Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Transportation and Aviation!

A big "Hello" to all of you and I hope you are enjoying some wonderful springtime weather. I was not able to join in Monday for Artistic Outpost's Product Focus, but I could not resist sharing a SALE with you and of course inking up my SteamPunk stamps! All stamps in the "Transportation and Aviation" area are 20% off through April 11. And as always the "Show Us Your AO Art" is up and running and waiting for your wonderful creations!
Wanting to keep it very masculine, I chose colors of Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and of course black! All images were stamped in Black Archival.
I so love this gent daydreaming about his travels and so patiently waiting for his train to arrive and take him on his long awaited journey.
The black tag background was stamped using the gears from Industrial Backgrounds and bleach. I happen to love that effect, but certainly not the smell! I also ran the edges of the tags along the bleached paper towel and flicked on some using a toothbrush.
This card I am sharing went to a friend who has lost someone very dear to her and my heart just aches for her loss. I find it so difficult to make a card for someone who is grieving as I tend to get pretty emotional. The background was inked, debossed and then flattened and then I embossed the card stock using the same folder and highlighted it. The sentiment is from AO's Flower Market.

Thank you so kindly for stopping by to visit and have a fabulous week.


Sharon said...

A great tag as always Terry! Love the gears and cogs on the background and great masculibe stamps. Perfect vintage feel and colours!

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabby tag TT with those bleached gears. He looks quite dapper and smooth looking waiting for his train.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

I love your tag, that background with the bleaching is incredible and that gent is very dapper!

The card for your friend is beautiful and the sentiment is very moving indeed. It is always so hard at times like this but hopefully will bring some comfort. Hugs, Anne xx

Pam said...

Awesome tag, and love the background. Your sympathy card has a lovely quote, may she find it peaceful.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous tag Terry! Love the image in the background and your gentleman looks very dimensional! Wonderful masculine make! hugs :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great style...a gorgeous steampunk look Terry, on this tag.
Greetings, Alie :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Terry, such a brilliant tag, I love that gentleman! Brilliant placing of elements, fantastic piece!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous male themed tag Terry.
The quote on the card is so moving for such a sad time.
Yvonne xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous tag Terry - I love how you use these stamps and create wonderful compositions with them. Nikki xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, love the dimension too! ~Diane

SanDee1899 said...

totally agree I do love this Gentleman, two.Your creation is so adorable! stunning!
xoxo SanDee1899

Sophie said...

Großartige Werke hast du wieder gemacht.
So schöne Tags und Karten.
Der Gentleman ist super!
Ich bin wieder total begeistert.

Ein schönes Wochenende, liebe Terry

butterfly said...

Fabulous masculine tag - that station house has always been one of my favourites and it works so well in the vintage sepia tones.
Alison xx

Ira Huberts said...

You are just sooooo good at masculine cards and tags Terry, you always have something remarkable! Really love the combination of colours and stamps. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Ira xox
♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥

Mrs.B said...

Love your dapper gent at the station Terry, love the bleached background.
That's a lovely card for your friend, I'm sure that verse will bring comfort.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Avril xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous Steampunky tag, Terry! I'm going to have to take a looksee at that set of AO stamps :) And such a lovely sympathy card :) XOXO-Shari

Kelley said...

Very cool tag...WOW!! Such an awesome technique!!

Beth said...

The tag is fabulous love the effect you got using the bleach on the black stunning and so is your gentlemen here..your card is lovely and know it will be so appreciated and loved.

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