Monday, September 19, 2011

Steampunk Halloween

Wow!  I have to say now that this line is simply fabulous!  I was a bit scared by the intricate details in these stamps, but once I started to color them I fell in love!!  Today is the first day of peeks for the new Steampunk Halloween line from Simply Betty Stamps.  There are 4 images being peeked today, and I have 2 to show you.

First up is Draco the Ghostly Gentleman. He's my absolute fav!  I kept thinking, where would I see a ghost?  New Orleans?  Paris!!  So I pulled out some Trip to Paris paper from 3 Bugs in a Rug (which just happened to have some lovely scroll patterns as well),  then also adding a touch of extra stamping on the bg paper using the Eiffel tower set from Stampendous!.  Its embossed with Stampendous! Chunky Black Embossing Enamel, then I also inked the edges with my Versamark pad and added more of the Chunky Black there as well.

Draco was colored with copics, then cut out with my new Oval Nested shapes from Lifestyle Crafts (formally QuicKutz).  I LOVE them because they are super skinny ovals, much more so than my spellbinders!  I added around Draco some collaged images also from the Eiffel Tower set in black and Aqua Mist ink (PTI).

My second card uses Bella the Vampiress.  She's so lovely you can't even tell she's a vampire, right?  Well, warning, those are always the dangerous ones!  For Bella I pulled out some brand new paper by Authentique that I picked up at the Southern Women's Show in Charlotte last week.  It was just screaming to be used with these Steampunks :)

I glimmer misted my flowers to match my papers (they started off peach...pretty but NOT a match!)  The circle was cut with a Spellbinders die then run through my Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Damask Folder by Sizzix.  The top corner of the text paper I stamped over with the flourish from Stampendous! Damask Chair.  All edges were distressed with Burnt Umber Palette ink.  I also used Karen G's sketch for this layout.

Hope you like my peek back into "history".  Be sure to head over to the Simply Betty Stamps blog to see more samples with these 2 images and the other 2.  AND be sure to leave comments for a chance to win one in digi form!!



  1. Wow! Love your take on the challenge! Your coloring is so good and both cards!

  2. These are great images and the coloring & backgrounds papers are great too.

  3. Gorgeous and fun cards! I really like both stamps. Isnt that Authentique paper great?!!... I got some a couple weeks ago when I was in PA for the art retreat.

  4. Fabulous creation! The colors are great together!

  5. What beautiful cards. I love the colors. Great job!

  6. Both of these are beautiful! Fantastic papers! Loving another SBS Halloween release! :)

  7. I am out of words! SBS just did an amazing job on this release and you th DT did not disappoint us bloggers! I love your cards!!!!!!!!!
    TFS CallyAnn

  8. these are just beautiful. I ADORE the Paris idea with Draco!!!!

  9. Look at these beauties! I'm drooling on my keyboard :P

  10. Stunning cards! Love the male one ,he's so elegant but eerie
    Wonderful job
    Hugs Julie P

  11. Love these two projects! Draco looks extra spooky and Bella is so beautiful - love how you changed the flowers to match. Great work!


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