Sunday, 9 June 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - U

Week 12 sees us on the U page in our dictionaries for the Craft Barn challenge 

Now I am so glad I didn't use "fish" for my F letter recently - because I can use them on my "underwater" page.

I decided to work on watercolour paper and then stick it into my dictionary, cutting out the definition of course.


I used distress stains to create the sea, and a mixture of archival inks for the fishes, and some distress markers to colour the smaller ones.

I stamped some reeds (Stampscapes) in olive archival and stencilled some seaweed (from the crafters workshop with fish on) in moved lawn distress ink.  Added some white highlights with a Sharpie.

I should have photographed it flat before I stuck it into the dictionary, as it has proved quite hard to do now!!

Look forward to seeing what other U's there are this fortnight.

25 comments:

nefertiti said...

What a beautiful aquarium!!!bizz

BJ said...

Love your underwater pages and all the lovely fish, I see you have snuck in a turtle too. Love the water effect stamps, looks great. BJ

Lin said...

Lovely page Helen...the fishes look great...love the reeds at the bottom!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Love your word choice and the colours and effects. xx Julie Ann

Lori said...

Love it Helen! The fish are particularly lovely!

butterfly said...

Wow, you're quick off the mark! Love your watery background and the fish are lovely!
Alison x

Laura said...

Looking great! :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - What a beautifully tropical page. The colours are so vibrant & the stamps are all so fantastic :0)

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous, love the little fishes at the top.

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness look how fast your are and your pages are grand. Beautifully done and I love your word. We all need to go under the water more often!!!
Sandy

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Helen - I had trouble photographing my U page too! - It kept wanting to close because of the weight of the rest of the book behind it - and it wouldn't work on the easel I usually use either. I love your pages, you could dive right in and scuba along with those fish! MMx

craftytrog said...

What a gorgeous underwater scene! Love it Helen! x

sam21ski said...

Fantastic pages Helen, great idea to use water colour paper and what a great word for 'u'

Sam xxx

Pat said...

I do like that little school of fishes. Good choice.

elenigratsia said...

Beautiful!!!! Lovely deep sea, love the stamping and the colours you have chosen ... :)

Scrapmate said...

Great underwater scene, it makes me want to sing the Disney song 'Under the Sea'.

Elaine said...

Love this! Great underwater background and you've created the scene beautifully with all the weeds and fishes!!

Annie said...

All your safe-and-sound underwater fish are wonderful! Your page spread is a beauty!

Chris R said...

Your pages are beautiful. Nice stamps too!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Of course - underwater! Why didn't I think of that? Great idea and lovely spread!

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in Timbertown.
lovely page. I always fall for these underwater scenes. so peaceful

Maggie said...

Ahhhh this is where my fish swam too lol; lovely page was going to do same but lost my fish....

MaggieH

carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely peaceful pages and you were one of the first to get your entry in.Well done on both counts.

Sylv said...

Catching up on comments after my hols, fabulous underwater page, love the soft colours and the lovely turtle.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

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