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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Steampunk Christmas

It's Day 6 of Simply Betty's 12 Days of Christmas challenges. Here is the challenge: "the children were all snug in their bed while visions of steampunks danced in their heads." I have to admit that if we hadn't been challenged to make a steampunk card, I would have still be just admiring these images too intimidated to try coloring them. Even after I printed it off, I still sat staring at this image for a while before starting to color it. After I got started though, it really was a lot of fun! My image is from the Steampunk Gang at Simply Betty Stamps and was colored with Copic markers. The paper is from a Hobby Lobby Christmas pack and the letters and buttons are from a Making Memories pack from a while back. You can't really see it, but the letters spelling out "JOY" were added using foam tape to give it some dimension. The gear is from a digi set from My Grafico. Even though these images intimidated me a little, I had fun with this one and will be getting the rest of the set!

Copics used: Hair Y11, Y21, YR14, YR23, E07
Skin: E000, E00, RV02
Shirt & Scarf: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47
Dress: R35, R37, R39, R59, R89. C7
Boots: E44, E47, E49

15 comments:

Trickut said...

Nice color job, I love this line!

Rachel

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful coloring, Gina!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow Gina- your coloring here is amazing! Gorgeous card!

Angie Williams said...

Woah! This is super sassy!

Patricia said...

Awesome coloring, Love it. Good luck.
~Patricia
Simply Betty DT

Lelia Pierce said...

This is so awesome, Gina! Totally gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at SBC!

XXX

Graphicat said...

I totally know what you mean! I felt the same way, intimidated by them, but once you colour them! SO FUN! and they look so great!
Im so glad you took the challenge!
Cheers
Cheri

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, and I felt the same way as you about colouring them, lol, I think it's all the folds and texture in the clothes that was scaring me, but you've done it wonderfully :)

Crafty Creations said...

Va-va-voom! My hubby would love to find Her under the tree!! ha ha

Great coloring!! I bought that same paper pack too! It's getting a lot of use right now!!!
Maria

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I love your card! That image is amazing as well as your coloring of the image. Beautiful card, if you were intimidated, it sure doesn't show.

It's Jenn! said...

Nice coloring. I love the little button too, reminds me of an olive!

*Vicki* said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors on this!! GORGEOUS!! HUGS

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Gina!! I love that sassy image and your coloring is awesome!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Gina what a fabulous card hun, your coloring is gorgeous!!!
hugs & blessings!

Anne Marie said...

Your coloring is beautiful and the design looks lovely! :)