Saturday 21 May 2011

All aboard for steampunk

I was hoping to get something done this week for Order of the opus gluei 101 'get steamy' steampunk challenge (I'd only made something the day before the challenge was announced, but didn't want to cheat and link that). Anyway, today's challenge on Soartful is also steampunk and this is the picture that was given:

So I used this as my base on which to add digi pictures that I'd got saved on computer - changing each one to black and white and/or negative and then fading the edges so that they fitted on to the given frame. This is what it looked like at that stage:

I then superimposed one of my favourite digital pictures of the clock with the railway line over the top of everything else, changing it to negative/black and white and fading to make it semi-transparent. So this is what I finished up with:

Sorry that you can see a bit of pink in places - that's not actually on the digi, it's because those parts are transparent enough to let the blog background show through (nothing I can do about that).

This is also for:

Scrapbook sisters 36: black and white
Altered Alice chapter 4 week 3: time
Stamps R us: goin' digital
2 sisters 40: use a digi
Digistamps4joy 19: boys! boys! boys!
Pattie's creations 22: no, no, no cards
Paper romance 51: anything but a card
Penny's 53: anything goes
Scrappy frogs: anything goes
Crafts and me 35: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 57: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 7: anything goes


  1. Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

    Hugs Wenda

  2. Wow this is amazing... great card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  3. Great digi piece. I love that you shared how you did it with us. Thanks so much for that. Thanks also for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  4. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

  5. Fabulous creation Hazel. I like the touch of pink. Thanks for being Soartful this week.

  6. Aw, Hazel, since it was only posted the day before you could have used it for our challenge. We're not that strict! HOWEVER, I love this and am glad you took the time to make it for Opus Gluei! Thank you for participating in our challenges.

    I need to stop being such a wimp and try digi more often, the results are very cool. I like all the elements you've added and how well they work together!

  7. I love it! It's a beautiful example of steampunk.

  8. This is very cool. I love the work you have done combining all the very masculine images. Thanks for Joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  9. Wow this is so unusual Hazel! Ilove that it is entirely digi... I can't manage to do that yet!

    Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at CFAS and hope to see you next time!
    Lizy x DT CFAS

  10. What a wonderful way to do a card and it is so terrific. Thanks for joining us in the Boys/Mens challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  11. Oh wow ... this is so unique & clever!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at SHELLY'S IMAGES. Please come back again next week for another fun challenge.

    Shelly's Images DT

  12. wow that looks fab Hazel - great piece!


  13. What a lovely card. Thank you for entering our card challenge xxx

  14. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice again! It was interesting to see some of the elements from the first piece reinterpreted into this new monochromatic creation! Lovely digital collage!

  15. Wow, fabulous creation, Hazel! It's just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  16. Holy smokes! THAT is INCREDIBLE!!!! What a neat neat neat card!!!!

    There is a surprise for you on the Incy Wincy Challenge blog - go to Wednesday's post!!!!


  17. What an unusual card. love the transapency and the subtle colours. Really lovely. Annette xx (2 Sisters DT)


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