Saturday, 16 May 2015

Insect-Plane Hybrid

I love it when challenges inspire me to try something different. I love it when challenges combine (or conspire!) to inspire me.

I was mulling around a few ideas for challenges... Wings/ foil at Mixed Media Card Challenge , Steampunk at That's Crafty , words at Paper Artsy and grunge/ embossing  at Time Out  ....when I saw this mood board at Off the Rails Scrapbooking :

I was really inspired by the top left picture - it looks like a cross between a butterfly/dragonfly and a plane - I wanted to capture that look. The sad thing is , although I enjoyed making it, I can't help but be disappointed with it compared to the original! 

I designed my insect/plane in Silhouette Studio, making a cutting file and cutting it from metal foil on the Silhouette. (This is the first time I have designed my own cutting file totally from scratch and if any Silhouette users want a copy just leave me a messsage.) In the original picture, the wings say v8851 - I googled that number to see if it meant anything but all I came up with was a Vogue dressmaking pattern from 1952. That gave me the idea of using the dressmaking pattern paper on the background but I changed my numbers to my initial and the year. As well as the pattern paper, the background was made with acrylic paint, spray mists and Indigo Blu script stamp. I silver-embossed the text stamps. (Paper Artsy) . 

15 comments:

sandie said...

I think it looks amazing Marina, the whole grnge, collage look works so well and the sentiment embossed in silver really is perfect for this card. Thanks for joining TO

chrissies said...

Such an amazing image to be surrounded by you fab background and quote

Love Chrissie xx

Louise Turner said...

Wow, I am really impressed with all the inspiration you took from one small picture of a butterfly! The result looks fantastic and I love that we can still see the mood board in your page. Thank you so much for joining us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Fabulous! Love this arty project. Don't be at all disappointed with your insect/plane because it's fab -very creative. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Carol Theng said...

Amazing. love the metal foil dragonfly/butterfly. You done a great job. I didn't know silhouette can cut foil. :P very lovely page. thanks for joining us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow I love how you have linked it all together with the dressmaking concept! I think it looks gorgeous! ~ Leandra

shirley-bee said...

Love your plane-winged butterfly/dragonfly, it's so cool! Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Pia S said...

This is a great mix of many different styles, it's feminine and masculine at the same time, it's artsy and unique.

Beverley said...

Awesome artistic masterpiece which captures the grunge theme perfectly. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

Sandi Spink said...

Wow, your butterfly/dragonfly is amazing, love how much time and detail you spent on this beautifully handcrafted embellishment, great creativity. Also love the way you constructed and your thought process for the background. Thanks for joining us and sharing your amazing piece of art with Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Elizabeta Kushner said...

Great work! Thank you for playing with us at Time Out.

Scrapbook by Tamy said...

What a beautiful and inspiring your project.
I loved the image and how you portrayed the month and year on the wings. ♥

The Gov. said...

Amazing work ... I'd say you nailed it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Bev Code said...

super projects.. awesome details. Thanks for playing along at OTRS

Sue Plumb said...

You should not be disappointed with this, you have produced an amazing piece! I love your explanation of your process and how you interpreted the board into your work. Great job! thanks for playing along with us at OTRS. :)