Sunday 4 September 2011

Kenny K #59 Vintage/Grunge - Time Flies

Theme at Kenny K this week - vintage/grunge
Prize & sponsor - £10 gift voucher from Bearly Mine + 5 Kenny K digis of your choice!

Hope any of you who were at the craft fair near the Trafford Centre, Manchester yesterday (Saturday), had a great time. I know I did & got a few more crafting goodies to keep me going too.

As for my card here, gosh, where to I begin with this one then, eh? LOL. Not exactly minimalistic is it!  LOL. Yes, Kenny K has drawn us all some more images to play with - adding to his Steampunk range - & this sassy gal is a pilot (you got that from the goggles, right?) going by the name of 'Brianna Blaster'.  Now to me, Steampunk is more than a collaboration of Victoriana + Punk. To me, it is more Victoriana meets modern technology.  Basically, if a Victorian were to have our technology to play with, what might it look like - & there seems to be a twist of  'future' into the mix. So on this card I have gone for the eclectic attitudes of the Victorian era (ie., if there is an inch of space, fill it with something elaborate) & let this girl with her futuristic gun loose into this crowded mechanical world.

Brianna has been coloured with Promarkers to give her a leather cap & Air Force blue 'uniform' - well that was my intention so if I succeeded I am sure you will let me know. :)  I gave her a long mat with no layering as I wanted it to look as if she had just been beamed down, like a time traveller. Now, I don't reckon she would be able to run very far in those 'killer heels'  but that said, with that gun in her hand, she probably wouldn't need to!  She looks quite a capable young lady to me. LOL. I used the tops of her stockings as the 3 rows of a ranking officer (I think 3 stripes is a Sergeant) - well she hasn't got room for emblems on her arms has she! LOL. For the remaining colours I tried to achieve a gun & back-pack etc., of steel & brass, using Promarkers to colour the large clock in too. This clock, the 'butterfly' & the tickets are all from Kim Lariviere.

I got out my Fleur de Lis dies from Spellbinders again for the corner pieces & the shape above & peeping below the clock-face, colouring them using Promarkers again even the gold or silver highlights. However, for the cog wheels I didn't rely on a die at all but created my own, drawing 3 concentric circles quite close together & cutting 'teeth' from the outer one to the middle one. For the larger wheel I added spokes cutting out the triangular shapes (to the inner most circle), using a craft knife & making a hole in the middle with my Crop-a-Dile. Each wheel was then inked & embossed. The backing paper which seemed just perfect for my daring aviator was from TLC but I added my own finishing touches to that too by making a large cog wheel the same way as my smaller wheels & then using it as a stencil for my Distress Inks (at the corner with the other wheels). I then inked around the rest of the page too before adding the metal brads to hold a cog wheel in place & to adorn 2 corners.

The layering

Well, I wanted to finish it off by creating a suitable insert & this one uses word-art from Kim Lariviere (yes, it is in French & the translation, should you need it, is "Friendship is love without wings" which seemed just perfect not only for a card for a friend but for my pilot image- wings, get it, LOL) - & yes, I am pretty sure the recipient would understand the French without me having to explain it, fortunately! I tore around the edges of this before sticking down at a slight angle. The Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die at the top & bottom edges gave it the relevant Steampunk 'je ne sais quoi" - sorry gone back into French mode! LOL, & this design helped it match in with the front too. Getting the strip of Fleur de Lis all the way across was a bit fiddly as I needed it to be longer than the die actually is, but as you know, I rarely make life easy for myself! LOL. As I didn't want to add 'bulk' to the insert of the card by using any metal embellies I went a bit creative with the photo anchor too. I very carefully embossed a metal one (by running it through my die cutter) then cut it out by hand and added a card circle punched out using my Crop a Dile to create the idea of a top of a brad. I coloured this with Promarkers before sticking down to give a  punctuation of colour to the otherwise very white interior.

Well, I think that is everything! Hope I haven't missed anything out but there is quite a bit on this one. LOL. If you feel like playing along with our vintage/grunge challenge this week you don't of course, have to use Steampunk as your inspiration - but do remember that if you use any of Kenny K's images on your card you stand a chance of  winning some of Donna's fabby papers & Kenny's digis .

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Papercraft Star -  Steampunk
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes (but use Promarkers - as if you need to ask me! LOL)
I Brake For Challenges - shabby chic
Crafty Creations - use at least 3 dies/punches (3- all from the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis range, 3 corners dies, 3 single elements & 2 borders) - plus embossing my metallic photo corner to make a card one too
Jellypark - dies/punches
Cards for Men - G is for.....(grunge)
Anything Goes Challenge - inspired by tv/film (Dr. Who - a kind of Time Lord, she is beaming down from one time period to another)
Stamp Challenges - September digi day
Card Makin' Mamas - digis
Crafty Pad - blue & brown
Glitter Geeks - sports mad (given that she is a Pilot with a gun in hand,  - flying & shooting)
Stamptacular Sunday - sky's the limit (be creative)
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes (logo & bottom of sidebar).


  1. Gorgeous card I love it!! Thank you for joining us at anything goes Hugs

  2. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!


  3. Ooohhh your card is awesome!!!! Such great work on your coloring, it's gorgeous!!!

    gr. arjette.

  4. Hi Christine,
    WOW Absolutely Stunning Creation!!!! Love the images you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  5. Wow! Awesome coloring! thanks for playing along with us at I Brake For Challenges!

  6. Great card, your coloring is Fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

  7. what a fantastic card! love that image and the die cuts!
    thanks so much for joining our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

  8. OMG WOW how fantastic is this, just love the image, am so going to have to get them and your papers and embilshments are just brilliant, love everything. You should have seen all the steampunk stuff on create & craft this morning was sooo tempted but already spent a small fortune on other stuff so going to have to go on xmas list hehe :) xx

  9. wowsers Tine - this is just amazing hun! :) I dont know where to start, but its just breathtaking.

    I love your take on Steampunk - its a brilliant concept and really lends itself to freeing your imagination and just going for it!

    You know I think you are one of the most amazing colourers I know, and this is just incredibly detailed and fantastic. Love the colours, details and the inside is also fabulous.

    Have a great week,



  10. Wow Awesome card Tine!
    Hugs Heidy

  11. Love it!!..fabby image and great colouring :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week..hugs Debs x

  12. There are so many wonderful details in your card! And she is colored so beautifully!
    I'm so happy you played along with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer Ferrell

  13. Over the top brilliant! Fantastic card as everything is just absolutely perfect. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!


  14. Such a beautiful card. Lovelovelove the image and all the details. Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week. Good luck.
    Hugs, Anja

  15. Stunning card and beautifully coloured to. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  16. Fabulous card, love the layout and your colouring is perfect.

  17. Wowsers! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week in ouu Blue & Brown Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  18. This is absolutely stunning Christine!
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck.

  19. As always, I don't know where to start Tine. It's just incredible. The colours, embellies, everything. Your cogs are brilliant. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

  20. Stunning creation!

    Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad in Blue & Brown challenge.


  21. Such amazing detail Tine - you are an inspiration! Love your image, though I wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley, she looks menacing with that gun!!

    Thanks for joining us again at Glitter Geeks and good luck :).

    Helen xx

  22. Wow Tine what gorgeous details! There are so many fun embellies on this! The clock pieces and corners are great!

  23. Your card is fabulous! Amazing details!
    Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad in Blue & Brown challenge.

  24. Wow! What a great card. Your coloring is superb!

  25. Wow! Your card is amazing! Love the details and your colouring is stunning!!

    Thanks for joining SSC this week!
    Hugs Gry

  26. ho-lee mo-lee!!! amazing card!!!!!!
    thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

  27. This is so gorgeous and I love it!