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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dezinaworld and Gingersnap Creations



This week, our Dezinaworld design team is partnering with Gingersnap Creations to bring you “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.” I created this collage with a tag that features a WWII pilot.


If you are familiar with my art, you know that I don’t tend to make things that are masculine, so this was a real challenge for me. I decided to go “vintage” and make it a tribute to a time of valor--a time when women were writing to their soldiers who were fighting a brave fight and missing them so much and waiting for them to return home.


I know that many young women are doing the same thing today and really making a sacrifice while their soldiers are far away. So, while this piece is vintage, it is also a tribute to the soldiers who are fighting today and the families and loved ones who are eager for them to return home safely.


XO

Cindy

20 comments:

craftattack said...

Great piece! Hugs, Valerie

2amscrapper said...

love everything about the theme and the tag!

Just me said...

This is a wonderful masculine piece! Love the theme and the images you used!

Netty said...

Oh wow Cindy, this is a fabulous tag my friend. Annette x

Heather Jacob said...

wow Cindy this is sensational ... love the design and the colours .. you do collage so well .. amazing amount of emotion in this piece .. love it .. hugz x

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Cindy,

I think this tag turned out really, really nicely. Y ou did a fantastic job. I think you can definitely design feminine and masculine tags :) :) oIt's all super cute and full of vintage chic :) :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Terry said...

I love your masculine and vintage tag! You certainly aced this challenge with this wonderful collage! Absolutely perfect!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Cindy - what a lovely piece with a great story line and an amazing tribute to all our soldiers.
Have a great week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Kathy said...

I giggle as I read your post, I say the same thing any time I make something remotely masculine. It is just not me, and I hardly ever do it. I always have the disclaimer too. to funny! This is a wonderful vintage tag, very nice.

NanaDiana said...

That is an AMAZING tag, Cindy! I LOVE IT! You really need to do more masculine things because you have a great eye for it! How perfect this one is~ xo Diana

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Cindy,

Your tag is amazing! You captured the essence of that time.

I could see this in a office or library.

Beautiful!

Dee

Debby said...

Love this tag. I love how you made it and for why you made it.

Barbara said...

Oh Cindy, what a tribute! I can relate to that tag so much, so many memories. Just beautiful my friend.

Hugs XX
Barbara

jacirascrap said...

Grande criação masculina! E que linda imagem masculina!!

Ira said...

I don't know why but the first thing that came to mind was "English Patient", your creation is wonderful and masculine! Hugs, Ira

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh Cindy this brought back many memories as my brother was away for many years with the Royal Marines a total of 12 years so there was a lot of letter writing, he later went onto work for the Queen of England on her royal yacht Britannica as a bodyguard to her and the royal family and was away again for six months at a time again for many years, your tag reminded me of how much I missed him and how little we where allowed to say . Thank you for this bittersweet memory with your beautiful tag.

Marie

Artwork by Nancy Johnson said...

This is so great! I love it!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous and I know what you mean, masculine is always so difficult to achieve but you did it splendidly!

Cheryl said...

I think you did masculine perfectly! I love the vintage feel.

Gerri Herbst said...

this is so wonderful...the sentiment just takes the piece to another level! hope you are doing well. take care, gerri