Friday, December 17, 2010

Let me introduce you to....Steampunk

So what is Steampunk you ask? "In three short words, steampunk is Victorian science fiction.  Historically, this period saw the development of many key aspects of the modern world (mechanized manufacturing, extensive urbanization, telecommunications, office life and mass-transit), and steampunk uses this existing technology and structure to imagine an even more advanced 19th century, often complete with Victorian-inspired wonders like steam-powered aircraft and mechanical computers." by Tor.com.

Here are  6 ATC(Artist Trading Cards) that I put together for  Artchixs Steampunk ATC Swap.  The background is from a 1940s vintage book titled  Boiler Feeding and Flue-Gas Analysis and no, I don't know what that means. I scanned it and then it printed up in funky vintage colors because my printer was running out of ink, so I kept it and just worked with it. The other images  used are from  Artchix Studio. I also added German scrap and old watch parts and gears.These vintage hues also make it possible to submit it for a Vintage Hue challenge from Gingersnaps Creation (GC#80). So it looks like I have a "two for one" with this weeks creation. LOL.


Steampunk Vintage Hues Story Board




A Young Man's Fancy,a very unusual experience.
 



The words fell from her mouth like modern works of art.

I made another plan with great success.




You were born to make your fortune.



   No one but your memory thrill me.



Take some time, it is always the way.
 







10 comments:

  1. Love your work- great colors and love the great embellishments.

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  2. Absolutely wonderful, Gerri! Love it! Love how you put the three women's faces behind the cog so it looks like he is dreaming of them,

    superb!

    Lucy x

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  3. These pieces are amazing. Love the way you included the ladies' images.

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  4. Terrific ATC's - Looks like you had a lot of fun with the steampunk style! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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  5. Fab steampunk ATCs! Love your selection and arrangement of elements!

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