May 20, 2012

Bionic Bird


"Bionic Bird"
Welcome to another challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
This fortnight it is STEAMPUNK.
Remember this is a stamping challenge so bring out your stamps and have some fun!!!
And remember, Marina from Cottage Crafts offers a fabulous prize each fortnight and we have our DT picked runner ups, spotlights, and sneakpeaks of the next challenge...


I have gone with a steampunk stamp sheet from Oxford Impressions, because I love this bird!
Even though I've had this stamp for AGES...it's not one I have used very often.  This time I have settled for stamping it on acetate with Stayzon Ink and working some alcohol inks behind it...and then layering it onto white cardstock that is lightly sponged with DI's.  Then I layered it again onto torn card.
Now for the bit that is a little different...
I have dipped (carefully) the edges of the acetate and torn card into melted UTEE for a chunky metallic feel.  And used some droplets of UTEE for studs around the edge.

Enjoy!


21 comments:

Terry said...

No, this is not cool at all! No, this does not rock at all! Dot, I just love all the interest and depth in this Bionic Bird wonder, right down to his hat! AWESOME!

Redanne said...

Hi Dot, this is absolutely amazing, so many gorgeous colours and so much dimension - a real piece of art!

Anne x

Yvonne Garner said...

Dot, I love all the texture you have incorporated here. Excellent work. Best, Yvonne

Sharon said...

Oh this is just fantastic - love the mechanical bird & perfect for the new So Artful Steampunk theme!

Ephemera said...

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT DOT!! Its fabulous (can you tell that I like it LOL!)So vibrant and love the effect of stamping on acetate and dipping in melted utee with those little gold globules. Fantastic, have a great day. xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous...a fab image and I love the colours.xxx

Junibears said...

A wonderful card, perfectly made.xx

Fliss said...

Just stunning Dot! Your background looks amazing and the colours are wonderful. Just love what you've done with the bird too which looks fabulous!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, awesome card, love how you did the bird and the colours are fabulous.
Yvonne x

Brenda Brown said...

Love your title for this Dot. An amazing creation, such depth to the colours and wonderful bird image.
Enjoy your Sunday. xox

clare said...

fabulous, i love all those textures and brilliant bird too. x

lynne said...

Hi Dot
Stunning!!!
How interesting. I have all the O.I. Steampunk sets and used all the stamps on all the sets except, you guessed it, the bird. I must remedy that after seeing this inspired card.
Wishes
Lynne

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Wow, very inky, Dot. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning Dot. Love the bird and his UTEE frame, just brilliant. Love the colours you have used on the background.
Avril xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous project Dot, I love that bird stamp and the texture you've added to frame him looks amazing
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the colours and the cog die cut. Sue C x

Beryl said...

Fabulous piece of artwork - just right fo Rainbow Lady's Inky challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Beryl xx

Candy C said...

Your steampunk piece is amazing! I love that Oxford Impressions set!!! That bird is just fantastic! Love all the detail on him! Your background colors and texture are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Shirl said...

Hi Dot what a fabulous lady you are and so creative which shows through in this amazing card, stunning.

Thanks for the lovely chat and oh so looking forward to more

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, that rocks. Such a fantastic colorful steampunk creation.

DesignerDiva said...

Sorry I'm so late commenting! thanks for joining in at Oldie But A Goodie for our Things With Wings and hope to see you again soon
Laurie x