Some days you just know immediately what you want to do and this was one of them. This time the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was for the letter M but with the added proviso that the chosen word had to be between Ma and Me of the dictionary. So music, mystery and monster were out. I covered both pages with white acrylic paint making sure I masked the definition.
My M for Man started with a stamp depicting Michaelangelo's Creation of Adam (the first man). I stamped it on some PA Crackly paper that I bought from the Craft Barn yesterday. Leandra has done a very informative (if a little long) video on how to use this and I picked up several tips from that. I wanted this week's DPS to be monochromatic but I wanted a hint of flesh colour so I used watercolour pencils to colour the back of the stamped image by picking up a bit of colour onto a wet brush (thank you Lina for your excellent demo at the shop yesterday). The image was stuck down with Mod Podge. The BG of the image is made up of speckles so I decided to carry this over onto the whole DPS with a Hobby Art speckles stamp. The right hand page was stamped directly with an old Rubbadubadoo vitruvian man stamp, watercoloured and masked before adding the speckle stamp. I doodled some X's and Y's around the definition (a man's chromosomes). I added the computer-generated quote from Hamlet and some arrows.
Thank you once again for all your kind comments and the wonderful inspiration that your entries provide.
Edited to add: A Wall of Fame winner.