The Soft Side of Steampunk!

We are well into this month's challenge at Anything But A Card and there are some fabulous pieces from my fellow Design Team members along with some amazing entries too.  Our theme is STEAMPUNK which is always very popular. So … for something completely different I thought I would work with a completely different colour palette to anything else I have ever done. Brace yourselves and do not adjust your colour monitor!

While I was visiting Annie and Rita last week I did manage to emboss a few pieces of card stock with folders I did not have, so this blueprint piece came in very handy. I used Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone Distress Inks and Wrinkle Free Distress and when dry added some Treasure Gold Silver here and there.  It really looks like metal!

I stayed with the Weathered Wood and used Distress Crackle on my cog and also for the edges of my flower (I can't stop making these at the moment- sorry!).  I haven't used Weathered Wood in ages, in fact it was the very first Distress Ink Pad I ever bought.

Then it was a bit of a hunt for metal items - I love these vintage brads by Stampin Up. 

Some metal grey lace, wire and silver embellishment left over from my Finnabair workshop.

Not my usual - but a lot of fun! I really am trying to use different colour combinations at the moment to try and break away from my "normal" sepia/brown palette.

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you might find time to join us at Anything But a Card for this month's challenge.

Jennie x


Marci said…
I like this color combo! A beautiful piece. These flowers are stunning! I like the stamens you use, too.
Patricia said…
Beautiful,absolutely stunning, I don't do Steampunk but I just LOVE this

Patricia x
Redanne said…
You did a great job steering away from your usual palette because this is beautiful, I love the steampunk theme in those softer tones and your flower, as always, is a stunner. Anne x
Love this color palette. I am still struggling to make one! This is inspiring for me as I have not ventured in this genre at all! Thanks, Jennie.
Rita said…
Gorgeous Tag Jennie. The metal tones are excellent and weathered wood looks great. Maybe I should use it more. Enjoy your Weekend. Hugs Rita xxx
Anneke said…
Absolutley gorgeous. I love steampunck and yours look great. Wonderful tag. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.
Jennie I really, really like this!
Steampunk but somehow muted , love the embossing and the fantastic metal effect you have achieved.
Makes me want to head to my little crafting room!!
Thanks Jennie,
Your flower is stunning and I do like this soft moody colour palette.
Julie x
Margaret said…
Jennie, I love the colors on this! Your flower is so pretty and I love the metal like ribbon! Great Steampunk style!
How wonderful, Jeannie! LOVE the colors you used and how you toned down steampunk and made it shabby. Bravo - brilliant piece of work!

toni said…
Lovely Jennie! Love those soft colours and of course your fabulous eye for embellishing ! X
Gorgeous tag Jennie. Love the colours you have used and the feminine twist. Great take on our theme. Cheers, Di
Annie said…
Love your soft steampunk make Jennie and the WW DI looks great. Wonderful embellishments and the flower is divine

TFS and hugs
Annie x
craftysahmiam said…
Thank you for telling us what was used to create your lovely "steampunk" tag. Fantastic combo of items and colors, love it !