3 February 2013

The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter 'E'




Hi everyone and I hope you're enjoying the weekend. It's another letter in the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and the new letter is 'E' and I've had a colourful time with the gorgeous Sweet Elephants and Swirl stamp from Crafty Individuals over a gesso background.


I've sponged distress inks around the page but left the elephants without any ink and I've finished off the page with some writing, Nellie the elephant sprang to mind as making the page so that's what I've gone for, well the first few lines anyway.

My search for an old hard backed dictionary was fruitful this week and I'll be starting that after the next letter. I may do the letters I've already done again in the new book. I have to say I love the size of this little dictionary and the very yellow pages but it's not easy to stamp in or photograph so I'll move over to the larger hardback one that I've found.

It's been lovely seeing some of my blog friends joining in with this challenge and what they've been coming up with is fantastic, what a treat this challenge is turning out to be, it's a lot of fun!

If you haven't already joined in I hope you'll join us in the Alpha Challenge, it's never too late and the earlier letters that we've done can always be fitted in down the line, there's also a great prize to be won every challenge. Lots of inspiration from my DT friends as well, I love it that all the individual styles come out.


I used:

CI-351 - Sweet elephants and swirl
Gesso
Distress inks
Pigma Micron Pen black 0.30 nib
Ranger White Pen http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/product.php/16188/ranger-white-pen

Chris x

21 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

Letter E... that is going to be fun, lots of choices! I love yours Chris. Cute little Elephant, lovely colors in the background, interesting composition. Love how you did the writing, love the nice lacey border too. thank you for sharing and for the inspiration. I have not been able to find another little dictionary... but I also find it difficult to photograph, even to work on the thin pages, I wonder if the soft cover will make the road... !!Hugs.

Fiona said...

Well done on finding your dic Chris. This artwork is so creative and vibrant, will look forward to seeing what you do in your own book.

Sasha said...

I love the concept of your lovely altered book project, Chris. Fabulous work, as always! x

Riet said...

So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

Redanne said...

A really gorgeous page Chris, I love the elephants, the writing around them is superb and the colours you have chosen do give it a circus feel. Well done on finding a hardback book. I, for one, really enjoyed the blog hop - so much inspiration! Hugs, Anne x

Christina C. said...

Beautiful! You have such a way with color....always admire your use of color! Love this wonderful page you created!

Kate Blair said...

my mother loves lephants so always looking for ideas including them great idea

Boxofcolours said...

You really are a whizz with those paints Chris - I love it.
Hugs
Jane

Norma Gomez said...

What a fun challenge! I totally love your art journaling!! All of the colors work beautifully together and those elephants are so sweet! Thank you for visiting my blog and following :D I really appreciate it!! Have a wonderful day!!

Elaine said...

Another lovely colourful page. Those elephants are so sweet and I love how you've done the writing and the colours!!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous journalling lettering - and the elephant image is just lovely!
Alison x

deco dp said...



*Superbe page bravo*

Kelly Neis said...

This should be on the cover of the book! Very creative of you! I love the words with the sweet elephants.
Hugs Kelly

whyducks said...

Love it!

Hillie said...

I like the elephant layout! You did a great job!!

Anita Houston said...

Your creativity is fabulous!!! Love it! Totally cutie!

Annie said...

Your wonderfully crafted elephant page is awesome. Great words you chose to write for the image.

Maggie said...

lol Chris this is the first thought that came to me with E and elephant.. love this song! A fabulous page Chris I love it!

Sandy said...

Ha, Ha!!!! I wanted to wait to comment on your cute elephants until I posted my 'E' page which I just did. I love your sentiment on this - made me laugh. What a neat book we will have when this challenge is completed. I love it!!
Sandy.

Juls said...

Love it!! Hugs Juls

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous colorful page, great elephants.