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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Hi Folks,
Where did last week go - I was full of good intentions, but a busy week and computer problems left no time for crafting!
Anyhow, its time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping and this time it's 'Trains, Planes and Automobiles' and we would like to see any or all of them on your project.
I decided on a tag and took the opportunity to use my JustRite map background stamp that I got at Harrogate GNP in October, which I'm sad to say hadn't seen ink!  My travelling couple are a BLine stamp, the Aeroplane is Tim Holtz, (another new and uninked) both of these were stamped in Black Versamark and then masked before stamping the map, I then masked that and stamped the TH Compass.  For the colouring I used Distress Markers and  a little Brushed Pewter Stain on the plane, before distressing the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
We would love you to join us - the prize of a €7 Gift Cert to spend in Cottage Crafts online shop is now picked by 'Mr Random Org', although we will still be doing a Top 3 and a Spotlight.  If you need any inspiration, pleas pop over here, as my fabulous teamies have once again come up with some fabulous creations.

I am entering this at:
  Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
  Crafting for All Seasons - Something New
  Crafty Creations - Something New
  Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
  Anything but a Card - Things with Wings( my plane has wings???- alternative take)
  Vintage Stamping challenge - Vintage

That's it for now, enjoy the rest of your Sunday

Avril xx


butterfly said...

Wonderful tag, Avril, with a real sense of dynamic movement - that TH aeroplane is so cool for that. And I love that map background... and the masking to bring the couple into the foreground - all adds to the sense of depth and drama - love it!
Alison x

Analia Cristina said...

Hi Avril,this is a beautiful tag!BRAVA!!!

brenda said...

A lovely romantic feel to your tag Avril.

And reminds me I have that stamp somewhere, it was an impulse buy at a show and think I only used it once, so need to fish it out.

B x

Terry said...

Oh my heart got all excited when I saw your background. I love maps and that is a stamp I must have! We both were into the map thing! This background is gorgeous and I love how you used the colors for land and sea! Love all the stamping, so perfectly combined! Awesome tag! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday as well!

Buttons said...

Something of a masking triumph here Avril. Love how you've overlaid the images and your choice of images/colours work so well together. Hope next week is better for you. Hugs, Jenny x

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow, wow, wow! Avril, this is just amazing stamping on your part. I love the entire composition. Have a great week. Hugs, Yvonne

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Avril. The colouring is stunning and the stamping looks just fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Linda said...

Great job with all the masking Avril, your tag looks fab. I love the image of the couple - very nostalgic! xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful tag,love the fabulous images.xxx

Netty said...

Terrific stamping and masking went into this fabulous tag. Have a great week, Annette x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a great tag, Avril! Beautiful job of masking and stamping!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Wonderful stamping Avril - love it!

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag, love the background stamp and the whole composition is fab.
Claire xx

Ephemera said...

A real beauty of a tag, crisp clean stamping and vibrant colours, gorgeous. XX

sandee said...

Hi Avril, lovely tag ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, the background rocks.Love the red colored had and scarf.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your map stamp Avril and you have made good use of it with the masking technique. A fabulous tag.
Hope you've had a good weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Meggymay said...

Wow, fantastic Tag Avril, love all the detailed stamping.
Yvonne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great tag Avril! Love how you worked out the theme

greetings, Alie :-)

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Avril, love the background stamp and the pop of red on the couple! Stunning ! Sue C x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Avril, I've been a real stranger lately!! Hopefully I"m back to more regular crafting/blogging now.
What a beautiful creative tag you have made - gorgeous!
Hugs Laurie xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag, and I love the combination of colours you have used in the background! Trace. X

Paper Profusion said...

What a masking triumph Avril - this is so fabulous. Casablanca comes to my mind with all those elements! Really Exceptional tag! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Hi Avril
Sorry I have been so slow in catching-up
Stunning tag. I love that jolt of red from her scarf. That was always such a favourite stamp of mine yet has been in storage for too long now.
Evokes a wonderful sense of the romance of travel.

Ellie Knol said...

I always love to see what all the DT members have done with the theme- this is beautiful, I like your take on the 'challenge'.

xxxx Ellie xxxx

Cazro said...

Hi Avril, I LOVE this tag, it is so colourful, it tells me a story form beginning to end. Fabulous. thanks for a lovely day yesterday, hope your have a much better week. Caz

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...this is such an uplifting tag. It oozes dreams, excitement and adventure! The plane image is still on my wishlist, I love how you make it look like it is just flying right off the page.
Great tag Avril.
Dot x

kanda said...

Fabulous tag. I love the way you've stamped it and the colours. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge this time xx

My name is Cindy said...

That's some skilful stamping there Avril - a beautiful tag! Terrible how those must have stamps have to wait their turn!! Hope your pc probs resolved, bane of my life at work and play but can't live without 'em! Cindy x

Alexa said...

Love the composition of your tag with all the various images and colours. It works brilliantly! x

Esther said...

Ooh I love the dramatic colours of your tag, so striking and perfect with those images..Esther xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...I'm back again with my Vintage Stamping hat on! And I don't mind one bit because I love this tag! Especially the way it tells a story. You have so much depth in this that everything literally leaps off the page.
Thankyou for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Avril, I love the design and the colours are fabulous.
Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Christy said...

GORGEOUS tag! Loooove the airplane theme :) :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card! :) :) :)

Margaret said...

Stunning tag! The images work wonderfully together and I love the dramatic effect of the touch of red!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in Anything But a Card's Things with Wings challenge this week! What a fabulous tag....I can't see it in your post for some reason, but it looks great in the thumbnail!

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - what a stunning tag:)
Love the colors, plane, couple, map, in other words EVERYTHING:)
*Hugs, Inger*

Winton Rose Paper Creations said...

What a Stunning Tag.

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