Sunday, 12 May 2013

Craft Barn Alpha challenge - K - the Key to my heart?

The latest letter was posted this morning for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - and it was a challenge - K.

There aren't many pages in my dictionary for K so my choice was severely limited; but I chose Key.


I started by stencilling my hitherto unused mini Antiquities stencil (crafters workshop) with walnut stain distress ink on the background of the dictionary.

I found a key stamp (Paperartsy, crown and castles series) stamped it in coffee archival.
I took two Bazzill Chips keys from my stash and coloured them first with vermillion, then olive, archival ink, drying in between, to get a dark nearly rusty look.. I then double embossed them, using clear embossing ink to re-moisten the ink.


32 comments:

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Great theme, ....my kinda stamping

sam21ski said...

Just love the randomness of this and glad to see you using your green archival again!!! You're hooked - lol.

Sam xxx

Kyla said...

Nice, especially like the key stamp.

kyla

LindaS said...

Great take on the letter K. The Keys looks cool.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Craft Barn - Fabulous key stamp. Not seen one quite so big. Nice page :0) Mo

butterfly said...

This is so cool, Helen - simply done, but so effective. The repeated key image in stencilling, stamping and then 3D looks fab against all the visible text... love it!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

I love the simplicity of this page Helen! x

Frea Konings said...

Great word choice, would have loved to pick tat one myself. Maybe I still will, even though I try to avoid picking words that already have been picked by someone. Hugs Frea

flutterbycrafter said...

Great take on the theme, love the background stamping x

ionabunny said...

Fun pages, great interpretation

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great choice of word; I love all the different interpretations of the theme over the text. x

elenigratsia said...

Oooh that was quick!!! But very effective!!! :) Well done!

BJ said...

Super Key pages Helen, those keys look real to me. I clean forgot the challenge until just now - doh still in decopatch mode LOL - BJ

Lin said...

Love this Helen!!

Scrapmate said...

That was quick! An interesting DPS with lots of different interpretations of the word.

Nan G said...

Fab take on your word. Love the uncluttered approach.

voodoo vixen said...

I think this page is wonderful, keys being a fav of mine and I am so totally stealing this idea for my altered dictionary!! ;) Annette

Annie said...

Keys are such a great accessory stamp to have! Love your page. I will go back and do keys in my dictionary one day too.

Chris R said...

Beautiful pages!

Pat said...

This is a very good rust effect. Like the way the keys are scattered.

Meggymay said...

Love your 'key' pages, the stamps look super,
Yvonne

Elaine said...

Love your pages - great keys and sentiment!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Helen I love the simplicity of your pages, that stencil is fab. The sentiment is lovely MMx

Joan said...

great pages,I like that stencil

Sandy said...

I know Helen - my choice for K was limited too. You made wonderful pages and we should all have a key to your heart!
Sandy

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely pages and a great idea!

Virginia said...

Fabulous pages Helen!

JansArtyJunk said...

fabulous scattering of keys Helen :)
funny .....I also chose to do key for this challenge :)

Laura said...

Just hopping round some K pages.
This is fab.
:)

Sylv said...

Great key pages, love the key with the heart and the sentiment.

Sylv xx

Julia S-W said...

Love your 'Key' pages! The heart element is fab.
Juliax

The Craft Barn said...

Great page!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy