Wow! Firstly, I would just like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments and the amazing response I've had to these samples. I sit here, making my creations for Sheena, hoping people will like them but I'm never sure and then sometimes, I'm overwhelmed by all the kindness! Thank you so much. It really means a lot. 💗😊
What a happy Inkoid I was when we got the news of these beauties! I had a dream of Steampunk embossing folders and had dropped a few hints to Sheena 😉 lol and not only are they embossing folders, but also 3D! Well, it's like Christmas for me! Calm down dear! lol
Sheena has brought us anemones, daises, roses, wisteria and clematis folders which also have matching stamps and sentiments. What's not to love? As you can see the floral elements work very well with the steampunk influences. The folders are so deep and sculptured that you can actually paint them like a picture and of course they are multi-layered. This was created with Sheena's new sparkle pens, Hot and Spicy and Cool and Calm. I decoupaged the stamped anemones to compliment the design and foil highlights were added to the pocket watch.
How I love clematis, and one of my favourites is Wild Fire, so had to depict it for this creation. It allowed me to use the colours from the Cool and Calm set, showing how well they blend, whilst contrasting them against the warmth of the second set. I went for a vintage feel with this one too as if it was a painted plaster background. Shading was added with the colour tint pencils. The flourish dies from the In Full Bloom collection also worked well with the arrangement.
It's full steam ahead with this daisy and cog combination! I wanted to go really grungy and Steampunky with this one, I felt the cogs encouraged this. It was embossed with gold card from the precious metals range by Crafter's Companion. I then applied a sparkle pen wash, gilding wax and painted the daisies with Pebeo white pearl paint to make them really stand out, this continued the overall satin finish. The matching floral stamps were coloured with the color tint pencils and I added gold foil highlights.
It was so lovely that Sheena said on Hochanda that she thought these two cards were stunning and works of art. It really meant so much to me that she liked them. 😊
I thought it was also nice to turn up the contrast by combining gilding wax with full on colour. So I coloured and shaded this rose folder with Pebeo gilding wax and the roses were painted with the sparkle pens. Again, flourishes from In Full Bloom complimented this sample.
I applied this same technique with this card, using the colour tint pencils on the stamped images, which were also decoupaged.
For this one, it was similar but with an added twist, I used the metallic pencils from Crafter's Companion to colour the folder as well as gilding wax. The background was again the sparkle pens.
I also wanted to create a card with just the stamps, so you can see how they can also stand alone, and make a lovely card in their own right. They were coloured with Sheena's sparkle pens and foil highlights applied. Don't forget the daisy can also pass as an aster, so it opens up the colours you can use.
Well, I've had a blooming marvellous time creating these! This new collection really got the crafty cogs working! 😉I know it won't be very long until I use these again, still lots more ideas for them. And I can't wait to see what people make with them.
I shall sign off now, feeling like a giddy kipper!
Crafty hugs till next time,