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.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Steampunk Sepia

Project 16 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. Wow! I'm getting closer and closer to 20. I think I'm on a roll. I have been coloring like a madman. 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 wanted to do a monochromatic sepia look for her - like an old photograph, but because this is steampunk and not vintage, I decided to put in a pop of color on the umbrella. I used my Copics for the sepia colors E51, E53, E55, E57 and E59. For the umbrella, I used BG11, BG72, and BG78.

I layered coordinating papers and cut her out from a Sizzix die cut. I dry embossed her mat using my Cuttlebug. Finally, I added the wooden butterfly and charm clock. The sentiment comes from Clearly Defined. 

This is for a family friend who is going through a rough time. 

Challenges Entered
Digi Galore - All About Her
Inkspirational - Image of a Woman
My Time to Craft - For a Special Lady


  1. A lovely card. Your colouring is fantastic! I love the colour combo too. Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  2. Beautifully coloured - a really great card.

    Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft.


  3. I love all the textural elements that you included! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!


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