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) .