Friday, 11 January 2013

Sci Fi and Steampunk


I have always been in to Sci Fi, from being a little girl, Star Trek and Dr Who were regular viewing and the at the age of seven Star Wars was released and that was it, I was hooked for life.

There have been many developments in Sci Fi over the years, but the most recent "addition" to the genre is Steampunk.  The baic premis is - following the Martian invasion in War of the Worlds, the Victorians appropriate the technology and combine it with the technology of the day, so if you imagine steam powered computers with manual typewriter keyboards you'd be about there.

To tie in with this theme I recently discovered Viva-Las-Vegas Stamps, well, what can I say, I need to win the Euro-Millions when it's at stoopid money.  I need just about all the stamps they do, and then some!  Suffice to say I placed an order for stamp plate 909, as I could see this contained a tardis.  Well the results are below.

Birthday Card Using VivaLasVegas Stamps, IndigoBlu stamp and flitter glue, Do Crafts Papermania stamp, Clarity Stamp Guilding Flakes and distress inks and promarkers


Close up of topper
Tags based with shimmer mist, alcohol ink and distress ink on bubble wrap


Tag complete with image from VivalasVegas stamps

Second Tag Image, again from VivaLas Vegas Stamps


I also have hubby's birthday on Sunday so I had to do a hurried birthday card, so grabbed my KanBan stash and cobbled a Steampunk card together, and used the Do Crafts exclusive stamp (only available on the Creativity magazine) from their Chronology Collection.  This card although I'm very pleased with it has been re-purposed for Valentine's Day.  Luckily I hadn't used a Birthday Sentiment on it.


Original Birthday Card, now for Valentine's Day



I would like to enter the above creations as one entry to the following challenges:


14 comments:

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous tags thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

Terry said...

Your projects are just great, thank you for sharing with the DT from Frilly and Funkie, love the projects hugs terry xxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created wonderful pieces. Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream Tag It On.

Sharon said...

Cute card love the bubble wrap back ground. Thanks for joining us Lady Anne's challenge.

inkypinkycraft said...

Great makes thanks for dreaming with us at dragons dream TIO trace x

ElizabethR said...

Great tag, you have been a busy bee! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Buttons said...

Some very interesting projects here Jax. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie this time. Hugs, Jenny x

May said...

Fabulous projects... Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x x

Sharon said...

Your card and tags are gorgeous. I can see why you love the stamps so much.
Thank you for joining us at Diva's by Design this week.
Hugs Sharon. x

craftyb said...

Fabulous selection of projects - love them all! your tags are fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCreations Challenges! bx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous projects....thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

WeirdCat said...

A lovely set of projects to look at, the tags are pretty, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

monique said...

Wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing at tio

Bianca said...

Your creation is so very wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca