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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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

    Sam xx

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

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

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  11. Very pretty Chrissie. Love that sentiment!
    Lorraine

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

    MaggieH

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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  23. 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

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  24. Nice job!! Your background is fabulous!

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  25. Love the word, and the sentiment. Great page.

    Sylv x

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.