Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pearls, Swirls and Steampunk

It has not all been work recently there has been some play.  Like this response to Suger Creek Hollow's challenge this week, Pearls and Swirls.

The starting point was a Robert Heinlein Sci-Fi story I read about 30 years ago.  Set in the future the behaviors and standards of a previous time prevailed, including duels!   Private conversations were said to be 'Under the Rose'   A handy La Blanche stamp provided the roses protecting this couple's secrets.  All but one that is, the romance has caused her heart to take flight giving away the secret that she at least is a machine!  2 keys, perhaps they both are.

Does that give this an air of Steampunk? The Fashionable stampers will soon let me know, and so will Crafting when we can I'm sure.


  1. There's definitely an element of steam punk here Zoe, a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC for our steam punk challenge and I am so pleased you are getting some playtime too.
    Have a good week.
    Hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Hi Zoe! I just sent a message wondering if you'd somehow stopped blogging and I didn't know about it ... don't know what's wrong with me! Here you are!

    And what's more, here you are with another GORGEOUS creation!

    Have a fabulous week!

  3. Yep it looks Steampunk to me, love the story behind the making of your card. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne x

  4. What a lovely story it tells Zoe :)
    Me too work work work drains the brain
    Take care Von x♥x

  5. A wonderful creation Zoe, love the image and the steampunky bits.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. oh this is lovely and thanks for sharing the story behind it
    Lisa x

  7. A very romantic steampunk piece. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  8. A very clever creation, love it. Hugs lin

  9. Great piece of feminine steampunk, my favourite kind xx

  10. beautiful!!!!!!!

    thanks for joining us this week at SCH!

    Holly SCH DT

  11. This is gorgeous Zoe and a very clever take on the challenge as it certainly does have a feel of steampunk.
    Thanks for joining in with my steampunk challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  12. Hi Zoe, this is a wonderful card, and definately Steampunk - even more so, with the telling of your story!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  13. Hi Zoe, this is fabulous! Loving the keys in particular. I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.

  14. Hi Zoe, this is fabulous! I particularly like the keys, very opulent looking. I also wanted to say thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. Bx

  15. Hi Zoe
    This is so pretty with beautiful stamping.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  16. I love the story behind your card Zoe, the flowers and metal work perfectly together with your image.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  17. Glad you're getting some play time Zoe ! :-) Great Steampunk project, love the 2 images looking at each other.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  18. Great story Zoe " under the rose " I love that. Gorgeous piece love have you have used the La Blanche stamp and the gorgeous keys.



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