Sunday, 28 April 2013

It's as easy as ....

ABC, 123... oops before I get carried away with my Jacksons impersonation; the new Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was announced today.  I think you may have guessed where I am going this time!

yes, Alphabet...
 I just went for a single spread this time..

I used a mix of distress ink and stain (broken china) and pounded some picket fence over the page.  Quite like the unblended look to this, kind of cloudlike I think. (not that that is relevant to the theme!)











now, the relevant page in my dictionary was pulled out, for some reason (I have also been using it for background paper so this was probably why) so I cut the definition out and mounted it on some white card coloured with chipped sapphire distress ink.

Then out came some alphabet stencils... the jumbled letters (Dylusions for Ranger) and a larger one whose manufacturer I don't know...
I used chipped sapphire for the stencilling, and outlined the single letters in both black and white pens.

To continue my song theme, I wrote above the single letters with a black pen.

finally I edged the page border with black soot distress



As Hels' Sunday Stampers theme this week is "blue" I am submitting it there too.

26 comments:

Miriam said...

Lovely work Helen - I really like the stencil that you have used.

sam21ski said...

Brilliant...I love it xxx

Sam

BJ said...

A punch and a kick for being so quick! Now you have got me with rhymes. Great page, I nearly forgot this time but just KNEW it would be "A" for some reason, hmmmm what shall I do? BJ

Angela Coles said...

beautiful

Lin said...

ooo like this Helen...you sound like micheal jackson lol..loverly colour!!

Annie said...

You were quick off the mark, I love your page, very punchy and to the point great choice xxxAnnie

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab work, love the 'cloud' look too. Take care Zo xx

Virginia said...

Lovely page Helen, I daren't look at another challenge seriously struggling with what I've got on at the moment LOL

butterfly said...

Love all the alphabet fonts zinging around all over the place - inspired word choice!
Alison x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous work xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Fab page, love the stencils you used.

craftimamma said...

Clever word choice and great page Helen.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Barb Cady said...

Very clever Blue page, love it. x

Scrapmate said...

You're right that is a cool cloudlike effect. Nice BG effects and I like that stencil.

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab choice of word... lovely 'A' page. Loving the mixture of alphabet stencils!

Elaine said...

Great page for Alphabet!

chrissies said...

Terrific page and great word to chose

chrissie x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby page Helen... love using Dictionary stuff for art, works a treat doesn't it... hope all is goodly with you... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous alpha pages.

Pat said...

I like the way your letters are floating.

Annie said...

I love how you've illustrated your page with the various alphabet bits all over!

elenigratsia said...

Love your entry, and you have me singing along too!!! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful page Helen, I love your colours and stenciling. The white highlights really make it pop too.
Hugs x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea and a beautiful letters - gorgeous letters!

Sylv said...

Very appropriate page for the beggining of your dictionary A for alphabet, fabulous page.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

perfect page for an alpha challenge :)
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy