Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Steampunk 2-5-2011

Hello, all! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekends despite the awful weather everyone seems to be experiencing. Today is my first Steampunk Saturday and I can tell you I am really nervous about sharing this page with you all. The reason is that it was way out of my comfort zone to create this page because it's pink. That's right, no dark colors here! I don't like pink all that much. I admire it when others use it and sometimes I find items that I like that are pink. Pink flowers are good, and so are piggies, lol! But I don't use it too much in my scrapping, especially not in my steampunk pages. But I wanted to create a page for my steampunk challenge that incorporated love and Valentine's day and all that. The Compendium of Curiosities Challenge (which I have been remiss in participating in lately) for this week is altered metal with paint and I thought, well that would be perfect to do for this layout because the gears I so love to use could be painted to match the page. So here it is with a few close-ups.

A Love Like No Other layout. Here it is! My very first try at a girly steampunk page! Let's start with the patterned background paper: When I saw this Script Polka Dot paper from Echo Park, the first thing I thought of was the the hot air balloon would go perfectly in a steampunk layout! I used MS Punch Around the Paper punches with hearts to keep in the love theme. The title letters are from Echo Park's Be Mine collection as well. A couple of pink polka dot flowers from Prima rounds it out nicely. The photo is of my very spoiled dog cuddling up to my eldest daughter. He's such a clown! I swear he posed for this!

Close-up #1. The heart and the wings are grungeboard painted using a Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabber and a hot pink stamp pad that I had in my stash. I added Star Dust Stickles on top of the pink of the heart.

Close-up #2. Here is a close-up of the 7Gypsies gears that I painted with Pearl Adirondack paint.

Close-up #3. This is a cute little cupid image I found online. He's from a vintage add for mouthwash! Totally cute!


  1. Tbhis is just awesome...and I love the idea of a pink steampunk page! Love all of your creative-ness. (is that a word?)

  2. Wonderful page! Very steampunk.

  3. Steampunk in Pink! You totally rocked it again!

  4. Girlfriend, I've missed you! I hope you're doing well and keeping your heart happy. You did an amazing job on this page. Steampunk and pink-- who'd have thought the combination could look this gorgeous?? Seriously, you rocked this theme. The photo is darling, and the cupid image is one of the sweetest I've seen. Great job on the altered metal, too!

    I've never worked with pink much, either, but you've shown me just how cool it can look. Great job!

  5. That cupid is too cute for words! I love the "freshness" of this LO. You have great style!