Sunday, 4 September 2011

Not really Steampunk

Hi, and welcome!

Been a busy brother-in-law came home from the hospital, Friday night, after being treated for pneumonia and added complications from his Muscular Dystrophy....but my sister was concerned that all was still not right.  He was obviously still very ill, and was struggling to breathe....his heart-rate was more than double what it should have been, and his colour was bad.

To cut a long story short......Roseanne man-handled him,  in his wheelchair, into her van and got him to another hospital, where he was immediately taken into resuscitation.......his legs and feet are infected, and he still has pneumonia.....and it was suspected that his knee was broken.  He has already had that same knee broken by staff at the first hospital, on a previous occasion, when they have tried to move him. An X-ray says there's no break, but there is definitely something wrong with it....they are still trying to find out what.
He's now stable, but Roseanne has been told what to expect, sooner, rather than later.
Needless to say, my baby sister is distraught, even though she already knew what to expect....but there's nothing like hearing it spoken out loud.  She's already witnessed the same thing happen to Kevin's only brother, who was 7 years older than him.  He died of the same thing, when he was 52 years old.  Kevin was 53 yesterday.  His Dad died of the same thing when he was 42 years old.
Roseanne is staying at the hospital, as long as she needs to, and my daughter, Gillian, and I brought Rhys home, and he'll stay with my daughter, Joanne, and go to school with my grandson, Jack.

If you pray, please include Roseanne, Kevin, and Rhys in your prayers....they need them. I've depressed us all...ha!......let's get on with the card of the day............

I'm finding that I really like the look of for the very scantily clad lady images....not my thing at all....but I love all the wheels, cogs, engine bits, Victoriana, etc., was very pleased to find a freebie from Carmen at  ..........she has some really fabulous images (thank you, Carmen!).
It's my eldest son's birthday (Mark) this month, so I used this great image to make him an almost-steampunk card.......I need to practice a bit, to get the look right, but gave it a go, anyway....ha!.....

I do seem to use a lot of K&Co papers, don't I?............I added a piece of blue corrugated card to the centre....everything was inked, and I used those trusty Promarkers, yet again....think I've forgotten how to use other colouring mediums....ha!......

Isn't this digi fantastic? I really enjoyed colouring it, and did actually use some metallic pencils to add a bit of shine and depth to the cogs and wheels, but you can't really see it well, in the piccie.......sigh........

The sentiment is from Craftwork their stuff!.....and just plumped it into the centre circle of the three, which were punched out, and inked......done!

Would love to know what you think about my attempt at Steampunk.......and no laughin' allowed....ha!

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Anne-Marie x


  1. I see cogs, and hot air balloon are very Victorian - in my humble opinion you have achieved steampunk-ness.
    So sorry to hear about your BIL and sister x

  2. AM, hugging you and Roseanne and family.
    Want to say to you - lovely card and what a change of pace for you, not counting the fact it is another male card. About time at your age! Just saying...

  3. Sorry to hear about your family Anne-Marie. Keep stong together.

    Loving your card, you must have a lot of patience colouring all those cogs. Great dimension using the embossing and corrugated card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

  4. Between your coloring and the textures, you have nailed this card.
    Thanks for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  5. I just popped by your blog and found this card!! Yay! Love it! Hope it's okay if I add a link to your blog on the post this digi is on. Your card turned out wonderful! :)

  6. Your sister and family have my prayers. What a sad situation.

    Very neat card! I've gotten a few steampunk images but haven't tried them out yet. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  7. Hi Anne-Marie, So sorry to hear about the poor care your BIL has received. Knowing the inevitable never makes it any easier. Roseanne, Kevin and Rhys have my prayers.

    Love your card! It is always fun to try new styles on. Hugs

  8. a lovely card and a nice take on steampunk.
    So sorry to read about you BIL and sister.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC this week

  9. I am sorry to hear about your bil and sisiter! What a terrible situation! I am sending thoughts their way!

    I adore your card -- I love the textures, sentiment and cogs image you used!

    Thanks for participating in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!


  10. So sorry to read about your BIL and sister, I'll be thinking of them. Your card is great, haven't done much steampunk myself yet. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

  11. what a neat card! thanks for playing Bugaboo's challenge at catch the bug! will also keep Kevin and his family in my prayers

  12. super card, Thanks for joining in with our First challenge at CRAFT WHEN WE CAN this week, x carol

  13. Prayers comming your way.... and that hot air balloo: wowsa!!

  14. Roseanne, Kevin and Rhys definitely have my prayers, as do all of you. My heart aches for them.

    Your card is fabulous! I love that image, but would never have the patience to color all of those gears. Hugs to you!!!

  15. My prayers comeing your way. Thanks for shareing your creationwith us at Bugaboo this week. Great job.

  16. Fabulous card Anee-Marie! I love the wheels in the balloon, great attention to detail!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. Hugs, Ang x

  17. I don't like steampunk very much but these new images that Carmen has made are fab aren't they? I think you have made a lovely colourful version and it's great :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)