Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Steampunk Romance SBS blog hop

Welcome to my stop along the way
on this Romantic Steampunk Simply Betty blog hop.

You should have arrived here from the insanely talented
Cheri's blog ,
but if not and you'd like to join in from the beginning, go here.

I often think of how lucky I am to be on the Simply Betty DT,
and how fortunate I am to get to play and create with so many
unique and stunning and fun lines. The Steampunk line is one of my
most favorite to work with, and the new,
"Romance"  line is no exception.

Gwendolyn is a favorite of mine as well.
I decided to go with a vintage feel and kept the colors
fairly muted and subtle. For me anyway.

I went to town coloring the fleurs with my Copics.
I added color to the tips of the roses and then I dipped
them in alcohol and let them dry to a nice, blended,
realistic effect.
I had some large, brown glittered brads that really anchored
the ivory webbed ribbon down nicely.  

I colored Gwen in with Copics and
aged the edges of the panel with my scissors and
some Tim Holtz distress inks.

My second project is also my first altered journal.

I picked up this journal at Mike's with the intention of
using it in this hop somehow. I am quite a novice when it
comes to altering items. Maybe just a creature of habit, but
I finally stepped out of my comfort zone (again?!) and am
quite pleased with the outcome.

I cut out both Mercius and Grace images with my new
Heart nesties and colored them with Copics.
I added some Sizzix fluorishes. Some that I shaded
with pink SU inks for a bit of dimension.

I added more Copic and (dryed) alcohol soaked roses
in matching shades of pink. Popped on some
pearl sprays and a polymer clay heart that I had left over
from another project, added a compass and gear brad
to Mercius' side to give it a masculine element.

Plus some Stickles for that romantic sparkle.

I'll be listing this journal in my Etsy shoppe if anyone is
interested in purchasing it.

Thanks for sticking with me this long.
Next stop on the Steampunk hop is
the loverly, the talented,


  1. Oh Glo these are BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are so soft and just beautiful. You rock girl!


  2. Love them both the uber vintage top card is lovely and the bottom is so tender and sweet(love the gear by the rose)! All I can say is WOW!


  3. Oh GLO these are so romantic and beautiful! I love how you've coloured them all so soft... VERY pretty!! And OMG those flowers ROCK!!! Must try that!
    You're amazing!

  4. what abeautiful altered journal!! thanks for sharing, love the colouring of the iamges!! great job!

  5. Oh these are really beautiful.. Love the pretty pink..

  6. Such a fantastic idea to use the heart diecuts with these two images - it's great! I love the distressing and embellishment choices on your first card - simply gorgeous! :D

  7. Two more WOWSERS. Gorgeous work.
    Luv CHRISSYxx{new Follower 4 sure}

  8. LOVE the vintage feel of your card!! Fabulous altered journal!!

  9. You definately captured the romance, those pastel colours are just perfect! Oh wowzer do I love your work, the flourish is a great touch.

  10. I bow down to you and your creative genius! These are freakin' awesome! They scream romance! And your coloring...I am blown away~!

  11. WOW, I was expecting creepy not pink. Beautiful Glo.

  12. Right firstly where is Gloria? These are so super sweet and gorgeous and how amazing is that journal! xx

  13. Perfect setting, I love your coloring.

    Hugs Kiksi

  14. Oh these are both gorgeous, I'm loving this new line :D

  15. Love Love the cards the soft colors are so great. Take Care

  16. Fabulous, I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing them.

  17. Wonderful, so soft and pretty, the flowers are fabulous

  18. Beautiful, Glo! Love the vintage feel. I am loving the new Steampunk line!

  19. Both of your projects are gorgeous, and I love how you colored the flowers. Truly beautiful!

  20. OH MA GOSH GLO!! You did an absolute fantastik job of these images AND your card is gorgeous!!! Huge kudos my creative friend! Hugs!

  21. Absolutly wonderful!! Love both projects!!

  22. PURPLE SOCKS!!!! YAH BABY!!! BTW.... you should talk! This is OUT OF THIS WORLD BEAUTIFUL!!!!


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