We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Last minute touch of steampunk!

Yesterday's post was about the Craft Barn's calendar challenge, but I had completely forgotten about the Craft Barn's weekly challenge which ends today; and which continues with a male theme.

This card has a watercolour style background using Distress Inks, and then Sparkle Medium through a stencil.  Main image is a Crafty Individuals stamp, and a separate cogs stamp, with a twine wrap. I die-cut some more cogs too - a girl can't have too many cogs and sprockets!

I've been neglecting my steampunk-ish passions of late - as there are so many projects in my head, and not enough hours in the day ...

Happiness would be a 25 hour day and a house that automatically does the housework - probably by a machine with lots of cogs and sprockets!

That's enough musings for now.


  1. Totally with you on self cleaning houses and longer days... and cogs...
    Lovely masculine design, great stamp too!

  2. Beautiful steampunk design, the sparkle texture on the background is fantastic. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

  3. Love this, it is beautiful! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  4. A super design for a man's card. Love the background.