Friday, 17 August 2012

Cog Overload

The Snazzy's Design Team Blog challenge is steampunk this week and I thought I'd have a go but as the title indicates, it's more like cog overload.  The main image is from the lovely Graphic 45 Steampunk


Debutante papers and the cog dies are spellbinders. I stuck some metal tape (raided from DH's workshop) to heavy card, ran them through my die cutter and then coloured with alcohol inks. The top of the card was cut with a TH On the Edge die.  The little tiny "cogs" in her hair are actually jewellery roundels.

23 comments:

Netty said...

Terrific card, loving all those cogs. x

sam21ski said...

Fab make Carol, love how you've used the on the edge cog die. The image is also very dreamy too.

Sam xxx

Heather said...

You can never have too many cogs! They take on quite a different character in various sizes. The tiny ones are so dainty. I love what you have done with this design.

Gillian .... said...

Hi Carol, so pleased to see you joining in with our challenge this week with such a beautiful card, love this G45 paper, looks fab with the sprocket dies ... love everything about it. x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a great card, and yes, there are a lot of cogs but they are placed so well that it looks great. Steampunky and elegant all at the same time, - a great combination in my book. Thanks for entering it into the challenge at Snazzys.

butterfly said...

Not overload - fabulous cogging!! What a great piece centred on that wonderful woman at the heart of it... love it!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh how I love steampunk and Imlove your creation. Love your use of metal and the cogs are fabu,ous and I love the large cog around the main focal image. Lovely. Tracy x

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous card! love cogs

chrissies said...

Brilliant piece of Steampunk artwork.

Love Chrissie xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Carol, What a beautiful elegant design. As Heather said cogs really can suit so many different styles depending on what they are teamed with and this lovely image is elegant. I shall have to try and remember how you've used the roundels too ..... very clever .... and the addition of the lace is perfect.

Thanks very much for joining in our Snazzys Challenge this week.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Minxy said...

Cog overload indeed.. but in a great way, Love the card, Thanks for joining in with the Snazzy gang this week Carol x

Alison said...

Beautiful Steampunk art Carol! x

Dotpat said...

It is still a brill card my dear, I love it

Janet Wilson said...

Love the die cut cogs, & the pearls on the cogs are a great idea. Must try the large cog as a frame, it's fab!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous piece, I love the lady in the centre.

Juls said...

Hi Carol

I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed, truley inspirational work!! Hugs Juls

Neet said...

Beautiful, I love that image and it looks perfect sitting in the midst of all those cogs. love the idea of the rondelles. Great thought in putting this together.
Hugs, neet xx

Paula Whittaker said...

a beautiful card...love the design.

karen said...

this is so effective......and innovative of you to use the jewelery parts for her hair.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic card Carol! Love the cogs and that stamp always amazes me. You've put it all beautifully together.

I wouldn't go as far as saying that my mojo is back in full swing - but I am certainly trying lol ;) x

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous central image and love the way you've used the dreaded cogs around her (I used to hate cogs but I'm quite liking them now. . . !). Everything has come together to make a beautiful piece. Thanks for looking at my 'crows'! Just joined you as a follower, couldn't resist!
Juliax

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Carol, This is great you've retained her femininity but achieved a steampunk look beautifully, I really love this one, Gay xxx

Suzanne C said...

I don't think there is any cog overload I think it is wonderful! Beautiful movement and design!