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Friday, 8 March 2013

Left of Center Challenge Blog 1st DT Post Brand New Blog


I am very excited today as it is the launch of a fab new challenge blog and we really hope you will play along with us.

  (click image to visit the challenge)

You can enter with either an alternative project for which it is always "anything goes" or a more mainstream project using the set theme. Any kind of craft project is allowed.

I am sharing an 8"x8" card with you today using an image 
Raven
very kindly provided by this week's sponsor:
Floppy Latte  

 I have gone for a steampunk theme and have printed
 the  image onto acetate, cut with a spellbinders circle
 from the grand circles set and layered with a sheet of imitation gold leaf. (Hold breath while doing this!)
The card blank is made from true black card from stash
and I layered with coredinations  torn from
from a sheet of black magic 12 x 12, embossed
 with a  cogs  mask and sanded back.
The embellishments are metallic card cut from the Tim Holtz 
Sizzix die, Gadget Gears, and I aged these by 
sanding and inking, added two metal cogs
also by Tim Holtz and one of his brads. 
Happy International Women's Day
Vee xx   

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks 
where the theme is Die for Dies.

Art Impressions Blog
where the theme is Anything Goes. 
   
My Grafico Challenges
where the theme is Anything Goes

 
 

 
  

25 comments:

  1. Ab fabby love the detail of the cogs :)
    Ohhh I think ill be popping in on this challenge xx

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  2. WoWza - totally awesome. I love that gold leafed bit... how stunning :-)
    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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  3. That´s amazing Vee, just love your Steampunk work - you are so creative, oustanding!
    cheers,
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  4. Loving it hun! Glad to see you back and crafting! xx

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  5. WOW! This is wonderful Vee. I love the design and the gold leaf looks amazing
    Hugs Sue

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  6. very striking Vee -- the nature vs the industrial and gold versus black - very clever xx

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  7. Beautiful card,lovely image and colours.xxx

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  8. Great project Vee, fab colours and cogs, Px

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  9. Gorgeous card!!!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  10. Nicely created, thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for the Die for Dies Challenge!

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  11. love the steampunk look , great card ..Thx for joining us at Art Impression for the challenge ..

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  12. Wonderful! Love every aspect of your little pieces of art.
    Hugs,
    Aletha

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  13. Fab card, love the embossed & sanded background.

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  14. Beautiful steampunk card Vee, love how the bird is surrounded by the glow of the moon, I can practically see the branches moving in the wind! I seem to quite like steampunk, not sure why but I even bought a long pair of dangly steampunk earrings which I wear quite often:O)

    love your card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous card, Vee. Love the steampunked background and the focus image with the gold ... fab! Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  16. it is beautiful! love the gold! xo

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  17. Thank you so much everyone and I hope you all come and play along! Vee xx

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  18. A brilliant card Vee. The raven looks wonderful against the cog background x

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  19. Hi Vee, Thank-You so much for the lovely comments left on my blog. your card is absolutely stunning. I joined the challenge blog as a follower, but really I don't do very much Steampunk or Grunge etc. Have a good week-end. Hugs Rita xx

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  20. So I just happened to pop over and looky here. A brand new fab challenge blog with you as a Designer. Congrats to you and the new blog. I adore your project. The gold leaf behind is brillinat tnd the embossing rocks. Will have to check it all out. xxD

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  21. Thank you very much. Vee xx
    Rita I sent you a message as the blog has a theme for people who want to do mainstream projects as we want everyone to have a chance. xx

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  22. Hi Vee, a fabulous card, the Raven image looks great and love all the texture
    Hugs
    Janet

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  23. great combination of different styles

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  24. i absolutely love the gold on this! gorgeous!

    hugs :)

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  25. Beautiful card, the gold is amazing! Love the dies too. Great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. If youi would care to join me I would love to have your company. I will be looking forward to visiting your blog to leave a comment and join you too.
Vee xx