This is my entry into Kenny K's- Vintage/ Grunge Challenge. I just adore the new Steampunk/Burlesque digital stamps (and I have to say they are a huge hit with the boys in my house aswell....... although for the life of me I can't think why that would be!!). They take some serious concentation when colouring but so worth it in the end. For this challenege I decided to use 'Atlantea', I wanted to give the metal work a 'coppery' feel but being limited on copic and promarker colours at the moment I ended up using a 'burnt orange' PM along with a blending pen to add a touch of highlight. To be honest I am happier than I thought I would be with the 'coppery' colour. I coupled this with a denim colour and black rubber to achieve the overall look.
I then did a google search for suitable images to go with her. I knew what I wanted but I also knew that my drawing skills were not quite up to the challenge of what I was looking for. I came across 'Steampunk Fish' by Vanessa Blair on Deviantart. It was like this image had been plucked from my head and drawn just for what I wanted!!! Even the colours matched. I used a big chunky brad from 'Life's Journey' to use as the fish's big metalic eye. The papers were from KandCo and I have distressed them with good old Walnut Stain distress ink. The final touches are a gauze patch and a 'Journey' sticker.
Here is a closer look at the beautiful Atlantea.
Hope you enjoy. Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting xxxx