Monday, February 2, 2015

Altered Playing Card Week 19

Oh my, I am on a roll ... only a week behind in this Altered Playing Card Challenge.

Here are my Week 19, Steam Punk APC's : 
 This first APC uses a Tim Holtz embossing folder on black cardstock, then I went over the raised areas with a silver gelato and rubbed all over with my finger. I added the Steam Punk train stamp across the bottom with versamark, and embossed that in silver embossing power. Did the same for the cogs too, used a cling set by Prima. The little wind up bird is from the same Prima set, I stamped him in stazon on water color paper and colored him with inktense pencils and fussy cut him. The wheel he is standing on is from a Memory Box cog die set. I liked 'Enjoy the Ride' as the little bird is walking around and around on the cog :)
 I was having a lot of fun with this APC, when I first started it and added the mesh tape and some ink it looked really really awful. An 'Oh no' moment for sure ... LOL. So I added some white acrylic, some washi (to co-ordinate with my snail) and a couple of cogs from the Memory Box cog die set. This wonderful snail is an Eclectica individual stamp from Paper Artsy, EM04. How fab is that, a steam punk snail ! He is colored with inktense pencils and india ink. 
For the wording I wanted to mention travelling as the snail is moving slowly forward ... But I liked the idea of incorporating a little Hash House Harriers humour.  Hash House Harrier groups are all over the world, especially active in expat communities. They are a social network, they describe themselves as a drinking group with a running problem. LOL I was fortunate enough to be a Hasher while I lived in Hong Kong, a few years ago now .... The combination of snail and a running chant was amusing to me :) 
But then 'on' ,,,,, (pause) ...... 'on' .... can also indicate a slow rate of movement.
Oooh a double word play, love it ....
Thanks for stopping by x


  1. these are both awesome. The snail one is genius. TFS

  2. Wonderful Nikki, I love both, steampunk gorgeousness 😄xx


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