18 March 2013

The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - 'P'


Hi everyone, I'm sharing my latest Alpha Challenge Dictionary page today for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge and this fortnight the letter is 'P'. My word is Paw using this great Crafty Individuals Alice Palace stamp 'British Bulldog' which I stamped onto PaperArtsy Crackly tissue paper, coloured with Deco-art paint and then cut out. 


The Crafty Individuals 'Keep Calm and Carry On' stamp set was perfect to go with the bulldog and I've used parts of it under the gesso layer with various colours of distress ink which shows up faintly and I stamped the Union Jack flag over the gesso and after colouring with distress markers I glued the bull dog over the top. I added some black around the flag and dog for a bit of definition and then stamped the flag banner several times across the top of the page. I've coloured each banner with distress markers and added glossy accents over the top. I cut the stamp apart in order to stamp the banner in this way and I also cut away the sentiment so that I could mult stamp it across the bottom. 

Hope you're having fun with the challenge if you're joining in and there's more info on how to do that on the Craft Barn Blog.

16 comments:

rachel said...

fabulous page Chris - great stamp xx

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, the bull dog stamp is fabulous, love the way you have used him on your page and the bunting looks great. Hugs, Anne x

butterfly said...

This made me smile... he really is true blue, isn't he?! Gorgeous painty background; I love the shading around the flag, and the text at the foot of the page is so cool - a great page, Chris!
Alison x

barbarastewart1 said...

YOU are just TOO MUCH. It's always such a treat to see what you create.

barbarastewart1 said...

YOU are simply a ONE in a ZILLION ... I positively always LOVE seeing what you create.

Kelly Neis said...

I love the white spaces with the banners and cutest blue dog ever. I love the way you respect your country. Also love the words at the bottom! Great Page!
Hugs, Kelly

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...such cool ideas from your awesome creative mind Chris, loving the cool britannia flag shaded in pink and his royal highness the bulldog and bunting too, isn't it great to be British...Melxx :)

Christina C. said...

Phenomenal job, Chris!!!! I love seeing your amazing creations. That blue bulldog is priceless. You have such a gift for color....sigh!

Anita Houston said...

FUN!!!! Love the bunting and the Union Jack and bulldog a front! Cool and original!

Buttons said...

Awesome Chris! This is superb and I love seeing your ideas for using layers this way. Hugs, Jenny x

Riet said...

So gorgeous Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy said...

I have never seen a real British Bull Dog - really blue! I have got to get busy on my P page - times a wasting!!
Sandy

Elaine said...

When I first saw this I thought you were doing pageant with the union jack and bunting, but definitely paws for the bulldog. Love the layout and colouring!

Danielle Champagne said...

Wonderful Chris, beautiful layout. love the banners, and love how you colored the blue bulldog! Fabulous. Hugs.

LindaS said...

Wonderful pages. I especially like how your inking gives such great deept around the images.

Annie said...

Oh, he is quite majestic! Your Paw page looks awesome!