Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - C
This week's letter is C and for me it could only be one thing (ok I did contemplate 'the big C' for a nanosecond but cancer was not something I wanted to portray). After last time's deep and thoughtful word I thought I'd go for something more lighthearted so I present ... Colourful Christmas! There is a lot of shine going on so it was hard to get a good shot of all the elements. I painted the pages with white acrylic paint mixed with iridescent medium. The BG was sprayed with Glimmer Mist through a stencil and then I flipped the wet stencil over onto the other page. The sequin waste is a Christine Adolph stamp with Impress emerald. The garland is a Sizzix die sponged with Adirondack meadow and coloured with a red Coloursoft pencil. Also in the BG are some splodges of Brilliance galaxy gold, some stencilled stars in pearlescent orange and a Katzelkraft splatter stamp with rocket red. The reindeer and the candles (another C word) are also by Katzelkraft. The 2 words 'peace' and 'joy' are embossed and cut out to add a bit of texture. I debated whether to add some ink to them for greater definition but I like them snow-white and they are clearer IRL. I wrote some Christmas-related words around the edges of the pages - writing in this book was the hardest thing of all for me but I'm glad I did it.
Thank you to everyone for your comments on my last entry. I do try and visit everyone who enters but if I haven't left a comment it's because for some reason I was unable to rather than that I couldn't be bothered. I look forward to seeing all your C words.