6 January 2013

The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter V - £20 prize


Hi everyone and I'm back today with the first letter for  the 
which is 
'V' ,


The word I've chosen is 'voyage' and I've chosen a lovely Crafty Individuals Stamp 'Around the world' to go with the word.

I'm doing the Alpha Challenge in the classic way that I've seen in blogland and admired many times which is to simply stamp into a dictionary and my Dicionary is a little Collins pocket size as I couldn't find a larger hard backed variety in the local charity shops. Depending on the type of stamp I'll be using I'll also use a bit of watered down gesso as I have under this stamp as the paper is very thin. The gesso means that the colouring can be markers which is what I've used here, distress ink markers. I'll also be highlighting the word I've chosen in black pen, unfortunately I couldn't show it clearly this time as I smudged gesso over it but it can be seen again here at the end of the sentance.

The Craft Barn DT have all chosen wonderful and different ways to do the challenge and they're all up on the blog today for you to see together with all the details of how to enter.

There's a £20 voucher to be won too so I hope you'll join in. 

Have a lovely Sunday :D

12 comments:

Exclusively by Mel said...

Cool, what a great idea, and your page is stunning! really pops!
Love it.
melly. xxx

Danielle said...

Chris, I love this idea, I will find an old dictionary and play for sure! I love the stamp you used, beautiful coloring; thank you for the info about the gesso, I am learning... I love the result of the stamping on the gesso, I have yet to try. Hugs.

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I have seen these around blogland too and loved them. I like the idea of the smaller dictionary that you have used. That CI stamp is one of my favourites (first CI stamp I ever bought)and you have coloured it so beautifully. Such a great idea. Hugs, Anne x

Juls said...

gorgeous page!! Hug Juls

Anita Houston said...

How cool is this???!!! Love the idea...never seen anything like this! Where is my dictionary?!?

Sasha said...

Oh! Such a lovely thing to do, and such a great idea, Chris. I love the stamp you used, and a great colouring, too. Thanks for the tip about using gesso x

Sandy said...

What a neat idea Chris. Dictionaries are very hard to find in the next to new shops around here and if you find one, it is very expensive. Around the world in 80 days! Another neat idea that has my head whirling!
Sandy

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris happy new year from Abu Dhabi, love your idea of an old dictionary and your so clever with your words you may never know I might join in if I an find an old dictionary too! Hugs Jo xxx

Kelly Neis said...

As a homeschool mom I think about two advantages here, my kids would learn a new word and then they would create art. I like this idea for my self as well. I love the stamp you used for this letter. Now you have me thinking about another project to try! hmmm
Hugs Kelly

Faye said...

I'd be pretty chuffed if I opened up a dictionary and found this beauty inside! Xx

Merry said...

I love this idea...what a great way to use your stamps and end up with a wonderful book.

Elaine said...

Great start to the challenge - love your colouring of the balloon on that voyage!