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Monday, September 21, 2015

Steampunk it is!

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month...and that means it's my turn to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. I love how this team of four each gets our own Tuesday every month to make a project and be featured. It's hard to be the fourth Tuesday of the month, though, as the projects from my fellow design team members have preceded me and they are truly outstanding projects! And here's some fabulous news.  Our team of four have decided to stay together for 2016!

The Design Team had two topics to chose from: Numbers or Steampunk and the colors we used were brown, burgundy and copper.  I chose the theme Steampunk and incorporated all three colors on my card. These are great autumn colors!

I used a pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter but colored over some of the already colored areas so that I could include the color burgundy. I also used digital paper from The Paper Shelter for my background. I love this very girly Steampunk girl! Remember, YOUR challenge for September at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.


I used a Spellbinders die for burgundy paper around my image and the "stitched" oval die is by My Favorite Things, the gears are a die by Memory Box and the clock is a die by Marianne. My favorite dies are ovals since most of my images look nice in that shape on my square cards. I colored all my silver screw heads, clock and padlock charms with copper paint.  I used wide double sticky tape behind my brad looking lace and then sprinkled Sahara Glitter Ritz over it so between the areas of the black mesh, you see the glitter. I then colored all the silver tack strip with my copper brown colored Copic pen. The tan meshy ribbon was sent to me by Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ along with the charms; thanks, Donna! After I tied my bow using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool, I tightly wrapped thin copper metallic thread from Stampin' Up around the middle to add more copper on my card.


The Team has created fabulous projects for you this month and I hope you've enjoyed looking at them so far. If you haven't see them, please cruise the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog and take a look at them. If you haven't made a card or project for the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ, you still have a week+ to make a creation for our monthly challenge of ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW.

                                                                                          Hugs,
                                                           Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination, Crafty Gals Corner, Penny's Challenges, Little Miss Muffet, Crafty Girls Creations, As You Like It (my fav dies are ovals), Simply Papercrafts, Crafting With Friends, Digi Designs, Doodle Pantry, Crafty Friends (B is for: bow, brads, brown), DL Art, Crafting from the Heart, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Natalie and Amy's, Craft Your Passion, C.R.A.F.T., Creative Moments, Your Scrapbook Place, Sweet Stamps, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Julia Spiri Challenge, Cute as a Button, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, CCC Digi Creations, Connie Can Crop, Crafty Calendar, That Craft Place, Not Just Cards, Love to Scrap, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends

37 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, I love your steampunk card, fab colours and great design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

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  2. This is so sweet. I love your coloring.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART

    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

    http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  3. This is fabulous Gail and I LOVE your bow. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Katrina x

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  4. You have aced the steampunky theme, for sure, Gail. Those gears and clocks just mesh so well with your image. The ribbon is perfect with this card and the lace gives it a bit of a feminine touch, too. Terrific autumn colors for this upcoming time of year. Thanks so much for sharing and entering into our anything goes challenge at Love To Scrap.

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  5. Great job on your steampunk theme, love all the embellishments! Your cards are always to perfection♥

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  6. Love the way all of the elements come together. That bow is gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this fabulous Steampunk card with us at AYLI this week, I love Steampunk - you might have guessed from my blog - and this image and all your lovely embellishments is perfect for this theme.
    Lorraine DT

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  8. Very, very attractive card and beautifully colored!
    Sandy xx

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  9. Very Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Welcome again and Good Luck!
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  10. this is stunning Gail, great design and colouring.

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin

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    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  11. Fabulous design Gail, love the image and the fab colours, all your details are just great!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Simply gorgeous. wonderful coloring & attention to detail. Thanks for joining us for our "Anything Goes" challenge #62 Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog and best of luck with this great entry.
    Irena DT
    xxx

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  13. Such a fab card, great design and such pretty toppings. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}

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  14. I really love this classy Steampunk card, Gail!!

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  15. This is so pretty!! I love steampunk, fall colors, and ribbon! You have combined it all!! Gonna have to check out that site too. Thanks for entering at Connie can crop. Scrappy hugs!

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  16. Your work is absolutely gorgeous, Gail! I simply must follow your blog so I can see more! :o)

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  17. Stunning card, I love the steampunk and all the beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

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  18. Beautiful!! Love everything about this fabulous card and such wonderful dies. Thanks for coming to AYLI again xx

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  19. Love your creation. Great bow too. Thanks for entering our challenge at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn, ID DT

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  20. What a fabulous card... perfect for Di's Digis "Fabulous Fall Colours" challenge. Thanks for joining us. I hope you get a chance to join in next time too Donna ☺

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  21. Oooh I love this - wonderful coloring and fun elements! Thanks for joining the "Anything Goes" Challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

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  22. Wow this is so beautiful the colours, design and embellishments are outstanding, wow, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  23. A beautiful design, and I love all the cute details you added to give it that fab steampunk style :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  24. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends. Louise DT x

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love the colors so well put together!
    Thanks for joining our B is for... challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Linda DT-CF

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  26. Hi there, Gail! This is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I am always blown away by your design and your Copic coloring. Do you offer classes anywhere online? Thank you for sharing this gem with us at DS4J this month! Good luck!
    Sara
    www.PolkaDotRosie.blogspot.com
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

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  27. Beautiful piece of art. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with friends this week. Judy DT

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  28. Awesome streampunk design, beautiful coloring, love all the wonderful elements you added. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  29. Wow steampunk and cute at the same time. wonderful combination. I love it. Thank you for entering our color challenge at Connie Can Crop. Good luck

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  30. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Stamps by Julia Spiri, good luck xx

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  31. This is a gorgeous card! I love the image. The many layers of this card are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing and entering the Connie Can Crop Color Challenge.

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  32. Stunning card! Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining our challenge on CCC digi creations blog. Good luck!

    Natasja
    DT CCC Digi Creations

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  33. thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society...
    what a awesome card

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  34. Just stunning, so many gorgeous details. WOW, thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenges this month, I can't wait to see more.

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  35. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Julia Spiri. Hope to see you again next time.

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  36. Gail, everything about this card is amazing!!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks for linking up at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge
    Angela ~ DT

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  37. Another gorgeous card, Gail! You always have THE perfect embellishments. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. (sorry I'm so late in commenting)

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