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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Definitely Different

Years ago at my old job, one of the girls who thought she was up-front with anything new told me that I needed to be following the trends.  My response to her was "I don't need to follow trends Rachel, I set my own".......that kinda shut her up for a while!

And I have always had my own style, in whatever I do.  And I have given up trying to hide it because it still sneaks in there.

Anyhoo, where is this leading?  Well, steampunk has been around for ages now, and if I am honest I have avoided it like the plague because it confuses me.  And then SCACD brought out a range of stamps that, thanks to Delphine and Elaine, I knew I had to have, they are just so darned quirky.  I have spent weeks just looking at them trying to pluck up the courage, until today:

This one is Special Delivery
The link will take you to the individual stamp but mine came from
the set, as did the sentiment (Mechanimals Set)
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are all from the Craftsman pad by Prima
The faux brads are from stash

Now it's made, I'm not sure what to make of it, and no idea of who it will be sent to!

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Dorte said...

Way different, but he's cool,

coops said...

fantastic steampunk image hun and your papers and bold colours are fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Fiona said...

wow this is fab Squirrel...love the image!!


thecraftycavalier said...

Oooh, this is so my thing hun! Really love it - great papers and I LOVE that image. You can always send the card to me next year!!!!!! Super big hugs, Jayne xx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, the parrot image is wonderful and brilliantly coloured, great design too.
I for one love steampunk and if it was around when I was decades younger i would most definately have been a steampunker. Kate x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Squirrel - love the quirky image.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. The image is so quirky and I love the bold colours.
Lorraine x

Annette said...

I love your motto honey, and I must admit that I've not tried steampunk either and I now know why because I feel exactly what you said; confused. I just don't 'get it'. I can appreciate other peoples' creations, but I just can't get my head around what and how to be doing it myself, so I just end up sticking to 'cute'!! I guess that's my style and I should stick to creating what I understand!!

Love your card though honey, and yes it is different, but when the time's right, your sentiment is absolutely correct, it's time to "spread your wings" and try something new.

I'm just not ready to attempt it myself yet as I know it would be a disaster! LOL

Well done to you for taking the plunge.

Chrissy said...

I'm on...yay!!...and all I can say is, this is FANTASTIC..I love it, the bold beautiful colours, love the image and the details around oval..brilliant..beautiful..

PS...I have been trying to leave luv on your other cards below for a few days now, and just could not get on to comment, but they are all gorgeous..love your colouring.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is brilliant Squirrel, I love the parrot and the fabby papers.
kevin xx

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is wonderful Squirrel. I love that image, amazing colouring and fabulous sentiment too.
hugs Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Squirrel, what a fab image. Love it! Great design and detail too. I'm not sure what to make of steampunk either but you've nailed it with this one.

Donna x

Kat W said...

It's so nice to do something completely different every now and then and this is stamp is fabulous! The bright colouring of the image works really well with the more muted DP - lovely :-)

Hugs, Kat xx

Zippy said...

I don't like steampunk at all but I love what you have done with this! Fab colouring and great papers xxx

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