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Sunday, May 12, 2013

MayzyArt's Steampunk Lady

Greetings!  Happy Mother's Day

I pray that you all have a blessed Mother's Day!  If you are fortunate enough to still have your mother here with you, show her LOTS of love.  If your mother is not with you in the natural, she is with you in spirit.  True mothers take their job seriously and they will never leave your side. :-)

I will be sharing a non-traditional Mother's Day card with you today.  I have done cards throughout the month that would be considered "traditional," but the rebel in me wanted to shake things up a bit.  I visited MayzyArt stamp store (thanks Jo Hamm for the reminder of the 50% off sale) and picked up some real beauties.  I am the total opposite of what steampunk is and is probably why I am so attracted to it.  You ask, "what is steampunk?"  Well, this is how it is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,[1] especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.  Okay, that may be the serious definition for it, but I describe it as the perfect match up of hard industrial metal and soft victorian lace.  It is truly two opposite working together to create art.  I truly love it because it appeals to the Gemini in me...opposing twins. :-)

Okay, enough with the history lesson.  Here's my creation using MayzyArt's Steampunk lady and Create with TLC's sentiment.

Steampunk Lady
Isn't she a classic!  I love everything about this image.  I colored my image first this time and then found papers to match her.  I had my Copic markers YR23 and YR24 that don't necessarily blend well together, but I was determined to make them work.  I love this mustard looking color.  I just sat down with this vintage beauty and layered on colors.  I didn't know how it was going to turn out, but loved the finished product.  I hope you do too!  I then thought I needed to make sure that her background tied in with her.  So, I took black cardstock to make my base.  I then layerd on some grey and dp paper from MME paperpack.  I then layerd on aother grey layer and that mustard colored scrolled background is from Bird's blog.  Thanks Bird!  I then cut an umbrella and corner piece using my Cameo.  I wish I would have matted it on black cardstock, but I was out. :-(  Oh well, I still like how it came out.  I finished it off by adding the sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC and 3D popping my lady on top.  I truly love how feminine it is in a totally different way.

Thanks for looking and commenting!  Happy Mother's Day to my mom, sisters, and everyone else that is fortunate enough to be a mother! 

MayzyArt Challenge:  Anything Goes (optional boy theme)

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Absolutely beautiful with a gorgeous design and I love the sentiment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. WOW, I love that image....And your design is beautiful. Just the right amount of the mustard yellow. I like using YR24 and YR31 together...Your card is wonderful and thanks for the history lesson...joann sassy raggedy

  3. beautiful! love your colouring. thanks for joining the challenge at MayzyArts
    Stacey xxx

  4. Candy you did a beautiful job. I love the colors you went with. Perfect. Thanks for joining us at MayzyArt :-)


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Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention