Monday 14 April 2014

Those Wonderful Men Who Are Flying Machines

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "Winged Things".  That gives you a lot of leeway with the kind of things you might create - birds, butterflies, bees, aeroplanes, angels, the list is a long one!  Why not create something for the Challenge and you could be the winner of a $50 voucher to shop at Simon Says Stamp.

I decided that I was going to make use of the Tim Holtz stamp set "Winged Things 2", but change things up slightly.  (Actually there's also a "Winged Things" set too, which I don't have, I must rectify that!)

I started my journal page by inking the background with Fired Brick distress ink and then using water to stamp the scratches ("Slight Alterations" set) and frank mark ("I See Paris" set).  The dots from the "Mixed Media" set were stamped with Dusty Concord and Shabby Shutters distress ink.

I drew the checkered border by hand on typing paper, cut it out and fixed it in place.  The "FLY" was from the Simon Says Stamp set "Sketched Alphabet", stamped with black archival ink and edged with a white pen.

The heads are the poor disembodied chaps from the "Steampunk" set - I took pity on them and decided to give them limbs!  The two smaller figures use a body from the "Winged Things 2" set and the larger one has a body from the "Dance Card" set and wings stamped from the "School Desk" set.  All were stamped separately, coloured with Promarkers, assembled from their parts and then fixed in place.  The final touch was the crow, which came from the "Haunted Mansion" set.

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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misteejay said...

Such a clever use of the various stamps Dan - great result.

Toni xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great quirky piece Dan, love the use of water to add the element in the background and the scratches. Love their wings too. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

Julia Aston said...

How fun! love your pieced together little guys!

Suzanne C said...

Clever clever boy... Love the flying steampunk men and how you gave them limbs to walk and fly!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such cool creation, Dan. I love those flying men with wings. :)

Michelle said...

Your whimsically winged friends are so creative! They have a lot of attitude. Love that!

Emma Williams said...

Another extremely creative and wonderful piece of artwork, Dan! It's fabulous... :)

Words and Pictures said...

Hee, hee - they're brilliant! Brought a big smile of delight to my face, and I'm so grateful for that!!
Alison x

Unknown said...

What a fun creation and it seems so signature to your style, Dan! :)

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barbarayaya62 said...

The spirit that you put when interpreting the challenges is amazing! your pieces are special and this makes no difference! I love everything from stamps to the colors you used! Great work! BArbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

Such a fun piece Dan! Love the wings.

Doudou said...

Fun and beautiful job!

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