Thursday, November 10, 2011

Smeared & Smudged Forum - November Member Blog Hop

Good Morning! Our challenge this month was to create a project in the "steampunk" fashion, and I'd started making a mixed media doll from Creative PaperClayBest laid plans...found out that yes, paperclay will burn in the oven LOL, or at least scorch. In lieu of the doll I'd planned to post here is a sketchbook that I covered in a "Steampunk" fashion.


I used a piece of Graphic 45's "Steampunk Debutante" line as the background. The main image is from the original Steampunk digi line at Simply Betty Stamps colored with Derwent Inktense pencils. I also used the Geared heart from Smeared Ink colored with markers & Distress Stickles in Old Brass. I added a couple of metal pieces/gears from 7 Gypsies & ribbons to accent.

Since I made a second body for my doll I'll try to finish that one up shortly. Anyway, thanks for looking! The Blog roll is to your right ------>

Am also entering this on the Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog, the challenge is to "alter something".

19 comments:

  1. Hi Diane.. I'm disappointed I didn't get to see your doll but if it's coming I'll be looking out for it. However, your journal cover rocks! Those pencils are on my wishlist and you have used them beautifully! Lovely project!

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  2. Hope to see your doll later. Love your altered book looks fantastic
    Luv Jane xxx

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  3. I Love this image!!! your altered book is FAB!!!

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  4. love your altered book , great job, can't wait to see the doll

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  5. Absolutely awesome! You have inspired me to dig out my Gibson Girl stamps too!

    Sorry your paper clay met an unfortunate demise ;)

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  6. I love your project! Really gorgeous!

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  7. So sorry that you project caught fire!!! But I really LOVE your Journal Cover!!! I love that Simply Betty Stamp!!!! Awesome Job!!!!

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  8. Shame about the doll, looking forward to seeing it when you manage to post. In the meantime your altered notebook was well worth seeing. Beautiful artwork

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  9. Oh, how fantastic! I love everything about this card!

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  10. Perfect project! You certainly have created a wonderful Steampunk piece and I adore it!
    hugs,
    JoyceAnn

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  11. Nicely done! great project, you work well under pressure!
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  12. This is really AWESOME - love the images and the colouring rocks !!!
    Sorry to hear about the doll but maybe you can get her out for a future challenge involving burning/distressing LoL xxxxxxx

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  13. What a great job in lieu of your paper-clay doll. I do hope you try another one I'd love to see your idea in RL. Love this Steampunky sketchbook using Graphics 45 papers. I just love G45! I used some of their papers on my project too. Wonderful job DK!!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  14. Fantastic creation! I love the coloring on your image and the papers accent your piece perfectly! Wonderful job!

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  15. Beautiful! Love how you colored this gent. Can't wait to see your doll too.

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  16. Diane this note book is lovely and a very worthy entry into this blog hop...i love the gent you used and that paper is fantastic...i think i have some of that somewhere.
    I would really love to see the doll when you finish it....and i'm for ever burning stuff in the oven, not just clay pieces but dinner as well!
    Keep safe my friend much love lynx

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  17. YES! I LOVE IT! Your coloring is amazing! I might have to try using some pencils - I've always been horrible with them. You ROCK though, sister! I love the papers as well and how you've used the gear heart. Everything is awesome! I too would like to see your doll if you get around to finishing it! LOVE LOVE!

    :)tOri

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  18. I am sorry Diane.... i forgot to thank you for entering the challenge at SMUDGY ANTICS.....blame a senior moment.... or the fact i'm just an idiot? much love lynx

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  19. that is a fab card. love that paper

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