Friday, July 22, 2011


If you're a regular reader of my posts, you know that I just love Tiddly Inks, and you also know that Tiddly Inks and Make It Crafty recently released a line of steampunk images.  Well, I just couldn't wait to try them all out.  You'll probably be seeing quite a few cards using these images in the next week or so, especially since Tiddly Inks is having a Samples Show Off challenge.  Check out the details here.

Here is my first card made specifically for the Sample Show Off.  I've used three of Tiddly Inks new images: Precious, a frame and a background paper from the Extra Goodies 3 Papers and Gear set.  These images are just so easy to mix and match!

Here's a closeup of the merged images:

I named this card Simplify.  I was really trying to keep it simple, so originally I just had the merged image, the embossed background and the gear die cut card.  However, it was just TOO simple, you know?  So I added the metal tag.  Still not enough, so I added some flowers.  Just needed a little bit more....and the bling was added.  Still fairly simple...but not as boring. LOL  The gear die cut is from Sizzix (the Tim Holtz Alterations line), the flowers and bling are from Michael's, the metal tag and the embossing folder are more items from the Tim Holtz line.  Precious was colored with Copics, and the background was shaded with Distress Ink in Milled Lavender.  The embossed paper was shaded with chalk ink in Wisteria from the Color Box.

Well, thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Make sure to pop by later in the week to see more of these fabulous steampunk images.  Hugs for now!


DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo pretty! Love how you've merged the images and the gears and metal tag are just perfect! xxD

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i am soooooooooo liking steampunk myself and this is stunning. absolutely LOVE the frame and your colors are fan-tab-u-loous!

hugs :)

Lynn Weber said...

oh, this is totally steampunk!!! I love the purple & blue together, SWEET image & coloring job, as always!!! I'm love the text paper w/the frame, so classy looking!! I hope you have a relaxing weekend!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Starla, you card is fabulous. You colored the image expertly and the gear embellishments are an unexpected but terrific addition. I have trouble doing simple too. ;)

BTW, I love the changes on your blog page. You kept all that beautiful starry background, but it is also easy to read. Good job!

Thanks for visiting my blog, Tickell Expressions.


Larissa said...

Great card! I love the gear die cut you used. So perfect together with these images.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Starla! I adore this steampunk card! The colors are fantastic and the gears go great with the beautiful image! Kudos to you, GF!

Cely said...

Just beautiful, Starla! Love the purple and teal! (And the cogs!!!)

Sara I. said...

Love the steampunk wheels and fabulous framing - the script in the bg is gorgeous and the metal tag is perfect!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Love all the goodies here, Starla! :) Looks great! I love the paper behind her mixed with the frame....:) Great colors too! :)

Sheree said...

beautiful card! Love the image, your colouring, layout...everything!!

Brenda said...

Another seriously gorgeous card! You are rocking this steam punk look!