Monday, January 12, 2015

Steampunk!

Today was a day I needed to go hide out in my craft room and so Artistic Outpost came to the rescue! I have been looking around at different blogs and challenges stressing "New" or "Fresh Start" as with Inspiration Journal's new challenge. I realized that I had never used the Train from the "Steampunk" collection and thought it was about time to apply some fresh ink to that Train. Will also link this to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Backgrounds." For those of you who have Artistic Outpost stamps, January's "Show Us Your AO Art" is waiting for you to join the challenge for a chance to have your AO Art showcased and to win a store gift certificate.

The background behind the Conductor and the Train was inked over using Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap and then shaded along with touches of Black Soot. The Train Station was stamped using Stazon Dove Grey. I wanted a very subtle background. The Conductor was stamped in Black Stazon, inked with Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose, then a little water coloring using Fired Brick and a paint liner. The moving Train scene was stamped in Black Archival all areas were watered colored using paint brushes and Distress inks Faded Jeans (Sky), Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters (Trees), Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap (Ground), Black Soot and Weathered Wood (Train) and then shaded. I always give a spray of matte sealer when I am finished. Added a few sentiments and that was that.

Oh a very sad note, our Molly has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. She will be deeply missed and we so wish things could have been different. We tried as best we could and my hubby took extra time off from work to spend with her and in hopes her condition would improve, but it did not. She did have a lovely day and we fit in another trip to the park and she has lots of her favorite foods and treats. As I know many of you have gone through and are still, the pain we feel when we lose a beloved pet family member is overwhelming, but the love and care we give them stays with them. Thank you for all of you who have asked and sent me messages about my old girl. One day I will tell you all about Molly.

Have a wonderful day!


24 comments:

Debi said...

fab card Terry - and some more hugs for you to ease your sorrow over Molly <3 Debi xxx

Tricia Ann said...

Wow, your cards are too cool. I didn't even know what steampunk is until my 12-year-old granddaughter wore a steampunk costume for Halloween. I wish you could see it. It is a lovely burgundy, trimmed with ivory dress and a top hat.

Michele said...

perfection! xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful steampunk project! Sorry about Molly, big hugs, Valerie

sally said...

Hugs! It hurts lots I know.

Sally

Sharon said...

Fabulous Terry! always so inspiring & I love steampunk!

Redanne said...

Your card is just fabulous Terry, I love that train stamp! It is a wonderful steampunk creation and you have made it look so very vintage. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal, always lovely to see you there!

I am so sorry for your loss of Molly, she was so beautiful. It is never easy to lose a beloved pet ... she will always have a special place in your heart. Big hugs, Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How sad that Molly is no longer in your lives...but for sure she will stay in your hearts...lots of strength!

Your card is a great vintage card Terry...

Hugs, Alie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful masculine card Terry! My heart goes out to you for the loss of Molly! I have two of my own, and I dread the day! Their little lives are just way too short! Sending big healing hugs to you and yours :)

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card Terry. Nothing can be said to ease the pain, but think of the good times with fond memories and love.
Yvonne xx

Beth said...

love love love this and your over stamping on that engine perfection GF...so glad you got inky yesterday and sending you more hugs.

Sophie said...

Terry, die Karte ist großartig.
Ich kann mich noch gut an diese alten Lokomotiven erinnern, die damals noch mit viel Dampf fuhren :-)
Und der feine Herr passt super dazu.
Eine schöne Karte.

Herzlichst Sophie <3

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card, Terry! Love it very much! The train is amazing! My thoughts are with you for your loss of Molly! Wishing you all the best! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

1CardCreator said...

Love the train Terry. I am so sorry for your loss, I know Molly pulled you through a lot of really sad times. Take care and try to stay busy to keep your mind off of her. Remember all the happy times. Big hugs to you! ~Diane

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, love the vintage feeling.

Ira Huberts said...

Oh no Terry... so so sorry for losing Molly... you must both miss her dearly... But you have done everything you can and she must have felt your love...
Your card is fabulous, would make a beautiful ticket design! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Linda R said...

Your card Looks amazing my friend. I Always love to see what you create. I'm so sorry to hear about Molly. Its so hard to lose our pets. Big Hugs my friend.

Karin said...

So sad to hear about Molly..
Your steampunk creation looks fabulous!
groetjes Karin

Shirley Chillman said...

Deeply saddened to hear about Molly TT. Pets give us such unconditional love and ask only that we treat them with love and care. Molly was probably the happiest dog that anyone could wish for especially with you being her owner.

Your card is the best love it to bits.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Terry, love the background.
Loosing a beloved pet leaves such a big hole in your life but no doubt she left you with lots of happy memories.
Hugs, Avril xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love the scene on the train panel- and love your steampunk creation- fabulous! I am so sorry about your loss- Molly looks beautiful in the pic. It is always hard to loose a member of your family : (

Emma Williams said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Terry and the train is amazing! So sorry for your loss and wishing you the best for the future!

Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous card with so much depth in the stamping layers and I love the masculine feel to this one.
Hope you are beginning to feel a bit better after your sad loss.
huge hugs Brenda xxx

Kath said...

fabulous project Terry...thank you for sharing over at Inspiration Journal...so sad to read about your beloved Molly...thinking of you...hugs kath xxx

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