March 12, 2012

Honoring Amelia

I wanted to share another of the cards I made for the February Artistic Outpost release using the Charles and Amelia set.  This one features the image of Amelia Earhart. A rugged individualist, yes, but I wanted to keep the card more on the soft and feminine side, honoring her as a female aviation pioneer.  I started by stamping various images from the set in versamark onto vanilla CS and then clear embossed it. From there, I sponged it using Broken China and Creamy Caramel. I created a white rosette with a touch of Creamy Carmel sponging. The image was stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink and the rest of the stamping was done with Broken China DI, sponged over with Creamy Caramel and a hit of Vintage Photo DI. I cut the AVIATION seal out of the post mark stamp from this set. The words 'Dream', 'Explore' and 'Discover' are from the Huck Finn set. I gave Amelia a little bling with the matching rhinestones and silver glass glitter on the clothes pin. The propeller was silver embossed on black CS and the sentiment banner was cut with the Tattered Banners die.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Linda Coughlin, Guest Designer


Caroline said...

So wonderful, she was such a remarcable woman pilot.

Such a coincidence that I just did a card featuring her... Definitgely need to check on the new stamps.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I just lov it! What a great tribute and beautiful card.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Linda, love the rosette and your colours. Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours, as though they have faded in the sunlight and that propeller is wonderful.