Hi there folks and happy Sunday to you. I've had another very quiet blogging week as I can't seem to shake this flu bug off and I've spent the week either at work or asleep. At last though I'm starting to feel a bit more human and actually managed to ink up a stamp yesterday (first time this year!!) so I must be on the mend. Anyway I'm here to share a card made for our new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges where we have a theme of 'Trains, Planes and Automobiles' chosen by my lovely DT sister Yvonne. As usual there's a great prize up for grabs from Cottage Crafts and don't forget we're a rubber stamping challenge so make sure you get inky with us
For my DT project I've used a gorgeous digital background from Dover Publications, I thought it would be just the job for our challegne theme with the gorgeous steam train in the background. This is sooooooo beautiful its almost a shame to cover it up but of course I had to add plenty of stamping.
I began by stamping Creative Expression train tracks on vellum and embossing with Antiquitities EP, adding some black organza ribbon (recycled from a Christmas pressie lol) and a gorgeous steampunk flower created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque's 'Steampunk Christmas'. I stamped a sentiment from 'Artistic Expressions' which reads 'Listen to the whispers of your heart' and embossed with the same EP. The focal image is from Chocolate Baroque 'Steampunk Butterfly' stamp set, stamped on a distress stain background and embossed with the same EP before adding lots of idea-ology cogs and a pen nib. I also added a filigree metal corner from the Funkie Junkie Boutique to the top right of the card. Here's a slightly different angle:
and here's a close up of the butterfly:
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Bird is the word: whisper
Brown Sugar: butterflies
Craft your Passion: vintage/shabby chic
Frilly and Funkie: Anything goes
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: flowers and ribbon
Well hopefully Blogger will play nicely and post this while I'm tucked up in bed, we're forecast our first snow of the winter this weekend so I'm hoping our puppy will be able to play in the snow this morning.
Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for popping by