Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Steam Punk

The Grand Duchess, Davida du Chovny, was a modern woman for her times. She believed in the Industrial Revolution and, in a thoroughly modern way, became the poster girl for progress.
I had fun with steam punking the Duchess, especially finding a new use for hot hair balloons which here serve as the top of her gown and disguise her flat-chestedness. I found my bits and pieces for this picture from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, Lauren Bavin at Digital Scrapbook Place and SherrieJD at Scrapartist. The beautiful image is a freebie from the lovely Ms Terri Kahrs at Pringle Hill Studios (thanks, Terri).
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Thanks also to the ladies at Sunday Postcards for another great challenge.

40 comments:

  1. Quelle imagination !
    Je suis très admirative !
    Chaque élément a trouvé sa place de façon naturelle,c'est vraiment une composition très inattendue mais qui illustre bien la modernté de cette femme en son temps!
    Amicalement
    mary.kg

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  2. OMG this is absolutly fabulous. Thank you for be so inspiring;o)

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  3. Fab fab fab Mary, great artwork !!!

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  4. Fantastic and very very clever work on this one
    hugs June xxxxx

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  5. OMG, Marie!!! You've totally blown me away! This is over the top gorgeous! Who'd have thought that steampunk could be so beautiful?!? And that headpiece defies superlatives!!!! OH, MY!!!! When I see the beautiful creations made from my freebies, it makes the effort so worthwhile and satisfying for me. Thank you, Marie, for making my day!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  6. Marie this absolutely fantastic!!Brilliant!! superb!!LOVE IT!!
    Jayne x

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  7. For someone who supposedly had trouble getting inspired by this challenge, you certainly found a wellspring of inspiration somewhere. This is STUPENDOUS, Marie....yeah, and splendiferous too! I bow to your creative mind!

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  8. Absolutely, totally brilliant and scrumdidlyumptious.

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  9. Yeah wow this rock.
    Stunning steampunk creation. Brilliant.

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  10. Incredible ~ beautiful piece of art! I love the steampunk style and you have done well with using elements in this master piece! Are you selling prints of it any where? I would love to purchase it! You are a master Artist!

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  11. I love this image, you have a lot of imagination & Skill

    Love Dawn xx

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  12. love your queen of steampunk! lovely piece!

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  13. Love the 'hot-air chest,' Marie, I wonder if she uses the gadget to inflate her chest !!! Hair to die for , too!! This is without a doubt a MASTERPIECE!!!!!

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  14. Amazing digital postcard. Great hat!

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  15. Oh wow, this is amazing!!! And so imaginative--bravo!!!

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  16. Oh wow Marie, this is gorgeous!! I love her headgear!

    Cindy :)

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  17. Marie, it`s always a delight to visit your artwork and fabulous blog! You have such a wonderful way of creating art that I just love!
    This steampunk card is so brilliant!
    Standing ovation from me.
    Thank you for your participation!

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  18. this is really extraordinary!! looks like you devoted much time to this card!

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  19. This is just superb, Marie. You have such imagination and are so creative. Brilliant!

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  20. This is great Marie! And the balloons blended in so well, I didn't realize you used them until I read your description. Fantastic postcard!

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  21. This is priceless! Wonderful :)

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  22. Wow! Your card is simply stunning; amazing work of art. I too admire and love your art.

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  23. 1. You made me laugh out loud.
    2. I had to look carefully to check all the 'bling' out and you have used these elements so cleverly!
    3. Damn! You're so creative/original and totally wacky!!
    I am bowing to the creator of the Duchess Davida... !! =)
    *Applause*

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  24. What shall I say again? I'm every time absolutly excited about your great ideas and perfect ispiring completion/realization. This is a new incredible unique art work!
    Have a nice sunday, hugs Anja

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  25. Your postcard is just gorgeous - Love what you did with her dress!!!

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  26. AMAZING!! Fabulous headpiece!! Hot air balloon dress - brilliant! Duchess Davida du Chovny - I snorted out loud!! And she is gorgeous to boot! Cheers!!

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  27. I'm not sure that I did realise fully that the Duchess is related to the x-files... but of course, it's as plain as the nose on my face!! Hey, at least I 'fessed up! xo

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  28. Hats off to you, Marie. This is over the top steampunk great! You've created a true Goddess of Steampunk here!
    I'm in awe...

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  29. Great piece. Very inventive.

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  30. You NEVER disappoint Marie. Fantastic postcard!

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  31. wow!! This really rocks! YI adore how you handled the duchess's hair!!

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  32. Oh my goodness, golly, gee this is so incredibly gorgeous. Love it.
    Debby

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  33. Bravo for the Grand Duchess, and bravo for your artwork, Marie! Thanks for your kind words on my blog...guess what I was busy doing? Hmmm...knowing me, it was furthering that unofficial education I've been getting! :o) LynnF

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  34. I love steampunk and this is fabulous!

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  35. This is OUTSTANDING! Wow. What a great imagination you have ~~and talent!!

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  36. fantastic, you are so talented, best I have seen.
    thanks for sharing
    michele

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  37. Fantastic image!!! I love how you created her dress out of steampunk parts, especially the hot air balloons!

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  38. I'm speachless and applauding your creation!! This is just totally awesome!! Love how you've used the beautiful image and how you've incorporated all those wonderful steampunk images to make this absolutely wonderful creation!! BRAVO Marie!!!

    Linda

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