Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Alpha page E

Hello Everyone--hope your week is going well so far. It seems to have got cooler here on the NE UK coast so I have slowed down a bit as I do love the warmer weather.

The letter at The Craft Barn this time is E. It is a difficult letter as there didn't seem to be a lot of Nouns. I did fancy EYES as my word but when I scanned the dictionary page with 'eyes' on it the word was on the crease and not legible at all. So I chose EARTENWARE instead. Not the most exciting word but a real challenge.


For the background I used distressed inks and kept masking with a  piece of card, and over lapping to make the stripes. The images were from a magazine and I found the quote on Google. Then I just stamped this and that to fill the spaces. The page is now safely stuck in my book so it doesn't get lost. I seem to lose all sorts of things in my craft room or they just go on holiday and turn up when I don't need them :(

Love Chrissie xx

25 comments:

craftattack said...

Great page, love the striped background - very cleverly done. Good word, too! I'm still trying to decide on which word to take! Valerie

butterfly said...

Love the striped colours... the page looks wonderfully chalky, beautiful texture for earthenware. Regretting not joining in with this dictionary game!
Alison x

Craftychris said...

This is brilliant! I love the stripes. Such a cool word and I love what you have done with it. Have no clue what I am going to do for this one yet!! xx

Elaine said...

Great stripey background and you've done earthenware justice!!

Karen said...

It might not be a word that would immediately spring to mind but you have done a fantastic page out of it!!! I do like that quote too! Thank you for joining us again over at The Craft Barn x

Annie said...

The stripes you created on the pages for background are so cool and have great impact for the rest of your page design.

Suze Bain said...

I agree with the others Chrssie, your stripes background is fab! Super pages. Xx

sam21ski said...

WOW that background looks absolutely fabulous, all those colours look fantastic together and what a great word to use, so unusual.

Sam xx

Sue said...

Chrissie this is wonderful, I love you pages, and what a great word xx

BJ said...

I think you have a fun word there and love what you have done with it. BJ

cardsandcompany said...

Very pretty Chrissie. Love that sentiment!
Lorraine

Maggie said...

I thought briefly about this word and gave up lol you page is fabulous andI love the background very clever effect.

MaggieH

Scrapmate said...

I love this word and the BG you've made.

Tracey-B said...

What a great page and word, very cool indeed! x

Helen said...

Your page looks great! I did choose eyes as my dictionary had eye bottom right, lol!!

The Craft Barn said...

you like challenging yourself, don't you? not an easy word to illustrate.
but you did amazing
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

paulaexuk said...

Great technique for your background, has all the tones of earthernware. Nice spread

Buttons said...

LOVE the way you have masked the stripes onto these pages Chrissie! They make all the difference to your embellishments/images. Hugs, Jenny x

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Very inventive use of the inks Chrissie. Thanks for visiting my blog. Update on the eyes, two lots of drops and back to Eye hospital next month x Joan

hazel said...

Brilliant pages Chrissie - great word and I love how you've done the background.
xxx Hazel.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely pages! I really like the stripes on the background.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great page and a very difficult word. You did a great job.

Dawn said...

Beautiful page with a very clever background. Lol you picked a hard word to work with but you have truly done it proud.
Hugs x

Susan said...

Nice job!! Your background is fabulous!

Sylv said...

Love the word, and the sentiment. Great page.

Sylv x