Aurora Wings Blog Challenge - Crop It!

Aurora Wings Blog Challenge - Crop It!

Mitzi has honoured, and surprised me by asking me to be a Guest Designer for her September Challenge, Crop It! I can't even begin to tell you how excited, scared, thrilled and amazed I am. Where to begin? Mitzi has so many amazing designs to chose from, and at this point in time, a lot of my art has been Steampunk themed. I have several of her Steampunk images, so I knew I'd be picking one of those.

I printed Steampunk Angel onto X-Press It Copic Blending Card and coloured her using my Copic markers. 

Dress - Red: R22, 37, 59, T10
Dress - Beige: E40, 42, 44
Skin: E50, 51, 11, 23
Metal: Y26, 28, YG93, R02
Wings: E23, 25, 29, 79
Hair: E33, 25, 79
Shading: N0, 3, 5


I used Distress Ink, Antique Linen very lightly across the background. Once coloured, I cropped her, distressed the edges, and added more of the Distress Ink to the edges. I have some awesome 6x6 papers from Marion Smith Designs, Timekeeper. I loved the brown gear-filled paper, and a red 8x8 paper from a Tim Holtz paper pack. Unfortunately, I can't tell you the name of the paper pack, as I've used many of the sheets already, and didn't keep the front page.

I clear embossed the red paper with Distress Embossing Ink and clear powder using Inkadinkado's Steampunk Holly in the bottom left corner, and Xtimes Flies in the top right corner. I used a black matting on the red paper, and matted the brown paper with the cardstock I used for the card itself. For embellishments, I found some 7/8 inch brown and 3/8 inch red ribbons. I used some red tuille for a bow, glued on a gear with a matching gem, and a couple of feathers in the top right corner. In the bottom right corner,  I used some gears from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology collection. On the left side, I had some small keys (unknown company) and attached them to a Steampunk clock-like geared component....... a "whatchamacallit" as my mom would have said. ;)

Here's the finished card:

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

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2 Comments To "Aurora Wings Blog Challenge - Crop It!"

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff On 18.09.2017
Jody, I can tell how much you love Steampunk by looking at this exquisite inspiration you made for our latest challenge "Crop It!" at Aurora Wings. I love your use of red and white in addition to the usual shades of brown that most of us associate with Steampunk. The papers are subtle and beautiful, the cogs and gears are perfect embellishments, and the overall design is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx Reply to this comment
Donna Mundinger On 18.09.2017
Steampunk perfection, Jody! Your colors, papers and embellies truly capture the genre. And what gorgeous coloring of Steampunk Angel! Love how you've cropped her. She looks like she's about to fly right off the card. Such amazing attention to detail! We're thrilled to have you as Guest Designer for this challenge. Thanks so much for joining us! xxD Reply to this comment

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