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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Bright little Beetle (posted by Judith)

For my second project, I wanted to create a more feminine feel with these steampunk stamps. I set about creating a soft background using Pan Pastels in shades of orange and pink. I used  the reverse Chicken Wire Crafter's Workshop template through which I sponged Versamark, and then applied a blend of the same colours of Pan Pastels as before. I then stamped the large cog and flower stamp from Punky Romance in opposite corners, again using Versamark, and applied more Pan Pastels.

I cut some flowers and leaves from handmade paper using Nestability shapes, and coloured these with Pan Pastels. I stamped the darker half of each leaf with the small tree from Steampunk Christmas. I scrunched the flowers and stuck them together with a brad. I attached them to the card with a bit of Glossy Accents, before sticking a cog in the centre, filling this with Glossy Accents and then adding some seed beads.

I coloured the beetle with Polychromos pencils, and brushed the wings and body with a little bit of gold Mica powder before I covered the body with Glossy accents for a bit of shine.

Keep popping back to see what my Design Team mates have come up with using these great new stamps over the coming days. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Wow, that's beautiful.

  2. Fabulous Judith love everything about it. Suexxx

  3. Another beautifull card, love all details!!!


  4. Loving beetles as I do this ticks all my boxes. The colours are just terrific (I need to find new superlatives!!!).
    Your beaded flower centres are so effective & I love the way that clockface glows. A gorgoeus combination of eclectery.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Fantastisch! Eine super Karte, wundervoll...

  6. This is awesome! The colors are absolutely fantastical, supericious, fantabulous, and feminical! I love it!

  7. Lovely fun card
    Happy craftin

  8. Gill Constable20 June 2012 at 12:33

    This is so beautiful, and I'm not even a beetles fan but I may have to buy that stamp!

  9. Love this card, your use of colour and these wonderful stamps, WOW...FAB card..Wonderful stamps..Really need these stamps myself. x


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