Saturday, 30 April 2016

Work of Art 4-6-0 Train in Dapper Denim

Another project that caused a bit of an immediate reaction on the Stampers Showcase boards at Telford... totally marmite project... you will love it or loathe it! But I had so much fun making it!!! It really did have to be made....
I used the Work of Art stamps - along with the new and coming Swirly Bird stamps for the large Smoky Slate wheels and the small Basic Grey over-stamped wheels/wheel centres. Then a Balloon Celebration image as the Basic Grey spokes on the large wheels. Finished off with Balloon Builder wheel connectors and smoke...

But I have to add... if I were to re-make I would make my funnel taller... you would pity the poor driver in this train cab.... cough!
And a funny story... this was the only project I showed my husband... as he is into trains... so it had to be done... I expected a simple "Yes it looks like a train Amanda!" but no... I got an excited "That's a 4-6-0 ... followed by 10 minutes of him showing me pictures of lots of trains in books and magazines... bless!

So I got educated.... and now so will you... as there are 4 wheels at the front (two either side) - 6 in the "middle" (3 either side) and none (0) at the back! Hence a 4-6-0. So now you know....

7 comments:

  1. This is amazing! What a creative, innovative mind you have!

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    1. Thank you... I always say that everyone has their own truly unique Work of Art with this stamp set.... It is a truly clever set!

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  2. Your train card is so clever! I love it! It caught my eye because my husband works for a railroad here in he US.

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    1. Thank you... I always say that everyone has their own truly unique Work of Art with this stamp set.... It is a truly clever set!

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  3. This is so clever! I love it! My husband works for a RR here in the US so trains always catch my eye.

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  4. Amanda, this is awesome! Could you tell me the paper dimensions as trying to figure what size envelopes I'd need, without having to hand make all the envelopes!

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    1. It is a standard DL card for a DL envelope...so 21 cm Dapper Denim square (i.e. A4 wide) scored in half at 10.5 cm.... Whisper White 19 X 8.5cm. smoky Slate 19.5 X 9cm

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