Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Steampunk Betty and Update on Blog Candy Winners!

Hello, Friends!  First of all : WOWWWWEEEEE!!!!  What a fantastic turnout last weekend!  If you missed it, this past weekend was what I hope to be the first annual "Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza" blog hop!  There were so many positive responses from both viewers and sponsors. I'm really glad that I was able to introduce many of you to some new companies and to also provide some exposure to some of my favorite sites.

I did indicate in my hop post that winners would be notified no later than the 11th of March.  I have begun emailing some of the winners already.  With so many prizes and sponsors involved, it does take a lot of coordinating.  My Mom duties do have to come first, but I should be able to get through the list by the specified date. As a reminder, if your name is chosen, you have 72 hours to respond or an alternate winner will be selected.  

As for today's project, it's a card I created for Forever Night Challenges.  The image is from the steampunk collection by Simply B Stamps.  The challenge was :  STEAMPUNK.  

I colored the image with Copics (of course!).  I really need to expand my collection, though.  I think I'm going to have to treat myself to some in the near future.  LOL!

Anywho, the gears were cut with a file from the Silhouette Studio and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  The two large pieces started out as one.  I cut it in half so I could place the pieces in such a way that they'd be more visible.  I was a little concerned as to how I would pull off the steampunk look as it's not really a genre I've worked with before.  In the end, I was happy with how it turned out.  

Well, I always think there's room for improvement with my projects, but I think it's because I tend to be too much of a perfectionist at times.  *sigh*  I'm trying hard to relax a little more.  LOL

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great Wednesday!


  1. Dena, I think you colored it wonderfully. It really is a great image and you have shown that. Fabulous Job!

  2. beautiful card!!! love the image and your coloring!