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Friday, 11 January 2013

"V" is for Very Frustrated!!

 

Today is the day to get to grips with the Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge,  I gathered together some dictionaries and finally started to alter my chosen dictionary.  I couldn't make my mind up what to do so tried two options, alter the actual dictionary or make an art journal with the pages.  The journal didn't work out well so the altered dictionary it was.
 


After flipping through "V" for inspiration I fell upon VISTA, thought this would work with my Machael Powell Urban Stamps "Clock tower" and "crooked cottage".



I started by circling the chosen word with a black pen and stamping the clock tower scene which I coloured with distress inks.  The top part of the crooked cottage stamp was stamped along the bottom of the page twice and also coloured with distress inks.  I doodled inbetween the two stamped areas to make it one continuous stamped image.  A letter V was cut out of paper, coloured blue and stamped with flowers which were coloured red, this was stuck to the page and butterflies stamped randomly up the page and coloured blue.




I wanted a way to find my page when I went back to my dictionary, a ribbon bookmark was created by stamping flowers and butterflies on to a white ribbon with black Stazon, colouring the ribbon, flowers and butterflies with distress ink.  I folded over the top of the ribbon and fastened a paperclip inside the fold to make a clip to fasten the ribbon to the page.

The "Very Frustrating" part was getting some ink on my stamping block when stamping the butterflies on the page and not realising until I had stamped the butterflies. I decided to leave it for the time being, but will try incorporate it into the stamped picture with a bit of doodling when I have thought out how to do it!  


19 comments:

Julia S-W said...

Great stamped and coloured images Sylv! I did have to give this challenge a great deal of thought but I think it's going to be fun isn't it?
Juliax

ionabunny said...

Well done Sylv. I like those stamps and your colouring. I am still chasing conflicting ideas for this one. Hope to have something soon. Thanks for your kind comments

Claire said...

Hi Sylv, I really want to join in this challenge too - hopefully I'll get a dictionary sorted out soon! I think you have chosen a great word to start the challenge with. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day, Claire x

Karen said...

I just love this...its so pretty!!!! Thank you for joining us on this challenge. I look forward to seeing more! x

Minxy said...

Great coloured images, an a cool different approach to the page

Laura said...

Loving this! And the bookmark is great too

Sandra Crosfield said...

WOW love your take on the challenge it's fab. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and comment xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic take on this challenge, I love your page.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great take on the challenge - gorgeous coloring!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous colourful page my lovely. Your colouring is superb.
Hugs x

Elaine said...

Great start to the challenge. Love your interpretation of vista and the bookmark idea is great!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fantastic pages Sylv...gorgeous stamps..and so beautifully coloured :)..looking forward to seeing your next alpha challenge now! :) x

The Craft Barn said...

Lovely entry, love the stamped ribbon too !
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Suzi B said...

This is so pretty and love the book mark idea
Suzi B :)

Maggie said...

lovely page so pretty thanks for commenting on my blog have updated photos today as they were so bad!

craftattack said...

Love what you have made Sylv, and the 'very frustrating' gave me a chuckle - we all know that feeling! Valerie

elenigratsia said...

Beautifully done, love your stamped images and colouring ... I also had a giggle with the 'very frustrating title!

LindaS said...

Great page. I really like the look of the stamped and colored images on the dictionary page. Love the ribbon too.

TwinkleToes2day said...

What amazing stamped images! The colouring is fantastic too and your ribbon bookmark is very pretty :0) Mo