Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge week 11 - Fe-Fr - FROG

The new letter from the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was announced on Sunday but despite it being a UK bank holiday weekend I couldn't drum up the energy to get started - I came down with a bad head cold on Saturday - typical!!  However I am on the mend now and so got cracking.

The twist this time, as you see from the heading, is to use a word starting between Fe and Fr.... I thought about fish... but decided on frog - I have several stamps for both, and haven't used any of either for years!! Time to get out the green!!  I always did like Kermit...

I started by highlighting round the definition in my dictionary so I didn't paint over it, and painted the double page with Guacamole Fresco paint by Paperartsy.  This is a light green, and opaque so it covered the rest of the dictionary page nicely.  




I stamped one page entirely with my leaping frog, loads of times, and coloured them in with the crushed olive distress marker.  

On the other page I coloured two frogs that I stamped on white card and stuck onto the page, plus a little frog in a pond over the definition.

The reeds at the foot of the page are a Stampscapes stamp.

Despite what initially seemed quite a tough choice, this page came together really quickly! 

25 comments:

sam21ski said...

LOL, see if them on twitter had of had their way, you've of gotten rid of these stamps by now, but you just knew they'd come in handy for something didn't you and I love your Kermit green shade.

Sam xxx

brenda said...

No wonder getting colds this weather Helen, despite the lovely weekend it rained both sides of it and so cold again today.

Love the little froggies, such fun.

B x

Lin said...

Loving your little froggies Helen!!! great pages!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You got me at frogs, Helen! I adore them and have these images. I love how you painted all but the definition and then made wonderful froggie designer paper!!

BJ said...

Love the frog stamps Helen, all leaping around happily. Super pages. BJ

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just fabulous, I love frogs.

chrissies said...

Fantastic--I just love frogs and especially happy jumping ones.

I came down with the same cold as you but it has almost gone now thank goodenss-hope you feel better.

Love Chrissie x

Sioux P said...

What a lovely happy page, love it.

Annie said...

So whimsical and fun! Great frog stamps!

butterfly said...

Such a fun page... hope your cold is now well out of the way!
Alison xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Yes, yes, yes! Lovely happy frogs!

Elaine said...

Great pages - love those frog stamps. Such fun!!

Joan said...

love your happy, hopping frogs

Maisie Moonshine said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better - loved your happy frogs - they made me smile as soon as your web page opened! MMx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Wish I had your frog stamps.I too chose frogs and discovered mine were quite small.Your page made me smile and I guess that is what green frogs do.Great job.

Frea Konings said...

Your pages look stunning, I just love those happy cheerful frogs! And the coverage of that fresco paint is amazing! If you'd like, please come over to my blog because I have some yummy candy on my blog and would love it if you would come and join in! Hugs Frea

Sandy said...

Wonderful - why are frogs so dang cute and in real life they are so ugly but I like to eat their legs!!
Sandy

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, I'd forgotten how much I loved Kermit! This is a great spread. I love the way you've left just your definition visible in an 'altered book'way. Hope you'll soon be completely free of cold. x

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab word choice...love your fun frogs...great pages!

Scrapmate said...

Hope you feel better now. Love the fun frogs.

Sylv said...

Fabulous fun froggy pages, love them.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

Just visiting the F pages...
Brilliant! Really made me smile
:)

Julia S-W said...

Great frog pages - such fun!! Sometimes it's good to go with the flow and have fun!
Juliax

Chris R said...

I love frogs ;) and your pages are beautiful!

The Craft Barn said...

heehee cute little frogs... Well done
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy