Saturday 26 September 2015

Good Friends

Good Morning folks and welcome to another challenge over at Fantasy Stampers.
This week we would love to see your projects around the theme of -


Now, this is a topic way out of my comfort zone but never the less I put my thinking cap on and decided that it was all about technology fused with the natural with a touch of Victoriana for good measure. So this is what emerged from my meanderings in Googleland!

Using the idea of nature made mechanical which I saw in quite a few images. 
I die cut some MFT butterflies and over stamped the wings with some cog dies from Papermania's Chronology series, free with a magazine a few years ago, embossing with gold EP.
 The butterflies were coloured with some Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers DI and the bodies and antennae were made from some gold wire. I die cut some cogs from gold card, mounted the sentiment phrase from LOTV on a large one and embossed a strip of white card with a Tri-Boss folder from the same Papermania collection. The layout and colours were based on the latest challenge over at Fusion.
So Steampunk with a CAS twist!
Here is a closeup of the butterflies.

So, now it's your turn to join us, we'd love to see what you come up with.
Check what the rest of the DT have done in the inspiration gallery over at the Fantasy Stampers site.
Don't forget we need to see traditional stamping as the focus of your project, otherwise any style will do.

I'm joining in over at -

                       Fashionable Stamping Challenges
      Dang missed the deadline! :(                     words                             

Thanks for stopping by. :)


  1. I love this card:) Have a Nice Weekend.

  2. Wow! This is what being on a design team is all about, hun - I know the team has found this particular theme 'challenging', but I absolutely love the fact that you made Steampunk 'Clean & Simple'! You have just the right amount of each element to make a super design - well done you.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugz, Jan xx

  3. A unique way to interpret Steampunk!
    Perfect :D
    We hope to see you next time at
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  4. I LOVE your take on Steampunk, Julie! It's clean and totally gorgeous even with that theme! Love those butterflies. Sorry, you missed the MMCC deadline with this, but wanted to pop in and tell you how lovely it is.

  5. Only 'You' could create an elegant Steampunk card...honestly! This is absolutely beautiful, Julie! Your gold cogs are so pretty, and your butterflies are absolutely stunning! I'm so impressed :)

  6. I just love this version of steampunk. The mix of the gigs with the delicate butterflies makes for a fab contrast. Thanks for joining us at Fusion x

  7. Astonishing card, Jules, it's so beautiful!

    Love and hugs

  8. Great job on the challenges! Love all the texture and dimension you've got going on and those butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  9. Love the gold gear and the sun rays peeking out behind your sentiment - your butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge - and sorry you missed the Mixed Media Card challenge deadline with this beauty! Julia xx

  10. Hi Julie. I love the whole balance of this card...the butterflies with the cogs on them is the perfect touch!
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for 'Words'
    Dot x

  11. your butterflies are gorgeous and the flight pattern perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  12. Hi Jules! I LOve this card!!! So much that I'm calling WINNER! You really did your research, I would not have known where to start!! The butterflies are so gorgeous .... wait! do I have that embossing folder? Sorry about the apples, but I'd trade some for a visit with your sheep!!!
    =] Michele

  13. Congrats on winning at Fusion, I loved your card xx

  14. So unique! Fabulous design work! Thank you for sharing with us at FSC!


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