Sunday, 15 September 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary - G

The latest in the fortnightly challenges from the Craft Barn Dictionary Alpha challenge was launched today - and it's G.

I rummaged through the dictionary and then through my stamp drawers - found some long forgotten hardly used stamps by Stampendous....This is the result.


 I painted the background with a mixture of Sage, Hey Pesto and Guacamole Fresco paints, and stamped the 3 images on white card, colouring them with watercolour pencils before cutting them out and laying them on the page..


I've recently bought some Bombay Inks by PH Martin - acrylic India Ink - lush colours, this is the turquoise I've used, and one of my late Dad's calligraphy dipping pens... this nursery rhyme seemed appropriate to the word I chose!

I took some white paper flowers, stamped on them in archival ink and brushed some Squeezed Lemonade distress ink over the top, to finish the page off.

21 comments:

Cazz said...

Lovely page helen x

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor Lovely stuff. Like the pen and ink work..omg and no blobs or blots..clever you!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ah, now I understand all the messages about India Inks on Twitter! Beautiful pages! Super colours and effects, so delicate. I love anything to do with gardens! I completely missed Z last time. Maybe I'll catch up and do Z and G together! Life's got a bit busy again! Julie Ann x

massofhair said...

Wonderful page Helen:-)

Saw the Bombay inks in June and considered getting some. The colours are so vibrant in the bottles, especially the purple and orange:-)

Carmen said...

I'm so jealous - I've been drooling over those inks for ages. Love what you did with them - going to be thinking of that rhyme all day now :)

butterfly said...

Lovely pages, and the glowing words look amazing - how lovely to use your Dad's pen to do them.
Alison x

BJ said...

Super page Helen, nice to have some memories of the hot Summer we had which seem long gone now. BJ

craftimamma said...

Fab pages for the Alpha Challenge Helen. Those stamps are really pretty but I never use anything like that purely because I don't have the patience to colour them in, lol! Love the one with the arch!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely page.

paulaexuk said...

Like the stamps and colouring very much on this one.

Scrapmate said...

Great colours on this really pretty DPS. Nice choice of word.

chrissies said...

Beautiful page with lovely images

Chrissie x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous images, pretty pages. MMx

Pat said...

Pretty gardens.

Elaine said...

Great green garden!

Maggie said...

Lovely cottage garden pages and very brave to write in ink with real pens! I have chosen garden too

MaggieH

carolfromkiwiland said...

great page. Beautiful colouring in of stamped images. they are lovely gardens - not at all like mine.

Frea Konings said...

Very original with that little rhyme, lovely page! Hugs FRea

Craftyfield said...

You chose lovely images and coloured them well. I have been considering the inks for a long time but still not sure how I could use them. I take it you don't have the ELB03 stamp from PA... it's got that "How does you garden grow" saying!

Sylv said...

Checking out the "G" pages now I am back from holiday. Fabulous page, love the garden stamps and use of the nursery rhyme.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

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