For anyone who doesn't know, Icarus flew too close to the Sun. The heat melted the wax holding the feathers to his wings and he fell to Earth. OK, so "binocular man" isn't exactly Icarus, but you get the idea :) These feathers were kindly donated by our Road Island Red hens (hubby wants me to make it clear I collected them from the nest boxes after they were moulted and don't go around chasing the hens to pluck their feathers out!!).
I thought some baby "Icari" might be fun :) As usual, the free images are from the Graphics Fairy. They were sized, cut and layered. Any colouring was with promarkers to match the dress fabric.
Just had to use an adage ticket, attached with a gold safety pin, in keeping with the Tim Holtz dress form & background paper.
What about Brunel??
Well, he isn't exactly Brunel, but I do think that the top hat man from this Creative Expressions stamp set makes a good Railway Engineer. The stamping and masking was done onto a page about Railways from an old Almanac.
These gear embellishments were made from shrink plastic, die-cut from Sizzix' Tim Holtz' Gadget Gears die, coloured with gold promarker, shrunk, then heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold embossing powder. I purposefully left some areas without too much ink so the gears took on a more "used" appearance.
Entered for the Simon Says Stamp challenge