Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #60

     I can honestly say that up until this Papercraft Star challenge I have never created anything in the steampunk style.  I almost went with just using a metal element, but I decided to challenge myself.  Rilly has some awesome steampunk style hot air balloons at The House Across the Bay so I set out to see what I could find to match up with them. 

     Someone recently shared a link to a graphic artist who has a bunch of her drawings in a free coloring book gallery for everyone to access and download.  One of those images was the awesome steampunk girl I have used on this card.  Rilly's digi file with all those cool balloons and related tickets/flyers etc. were the perfect match for her.
     I've used my beloved Copics AND some Prismas to color her.  Her broach was painted with some Perfect Pearls and then covered with Glossy Accents.  Her pistol was also painted with Perfect Pearls to give is some shine.  She looks like she would keep it polished don't you think?  :-)
     Steampunk or just a metal element for our challenge this week.  We'd love to see what you come up with.  Our generous sponsor THATB will provide our first place winner with two downloads and our runner up with one.  You have until Monday at 6:00 a.m. EST to link up your project, so come play this week!  :-)
     I'd like to enter my card in the following challenge:

Stamptacular Sunday--#126 Divatacular!

Have a blessed day!

Papers:  Recollections, Making Memories, Copic X-Press It Blending card, Kodak Photo paper
Digital images:  The House Across the Bay "Hot Air Balloon (003)"
Stamp: Sureya's Gallery on deviantart.com "Steampunk Girl"
Copics: B21, B24, B26, B28, C0, C2, C4, E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E25, E27, E29, N1, N3, N5, N7, W1, W3
Prismacolor Pencils: 903, 935, 949
Tools:  Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz Paperclip, Recollections brads, Perfect Pearls Forever Blue and Perfect Pearl, Glossy Accents


  1. Love it Tracy! I love all the layers and colors. The girl is colored so beautifully! I must have the hot air ballons ;)
    Kindest regards,

  2. Great job, Tracy! Such a fabulous Steampunk design! Love that image. Gorgeous coloring, as always. So fun mixed with that hot air balloon. :)

  3. what brilliant colouring the hair is amazing love it,Dorothy x

  4. What a terrific card Tracy! I love all the layers and the pop of blue. The hot air balloon with your brilliantly colored image works perfectly together. Great work!

  5. Very cool card Tracy! So fun to see you do Steampunk! The balloon is really beautiful, and I think that lovely girl looks rather "capable" shall we say?! lol Wonderful coloring on all of it! :o)

  6. First your coloring is AMAZING! and that image...Annie Oakley meets punk diva!!! It works great with the hot air ballon! Love it!

  7. Super styling! Lovely colouring! Perfect image for our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Wish you had also shared the site where it came from. Thank you so much for joining us! Hugs, Lesley

  8. This is so cool, Tracy! I think you can pull off just about any style as if you've done it before many, many times! Thanks for sharing the link to the digi images too! I'm going to share them with my daughter! She loves to color and they would be perfect for her!


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