Sunday, 3 March 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - M (Meadow)

Hello again and welcome back for another challenge in the altered dictionary challenge from the Craft Barn.  This fortnight, our letter is M, but there is an additional challenge as our word must start between Ma and Me....

Now, the dictionary/thesaurus I am using, is one I had bought prior to the start of this challenge and have been tearing pages out for use as backgrounds on things... and most of my Ma-Me pages seem to be missing!!  However, my eye caught the word 'meadow' and as I have several of the gorgeous Paperartsy stamps with wildflower type stamps on , I was ready to go!!

I started by sticking two pages together for some added strength, and applying a layer of gesso over the double page I was going to use.

Once that was dry, I took distress inks (mowed lawn, crushed olive, salty ocean, broken china) to colour the pages.

I then took the Paperartsy stamps and black archival ink and stamped them across the bottom of the dictionary.  I used sets HP1004, 1005, 1006, 1008 and 1009) Some of the images I stamped in Black Soot distress as my archival seems a little faint and needs re-inking... I overstamped some of the images to get a feeling of more depth of the meadow.

The birds are from Stampscapes and Tim Holtz.





25 comments:

sam21ski said...

Wow Helen, I really love this page, it's gorgeous and looks so peaceful. Love your new PA stash too.

Sam xxx

Dianne said...

Love your word choice, the background gorgeous, the stamping outstanding thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.... Have a great day....

Angie said...

This so describes 'meadow' ... absolutely beautiful. xx

Alison Scott said...

Great pages. Very serene. Almost wistful.

BJ said...

What a gorgeous page and so quick off the mark. I've found my word and cut it out of the dictionary but got no further yet.

Lin said...

love love love this Helen...gorgeous!!!

Jacqui Hall said...

WOW!!!! you're so clever, I think I am going to have to go A5 instead of A6 from now on

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous page, love the soft colour tones.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the craft barn - Great word choice culminating in very beautiful images and use of colours :0) Mo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Helen, love how ku have highlighted the word meadow. The colours are one of my favourites and I love the meadow type flowers too. Great interpretation of the theme. Tracy x

Scrapmate said...

A beautiful DPS, I love the stamps you've used and the word you've chosen.

butterfly said...

This is so beautiful, Helen... those birds in amongst the branches are just wonderful, perfect with your other hedgerow plants - the whole spread is so serene and lovely... I love it.
Alison x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a great page and wonderful use of the stamps ! Trace x

chrissies said...

So delicate and beautiful-a wonderful page

Love Chrissie xx

Karen said...

This is really lovely Helen. Gorgeous neat stamping! Thank you for playing with the Craft Barn again x

Sioux P said...

Hi Helen, love your page, the colours , the stamping and the birds just lovely. Haven't decided on my word yet, will have to get a move on.

paulaexuk said...

Great choice of word and beautiful meadow scene. Love the tiny birds on the grass stamps

Dawn said...

Helen this is soooooooo pretty, your stamping and composition is superb sweetie. Fab job.
Hugs x

Pat said...

I, too, like the delicacy of these pages.

Frea said...

This is so pretty, love your pages! HUgs Frea

Elaine said...

Great pages - love your delicate colouring and those birds are so sweet!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Love the colours and the softness - you take me to spring and summer in the soft grass...

Maggie said...

Gorgeous meadow page takes me straight to summer..............

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Lovely word, great pages.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

You captured the words beautifully. Well done.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy