This month at Simply Steampunk Challenges, you combine a steampunk look with a monochromatic color palette. The last entry I created was a dark mermaid swimming in a black ocean. Now it was time to lighten up the color scheme. This time, I kept to the brown family, which is a traditional Steampunk color to begin with.
The base of my card is an orange-brown standard card. I chose this because you would not be seeing much of it. I mat a dark brown over the card. Next, I did two things to prep the base. I stamped a compass from the Jim Holtz collection, Travel Blueprints, using Versamark as a background image, and I sprayed Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist on to the paper. This gives the illusion of uneven ink splots on the paper. While that was drying, I cut a small square of textured light brown paper, and I stamped the camera stamp (also by Jim Holtz collection, Travel Blueprints) in Memento Rich Coccoa ink.
Here's where your embellishments make or break your steampunk theme.
Here, I used sprocket gears. Very appropriate to the Steampunk era. I chose an assortment of three styles and adhered them on the lower left corner. Next, I took a small metal frame sticker, and I placed it over the top of the camera framing the words. Finally, I inked everything in Memento Rick Cocoa ink.