunk ATC

The challenge for the month of September at Make My Monday is STEAMPUNK! I absolutely looovvee Steampunk. I've never tried to do it myself, but I am so drawn to artwork in this style. So, I guess I will get my chance to get my feet wet finally! Specifically, this week, Challenge #14 is to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card) in the Steampunk style. An ATC measures 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. (I have NEVER made one of them either.) Oh, I am really being stretched this time around. One would think a smaller canvas might be easier, but since my canvas of choice is 5 inches by 7 inches, I really struggle with less space. That aside, here is my first attempt at true Steampunk. I added an image from Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost in Pumice Stone Distress Ink and stamped a sentiment by Tim Holtz in Black Memento Ink on top of the images. I distressed the ATC with Spiced Marmelade and a bit of Purple Distress Inks and finished my card with some metal embellishments by Tim Holtz and Copper Liquid Pearls. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with in the weeks ahead. Thanks for dropping by. Best, Yvonne


Anonymous said...

I hope there will be no stopping you now that you have dipped your toes in the Steampunk waters LOL.
Isn't it just such fun? This is fabulous.
P.S. I actually spent today working on some more Steampunk.

Fliss said...

This is fabulous Yvonne. Just love the colours and stamping and that sentiment is wonderful - I'm a big fan of Sir Tim's words, he really does know how to say things.
I'm now steampunk addicted having finished my piece for the next challenge which I know you'll love.
Thanks for taking the plunge and joining in with the ATC theme.
Hugs, Fliss xx
Make My Monday DT

Jacqueline said...

This is a fine first attempt at Steampunk - so glad you enjoyed doing it too - thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant work Yvonne, a superb piece of steampunk art.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cazro said...

Welcome to Steampunk, your ATC is wonderful, I too love much of Sir Tim, the sentiment is so true. Caz

Meggymay said...

Great ATC, its a favourite sentiment of mine. Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic steampunk ATC, great elements.

Suzi B said...

Hello Yvonne.. Love this gentle steampunk ATC... Gentle and Steampunk don't often spring to mind but you've done it beautifully and the words are brilliant!
Thank you for joining Make My Monday.
Suzi B :)

Aquarius said...

This is great - love the colours used