This months challenge at Sarah Hurley Challenges is all about ‘Shades of Blue’! A few of us on this team seem to have a love of all things blue, and shades of blue. So we are celebrating it, let us see your projects including lots of blue! There is some fantastic inspiration from the team, including our new team members!!
Kit used – Steampunk & also Ink Splashes Brushes by Sarah Hurley. I used the Steampunk kit and pulled out all the blue elements I fancied out of them. I did need some kraft in there for contrast too! I added the ink splatters as no good creation happens without a bit of a mess, right?! I love creating digitally, its so fun and easy, and best of all – no fussy cutting by hand
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I had some fun in Photoshop last night, creating ‘just for fun’. I started with some papers from the Sarah Hurley Designs Steampunk kit. I love those Moustache papers! I also used a set of Steampunk brushes from the Graphics Fairy. I had lots of fun digitally ripping papers, layering them, adding text over them, and then having fun with the brushes. I added a fun quote then and called it done. Fun mixed media without an ounce of mess – does that still count as mixed media?
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are having crafty fun!
This week at Paper Play Challenges our challenge to show us your distinctive style. What style are you most passionate about that and reflects you at your best? We want to see you create a project that really reflects you! Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp – with a $15 Voucher up for grabs.
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Even though I set the challenge for this week I had a bit of trouble with it as I tend to be very varied in my styles. I decided that steampunk was what really reflected me best and then had fun inking, distressing and generally getting messy
I made myself a book marker to go with the journal I am currently making myself.
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Well I cant quote the raven on this one because I shall be using him forever, not nevermore!! I love the work of Poe so when I won this LaBlanche raven stamp from Cards n Scraps I was so delighted. I am using him in a work on progress that I cant wait to get done and reveal. The raven is just perfect for the project , and even though others may find him creepy, I love him! This tag was just me trying him out and seeing what he looks like. I embossed him onto the tag and over stamped a script stamp all around him. I stamped the script stamp off onto some scrap paper first so I could have it faded looking. I stamped some cogs using some stamps I made myself from the cogs Tim Holtz die and added a paper flower with a cog in the center just for a bit extra steampunk-ish-ness! (apologies about making up a word there but I am sure you all understand!)
Categories: Animals, crafts, Flowers/Plants, Uncategorized
Tags: cardz n scraps, cog, edgar allen poe, nevermore, quoth the raven, raven, script. stamp, stamp, steampunk, tim holtz