Thursday, 4 January 2018

A turtle with wings and gears for birthday cheer

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #156 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are bi-weekly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 7 Digital Images

Rick St. Dennis

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate


Today I have used the Steampunk Turtle digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis, one of our generous sponsors this week, to make a masculine birthday card.

I started with my Silhouette Cameo design mat, a cog/gear cut file and a hinge cut file.  I used the cut file to make a 6x6" frame with a double layer for contrast.  I sized the image to fit perfectly inside then printed it on vanilla textured cardstock.  I thought it would be fun to try my Copic markers with texture.  I heat set the image panel and coloured with Copic markers, adding white gel pen to the "white" of the eye and the gauge on the motor.  This was my first time using YG91-93-95 and I'm really pleased with how it looks on the shell with a touch of E31 & E35.

I used a Copic marker (YR23) to colour silver brads,  making them match the metal elements of the image.  I adhered the hinge layers together, secured the brads then adhered the hinges over the top fold of the card.

I used the "negative" bits from the cog/gear layers
to make a sentiment panel inside the card,
then added a triple layered sentiment.


Here are some more pics.
Just click on the image to see the detail in full screen.



Rick St. Dennisdigital stamp -  Steampunk Turtle
Copic markers - body - E41-42-43-44-47-49
Copic markers - mouth - E04-93
Copic markers - eye - YG17-67 + white gel pen
Copic markers - shell - YG91-93-95 + E31-35
Copic markers - gears & motor - C3-5-7
Copic markers - metal trim - YR23-24-27
Copic markers - wings - E03-08-09-35
Copic markers - globes - Y11-15
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Assorted Gears by Jamie Koay
designs by Jamie are no longer in the store
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #24060
3 Hinge Set by Lori Whitlock
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix dies - sentiment - Regal Stand Ups Framelits by Stephanie Barnard
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the hinge & points of the gears

Sending a big Thank You to Rick St. Dennis for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #156 Anything Goes with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
option Christmas, must use Rick St. Dennis image
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #44 - Anything Goes
optional Winter Blues
Through The Craft Room DoorTTCRD ATG Challlenge for the week of 2 Jan-18
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #99 - New Beginnings
optional twist "Use Christmas Stamp for Non-Christmas Card"
Tuesday Throwdown - TT353 - Silver and/or Gold
My turtle has golden accents and the hinges have golden brads


  1. Such a unique image, Tracy ... brilliantly coloured and framed! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

  2. Love the frame - it goes so well with the image. Thank you for joining in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week.

  3. This is adorable, great shape too, thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

  4. Your card is so cool! I love the image and the masculine design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  5. Very nice, love the frame you've used. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

    1. me again.....also Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
      Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Great shape! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for taking part in the Digi Choosday challenge! Erika DT Member

  7. Fantastically designed project and amazing image to go with it. Great work, I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  8. Love your colourways and the image is just super cute and highlighted with a great frame

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    June DT for


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