Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Seasonal Steampunk

I started off colouring in this gorgeous Meredith Dillman digi stamp in shades of gold and green... but then I also added red to the dress and somehow the colour scheme became rather Christmassy and festive! :)
I love the detail of this image. It's called Steampunk Fairy and it's gorgeous... all the ruffles of her dress, the gemstones and metalwork, the intricate weave of her hair, the beautiful art deco-ish scrollwork of the frame. I coloured her in with my Promarkers and also dug out my Flexmarkers to add a delicate pink colourwash to the background:
I used a steampunk-themed frame mask for the base card, spritzing over it with golden Smooch Spray and then rubbing Inka Gold over it.
I attached the coloured dig stamp using foam pads and added die-cut leafy flourishes cut from gold card and some wooden flowery/doily shapes coloured with Inka Gold. To finish off I added a die-cut butterfly and some dabs of red and green Stickles.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are not feeling too "festive"ed-out! :)
Ali xx


  1. Oh Ali, this card is so amazing - love the technique you've been using for the background! And so many gorgeous details!!

    Hugs, Randi

  2. Ali, WOW! Love all the gold on this and the shading you did on her dress. This is so pretty. Beautiful work

  3. Beautiful card - I love those doily shapes! They add to much to the card.

  4. Stunning Ali, love this Merdith Dillman stamp. So beautiful in greens adn those wood diecuts are amazing.

  5. OMG! Ali the background is fantastic, and such a pretty embellishes. Very beautiful card.
    Happy Holidays!!!!!
    Hugs Nataliya

  6. Elegant Steampunk?? This is over the top Ali. I LOVE it!! Especially like your totally glitzy background!

  7. Love your work Ali!! Fantastic colorcombo and the golden leaf is looking great!! Adorable butterfly!!
    Love it!!
    Hugs Gry

  8. She looks gorgeous and so elegant with the golden accents you added, Ali! Love your creation. The butterfly is a beautiful addition.
    Hugs, Karina

  9. What a fabulous card Ali - love everything about it - everything just works so well together. Wonderful job.

  10. Cool! And cool embellishments at this card. Hugs Milo <3

  11. beautiful, love how you worked the Christmas colors in