Thursday, 26 January 2017

Punky Pioneer

Hi and welcome to my blog  :)  I have a card which I created during my time on the Sheena Douglass Design Team to share with you today.  It was one of my samples for the Time Traveller PP Collection launch.  
I have used stamps from Steampunk Woman, Make Time, Geared Up and the co-ordinating dies; Distress Inks, SN Aquablend pens, Aquatints, Pebeo Dyna paints, gold embossing powder;  Pebeo black texture paste.   

I started by die cutting all the elements from black card.  I wanted to make them appear rusted and aged so I covered them all with the texture paste and left them to dry.   I then painted them with gold Dyna paint and a verdigris paint made from mixing white and teal Aquatints.  

I then took a piece of white card and blended DI's all over it.  I stamped the large clock face randomly then blended brown ink around the edges.  I stamped a pattern in each corner and embossed in gold.

Next I stamped the Steampunk woman onto white card and coloured her with Aquablend markers, then cut her out.  I also stamped the large clock face onto white card and embossed it in gold.  I then coloured the image with the pens and cut it out.  I had already die cut the clock hands in black card but I wanted to show the detail so I stamped them onto acetate and embossed in gold.  I then cut them out and attached them onto the die cuts.  I stuck the two clock face die cuts together to make one thick piece, then attached it to the stamped clock face.  I added some verdigris paint to the hands and attached them to the clock.  

I matted the background panel onto black card and layered it onto a white base card.  I attached the cogs, clock and woman with dimensional glue.   I then stamped a sentiment onto white card and embossed in gold, blended ink around the edges, then matted it onto black card.  I attached this to the card in the same way.


I really enjoyed creating this card, and using all the techniques, stamps and dies.  The Steampunk woman is a very striking image of a bold and independent woman, a pioneer even!  I am very pleased that I have managed to capture this and couple it with the vintage, aged  Steampunk design of this card.  I think this design will suit men and women of all ages, and various occasions, a really good 'worker' card!  
Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this post and I hope to see you again soon!  :)


  1. Hi could you tell me which colours you used for the pioneer's skintones. I am having trouble figuring out the right combination thank you

  2. I love this! I am looking at the striking card while watching a program about women who need to fight to be considered equal! This reminds me of Rosie The Riveter and I can tell you really enjoyed creating this artistic piece. I love the antique look of the wheels and the woman is coloured beautifully...her skin tones are great!

    1. Hi Birgit, Thank you so much lovey I'm glad you like it :) Personally I LOVE Steampunk, and I have great fun creating my projects. I still have several DT samples to blog so I hope you will enjoy them too lol! I hope you are feeling better hun, also I loved your tag art on your blog xxx

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! So much work and it shows this is gorgeous x

    1. Hi Bernie, thank you so much for your lovely comment :) I love using different techniques in my art work! Thanks for visiting my blog too hun xxx