Steampunk girl

I’ve got another atc to share with you (sorry,  scan isn’t too great)!



I’d like to enter this Octopode steampunk girl into the following challenges:

  • Macabre Monday: Ripped to ribbons (I hope this gold mesh ribbon qualifies for the challenge)
  • Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: C is for Crap (why the h** did I buy those flowers and butterflies? I hardly ever use any embellishments anyway…  Excellent opportunity to use them, though!)
  • Think Monday Think Atc: Butterfly girl
  • Pile it on: Metal (cogs and gears… about the only embellishments that I do like to incorporate in my projects).






Steampunk album

I love the altered books and book covers I often see on other creative blogs, so I decided to alter the cover of the album in which I store stamped bits and pieces and collage images.

Here’s the result:



Here’s a detail:


This is my entry for the following challenges:

Products used

  • Gesso & Golden gel medium
  • Dylusions sprays
  • Glimmer mists
  • Distress inks
  • Stampers Anonymous movers & shapers die cuts (baroque ornament, heart & cogs)
  • Cuttlebug cogs & gears texture plate
  • Old watch parts
  • Crackled background stamp (Hampton art)



Time ATC

I’ve been posting lots of cards lately (which is very unlike me), so here’s an ATC:

Just in time for the following challenges:

The sentiment was computer generated. It refers to a song by The Rolling Stones.

Stamps & images used

  • Steampunk girl: Altered Artifacts
  • Frame: Stampers Anonymous
  • Crackle: Hampton art
  • Clock; Cherry Pie

Embossed ATC

Today, I finally found the time to do some crafting and I had a great time! Here’s an ATC I made:

I know, this is a song quote that I’ve used before (here and here), but it just keeps inspiring me.

I’d like to enter this ATC into the following challenges:

Now, let me introduce you to my favourite technique: heat embossing. I love using this technique in my work, the melting powder is like magic, alchemy! For example, I often tend to create a heat embossed border as a finishing touch to my atc, or I heat emboss the main image or (a part of) the background. I also love to use heat embossing to create a cracked glass look.

This time I tried something new: (triple) heat embossing combined with dry embossing and sanding. Really fun to do! You can watch the tutorial here.

Stamps used

  • Heart: Tim Holtz
  • Sentiment: Scrolls Work

S for …. steampunk

Here’s a steampunk ATC I haven’t shared with you before.

I created a rusty background that I first dry embossed and then heat embossed in copper. I added some watchparts to Audrey’s eyes.

Here’s a closer look:

I’d like to enter it into the following challenges:

Material used

  • Cogs and gears embossing folder Cuttlebug
  • Steampunk sentiment & hat: Oxford Impressions
  • Steampunk Audrey (digital image): Octopode

A heart that hurts…

Well, I know, I’ve been rather quiet the last couple of weeks. Maybe that’s because I’m not a big fan of  Valentine, and of course this theme is omnipresent at this time of the year.  We often tend to forget that it might be a difficult period for those who have no one by their side or who’ve lost a loved one.  Only two weeks ago my best friend lost her loving husband, and so for the first time in 17 years he won’t be by her side on Valentine’s day.

So this ATC is my tribute to all people who lost a loved one.


This was meant to be my entry for the Haunted Design House ‘Shot through the heart’ challenge, but I didn’t finish it in time. Fortunately, I still can enter it into this week’s challenge, which is ‘Freaker’s free for all‘.

It’s also my entry for Studio L3’s Holtz-ian ATC challenge. I used a Stampers Anonymous heart stamp, an Idea-ology game spinner and Ranger’s Glossy Accents. The computer generated sentiment is an extract of the song ‘Bright lights’ by Placebo (I already shared it with you in this post).

Thanks for looking!