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Sunday, 2 December 2012

A Steampunk Butterfly (posted by Shirley)

Hello Everyone

I'm super excited to be here today to post my first Design Team creation  !     The new Steampunk Butterfly set is beautiful and has been so much fun to 'work' with.     The number of creative possibilities using these designs are endless.   

To create the background I started with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink, spritzed it water and blotted with paper towel.    Next I used CraftersWorkshop Mini Gear stencil with Tea Dye Distress Ink.   I over-stamped using the beautiful Window/wheel fragment with Salty Ocean and then Vintage Photo Distress Inks. 

I embossed the Deco Corners & Steampunk Butterfly with a metallic embossing power and painted with my Tombow markers.    And for the finishing touch I added some little cogs & a key that were hanging out in my stash.   I also raided my husband's garage for some copper wire to use for the antennae. 

Imagine is from the Artistic Expressions set which I tend to use a lot, it's very versatile.   I stamped it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Here is a closer look:

I hope you enjoyed this design.   My new team mates have amazing creations to post, so stay tuned for more from the beautiful Steampunk Butterfly set !   

Have a great day


  1. Stunning :) I may have to have a go at this one :) xx

  2. Yet more goodies to add to my wish-list after seeing this lovely creation!


  3. WOW this is stunning.. very creative and I love your colour choice.
    and yes on my wish list. although I want it now :)

  4. My goodness, that is gorgeous!!!! The background is beautiful & the butterfly looks amazing.

  5. This is gorgeous I love that background and the butterfly looks great

    Jackie x

  6. This is stunning Shirley, I love the gorgeous colours you've used. The cogs look wonderful as well. This stamp set is at the top of my wish list, although I'm sure it will be in my basket by the end of the week.

    Sue x

  7. Gorgeous colours, works wonderful with the cogs.

    janet x

  8. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE that buttefly!

  9. Absolutely super with the way the background circular wheel stamping picks up on the cogs of the butterfly's wings & they key embellishment. The ornamentation on the key is just perfect for that background wheel portion. The colours are quite scintillating.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Gorgeous - I don't really understand it but I know I love these steampunk designs :)

  11. Congrats again Shirley with your DT for this beautiful CB. Your card iis so amazing. Love the colors, the background and of course these beautiful stamps of Chocolate Baroque.
    Lovely greet

  12. I love this! This stamp is going on my wish list!

  13. Love the colour combination of that copper with the bluey green, just gorgeous. x Lavinia

  14. Wow, Shirley! This is a great creation, using the Steampunk! I opted not to get that set because I'm not fond of it, but now I wish I had! Beautiful job!


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