Thursday, July 12, 2012

Steampunk Nippers at The Octopode Factory

Good morning (well, it's morning here anyway!) - I do hope you are all happy and well ?  We are still having very warm weather here in Central NJ but not half as hot as it has been!!  Such a contrast to the awful weather that so much of the UK is having :(  Let's hope it clears up before the Olympics begin....................................

Anyway, today I'm showcasing a couple of cards that I put together using two of the Steampunk digis from the fabulous Octopode Factory.  I do like the whole steampunk idea and it doesn't seem to be losing its popularity yet! I used 'Steampunk Nipper Winston' for this first card and kept it simple with some world map backing paper and adhesive chipboard letters for the sentiment, adding some black photo corners for the finishing touch.

For the second card, I used the digi, 'Steampunk Little Miss Posy' and I merged it onto a background using my own number background digi, available from Can You Digi It.  I also printed a sentiment over the top of that and mounted it onto some stamped kraft card, with a couple of chipboard 'X's' as embellishments.

I would like to enter Steampunk Nipper Winston into the following challenges-

Thanks for stopping to take a look - why not head over to the TOFF challenge blog and see the fabulous inspiration from the wonderful design team there, you won't be disappointed :)


Linda Palmer said...

Fun card. I love your little aviator and his girl friend. Really cute cards and beautiful coloring.

Carla S. said...

Fun cards, Dawn! Great designs with the cute images!

Penny said...

Dawn, I love both images and the backgrounds you gave them! So danged cute! Wonderful CAS designs! :^)
P.S. The UK can have some of our dry heat, if they'd like! ;^)

Kathi said...

Those are both fabulous! I love what you do with TOFF images!

It has been hot and humid here, hasn't it? We're not even into the "Dog Days of Summer" yet.

Tracy said...

LOL I've missed your quirky Octopode cards Dawn. Those images are something else. Thanks for the smile! Hugs!

Heike said...

haha, they´re so funny - love these objects and your cards are fantastic.

xxx Heike (Paperminutes)

Elaine Stark said...

Great cards, love the world background paper and the large letters. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Michelle VP said...

Great shading on your steampunk images! So glad you could join our monochromatic Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

Annette said...

Both great cards for guys, Love the backing paper on the first one and how it matches the image so well.

My Blog - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for
Lili’s Little Fairies, Top Tip Tuesday and Stampfairy.

JustYolie said...

What fun images!!
Thank you so much for joining with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)

PMS DT Yolie

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a great steampunk digi and I love how you've coloured him up too. Love the world map papers and how you've did the sentiment too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx