Sunday Postcard Art have REALLY challenged us this week with Steam Punk. When I think of Steampunk, I think of the Wild Wild West movie, with Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Images of crazy, steam powered contraptions, gentlemen with manners and ladies in gorgeous dresses, full of spunk, are what comes to mind, along with clocks and gears and other exciting engineering things.
I was full of ideas and not really able to pull them all together, so I have two postcards to present.
I think I have pulled about half of my craft room out to find all the pieces to fit together for these two postcards.
Credits for “Around the World in 80 Days”
- Round world map (H4476) by Stylish Images
- Maps and Globe (39049) by Stamp Francisco
- Sextant from “Time and space” plate (46C) by Non Sequitur
- Large map stamp by Stamp Mania
- Balloon images from Go Make Something
- Couple image from.. I’m not sure (sorry!)
- writing by me (poor attempt at calligraphy)
Credits for “Measure”
- Compass rossette by Hand Print Stamps
- Cog by Gumbo Graphics Stamp Works
- Pesto and Espresso alcohol inks by Ranger
- Clock Montage from “Time and space” plate (46C) by Non Sequitur
- “M” stamp by Stampers Anonymous
- Steam pressure valve sketch from the Historic Naval Ships Association website
- Rule by Collections
With all of those credits, you can see why I have pulled so much of my stuff out.
I’m off to steam around the other blogs and see what you have been up to!
We have caught the Travel bug over at Sunday Postcard Art this week.
These days we travel with such ease and with little thought; we can jump on an aer0plane and be anywhere in the world in 24 hours, even from Australia (although Melbourne to New York may be closer to 36 hours). Even with cars we can travel amazing distances in a short amount of time; last year we drove 3,000km in 5 days to attend a family funeral (and we barely covered the bottom half of Australia!)
But before these travel luxuries, there were the grand ladies of the sea, taking you to all corners of the globe, over several leisurely weeks. It is hard to comprehend how much bigger the world must have seemed back then.
Map paper from wrapping paper. All stamped were stamped in Staz-On Saddle Brown ink. Word stamps from Limited Edition and postcard stamp by Stamp Francisco. I am ashamed to say that I don’t know who manufactured the fantastic plate of ship stamps; one of those times that I didn’t write the company name down straight away and now it’s forgotten. If you know who made these stamps, I’d love to hear from you.
Hope you fare well on your travels this week!
Sunday Postcard Art has presented us with the theme of Cats this week.
I’ve gone for a simple layout this week. The cat and paw stamps are by All Night Media (remember them?) and were stamped in black Brilliance ink. They were then coloured with Faber-Castell pencils (I’ve got the BIG set!). Letters by Basic Grey Alphabet set.
It is SO hot here today that I’m afraid of even getting my paints out, in case they all dry out. At least pencils don’t have that problem.
Hope you are all filled with creative inspiration,
What a challenge we had presented to us over at Sunday Postcard Art this week – Phrenology. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this particular branch of science, it is the branch that determines a person’s personality and characteristics by analysing the dimensions and topography of the skull.
Background painted with acrylics over a printed eye chart.
I’ll go and have a look at what the others have created!
Our theme is “Windows” for Sunday Postcard Art this week. Here is my postcard with “Our House”, filled with memories at each window.
The background grass and clouds are done with sponged chalk inks, over grass and cloud templates, on semi-gloss ivory card. Window frame, background papers and embellishments nearly all from Collections (I do have such a collection of Collections!) Key from 7 gypsies.
Thanks for popping over and having a look! You are most welcome to leave a comment. Then I can come and visit you too!
(in Melbourne Australia, for those who were wondering!)
This weeks theme is Top Hat and Tails for our Sunday Postcard Art.
Background created by sponging Adirondack Pesto and Currant onto semi-gloss card and spraying lightly with water. Invitation and people image from Somerset Studios Image CD. Border and text stamps by Collections, stamped in Staz-On Saddle Brown. Text written in Word and printed on my new coloured laser printer.
Today I have turned to a new challenge blog, Sunday Postcard Art, with their Open Theme for the week.
"Fait Main" - made by hand
This postcard was inspired by the book “Paris: Made by Hand” by the Australian Stylist Pia Jane Bijkerk, who featured in the current edition of Dumbo Feather, Pass It On. After reading about her in the mook, I stumbled upon her book while in the local library, as I was desperately looking for a good kids craft book to help survive the summer holidays. The book talks about the many and often hidden atelier, workshops / studios, around Paris, where all sorts of things are being made by hand; umbrellas, homewares, clothing, paper.
My fait main postcard includes stamps from Collections and the Boutique Grunge set from See-Ds, stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean and Pearlescent Beige. Image from Sumerset Studios CD 2006. Ephemera by Collections and other found objects.