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Steampunk Angel

Published December 30, 2011 by isisimaginings

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! I wonder how many millions of resolutions are being thought about right now? 🙂 I’m mulling over a few…….

Today’s card is another Christmas one. I made this for my niece.


  • Easel card folded from 6×6 white, scalloped edge cardstock
  • Blue & silver mirri card
  • Dress & crown – Kanban ‘Vivienne’ stamp set
  • Wings – Tim Holtz
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities label & scalloped circle dies
  • Ranger embossing tinsel
  • Promarkers
  • Versamark & gold embossing powder

I stamped the dress on to white cardstock with Versamark, before sprinkling gold EP over it & heat setting, then colouring with Promarkers. The wings were gold embossed too & after cutting them out, I scribbled over them with a Versamark pen, sprinkled over the embossing tinsel & heat set.

Adding the blue ruffled ribbon gave a little texture to the front of the card & the sparkling snowflakes & gems from my stash give the card some Christmas bling.

I tweeted a pic of this card to one of my crafting sheroes, Dawn Bibby, earlier today & she gave it her seal of approval. Which meant a lot, as she is responsible for me getting into this cardmaking lark in the first place.

You may have noticed a new button on my sidebar. I signed up today for Effy’s Book of Days on her Wild Precious Life site. I have promised myself that I will start art journalling in 2012 & I think Effy’s project is going to be ideal.

I have one more Christmas card to share with you, so I shall return tomorrow. Until then, thanks for looking & keep crafting.

Love & light.

Joy – Tag #8

Published December 10, 2011 by isisimaginings

I intended blogging soonerthan this, but I’m not feeling great. So, while I was making Tim’s tags, I was too tired to then blog about them. Naturally, that means I’m out of sync, but I did get some sleep, so I’m not complaining. I still have to make tags 5 & 6, but as I’m fairly sure of what I’m going to do, I’m happy to leave them until after Monday – the last day of the twelve tags. 😦

This is Tim’s tag & here is the link to all the details on his blog. If I had to pick a favourite of this year’s tags, quite possibly this would be the one. I love it for all its Steampunky gorgeousness. And I wanted to copy it as much as possible.

My ingredients:

  • Seasonal distress inks – Winter collection
  • TH sprockets & gears
  • TH baubles
  • TH tassels
  • TH tickets TH film strip
  • TH Visual Artistry stamp collection
  • PaperArtsy Numbers Man
  • Seven Gypsies hand stamp
  • Kanban large sprockets & gears
  • Copper & gold acrylic paint
  • Sizzix Broadway Melody alphabet dies
  • Glossy Acents

The large gears from Kanban are gold Mirri card, so I covered two of them with gesso & when that was dry, I painted two of them with silver & copper acrylic paints. I applied the paint unevenly so that the gears would look textured.

I wanted the Numbers Man to have a top hat – he had to be dressed up for Christmas! – so I drew one onto white, linen-look cardstock & coloured it with black Archival ink. I think it resembles a top hat – if you don’t look too closely. His holly sprig is ‘confetti’ from Paperchase, I think, I have a box full of different shapes.

There you have it. It’s taken me ages to write this short post; I was distracted by “Singin’ in the Rain” on Film 4, I never get tired of watching that film.

Happy weekend to one & all, see you tomorrow.

Love & light.