Sunday, 19 August 2012

DT card for Dream Valley Challenge 39

Good afternoon, my lovelies! Phew, it's hot! I just hope the good weather lasts until the end of the Paralympics - isn't it great that soon we'll be having yet more thrilling sport to enjoy?!

It's time for another Dream Valley Challenge and this time the theme is STEAMPUNK. Our sponsor is My Mum's Craft Shop

 There's a £10 voucher up for grabs!

Here's my card:

 I had to do a fancy shot because otherwise the sunshine reflecting from the silver card was just too dazzling!

The paper is from MME but I didn't note the name - I love the cute antique aircraft! I layered it on silver card then die-cut the circle through the middle and added the silver 'porthole' frame. The Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die-cuts have been swiped with Weathered Wood and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks, and I used Peeled Paint Distress Embossing powder to give a verdigris effect. The rivets are silver pearls from stash.

The cute image is Lil Victorian Steampunk Lad Eric by Christina Dee for Tickled Pink Stamps (their site is down for maintenance so I can't link at the mo.) I used Promarkers, and Crackle Accented his boots and helmet to give more of the Distressed look. The 'Thanks' is my new Marianne die.

 Here's the inside, showing the reverse of the paper and the Indigo Blu Airship, which is stamped in Rich Cocoa ink and smeared with a spot or two of copper stickles. The scalloped mat has been distressed with Bundled Sage ink.

So there we are, and now it's over to you! It doesn't have to be a card, of course, you could build and decorate your own Airship in the back garden! Fly over to see my teamies' fab creations and be inspired!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Black, Cool Grey 1 - 5, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Walnut, Cocoa, Henna, Tan; Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Pastel Pink; Holly, Lush Green, Grass


Aunty Sue said...

Hi Mags I saw this on the team blog and thought how clever to do the porthole and just loved that ship. Just fab card with all the elements. Struggled this week to be honest so glad i had bought my images way back

mags said...

Great card Mags and super idea with the porthole. Just love it.

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card, love your porthole idea with the image on the inside. Not too often we can complain about the sunshine LOL!

Donna said...

Fantastic card Mags and such a clever design...the steampunk theme is fab! I hope all went well at holiday club last week and that you all had fun :) Donna ♥ x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags this is absolutely gorgeous a fantastic take on the Steampunk theme, I love that image also the image in the circle great card.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

awesome steampunk card, I LOVE that little dude in his steampunk outfit!!! Too awesome!