Steampunk Treehouse

It’s time for the Simply Betty Stamps 6th Day of Christmas Challenge! This time the challenge was to create a card or project with a steampunk theme and I found two images that worked perfectly together. The background house is the Steampunk Treehouse from Make it Crafty and I paired it with Steampunk Gang Grace from Simply Betty Stamps.

Here’s a close up of both images on the card. Click on the picture of a larger and clearer view. I colored the house with mixed metals where the hammered lead is used for supporting areas and weight loads and the copper is used for larger areas and the broiler.

Here’s the background before it was die cut. I wanted most of the metal to be a copper color and spent a long time researching the color… it was difficult to translate it into the Copic colors but I think it turned out okay. Next time I might add a little more green.

Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps – 12 Days of Christmas
Main Stamp: Steampunk Treehouse (MiC) and Steampunk Gang Grace (SBS)
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
Copic Colors:
-grace: E00, E11, E13, R21, R24, B14, W2, W4, W6, W8
-clothes: R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, C3, C5, E55, E57, E59, E43, E44, E47
-leaf/basket: YG93, YG95, YG97, E43, E44, E47
-tree: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, YG91, YG93, YG97, YG99
-house: R22, R24, R29, R89, W4, W6, W8, E43
-grass: BG93, BG96, BG99, G94, G99
-copper: E15, E17, E95, E97, T4, BG93
-clouds/metal: C1, C3, C5, C7
-other: 0, B000, E55, E57, Y32, Y38, YR16, R24, G24

I had so much fun coloring the tree house and it would rock to go visit! There are so many other images that I’ll be using from Make it Crafty so stay tuned. Plus, don’t miss out on the first blog hop happening on December 18th!

I entered a whole bunch of other challenges – not necessary to win prizes but I hoped to get top picks from a few. ;D Plus the comments are always the best part!

Did you know? Wolffia arrhiza is a species of flowering plant known by the common names spotless watermeal and rootless duckweed and is the smallest vascular plant on Earth. It iis an aquatic plant which grows in quiet water bodies such as ponds. The green part of the plant, the frond, is a sphere measuring approximately one millimeter wide but with a flat top that floats at the water’s surface. This tiny plant is a nutritious food. Its green part is about 40% protein by dry weight and its turion is about 40% starch.
[Wolffia Arrhiza,]

On the 6th Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me… cogs and gears.

Update: I was the winner at Little Paper Shop for this challenge!

Update: I was the winner at Creative Cowgirls for this challenge!

25 thoughts on “Steampunk Treehouse

  1. This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our December Anything Goes Challenge!!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy


  2. Youa re exceptional. I just love everything you creat. Such a creative mind you have. And I love those cogs… I think I might have to design some up for the … oops well you know. 🙂 tee hee


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