Sunday, December 11, 2011

Smudgy Antic's Weekly CHallenge Entry "Steampunk on the Darkside"

I would like to enter the card below into the weekly challenge over at
Their challenge this week is a Steampunk theme. So for the front of my card I used a steam engine. What else.
They have an awesome awesome prize of your choice handmade earring's and a bag and tag. Made by the awesome artist Blackdragon.
If you have never seen her work you definately need to check her stuff out. There is a pic of the prize shown for the weekly challenge and you can find more of her work at
I think lots of paper crafter's are getting into the steampunk right now.
For this card it's not so much dark as it is total steampunk.
I used some graphic 45 steampunk debutante paper I had in my stash along with some collage atc pieces from
They have lots of nice digital and paper collage image's.
I totally enjoyed making this card.
I told everyone before I tend to do a little over-kill on alot of stuff that I do and make especially when I am crafting. The rubber stamps I used are from smeared ink of course and their from the set Quoth the Raven and also I think the stay strong on the side of steam engine may be from their carnie set. I got it in a grab bag set I bought a long time ago.
There is lot's to look at on this card and I hope everyone enjoy's looking.
The 2nd pic is of the inside of the card.
Here lately I haven't been able to set a card down until I have decorated the inside as well.
Dont know what got that started but I enjoy putting something on the inside as well.
I think it also helps balance it out and it just feels better in the hand and not so lopsided.
If that make's sense at all.
Enjoy everyone and Good luck to everyone who is entering this week's challenge.
                                                                                    Front of Card
Inside of Card
The wreath behind the pic's is the start of my project for Day 6 of Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  The spool's on the left are an awesome thrift store find I had a few day's ago. Arent they awesome. They have a ton of them and so far I have 4 that size and 2 smaller sizes. They have a ton over there and selling for 4 buck's a piece so I'll probably have a few. Boy wouldnt that much thread last a person a lifetime?
Dont forget about hopping around and checking out everyone's eye candy of christmas goodie's.


Jane said...

Awesome work love it
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

'blushing'....thank you for kind words.....
i adore your card.... all the details on the front and inside as over stamping worked perfectly, and this is pure STEAMPUNK. Wonderful love lynx

KC said...

this is so cool! I love those images!! the inside looks awesome! thanks for joining us this week at smudgy antics!

monique said...

wow that is some awesome card I love how you decoratd it inside and outside . It's a great go a the Smudgy Antics challenge, thanks for paying with us ;-) monique 'DT

Heather said...

What a fantastic project! I love the combination of the elements. I think I see the chain link image from the Urban Decay set- (love that set!)

Thanks for joining the Smeared Ink Challenge for this week.

PS I do agree that BD is very talented! She inspires me.

~Lady B~ said...

Holy crack in a hooker's pipe! Sorry for the vulgarity, but I am without appropriate words. I bow to your creative genius! This piece blows me away! I love it!!!

Scrap Vamp said...

That card is just too cool! Love it!

ike said...

This card is just a masterpiece. What a totally stunning creation. FANTASTIC (I was gonna say awesome, but everyone else used that word so I woz trying to think of sumthin' different) LoL :-D xxxxx

Sharon Sahl said...

WOW! Love this card - so complex and, yes, AWESOME!!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Wowzers... Your Steampunk Wreath and card look awesome!!! You are really Rocking the Steampunk Trend!!! Hugs!!!