Monday, 10 September 2012

Celebrating a Hero

What hero inspires you? Why not pay tribute to your hero in your artwork this week! Yes our challenge this time around at Simon Says Stamp and Show is CHEERS FOR A HERO, we would love to see your artistic tributes.

As soon as I saw the hero challenge I knew that I had to use the Charles and Amelia plate from Artistic Outpost.
I admire anyone who follows their dreams and that is exactly what the famous aviators Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart did, accomplishing flights across the Atlantic Ocean. Charles was the first pilot to fly solo and Amelia was the second person in the world to make the journey by air.  I used the fabulous riveted patchwork technique from Tim's A Compendium Of Curiosities Volume ll to give the perfect industrial feel for my aviation tag.
I added my aviator to a bottle cap coloured with ginger alcohol ink, sponging the image with vintage photo Distress Ink. For further interest I added FLY AROUND WORLD to the top of the tag along with wings for further dimension, again coloured with alcohol ink. To add to the masculine feel I also included screw brads to one side and the top of my tag. I also added a household bracket to the top to enable me to hang my tag from some rusty chain.
I stamped my second aviator onto a circular piece of card, coloured with vintage photo Distress Ink, adding black soot to the edges. I added yet another wing, adding 'fly' to the top, perfect embellishement for an aviation tag.
A small tag has also been added, embossed with the stencil texture fade and sanded with a little wire wool. I matted the small tag onto a piece of black Bazzill card to lift from the background. I love the fabulous sentiment from the Artistic Outpost set, again stamped onto white card and aged with vintage photo ink.  I love the wheel that I have added at the bottom of my tag (this was a lovely gift from my blogging buddy and fellow DT member Suzz). I coloured my wheel to blend with my tag and to age a little and added a mini gear to the centre.
To add to the vintage, aged feel I also added some natural twine to the large and small tag. From this angle you can also see the fabulous texture and interest in the background, I love it.
For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  

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24 comments:

Alison said...

Fantastic tag Tracy! The riveted patchwork background is perfect for the heros you chose!
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

Another stunning tag! Love all the elements that you have added, those wings are gorgeous!! Tracy, this is another wonderful piece, trace. X

Sandy said...

O M G !!!!
Tracy this is absolutely stunning.
So many great details and your work rock.
Love this.
xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Fanfreakingtastic!!!! I love every single detail and every inch of this vintage grungy piece!!! The metal background is gorgeous! A new favorite for me Tracy!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderfully collaged tag.

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous tag Tracy! Love the background, the bottle cap, wings, the cool wheel, sentiment and all the gorgeous details.

Alie said...

What a great tag Tracy...love the embossed parts, the hero, the little things to see...everything is great and is matching so well!

greetings, Alie :-)

Kim Dellow said...

Hey-up Tracy! So what did you manage to tick off your list over the weekend? It was quite a list, so hope you managed to get some of it done! Thanks for the lovely congrats comment. Hope you have a fabulously creative week this week! Kim

Kim Dellow said...

ps. me again! I also meant to say how much I like your tag today! Great take on the theme. Kx

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning tag Tracy! The BG is just perfect for these Artistic Outpost images!

Candy C said...

Tracy, this tag is so amazing. I totally love everything about it. From your metallic background to all of the dimensional elements you've added to it, this tag is perfection! I love your metallic antiqued wings. Love the "bingo" embossed tag and the "21" number. Love the wheel with the mini gear in the center. Very cool design. <3 Candy

Cheryl said...

oh this is amazing hun gosh what a fantastic tag,your detail is always incredible,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

lynne said...

Sensational tag. Love the texture, bringing to mind the metal on planes and those images, such a stunning tag.
Wishes
Lynne

JansArtyJunk said...

Amazing tag...beautifully embellished...love it!! x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Love your tag Tracy. All the elements work so well together on the fabulous metal work background.
Siobhan x

butterfly said...

Completely fantastic grungy aviator tag - a brilliant way to honour your heroes! Just love the image in the bottle top, and the riveted aeroplane background is perfect...
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous tag Tracy,Love all the metal and wings and well just everything about it!! I have to admit it holds a special place in my heart. Amelia is in our family tree. Way way back!
hugs Lynn

Barb Cady said...

This is just fabulous! What a brilliant take on the theme, everything goes just right! x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your beautiful tribute tag, Tracy! The metal looks amazing and the kraft/brown looks beautiful against it. What pioneers they were!

Suzanne C said...

I just love love love this! I kept looking at all the fantastic details! What a beautiful tag! Love the wings behind the bottlecap!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Stunning! So many gorgeous details!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous piece, Tracy! I'm loving the metal detailing :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

Wow Tracy! This is phenomenal! I love the metal look of it. It's absolutely stunning! The tire is such a great touch! Hugs, Sandra

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow- there is so much to look at. You artfully have put this together so well. It looks fabulous!