Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Steampunk Rio

Here's some fun news! I've been spotlighted at Simply Betty Stamps today and I made this project for that very special reason. Head on over and check out the post then don't forget to leave some love for Betty. ;D

For my project I used Steampunk Rio from Simply Betty Stamps and paired her with the Clockworks House from Make it Crafty. I chose to go with an easy brown and blue combination and started off picking paper from my scrap stash. Because the Clockworks House looks like it's small enough for a fairy... I added chipboard wings to Rio.

I was on the look out of the meshy metal stuff at the scrapbook store (later I found out it was called Punchinella Sequin Waste Ribbon) but instead I was only able to find some burlap ribbon. However, it worked out nicely on this page too. ;D I finished up the page with more chippies and button brads.

There is a revolutionary new technique that was used on this page and I'm sure everyone is going to want to try it... at least everyone under the age of two! LOL My daughter calls it art but I called it "Agg, what did you do!!" She scribbled on the background image with E53 and over the character image with a pencil!! I was able to salvage Rio but the background just had to stay as is - luckily the color wasn't too dark. ;D

I've been spotlighted at Simply Betty Stamps!


  1. So beautifull!
    I admire your work.
    Have a nice day

  2. Just gorgeous! LOVE that color combo. Very nice.

  3. Hi Barbara!
    your projetc is so beautiful!!!
    and your coloring AMAZING!!!

  4. What fabulous work!! Your coloring is just awesome, and I love your design. I love all of your cards I saw over at SBS. Congrats on the spotlight! I love that your daughter is adding her own special touch to mama's cards. =D

  5. your work is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. First- LOVE this. Beautiful colors, coloring (by your daughter too) and composition.

    Second- WHAT is the book? Do you create in the book so you can just save them without them piling up all over the house? Are you so brilliant? I am most certainly not, but LOVE the idea. details please :)

  7. Great job! really like your work. New follower here!


  8. This is fabulous, I love the images. Love the fact your daughter has added her own little bit to it, makes it even more special.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. This is adorable Barbara! Love your gorgeous coloring of course! The burlap and rusty buttons work perfectly here. Beautiful work!

    Wish you didn't live so far away - would love to watch you color! ;)
    hugs, Angela

  10. It's absolutely gorgeous, I love that ribbon and your design. It took me a while to see what you meant with the revolutional technique...Aww bless, it just add to the uniqueness

  11. This is gorgeous, Barbara! I love your images and the colour combo is fab! Fantastic colouring as always, and a unique background:-) :-) :-)! And congratulations on being in the spotlight:-)! Hugs Delphine xx


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