I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Steampunk Fabulous

Project 18 of my Simply Betty Stamps Challenge: Color every image in the Simply Betty Collection. That's over 500 images not including the new releases this year. I'm proud of how far I have come, but I have a long way to go. Come join my blog and cheer me on while I work my way through the Simply Betty Catalog. 

For this project, I used a retired* image in the steampunk category. I started coloring her by choosing her clothing. I wanted bright colors (yellow and turquoise) to stand out against her red hair and brown accessories. If you can't see the sentiment, it is #Fabulous. The sentiment came from a set called Teen Scene by C.C. Designs. My mom is going to love this card because of its vintage (but steampunk) look. I have been making Mother's Day cards to send her for the entire month, not just on the day of Mother's Day. 

*This image has been taken out of retirement for a limited time. 

To finish the card, I inked the image with distress ink and layered her on a turquoise Spellbinders die cut. I added a few butterflies, flowers, and a wooden leaf. 

Challenges Entered
Inspiration Destinations: AG
Deep Ocean Challenge: Vintage
Try it On a Tuesday: Hats
Crafty Card Makers: For a Special Woman
Oh La La Creations: She's in Fashion


  1. A gorgeous cards is this!
    Thank you for joining us at
    Try It On Tuesday!

  2. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  3. A super Steampunk card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  4. Wonderful colour choices on this fab card. Thanks for sharing at TIOT. Nikki

  5. Love the brown and blue colour combo and your beautiful colouring of that image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.


  6. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'For a Special Woman' challenge and at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Hats' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  7. A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene DT

  8. I love your choice of colours, and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for entering our 'She's in Fashion Challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x


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