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Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Snarky Sisters are Celebrating!


The Snarky Sisters are celebrating their first anniversary! And you are of course invited to join in on the shenanigans by participating in our first anniversary challenge... The Best of Edna: Snarker's Choice! If you participated regularly over the past year, perhaps you have a particular challenge you remember as a favourite, or missed one you'd like to go back and try. If you are new to our challenge, or only participate occasionally, look back in the blog and find one you like! Or simply watch the graphic below... ;)



After looking back over our past year of challenges, I decided to go for Steampunk with a side of Iconic.
Allow me to geek out just for a moment. If you happen to watch Doctor Who, you will have noticed the just-finished season's opening theme is totally steampunk! I'd been thinking that would be a great inspiration for a card, so when it came time to choose my challenge, I had the perfect idea ready to go:



I am not generally one to gush over my stuff, but I have to say... I love that background! So time-wimey, swirly-whirly and shimmery-shiny! I started by embossing the clock background before using lots of Twinkling H2Os to colour the panel. I was so pleased with how it turned out, I actually remembered to take a close-up photo! 



Ooh, shiny. :) While the background was drying, I stamped the Tardis with distress ink, then used a damp paintbrush to pull the outline colour into the image. After I stamped and embossed the sentiment, I inked the edges with a blending tool, then lightly wiped it over the Tardis to tone down the white a little more. I used a couple of the clock parts left from our previous Steampunk challenge as embellishments. 
You know the Sisters will be pulling out all the stops for this challenge! Be sure to check out their inspirations, as well as that of our current guest designer Paige. And with 25 challenge themes to choose from, there is no excuse not to celebrate with us! 

Supplies: Colorbok mauve card base, Strathmore mixed media paper, VivaLasVegaStamps Doctor Who & Hero Arts Time to Stamp stamps, Versamark & chipped sapphire distress inks, Stampendous aged silver frantage & Zing clear embossing powders, Twinkling H2Os, pop-dot squares


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17 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome background. fabulous card. I really need to try this technique. I am so lame with Steampunk, your card is an inspiration. Being pleased with your own work is awesome too.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and for sharing such wonderful creative inspiration. Brilliant card!! Thanks so much for using my police box image from VLVS! - I love seeing when others create with my image. This is timey-wimey indeed! <3

Donna said...

Lindsey Lindsey Lindsey this is soooooooo awesome!! I love that you've combined two challenges and made such a super awesome-fantabulous card!! Good on ya sistah!

Michelle N. said...

Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous background, and the iconic element is perfect! I also love the challenges available-now to choose one!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that background! and those Colors!! and the Shimmer... so FANTASTIC... Is this a new side of you being released for 2015? Grin

Chris D. said...

This. Card. Is. Perfection.

That is all.

Violent Kittie said...

Just wonderful. I bow before you.

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Okay where did you get the tardis stamp and how do I get my hands on one? Love the swirly whirly timey whimey background. AWESOME!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness, that background!! Gush away because it's stellar! I'm still laughing over the "swirly-whirly and shimmery-shiny" comment--it's a perfect way to describe the awesomeness of this card! The Twinkling H2Os look so pretty--I'm inspired!

Karen Schroeder said...

Oooh...be still my heart! I love the Doctor! You've done his Tardis well! I like how you pulled some color out of it. The background is awesome...so Time Lordy! Great techniques!

Heather G said...

Love the card, but I really love the background you created. And your shading on the Tardis is spot on. Looks so natural.

SmilynStef said...

That is indeed a seriously awesome background ... and fantastic card.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Fabulous card, and I luuurrrrvvvvveeee that background, it's utterly gorgeous!

Jessi Fogan said...

That background is a freaking masterpiece!! I LOVE the colours & it is totally timey wimey! And the Tardis is awesomely coloured (I gotta try that technique, it's stunning!)

Becca Cruger said...

Holy background of yummy goodness!! That is simply stunning, to say the least! And Doctor Who is one of my all-time favs so I was already prejudiced to like the card anyway. :)

Pink Unicorn said...

This card is soooo awesome. I love the cool background, the colours and I *have* *to* *have* that tardis stamp. Not for me of course, for the BoyFriend... Any excuse for hoarding more crafting stuff!!

Katherine said...

You instantly grabbed my attn with DR Who theme card and I JUST discovered Snarky Sisters and instantly a fan! Love this card!!!!