Monday 20 January 2014

Steampunk mermaid!

Good afternoon. I've been very industrious today, cleaned the house right through (it really needed it after having my granddaughters to stay at the weekend, they are gorgeous but busy and messy!-nothing that doesn't clean up though!) and cleared all the ironing! Feeling so virtuous now and rewarding myself with time to play!
This card is made using a  fabulous image from Delicious Doodles, (you can find it here) I coloured her with copics and framed her in some oval shaped die cuts which have been randomly stamped with some tiny gear and cog stamps. Various die cuts are added to the frame. The clock is a Debbie Moore stamp, coloured with copics, cut out and crackle glazed I love the effect of this! I finished it off with a few tiny pearls.

Quick update on Mathilda's paws: she actually cut both right hand (leg??!) paws and her right hind leg and needed stitches in all three cuts! Poor girly had to wait until Friday because she'd eaten and the vet needed to anaesthetise her. Here she is feeling a bit sorry for herself, but sporting some very fetching purple bandages
convalescing on the sofa!
Keeping said bandages dry is a bit of a problem as the local pet store doesn't stock waterproof booties in her size, so we have been covering them with plastic bags when she goes outside.... you never know when you're going to need 'a bag for life'! I wonder if they'll replace them for free now that they have holes in them!!!
She's been back to the vet today to have the stitches wounds checked, happily they are healing well! (She now has blue bandages....)
Well that's all for now, thanks for visiting, hope you have a pleasant evening.
Challenges entered:
avenue613 -anything goes/blue
OSAAT- use a digi
myshericrafts delightful digis
brownsugar anything goes
deliciousdoodles easel cards
punkyougirl stempunk
rubysrainbow film or song title (Mermaids)


Planetsusie said...

What a superb Steampunk Mermaid Chris - I had to make two Steampunk Christmas cards and just loved doing them. Mind you I have only posted one on my blog so far. I think your card is so amazing, especially your colouring and those great 'twiddly' bits along the edge - wow!

Poor Mathilda btw - she certainly looks settled on the settee - 'Peel me a grape' springs to mind!! Hope she feels better very soon.

Thank you so much for joining us at the OSSAT challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

Sharon said...

This is a fabulous Sue. Love the steampunk theme and a fab design.
Poor Mathilda, she looks so sorry for herself bless her. Hope she improves soon.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sandy Palmer said...

This truly is wonderful! Lots of beautiful details to look at! Love the shape as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Unknown said...

Chris! This is just stunning!! Love your steampunk mermaid! You need to send this in for Publication in Steampunk Magazine!!!! It rocks! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Chris, this card is simply beautiful. I like everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!

Melissa M-DT

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Chris, a Steampunk Mermaid ...well that title alone captivated me but what a wonderful card you have created from such contradictions in concepts (soft gentle mermaid vs. hard metallic steampunk elements). I am so taken with every aspect of this card but I must mention your clock .....what a brilliant sentiment and embossing the clock with gears and cogs then glazing makes me think of how time passes so quickly ...Once gone never to get back.

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely Ingrid I too love the card, the sentiment and embossing the clock. Wonderful creation. I am sending your dog some healing vibes.

Thanks for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


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Love crafts forever said...

Oh wow!!! Love, love your card. Thanks for playing with us this week at One Stitch At A Time. Good luck.
DT Nataliya
PS. Give lots of hugs and kisses to your puppy.

sue w. said...

Hi Chris, Happy New Year. Wow, love your card. Such a gorgeous image and colours and fab details.
Aww, poor Mathilda. I'm sure she's enjoying all the TLC. She's gorgeous.
Hugs Sue W.

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! Poor Mathilda, she has been in the wars Chris...Don't we worry about our animals, if only they could talk and tell us how they feel...Good job she has her own chair least she looks relaxed!
Such a FAb design and I LOve your colours and this GOrgeous sentiment.
Our Grand daughter stayed this weekend...It's lots of glue I have trouble with lol...It gets everywhere x

Angela said...

Wow, I love steampunk and you have really rocked this style!!! I love all your great embellishing touches...such attention to detail. Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

I hope your dog is feeling up to par soon!

verybellemakes said...

Beautiful layout, you've framed the image so perfectly! Hope Mathilda makes a speedy recovery!

Thanks for joining the One Stitch At A Time challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Easel cards”. Lovely to see that you have used one of Teri's gorgeous images. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member) PS I hope Matilda continues on the mend. Ah bless with those bandages.

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Chris, What a lovely Easel card. Happy Weekend. Judy x

Wishcraft said...

Aww poor Mathilda, she does look sorry for herself! Hope she's all better soon xx

Love your card, such a gorgeous design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Unknown said...

Well done on the housecleaning ! ! I also feel I have to reward myself after house work ha ha :) and your card is fantastic.. so many details and love the gorgeous image and the style of your card... so sorry about Mathild. Hope she will be better soon. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

Raquel said...

I love this Steampunk Mermaid card, everything about it... it's so different and the colors are vibrant... great use of the flourish too!

Thanks for sharing at My Sheri Crafts... and

Good luck to poor doggie :( ... recover soon!