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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Dictionary pages

Tonight I decided to abandon struggling to make cards which I really didn't feel like doing ,is it the end of the earth if I actually have to go out and buy a couple of cards ? and if I wasn't so darn picky about what I send to whom I have a load of cards in my box which would do if I don't get these ones done. Anyhow I have been wanting to do an altered dictionary for ages so today I bought a cheap one from the works, however when I came to try and work in it its so thick it won't stay open so I think I need to gut some of the pages before I start, as I wanted to enter the Craft Barn challenge I tore a page out of another old dictionary and used that, if I manage to complete the alphabet I will put them in some kind of book or binder, only 25 more to go ! I stuck the page to a piece of card and streaked gesso over it and then sprayed with various Crafty Notions colours. Stamped Mme Berth on tissue paper and stuck it on with glue'n'seal,coloured her with distress inks,stencilled the vines and sequin waste and stamped a few fashion words.I had put masking tape over the word Vogue and for a horrible minute I thought it would not come off without tearing the words off.

The Craft Barn - Alpha challenge- letter V
 

16 comments:

  1. WOW! What a beautiful page! I love the colors, the subject, the way you arranged your stamps! Bravo!

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  2. Great colours, love the stamped image and background.

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  3. Beautiful pages Joan... :) Lovely images and colouring..looking forward to seeing your next alpha challenge now! :) x

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  4. Love these colours & adore the image.

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  5. You've made a great start - love the background colours and that pop of green!

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  6. What a glorious page Joan, I love your colour choices. That stamp is beautiful too and I love how you have put her on your page.
    Hugs x

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  7. Tres chic, Joan a super page :)
    Von ☺

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  8. Wonderful page Joan, the background looks fantastic, Love the image goes well with the word you high lighted.
    Yvonne x

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  9. beautiful page and a great start for this challenge.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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  10. What a lovely page you have created! I have had to gut some of my dictionary but I am lucky that it lies flat ( was determined it would hahaha) Thank you so much for joining us on this journey xxx

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  11. Hi Joan,
    This is a fabulous page, love the colours on your background.
    Love the 'Clock' card in the previous post too.
    Avril xx

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  12. Wow, I'm missing words, your page looks fantastic. Love the colors.

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  13. I love your page, so elegant!
    You put a smile on my face for reading your words :-)
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftbarn

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  14. Wow! Beautiful page! Love the dots and the colours - tres chic!

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  15. Beautiful page and lovely colours! Valerie

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  16. I know better late than never, I have just caught up with this challenge at letter M, thanks to your email. This is a gorgeous page, I love your elements and techniques. I'm off to look at your other pages and of course am now thinking of what I can get up to with this challenge. Thanks Joan, take care. Caz

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