Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Steampunk 4-2-2011

Hello, all! I have a few pages to share with you today! Starting off with a steampunky page that will be an example at my Steampunk Challenge at Then I have a few more to share that are based on sketches (a couple of which did not make deadline since I've caring for my son, who caught strep throat). So here we go:
April Showers layout. This is a page I created as an example for my Steampunk Challenge. The topic this month is April Showers. The flowers in the claw foot tub are photos of the roses I have in my front garden. I used basic textured green cardstock for the base and distressed the edges and stained them with Distress Stain in Vintage Photo. The floral paper is from Tim Holtz's Lost and Found paper pack. The pipes, tub, and shower head are all images from Internet. The title is made up of two styles of Thickers. 

April Showers Close Up 1. I used some rhinestones and Glossy Accents on the flowers and out of the shower to simulate water. I also used various stamps with Vintage Photo and Forest Moss Distress Inks. 

April Showers Close Up 2. Here  close up of the shower head and the water droplets coming from it.

Sketch #093 from Twisted Sketches from 3-24-2011. The twist was "swirl," any way.

Maria layout. I completed this page using the Twisted Sketches Sketch #093 and for the Grungey Monday Challenge at Studio L3. This page was inspired by Tim Holtz's 2008 #10 Tag. I used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen as a mask, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks, Grungeboard flourishes, Prima Symphony Flowers, Lindy's Stamp Gang Gold Embossing Power, Forever Red Perfect Pearl Mist, Thickers, and a page from my DCWV Immortal Love stack (music paper).

The Color Room Palette #51.

Color Riot layout. This is not my typical style but I thought all the paint splatters were fitting. These are all photos of the colors of our house when we first bought it. All but a few were painted over. I used the sketch from The Color Room that went with the palette and used plenty of paint and Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, and Fired Brick. I wet distressed all the paper squares and circle.

Pages in Time Blog Thursday Sketch 3-24- 2011.

Playground layout. This was based on the Pages in Time Blog Thursday Sketch for 3-24-2011. I used Echo Park papers and stickers for this. The photos are of my son playing at the park's playground. I am loving Echo Park papers more and more! I inked the edges of the papers with Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, and Spiced Marmalade. 



  1. Girl I am so sorry that your son is sick! Great pages...all so creative.

  2. Awesome work on the challenges, Celina. (Like Cheryl, I am sorry to hear that you son is sick - sending healing hugs your way.) Your pages are so amazing. I love them all, but especially LOVE the steampunk layout! You know how I am drawn to steampunk . . . and your spring layout just blew me away!

  3. Fabulous job on all the layouts! TFS

  4. Celina, your interpretation of the Grungy Monday technique is spectacular! Such beautiful colors, and the masking is great. I love seeing how you turned Tim's original tag into a gorgeous scrapbook page-- you've really shown how versatile multi-media art can be!

  5. Gorgeous projects!! I love your grungy take :)