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Monday, 11 March 2013

A Wizard Idea For The Alpha Challenge




Have been trying to get on with my altered dictionary page this week but things have had to be put on hold, the grandchildren left their germs behind last weekend and I have been full of cold since Tuesday.   It did give me time to sit back and think about the word for The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge which is "M" but only words beginning with ma and me.  The word I came up with was magician.  I  have a fantastic digi stamp, bought to use on childrens' cards, which I have been wanting to use for some time but with such a detiled image what do I put with it??  This weekend has been great fun finishing the dictionary page and catching up on card making even though I still feel a little grotty.


The cat magician was printed onto a "ma" dictionary page which had the word magician towards the top, coloured it with DIs and gold and silver glamour dust. The intention was to leave the word showing when I cut out the magician but in the end it was fussy cut and stuck to the page just below the word magician which was highlighted with dark blue DI.  I drew a letter M with a few stars scattered about it and this too was coloured dark blue with silver stars.  When looking round for something to do with magic tricks I came upon some magic trick cards, none of which would go with the wizard style of the cat, but as luck would have it inside was the piece of vellum with the "Magic is believing in yourself" quote.
 

The "M" and the vellum quote were attached and although I tried to add other things, a bunny coming out of a top hat, playing cards etc, they all looked out of place, definately a case of less is more!!  So this is my Ma/Me Altered Dictionary page. 


On now to post some more work done over the weekend, it's going to be a busy day.




20 comments:

ionabunny said...

Great page Sylv. Love that stamp. I like the CAS style. Hope you chase the germs away soon. Stay warm and may the craft mojo be with you

Laine said...

What a fun idea. Love the cat. Get well soon wishes.
Laine
x

Scrapmate said...

I love your cat magician - he looks super sparkly and lots of fun. Hope you feel better soon.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Loved the magician..and coloring too !Get well soon !

Linda Simpson said...

This is awesome! I love the cat magician and the beautiful sentiment. I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Elaine said...

Beautiful page - love your magician cat and that quote is so true!

Maggie said...

Great pages your Magician Cat is fabulous

MaggieH

craftattack said...

I love your Catty Potter stamp, great page! Valerie

BJ said...

please put me out of my misery and explain HOW you printed the digi stamp IN the dictionary? It is super and probably magic too - LOL BJ

Sylv said...

A little bit of magic and a dictionary page torn from another dictionary, this page was put through the printer, coloured and fussy cut before sticking in the Alpha Challenge dictionery.

sylv xx

Annie said...

A purely magical way to get this adorable cat into your dictionary! Well done!

Bonnie Irvine said...

I had to pop by and see this since I love cats, wizards, and Rick St Dennis images. This is wonderful. Love the colours you have used to colourize him and the sparkly bits add just the right amount of magic. The sentiment works perfectly with your page and theme. Great idea to print the digi on a dictionary page. It does look like magic has occurred. Hope you feel better soon.

Joan said...

What a fab stamp, love your page

Karen said...

You certainly performed magic here by printing onto a dictionary page :D Lovely work! Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely magician! Perfect idea!

coco said...

Ooooh, I love your page and your wonderful magical cat !!! So cute... Have a fab day Sylv, Coco x

JansArtyJunk said...

loving your magical pages Sylv..cute stamp!...beautifully coloured...and a fabby quote too x

The Craft Barn said...

This is a fantastic stamp, and you did a great job on the page and interpretation.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy

Susan said...

Your cat magician is so cute!! I love the magic quote you added too!!

Laura said...

Fab page
Sorry I'm so late in returning the visit!
:)