Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Sketchy Steampunk


So anyone wonder what a steampunk is?  Well I did.   I googled it and now I'm fascinated.  

Wikipedia said,

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fictionalternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; based on a Victorian perspective on fashionculturearchitectural styleart, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airshipsanalog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace's Analytical engine.
Steampunk is sometimes compared to cyberpunk, although apart from the shared origins of the name, they have almost nothing in common. Their time period and level of technology are different and steampunk settings also tend to be less dystopian.[citation needed]
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

Interesting right?

Anyways,   here is my steampunk inspired card.    

I just love Steampunk Rio from Simply Betty Stamps.
   I wish there were more but we won't get into that.    

About the card:
  • Card measures at 5 1/4 X 5 1/4:  black polka dot paper 5X5, the wider rectangle (card stock 2 1/4 X 4 1/4, DSP is 2 X 4),  the narrow rectangles (card stock 1 X 4 1/4, DSP 3/4 X 4 1/4) 
  • I used Echo Park Paper For the Record kit (includes the stickers I used).   I think it has a great retro feel that is prefect for the steampunk inspiration. 
  • I used my nesties to cut the ovals and for everything else I used my Tonic Paper cutter.   
  • As usually everything came from Simply Betty Stamps:  Paper, stickers and Steam Punk image.  


Friday, July 1, 2011

ROCK ON to Friday: TGIF!


Good morning! It is time for another Fussy and Fancy challenge! 

Our new challenge is this sketch designed by Cheri AKA Graphicat. If you enjoy this sketch you can find more here

The sponsor is Simply Betty Stamps, and she is offering our random winner 6 digi's from the new Jude and the Rockers line! Here's an example of these super-cute stamps!




I used Echo Park Paper:   Little Boy, Playground, and Summer Days which can be purchased at Simply Betty Stamps.   Right now is a perfect time to buy some Echo Park Paper.    Betty is having an 50% off sale.   That's .42¢ a sheet.   Can't beat that.    Well, I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and try not to eat too much.  



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