March 11, 2014

Traintrack Triptych

Hello everyone, Alison here again... and today I'm pulling out a project from the archives!  This one was actually created before I was even on the Design Team here at Artistic Outpost.  I really wanted to share it with you, as it's one of my favourite early makes from when I'd really only just started all this crafting business, and I think many of you won't have seen it.
It mainly uses stamps from the fabulous SteamPunk stamp plate, but even then I was mixing and matching my AO sets, as you'll see...
I created a trio of panels, trimming the top edge with the Brackets On the Edge die.  On the back I glued a collage of encyclopaedia pages which had a large locomotive running across them.
Then I added some inking, stencilling, and stamped some of the lovely whirling circles from the Whimsical Melange set.
I fastened it all together with "train tracks" of tissue tape, inked to blend in with the colour palette (yes, very much in blue and brown mode!).
For the front of the panels, I stamped some more of the Whimsical Melange circles onto the card, and then stamped the wonderful train and station from the SteamPunk set onto tissue paper.  
In fact, I stamped the train twice, so that I could reverse one of them and have it coming in from opposite directions.
I glued the tissue paper down leaving plenty of wrinkly texture around the place, but making sure not to disturb the beautiful detailing on these amazing vintage images.
Here's the train puffing in from the other direction...
And I had lots of fun playing with those swirls of smoke, adding strokes of paint in mixed colours to give it real texture and substance.
A few Idea-ology bits of steampunkery in the form of some cogs and gears add the finishing touches, and echo the stamped circles under the tissue paper.
I hope you don't mind me dragging up this blast from the past... I thought it was worth an airing here at Artistic Outpost.  If it inspires you to play with some of your Artistic Outpost stamps, do come and share the results with us in the March Referral Program - it's always great to see what you create with these fabulous stamps.

Designer: Alison Bomber

26 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison I like this triptych! Beautiful as always, wonderful as you bound the three pieces! Barbarayaya

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I so love the shape of the triptych, the colours are awesome and I'm so loving the background and stamped images :-) Kezzy xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

So glad you decided to show this piece Alison, I'm sure I'd not seen it before and I think this now must be one of my all time favourites of yours! Fabulous, stamping on tissue paper always looks fantastic I think and the idea of reversing the train is brilliant. Never seen that stamp set before either, think it will now have to go on the wishlist. Oh and I adore what you did with the smoke!!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous triptych Alison so glad you bought this project up from the archives great textures and stamps.

MaggieH

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Wow! Thats great! Love your Triptych!

Redanne said...

Fabulous triptych Alison! Hubby has a real thing for steam trains, off to show this to him, he will love it - and so do I. Love the way you did the steam. Brilliant. Anne x

Cestina said...

How strange - how come I've never seen it? Which shelf is it displayed on? This is steampunk I can admire ;-)
x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How amazing this stamping is...a great triptych, Alison. Your details always are stunning! Chapeau

Marci said...

A fantastic project!!!

cathylynn said...

Oh my goodness I'm in awe!! I love this! I may have to make one like this for my son who is an avid train collector. Now to search for these amazing stamps!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely - back to another era in an instant! Love the smoky look as though the train has just passed through! Love old railway buildings (Carnforth station is fascinating) and steam trains that we often get to see from the caravan garden so this really is great! Love the way you reversed the image too - really effective! Chrisx

Terry said...

Loving your steampunk train, Alison! What a great triptych design! Love the train and smoky sky as it travels! Hugs!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful piece of art, Alison.
I like the idea of stamping on reverse side of tissue...:)
Thanks for sharing the details.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Thank you so much for sharing this 'blast from the past'! I love to see what people have made over the years - before I was 'into' crafting. This is an amazing project. I love the blue and brown palette and the trains coming in different directions. Fabulous ideas! Julie Ann xxx

May said...

I'm so glad you did show this Alison... I love it... Fantastic images and I love the smoke effect...Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

Juliz Design Post said...

I'm so glad you decided to re-post this one. Its stunning in every way. Your so talented. Julie x

Coco said...

Fabulous make Alison, I love especially the swirls of smoke above this great train wow!!! Coco xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great steampunk piece Alison love the backdrop and great imagery too. Lovely design. Tracy x

Karen Garrard said...

Fantastic Alison. Who doesn't love a steam train. Gorgeous piece! Karen.x

Ellie Knol said...

WOWy!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Beautiful and well thought out. So much loveliness to look at.

Dianne said...

Oh Miss Alison, you have always been fantastic artist,with wonderful words,, it just a brilliant make, front to back, you know you started my love affair with Triptychs. Thanks for sharing...((( BIG HUGS)))...

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally fantastic, Alison! Your attention to detail is sensational. Love the way you did both the front and the back. The stamping covered by the tissue paper is a great technique and really adds a lot to the piece. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Hugs,
Linda

Cathy L. Calamas said...

So glad I popped over from your blog to see this. I missed it the first time. Can't believe this was one of your first makes.:)) Brilliant use of the tissue tape on the back.

cardsetalia said...

So happy you decided to share this creation with us. It is a stunning, love the colours, and wonderful stamping.

Jools Robertson said...

Fab project, love the stamps could do with these for my Father

Such beautiful colours and love the shapes and how you have assembled the elements

Btw the steam is inspired!

Jools x