SteamPunk stamp plate, but even then I was mixing and matching my AO sets, as you'll see...
Then I added some inking, stencilling, and stamped some of the lovely whirling circles from the Whimsical Melange set.
I fastened it all together with "train tracks" of tissue tape, inked to blend in with the colour palette (yes, very much in blue and brown mode!).
For the front of the panels, I stamped some more of the Whimsical Melange circles onto the card, and then stamped the wonderful train and station from the SteamPunk set onto tissue paper.
In fact, I stamped the train twice, so that I could reverse one of them and have it coming in from opposite directions.
I glued the tissue paper down leaving plenty of wrinkly texture around the place, but making sure not to disturb the beautiful detailing on these amazing vintage images.
Here's the train puffing in from the other direction...
And I had lots of fun playing with those swirls of smoke, adding strokes of paint in mixed colours to give it real texture and substance.
A few Idea-ology bits of steampunkery in the form of some cogs and gears add the finishing touches, and echo the stamped circles under the tissue paper.
I hope you don't mind me dragging up this blast from the past... I thought it was worth an airing here at Artistic Outpost. If it inspires you to play with some of your Artistic Outpost stamps, do come and share the results with us in the March Referral Program - it's always great to see what you create with these fabulous stamps.
Designer: Alison Bomber