Thursday, April 26, 2012

Time for a Little Steampunk!!

I'm so glad you could join me for the Copic Marker Scrapbooking Design Team's first-ever blog hop.  Our blogs will be up from 12:01 a.m. (EST) Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 so you'll have plenty of time to visit each of the 12 blogs.

Our talented leader, Colleen, created the most amazing Steampunk digital images which you'll see as you hop along.   The images can be purchased at Copic Marker Scrapbooking along with all of your other Copic Marker needs. You can also visit our blog and our Facebook page (Copic Marker Scrapbooking) which has a fabulous gallery of the all the digital projects created by the design team members.

Now for some  Great news!!  On each blog you'll be given a letter.  Leave a comment on each blog,  pick up every letter, then  just figure out the "secret" word and email it to Colleen at
Once she's verified that you've left comments, she'll send you ALL of the Steampunk digital images FREE!!!  + your email address will be entered into a drawing where one person will win a
 Copic EX-6 set .Woohoo!!

If you've arrived from Kathie's blog, you're in the right spot.  If you're a regular visitor to my blog and decide you want to hop along, you can start HERE

Steampunk was a brand new genre for me.  It's a cross between vintage and punk and really a lot of fun to design.  To wrap your head around it, think gears and gadgets, imagination and invention, then add a little punk and little whimsy.  There you go - STEAMPUNK.

I wanted to try a monochromatic project and this owl was perfect.  I used the E50 - E59 Copic family.  The dimensional gears are Tim Holz, the gear die cut is Sizzix, and the stamp I used to create the background is from VivaLasVegas Stamps. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs "Owly Hoo" set.  Since I used scrap kraft paper for the die cut and recycled paper for the stamped background, I'm entering this card is Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday "Give a Hoot" challenge.

I used R43, 46 and E08 for the skirt and BG 10, 11 and 13 for the umbrella and corset.   I found a wonderful Sizzix embossing folder perfect for this style and a great stamp from Hero Arts "Art of the Card" set.  I used the gear die cut and then embossed with a Sizzix alphabet folder.  Of course this style calls for lots of Distressed Ink.

There are lots of colors in this one, but the main colors are BG 11,13,15, and 45, YR 61, 65, and 68, andYG 21 and 23 and the W's 0-5.

Isn't this Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper fabulous!  It speaks for itself.

Once you leave a comment on my blog, you'll be eligible for my BLOG CANDY drawing.  One name will be chosen by Random.org to receive a surprise package.  Hmmmmmm, what could it be?  Surprises are always fun, right?  Be sure to leave me a way to contact you.

The letter you are here for is T.

Your next stop is Lynne's blog

Thanks for joining  our First-Ever hop.  Don't forget to email the secret word to Colleen so you can receive your FREE digital images.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn



138 comments:

Lynne Mizera said...

Larelyn - LOVE your stuff, especially the monochromatic owl - he's my favorite! Just hopping through everyone's blogs to have a look around (your links are working great) so don't put me into your draw - sooo not fair!

Sherrie Cecchetto said...

I love the monochromatic card. It would be great for fathers day. Love your work.

purplemel said...

I am really liking these stamps and your cards are splendid TFS

Chriss America Real said...

Hello my talented friend! Thank you for explaining what Steampunk is! I have wondered but didn't know who to ask...lol. Your projects are fantastic! I want all of these. I want to make the Owl for my SMASH book, the hot air balloon for my nieces graduation and the house for my daughter's soldier boyfriend who just bought a house!

Hugs,

Chriss
http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/
america57@comcast.net

Sharon N said...

Your Steampunk is wonderful. They bring out the creative and fun side.

skylight said...

Love steampunk and your cards look great! Nice work!! Deb W. twilightcrafter@cox.net

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Super work, thanks for the chance at your candy!

MeFields said...

I just love looking at how each person interprets the steampunk images! Very nice!

scrapperme said...

Steampunk looks like loads of fun, so much talent.

Manderly said...

OM Goodness, I have never done Steampunk and even asked a friend what it was! And here comes Making Our Mark! Thanks for the images I will receive! And the chance at the Copics. Coloring is superb! Love the owl! So excited! Can't wait to color!
Manderly
xxxooo
http://manderlylynn.blogspot.com/
manderlylynn@gmail.com

Made by Mandy said...

You do Steampunk very well, all the cards are fab with great colours.

Love Mandy xxx

Michele from MS said...

I was wondering what Steampunk was...thanks for the info! Wonderful projects you have here. The colors are just awesome! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Deonna Bemish said...

Beautiful cards! You used all 3 images. Watch you go! Thanks for the inspiration.

Bizzi Hands said...

Hi Ya.. Am loving this blog hop.. and you know i really cant decide which image is better... hmmm lol
thanks for sharing your creations with us all.
Sally
xx

Skylark said...

I love all of your card hard to say which is my favourite

G-ma said...

Awesome cards...beautifully done.

Amy said...

Love that steampunk look!! Great card! :)Amy

Alex said...

Great job with the Steampunk images!

Melanni Partridge said...

Very nice - love the steam punk designs.

AprilsL8 said...

Love your monochromatic card!!

LindaV said...

I love the monochrome card. Thanks for letting me know about the hop.

Lawren said...

Love the owl card!

Jill Angel said...

Love everything about all these cards. Love the color choices especially the bright house. That just jumps out at you! TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

SueBee said...

Love the monochrome owl. Loving the hop too

Lilygirl said...

Wonderful job on your cards!!TFS

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Carol said...

Beautiful cards..love them all. TFS

Amanda said...

Lovely cards! Wow! Thanks!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

The cards are all great but I really love the owl.... awesome! TFS

Christine M said...

Beautiful cards. I`m really starting to love that owl, you make it look great.

Christine M said...

Beautiful cards. I`m really starting to love that owl, you make it look great.

lebettes said...

Great colors and I love the cogs on the owl card

teddie1961 said...

Love the monochromatic owl - great work on it all!

Mary C said...

Beautiful cards!!! My fav is the steampunk traveler! Love your use of colors and textures! you can contact me at mrycox@gmail

Kathi said...

Wow. Those are all wonderful with great coloring!!!

I really do love those images!

Christine Patton said...

Great cards, Larelyn! Love your colors on the 'Lola' card!!

Christine

CREATIVE M said...

Fabulous Projects!Love your stamps.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your frist cms bloghop. Love your beautiful creations. Hugs, Elizabeth

Ms.Barber said...

love these thanks for sharing the hop

Granny Anne said...

I love your coloring.

Daria said...

First blog hop. Fun AND informative

Stephenie said...

Love all the gears and clocks! great cards!

Suzanne said...

I love all the gears with the owl. I can't wait to do my own take with him !

Anonymous said...

I love the cards...your coloring is very nice...the girl on the trunk is my fav. I'm enjoying this blog hop and all the designs w the same stamps. TFS!

Carol aka cyimbugbitten
bugbitten at hotmail dot com

Sandy said...

wonderful cards! superb! congrats on the blog hop!

sandy s

Crafting Adventures said...

I like your backgrounds.

Sarah said...

Hi Larelyn! Your cards are so beautiful!!!!

Elisabet said...

Each one of your cards is amazing...if I had to pick my fav I would be in serious trouble! Maybe the steampunk house, I love the colors you chose but I love all 3!
Hugs,
Beth P

ShelbyWoo said...

Larelyn these are amazing love them!

Suze said...

You have certainly been busy. What great cards and all with a different feel to them. My cards always seem to look fairly much the same. I need to get some inspiration from what you have achieved and pick up my game alot. Hugs, Suze

PashaCou said...

The cards came out great. I really like the one "When Pigs Fly".

Trisha said...

You have taken steampunk to another level.....awesome job.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow so very pretty!!!

Sherri said...

You have inspired all of us to try something different for a change! Great job on all of them!!!

Julie Ann said...

I love the owl card it is my favorite. Your steampunk cards are very cool.

Tracy *SBA* said...

Wow you were busy all your cards were great love the mix of things!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards!

KarKar said...

All 4 cards are great! I really like the colors.

ScrappyMama said...

Oh my, ALL of your cards are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Joy H. said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing.

Kaylee Snyder said...

Cute cards. Those gear embellishments are really neat.

Lynn C. (wordpefectqueen@yahoo.com) said...

You have outdone yourself with your GREAT cards. I love the owl but the Lola with her subtle colors makes her seem so innocent.
I love the vivid colors of the house, and have used that paper myself but the balloon was a good addition.
Thanks for all the inspiration. Makes me want to get my copics out and start coloring.

Cleah said...

I could see that vintage and punk is your style! Love all of your cards!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Awesome cards! I can't say I have been a steampunk fan but I'm really liking these images and what the DT have done with them. Great blog hop! contact info: crystalangel(at)cogeco(dot)ca

Suzy said...

Awesome cards! I have never done a HOP before. This is fun!

Susan B. said...

Love when Pigs Fly Card. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop :)

Linda Imler said...

Larelyn,
Love your Time Traveler!!

Abby said...

I love the way you've integrated a lot of different techniques into a project. Thanks

ella said...

I love your cards.

Cindy said...

Your interpreation of the designs is great!! Love the owl!! Also added Tim Holtz gears to my must get list!!

Cindy Cato

Carol said...

Awesome work! Like so many others, I especially love your monochromatic owl.

Sarah said...

nice cards, wonderful work, thanks for sharing

Laura W said...

you've been busy-lol. Great cards, I think 'when pigs fly' is my favourite :)
Thanks for sharing

Sandra said...

I can't wait to start coloring these digis. I love the Steampun theme.

Sandra

cat said...

glad we don't have to pick a favorite card from each site cause I would be in trouble. your work is wonderful.

Renee said...

Larelyn, your work is beautiful! Have just discovered Steampunk & I'm loving it!!

Amy said...

Your cards are all great, but I especially am drawn to the monochromatic owl card. Very nice work here!

Rhonda said...

This will be my first hop…so excited!

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous work, your cards are all wonderful, I really love the 'flying pigs' paper, fun, fun!. Thanks for the hop.

Shannah said...

Wow - you've been busy! These are all fabulous!

Noela said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the girl and the owl especially.

Dawn Frost said...

The steampunk images are amazing! Lola is my favourite but they're all lovely.

LeeAnn said...

I liked the monochromatic rending. All of the cards that you have put together are very effective. lasnare@ comcast.net

stampina said...

Wonderful images, loving the steampunk!

Sharon said...

I like allof the images Colleen has done but I do believe my favorite is the owl and I like the way you did it!

Anonymous said...

beautiful work....good job
bettimae

Anonymous said...

Hi Larelyn, Wow! You did all 4 of the steampunk images. And you did a fantastic job of it too. Good for you, Larelyn. Enjoy your weekend. Norma

Kelley said...

You were busy with all the cards! It's been fun seeing what images every one chose to do. Love the owl.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are awesome; don't you just love Steampunk!!?? Collette g-cswf66@charter.net

cinmfoster said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspirtion.
Cindy F

Patti Ross said...

WOW, amazing cards. Thanks for entering your owl in the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.

Patti Ross
DT Member
Getting Cricky
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

DI said...

Great colours

Pammejo said...

Beautiful cards, love all of the coloring. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com

Connie said...

Love your work!!!

Catrick said...

Awesome...running out of words!

Ioana said...

Love the balloon card, funny and cute!

Kathleen said...

Your steampunk is GREAT!

Alaine said...

HAHAHAHA... love the pig paper behind the Balloon!!!!! GREAT CARD.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super cards ... loved looking at them all so much to see ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

erikshappywife said...

Your cards are AWESOME!!!

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing your great cards and for the explanation!!!

Bonnie said...

Terrific bunch of cards. I really like the monochromatic look of the owl card

Grandma's Joy/dqheart said...

wow, you have been busy, lots of nice cards done. thanks for the explanation of the meaning of steam punk.

happyscrapper said...

Your steampunk cards are beautiful.
Hugz,
Christine Garner

A.Cichonski said...

I love your work....got the wheels turning...I cant wait to try a mono-chromatic card.

luvthatstampin said...

Love all your cards. Owls are my favorite, but "When Pigs Fly" took the cake!

Danielle said...

Great cards... Love the monochromatic owl card and the one with the teal house.

Linda said...

I am loving all your creations! Thanks for the letter and the hop!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what fabulous creations.

Daizeefli said...

Love the way these cards are darker, but cheerful! Nice job!

Amy Heffernan said...

Wow! You went all out! I think the last one is my favourite though. LOVE the paper!

Ginny G. said...

These are great! I love the colors and the paper choices. Very inspiring!

Cindy - John 3:16 said...

Everyone needs a little hop! :)

Julia said...

Beautiful cards!!!
Hugs,
Julia

Barb B said...

I love all your cards.

Lillie said...

Amazing job on all of them. Great coloring!

weva said...

Great card!!

Susan said...

I LOVE all of your work! but the owl, and the hot air balloon just tickle my fancy!....flying pigs WOOT!
Susan

MaRyKaY said...

wow thats awesome of you to do almost all of the new one's. your coloring is super great. I'm always jealous of people that color as good as that. I will learn I just need to practice more. that background paper with lola is awesome. thanks for the letter and sharing your projects

Rainbow_colours said...

wonderful work thanks for showing us that monochrome can look so great

Raven said...

Your cards are amazing, I just love the owl.

Hill Top Creations said...

Well done enjoying this hop.. Take Care

Debra said...

Gorgeous cards! My fav is "When pigs fly" I love the vintage feel! Thanks for letting me play

Angela said...

Love the owl card, the stamped gear image makes it really great!

deadredneck said...

pretty work

Gwen said...

Thanks for sharing these images!

ahlers5 said...

Love your cards, So glad you decided to add the balloon. It's mt favorite.
Diane

Rincewind said...

Fantastically beautiful cards :-)

hybridgalmlee said...

I totally adore the owl - your take on the steampunk genre is terrific, more vintage than punk. You did a great job.

joann said...

The cards are beautiful, even if they are out of your omfort zone. JoAnn

Tiffany said...

Love all your cards and your coloring!

Karen said...

im so glad I couldnt sleep I almost missed this wonderful blog hop. I love the owl and the house and the lady oh my I loved it all!

OmaGloria said...

WOW amazing art and the coloring is just awesome!! Thank you for entering at Getting Cricky!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
Getting Cricky DT Member

Guy said...

Very nice! I applaud your monochromatic approach! I've always found limiting your palette boosts your creativity and helps the piece feel consistent and real rather than pieced together.

kit said...

Love all your cards

Miranda said...

Great job! I love all your cards! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!
Miranda
Getting Cricky DT
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Larelyn, all of your cards are amazing!! I am just in awe!! Each one is unique and fabulous and you did a beautiful job coloring them!! Love them all my friend!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Heather Everson said...

These cards are so cute. I love the uniqueness of them. AMAZING job! Hope you are doing well my friend. :)

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