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Thursday, 24 January 2013

"C" is for Going Round In Circles!

 

Here we are with another letter for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge, the letter is "C".  For any of you blogland ladies who don't know about it let me explain.  The idea is to alter a dictionary, or use a dictionary to produce an ATC, Art Journal, or something of your choice, a letter is given every two weeks, and the challenge will run for the full year.  Check it out by clicking the link above.

I had Circus in mind as I have some lovely circus type stamps but found the word appeared right at the bottom of the page and over onto the next page, so had to think again.  Looking at the same page I picked Circumnavigate.  Searched through my boxes of stamps and found an Aspect of Design Nautical set, ideal for what I wanted.  I went on line and found a little info on Francis Drake, the info on Magellan the first person to circumnavigate the globe was too long winded.



Firstly I circled the chosen word with black ink.  The page was coloured with distress inks in broken china, scattered straw and tea dye in a random fashion, using a glimmer mask (tattered traveller) and broken china ink I added the stencil detail  The stamps were stamped using black Stazon ink and coloured with distress ink in tea dye.  The little bit of historic detail was added and a letter "C" which had been stamped with the script stamp.



















Another dictionary page finished, I will have to work on a bookmark for this page as I did with my first, but this needs some more thought, rope came to mind but it may be too thick, the brain cells are still working on it!

Thank all you lovely ladies who commented on my first page, I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for the letter "C".

16 comments:

Karen said...

ooooo from someone who lives in Sir Francis Drakes area :D A delightful page! Thank you so much for joining us again over at The Craft Barn xxx

Scrapmate said...

How interesting and what a great word to use!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - What a fabulous word and with added info too! I love your use of distress inks. I didn't know they cold be coloured with too.
I'm off to look at your V page, I'm curious about your bookmark :0) Mo

Annie said...

A beautifully crafted page spread! Always interesting to see one's thought process.

Elaine said...

Great choice of word and lovely stamps. You must get extra points for adding further info too!! Think this is going to be a crafty and educational challenge - reading dictionaries and seeing what everyone else makes!!

Laura said...

Mmm, love the colours you have chosen. Very nice :)

Dawn said...

Ooh what a lovely choice of word Sylv and what a beautifully crafted page too, you have captured your word perfectly.
Hugs x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful idea and great pages.

Maggie said...

A lovely altered page and subject it's great seeing how differently everyone works!

The Craft Barn said...

great word for a great page.
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

ionabunny said...

ooh, big word. Lovely nautical stamps and the historic background adds interest

Eileen said...

Hi Sylv ... super page! Such interesting stamps.
I run an Altered Art dictionary page on Facebook .. just for this work!!!
Lovely to see you there if you are on FB ???
E xxx

JansArtyJunk said...

You have chosen a fabby word Sylv....love the stencil detail :)

Susan said...

Great page! I love how you used the different color inks and your stamps were perfect for this word!

LindaS said...

Love the look of the randomly stamping and choise of word and colors.

paulaexuk said...

Loving your navigation page, you have some fine stamps there