Thursday, 5 June 2014


This week I am showcasing the fabulous BALLOON plate from Katzelkraft.
I began by stamping the Balloon image with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkling with white embossing powder. I then blended Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the image, applying Vintage Photo Ink around the edges. I then took a piece of kitchen towel and removed any excess ink from the embossed image; I love how the white pops against the more grungy backdrop. I then flicked the background with water to add blotches for further interest.
The STEAMPUNK sentiment has been stamped with Potting Soil Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks, adding Potting Soil Archival Ink to the edges for definition. I have also added scratchy lines to the background with an old credit card and Snowflake Fresco Finish Paint.
To add a little more interest to the background I have also included circles of Distress Paint added with the top from the paint lid. I then used a Tiny Attacher to fix all the layers together.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really appreciate you taking the time. Tracy x x

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Unknown said...

Lovely Tracy I love the grungy look xx
Denise xx

Kim Dellow said...

oooo so fabulous Tracy :)

Cath said...

Another stunner Tracy xx

Dianne said...

Wow Miss Tracy I looooooove this, the background is fantastic, looooooooove the circles,the balloon looks magical they way you created it, love those little stitched crosses, brilliant creation you call a card. Thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS )))

JansArtyJunk said...

What a gorgeous balloon what you did with it Tracy...and that grungy splattered background is fabulous too! Jan x

hazel said...

I love your grungy steampunk card, the background and white balloon are
xxx Hazel.

Almo said...

Love your steampunk card Tracy, e the background looks superb and love the idea of securing it all together with the tiny attacher, the little touch of metal suits the style of card so well. Mo x

Redanne said...

One word - fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the inky colors.

butterfly said...

Wow - the white balloon is so zingy against that fab inky grungy background... I love the curved banner too!
Alison xx