Mel, the owner of MelsCraftBoutique, asked me to create another Steampunk Valentine project so…how excited was I to be able to use my brand new (just 2 days in my home) Sweet Pea Stamps’ “Steampunk Doll!”
I stamped the image out on Strathmore Watercolor paper a few times and took my time experimenting and playing with some Distress Markers and my Pentel water brush. I wanted an artistic painterly look for this image, and I took color cues and tried to mimic the mood of Salvador Dali’s famous painting, “The Persistence of Memory,” (that’s the one with the drippy clocks in a desert).
Along with a black Copic Multiliner (o.3), a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, and clear Wink of Stella, the following are the Distress Marker colors I used:
Hair: Black Soot, Tea Dye
Skin and blush: Tattered Rose with Spun Sugar
Puff sleeve shirt: Black Soot and Picket Fence with Tea Dye or Broken China
Bodice: Black Soot and Walnut Stain
Corset, headband, and trims: Tea Dye and Antique Photo
Red hair bow: Fired Brick
Wings: Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Fired Brick–all watered down
Jewels: Broken China
Background buildings: Milled Lavendar
Desert sky color: Antique Linen
The beautiful trims I used from MelsCraftBoutique are the following:
Black Venice Trim (vertical piece behind image)
Black Venice Floral Trim (pieces I cut apart to frame the corners of the LO)
Black Satin Rolled Roses
Vintage Beaded Tassel Appliques
Midnight Black Rhinestone Buttons (small, there are large ones too)
Embroidered Heart Trim in Black
If you make a purchase at Mel’s shop, use the code “CraftyPaws10” for 10% off any order of $15 or more and if your order is $40 or more you get free U.S. shipping as well!
To hammer home the idea of Valentines, I also added 3 hearts die cut using a La-La Land Craft Hearts Die. I used Glossy Accents on the inner and outer edge of each heart and adhered them with foam adhesive so they would stand up to the all the shine and dimension of the other embellishments on the layout.
The following is a video share of this layout, which also includes a coloring process:
This layout is being entered into the following challenges:
One Sweet Challenge Art Inspiration Day Challenge
SanDee & Amelia’s Steampunk Three’s My Lucky Number Challenge
Naughty or Nice New New New Challenge
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Such a gorgeous Valentine’s make! Love the trim hearts and the colouring is absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at SASPC!
Thanks so much for stopping by! This is only the second time I’ve used my Distress Markers to color with and I think I’m falling in love! LOL Great challenge at SASPC!
You do steampunk, too! Gorgeous layout. So glad you linked this up to Naughty or Nice Challenges!
Oh I’m so glad you like it! It’s not in the style that most people post on your challenges, but I thought I would share anyway. 🙂 tf stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
Fab card, so glad you shared it with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, Jo x
Wow, what an amazing coloring work. Thanks so much for playing with us at SanDees&Amelies Steampunk Challenge!
thanks for joining us at Sweet pea … love your card…. please join us again
amazing coloring on this
Thanks for a wonderful challenge and I just love all those Sweet Pea images! I need to save up for some more. 🙂