Thursday, 8 March 2012

PIONEER

I've been using the fabulous Charles & Amelia and Industrial Backgrounds plates from Artistic Outpost for my chunky ATC.
I stamped my background image first with black Archival Ink, sponged with brushed corduroy and vintage photo ink, adding black soot to the edges. A circular piece has been cut from white card and the fabulous image from the Charles & Amelia plate stamped with Archival Ink and again sponged with Distress Inks. I have added some chicken wire to add to the industrial feel along with some washers from my husbands tool box. PIONEER has been stamped onto white card and coloured as before.  I have added the aeroplanes to acetate to give the appearance of them floating.
The opposite side of my ATC has been decorated in the same way using other images from the AO plates again adding chicken wire and washers for that industrial feel.
The sides have the cogs stamped in Archival Ink and a wing from Tim's Idea-ology for added interest. To tone down the silver of the wings I applied heat to them from my cooker to darken the colour.

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Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

15 comments:

sparkles said...

Stunning. Love the acetate planes. a great idea
Barbara [Sparkles]

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun I love these Chunky ATC's,they are amazing and your detail and design is fantastic,keep asking my Hubby to cut me some but he wont rrrrrrrrr
hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab! Wish I could see it in real life...bet the photo's dont do it justice at all.

Wendy said...

Stunning..........love the planes!

Sandy said...

OMG !!!
What a impressive piece of steampunk Tracy.
BRILLIANT !!!! xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

Cool creation, Tracy! Love the addition of the chicken wire and your fab stamping.

Anonymous said...

my husband would love your chunky ATC with the planes Tracy. gorgeous work, great use of chicken wire!

flutterbycrafter said...

Incredible! Love those aeroplanes xx

Pam said...

This is amazing! Love these chunky ATCs.

Suzanne C said...

This is such a wow project! Those planes are brilliant!

Ann B said...

Fabulous project and the acetate for the planes is inspired.

Lori said...

This is so cool Tracy! Love the dimension!

hazel said...

Wow!!! This is incredible - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous! I really must try a chunky ATC...looks like fun!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab chunky ATC - wonderful use of the AO images!