Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - W
If ever I needed something to be on time it was this fortnight's letter for the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge. I knew I would only have a small chance to get it done in time for the deadline and had planned that if I knew what the letter was on Sunday morning I could have a think about it while I was away all day Sunday. Of course things never go according to plan and the letter didn't appear until Monday so I have not been able to think about this DPS as much as I would have liked. The challenge entry also had to have circles on it so here is my Wonderful Wrinkles page. Wrinkles get a very bad press from companies eager to sell their expensive wonder potions so I wanted to portray them in a more positive light. The BG was made using the wrinkle distress technique which is the first technique I learnt using DIs. This is much easier on a loose sheet of paper than on a bound page but I managed to carefully crumple the pages and then rub the tea dye ink pad over. It hits the raised creases and gives a crackle effect. I spritzed some water over to make the ink run a little and when dry added scattered straw DI all over (guess who forgot to mask off the definition!) . I wanted to give the effect of wrinkled skin. The circles are from Inkadinkadoo's circle and dots set stamped in Adirondack red pepper, Impress chartreuse, lemon yellow and peony purple and peacock feathers DI. The quote is from a stamp I had made a few years ago. It was too small for the page so I stamped it out and enlarged it. The image is from a card I found at the charity shop. So nothing too exciting I'm afraid but needs must. Have a good fortnight!