Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Steampunk Birthday Card

My oldest granddaughter Alexis "Lex" is turning 22 years old tomorrow.  OMGosh........where do the years go?  I remember when she was born..........what a beautiful baby she was.  And she's still beautiful!  She loves the Steampunk style and purple and black is her FAVorite color combo so it came together nicely on this card.  This is my first time using a Saturated Canary image.  She's called "Gothica" and is a creation of the talented Krista Smith. 

I was so happy to complete this card in time for her birthday.  It's been a crazy "whack-a-doodle" week around here.  Remember my daughter Kim had spinal fusion in March?  Well she had a NECK FUSION on Tuesday.  Poor baby girl!  She is in so much pain.  She said it's much more painful than spinal fusion.  I sure wish I could take the pain from her but all I can do is pray that the Lord helps her with it.  Your prayers would be so appreciated.  Thank you so much.

Well back to the card.  I wasn't sure it was going to happen in time for Lex' birthday but PTL I did finish it in time.  YAY!  I hope she likes it.  **UPDATE:  She loved it & said it was her favorite card I've ever made.  aaww sure made my heart sing.

I used these Copics to color my Saturated Canary image:
Face:  E000, E00, R20, R11
Eyes:  E31, E35
Hair:  C1, C3, C5, C7, E50, Y000
Clothing:  BV00, BV11, V17, C1, C3, C5, C7

Tim Holtz Embossing folder "Steampunk"
Tim Holtz Alterations Die "Elegant Flourishes" (swirls)
Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tiny Attacher, Adornments (wings & star), Sprocket Gear, Trinket Pin.
Ranger Distress Stain "Picket Fence"
Nestie "Labels Two" & Circle
Bead Landing "Found Objects" (clocks), Chain & jump rings
Recollections 'Paper Tickets' ("be original")
Black cardstock & glitter paper from my stash

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days:   Pick a number (numbers on the clock embellies)
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  #78 Inspirational photo
Creative Craft Challenge2:  Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper:  #57 Anything Goes
Polka Doodles:  Week 18 De-stressing
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too:  #12 It's about Time (clocks)
The Stamp Man:  FAVorite technique (embossing)
Stampin' for the Weekend:  at least 4 layers
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps:  Distressing
Catch the Bug:  Anything Goes (won #2 ~ YAY)
CMC Copic Challenge Group:  Celebrations (Birthday)
Catered Crop:  "B" (birthday, black, be original)
Delightful Challenges:  Distressing
Digi Doodle Shop:  #107 Bingo (Film Strip RIBBON ~ Something New (SC image) ~ Distress INK)
Dutch Dare Card Challenges:  #164 Birthday Fun
Paper Crafting Journey: #9 Black plus one color (purple) (won top spot ~ YAY)
Shelly's Images:  "Happy" challenge (this image made me smile so much that she made me happy)
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters:  Card Challenge # 83 'Off Center'
Truly Scrumptious:  #80 Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  Add Dimension
Craft-room challenge:  Emboss It
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT:  #60 Anything but a Square
Oldie but a Goodie:  Die Cuts & Punches (my 'oldie' is the purple & black diamond Cardstock from last Halloween)
Craft Your Passion:  #109 Torn or Distressed Edges (I distressed the silver card base with a 'black soot' Distress Ink pad)
Always Crafting:  #7 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog:  #148 The Man, The Myth, The Legend......anything by Tim Holtz (I used a steampunk embossing folder, trinket pin, film strip ribbon, tiny attacher, Elegant Flourishes diecut, wings, star, sprocket gears, Distress Ink & Distress Stain)
A and T Challenge Blog:  #23 Anything Goes

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! How can she help not liking it. Love all that metal you added and your image is fabulous coloring.

Prayers for Kim that she'll recover soon and be pain free.

Christina C. said...

WOW...WOW....Sharron, what a great card!!!! She will treasure this beauty.

Donna Hanley said...

Sharron, what a fabulous card. Love the color scheme and all your embellishments. Wonderful job.

Cyndi - YaYa said...

Absolutely beautiful.. as usual!!!

Tracy said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry your Kim is suffering again. Goodness that's a lot of pain in a short time period. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.
Well for your first SC image you did pretty darned awesome girl. :-) I'd definitely say you got the steampunk theme down. Your Lex is going to LOVE it!
Hang in there chick. Hopefully the rough spots will smooth out soon. Big Hugs!

Nelly Shaw said...

Fabulous card!Thanks for joining us at the Polka Doodles challenge this week. Nelly x

Frea said...

Hi Sharron, I am sooo into steampunk at the moment and your card is superb!! Love all those gorgeous metallic embellies and of course the image is brilliant. Hugs, Frea

Frea said...

Just popped back to say I have candy on my blog and would love it if you could join in. Hugs, Frea

JayBe said...

What a fab steampunk themed card - so much to look at. Thanx for joining us at Polkadoodles. Jan xx

Debi said...

this is a cool steampunk fun card, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x

Fluffles said...

Beautiful colours & colouring on your fantastic card, thanks for sharing it with us this time at an OBAG, Jx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is amazing sweetie. So much going on. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.


Nelly Shaw said...

Fab card, love the image and all the detail! thanks for joining us at polka doodles , Nelly x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW! This is awesome and so unique! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Sylvia x said...

Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour with your super card. Loving this image and the stempunk theme

Sylvia x

Pami said...

What a great card! I love this colour combination and the image is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a fab card -love the colours and the sparkle
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x

MichelleO said...

What a fun card! I am sure she loved it. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Challenge

Susan Flynn said...

This is just fabulous!! Love all the metal embellishments and your colouring is fab! Your granddaughter will love it - you don't look old enough to have a granddaughter of 22! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges for our Distressing Challenge hugs Susan x

sara said...

gorgeous card love the image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gosh this is very special a real labour of love. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Chantal said...

Great birthdaycard! Thanks for joining Dutch Dare Card challenge this week! Please remember that if you would like to win a price, you can combine only up to 8 challenges.

Diane J said...

WOW this is so gorgeous.... not surprised your grand-daughter loved it. Love all the embellishments too.
Thanks for joining us at POODLES PARLOUR 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Sassy Raggedy said...

A lot going on with this card. I love it. Wonderful...Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy's. DT Member Sassy Raggedy

Maria said...

Hi Sharron, this is fabulous! The purple/black combo is perfect and I love all your embellishments. Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Bettina L. said...

Wow I love the steampunked theme card with that gorgeous saturated image for the Bingo challenge at Digi Doodle Shop. Thanks for playing with us and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Kathleen said...

fab card, sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Paper shelter
Kat x

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter this week.. Hugs, Linda

~ Sharon ~ said...

Such an interesting card. I have a daughter who turns 22 this year as well so I can understand how you feel. I found you through the CMC Challenge Blog and joined your site. Would you consider following me, too?

Tracy S said...

This is stunning! I love the colors, your coloring on her is perfection and all the cool metal eye candy!

Hank hendricks said...

love the metal you added to it..this is what i am going to do with Metal business cards.thanks you share it.