Monday, August 22, 2016

Steampunk World - Key Lime Digi Design


It's one of those realms of geekery that intrigues me and mystifies me at the same time.

When I think of "steampunk," I think of goggles and fob watches and top hats and corsets and lots of metal gears and hinges. And wings. I don't understand them, but there seem to be a lot of wings. I know there's a reason for all of that stuff, but that's what I see.

From my understanding, the main theory behind steampunk is, "What if we'd never advanced beyond steam-powered machinery? What would today's world look like?"

So I went looking for answers. First stop: Wikipedia.

There I find probably the most succinct explanation:
"Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction or science fiction that emphasizes anachronistic technology, usually from the Victorian era."

Okay. That helps. So instead of focusing on today having never developed past steam power, it's actually more a focus on introducing steam power earlier than it really was - a jump forward in time, in a sense. Or backward. I'm never really sure.

What I am sure of is that I find the interpretations of such things fascinating. (I also love the way it can be blended with other fandoms.....)

Caption: My pal Roy mashing it up as a 
Steampunk Jedi.
Marcon - May 2011

I am also sure that this great kit from Key Lime Digi Designs will give you a good start on scrapping your steampunk cosplay. It contains 18 papers and 50 elements, including:

2 bottle caps
2 bows
graffiti cluster
3 cogs/gears
2 cog corner clusters
2 coils/springs
dragonfly (jeweled)
5 flowers
leaf stem
3 frames
2 top hats
2 labels
left & right wings (separate)
2 ribbon frames
2 watch hands
wire wings

Designer Sandy at KLDD has been generous enough to offer a coupon code for "Steampunk World" at Gingerscraps. This code is good for 30% off through September 30th (2016). While you're there, take a look around at her other designs - it's only through the cooperation of the designers that I can run this blog and compile this resource.  COUPON CODE: Steam30Punk


1. Tell your friends about this blog. The more traffic it has, the more designers will share their kits and have special deals on them!

2. If you're of a geeky nature, come join our Facebook group, Digi Geek! Here is where you can ask for sources for hard-to-find scrap kits to match your fandom. (And if you're a designer, you're welcome to use the group's photo albums to archive your previews and store links for people to find.)

3. If you have certain requests, let me know! I know what MY interests are, but I also know there are many more out there, and I want to give good representation to all of them!

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