Hi all and welcome,
It's lovely to be back with you and..... crafting again! I am still not able to craft everyday as I am still so busy and doing any sort of physical work wears me out completely. It can take anything from one to four days to recover. But please don't see that as such a bad thing, it's my life now and I am, on the whole, use to it. I don't like the pain, I hate it, but after almost 13years I have learned to adjust my life around it so that I can still function, it's just on a slower more delicate pace. With the big upheavel in my life recently I have had to learn to cope all over again and that is why I am often away from the blog for more than a day at a time. My daughter and her partner have been helping me restructure the house so that everything has its permanent place, making cleaning & tidying much easier and quicker. We started on the attic today and ended up with a boot full of unwanted items to go to the skip and a few bags for the charity shop too; so I am feeling really good about it all now. Hopefully a few more visits from my daughter will be enough to have the bulk of it finished and then I can relax and get on with life.
Well now you know what I have been up to it's time for my card as promised.
I stamped the tailors dummy and cut off the wings. I used one half of the wings on the sprocket below and the other was used on the notebook I created the other day. I replaced the wings on the dummy with some metal ones I had in my stash and then I used the Rock Princess cartridge and my Cricut Expression to cut out a winged heart and the clock face..
Next I cut some sprockets & gears using Spellbinder dies and stamped another smaller butterfly to finish off the clock face. Finally I added some chain, a metal clock and key charm (the key is behind the clock face sorry. I didn't notice it was hidden till now).
So there you have it: grungy, full of created imagery and mechanisms, do you think it passes for a good representation of Steampunk? I know some of you are not partial to this type of cardmaking but it is quite fun to do as you can go alittle wild and be a bit messy too, so why not have a little go yourselves and see what fantasy world you can imagine.
I have a lovely CAS card for you next, hopefully tomorrow, but if not it will most certainly be before the weekend. It is using the lovely Tied together embossing folder from Creative Expressions.
I do hope you all have an inspiring day today and are blessed with a good day too. Take care, Linda xx