Saturday, March 3, 2012

On the Road Again with Diesel Punk




Welcome back to another weekly challenge at Our Creative Corner. This week's hostess is Holly Keane and Holly wants us to tie our artwork into a song title. Mine is "On the Road Again" by Willlie Neslon.

So what do you think of this Diesel Punk look? What is Diesel Punk, you ask? What happened to Steampunk, you wonder? Artistic Ouposr and I are still very much in love the Victorian magic that is the rage of steampunk, however, A. O. decided to advance the timeline and the trend to a more modern look. It’s like steampunk but with a combustion engine. To us, Diesel Punk is a style that blends the “edge” of steampunk with the art and culture of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. We think of motorcycles, roadsters, red lipstick, trench coats, jetpacks, and jet engines.

I love the way this card came out using all those fab elements from that stamp set. I went with the checkered flag in the background paper and I created a bold crisp black/white look with the main stamp. I cut a main panel with the Vintage Cabinet Card die and embossed it with the TH Checkerboard texture fade and went around the outside with a very thin line of Versamark, using a Versamark pen. Then I heat embossed it with bright red EP. I stamped these two adventuresome men in Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink on white CS and then cut them out and affixed them to the embossed panel. Then I diecut another white panel, stamped more images with the Jet Black Archival Ink and edged that panel with the red EP.

For my gas station sign, the red panel is just red CS cut with a Spellbinders die and then coated with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. When dry, I went over it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain to accent the crackle. For the top white piece, I cut 3 thin pieces of chipboard and glued them together and then painted them with Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint. When dry, I stamped the image with Jet Black Archival Ink. The Diesel Punk sentiment was stamped on white CS cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Banners die.

So that's it for this one. I love the crisp black, white, red theme and it makes me want to go On the Road Again, humming along with Willie Nelson. Please be sure to stop by Our Creative Corner challenge blog and sing or play along with us this week. Our other designers have lots of great inspiration to share with you!

15 comments:

Conniecrafter said...

like your color combo and the way your embossing folder is a great touch with the checkerboard frame!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Linda, love the embossing and the red edge of embossing powder. Love the colour palette too and all the little touches. Tracy x

Sue C said...

Love it Linda ! The crispness of the white against the black and red is gorgeous, and the stamps you've used are yummy too ! Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

Love this card! The combination of the texture fade and the checkered paper is bravo wonderful!!!

May said...

Love it Linda, Fabulous!!great use of colours, just love those stamps, great job, Hugs May x x x x

Leigh said...

OK, I'm re posting my original comment and adding to it. lol

I do like this card Linda. That checkered paper is fabulous and the embossing folder fits in perfectly.
Love the sign and the way you've crackled and aged it. I would never have thought of stamping over the crackle like you have, worked wonderfully. The red ep is fabulous around the edge of the sign too. Thanks for sharing all the details Linda.

Sue said...

Diesel Punk!!! Great name, and it is a very Masculine card Linda, Any guy who is into this sort of hobby (cars etc) will love the card. You amaze me how you can flip so easily from one Genre to another, Shabby-Chic to Vintage to Diesel Punk and make such wonderful creations!
Smiles:)

Pam said...

Love this, Linda! Te wmbossing on the center panel is great, and the red EP on the edges of the other oieces adds a fab pop of color. I really like this look!

Tui Nathan said...

I love Diesel Punk ... not that familiar with it, but I love that name ... and your card is no exception, love the checkered embossing and vintage cars images, of course the splash of red is stunning!
This is certainly a shift in styling, but I loove it just as much as I love your vintage styling!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very stirking, love the design and use of the AO sets!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Fantastic! Just lovin' all the textures and shapes you used, what FUN!

MarcyK924 said...

What a huge impact that image imparts, Linda! The whole composition rocks! I love the little touch of the screws on the banner - such a FABULOUS masculine card! Hugs, Marcy

Sharon said...

What a great card, Linda! As usual, a fabulous creation! I love the attention to detail, thats one of things I love about your work! I love how you continued the 'checkered' background from the paper to the main panel. And those screw head brads to hold your banner, what a perfect touch!
I hope this weekend is wonderful for you!
hugs, sharon w.

Suzanne C said...

This was one of my favorite of the new release! I love love that you did the red black and white colors! And the design is brilliant!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Aww Linda, you have done it again! This is such a cool card! I am really loving the Diesel Punk-style. Such a wonderful way to showcase such a fantastic era of history. Your details are fabulous, as always! I can hear that song playing in the background, too. Hope your weekend was wonderful! Big hugs! :)

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