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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Y


A CAS entry from me for this fortnight's Craft Barn Alpha Challenge. There were very few Y words in my dictionary and I had already done several potential words like yashmak, yule and youth in other forms. I narrowed it down to Yin and Yang or Year. The position of the Yin & Yang definitions on the page was very awkward so by a process of elimination Year it was.
I covered both pages with white acrylic (masking the definition) and then stuck some peel-offs all over. Yes I know horror of horrors PEEL-OFFS!!!!! I have a ring binder full of peel-offs that I used to use a lot when I first started cardmaking. Most of you probably have the same. But then we all became too sophisticated to use peel-offs and abandoned them. This idea of using them as masks was one I saw on the Katzelkraft forum some time ago. Anyway back to the project - I applied Impress lemon yellow with a foam pad and then removed the peel-offs. Then Hampton Arts crackle stamp was used all over with Stazon mustard. The months around both pages are by Studio G (it's getting harder and harder to stamp directly onto the pages because they are so lumpy now) and the months and dates stamp is by Hero Arts.
PS - All Katzelkraft fans please check out my post here.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful clean pages. Love the crackle effect at the background.

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  2. Great year page, love the bright colour, use of peel offs as stencils and the great date stamps.

    Sylv xx

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  3. Hehe yes peel offs maybe they will come back in to craft fashion at some point!

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  4. Great CAS pages, and thanks for sharing the tip on Peel-offs, I must admit I never liked them, but, I have a surprising number in my stash! (Must haves for a card making class I went to and some came from kits and goodie bags) but this is a great idea for actually getting some use out of them. I bet once they've been inked over you could probably use them to add texture on a journal page too. Great tip and great pages. MMx

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  5. I've not had time to do my page yet, but year was one of the few words that my dictionary had, too! Not sure what to do yet! I love your page, the yellow background looks really great. (I gave my peel offs away to someone who makes cards for charity as I was never going to use them myself!!)

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  6. Great page and I know what you mean about bulky previous pages hindering the next stamping project - but we cope.lol.

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    1. Carol from Kiwiland I just wanted to say I don't do facebook so I can't comment on your gorgeous pages. This weeks Y page is absolutely stunning - I love the theme and the colours you've used.

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  7. Beautiful yellow background - great layout too!

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  8. This letter was very hard, and I'm trembling about the 'X' !

    A lovely and bright page. It's time to use those peel-off that I have in my stash :-)

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    1. I know X is going to be very tricky ...

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  9. I did comment but I don't think it published! Anyway, sorry if it says this twice! I love the idea of using those peel-offs as masks! Great background and a brilliant word choice! Like Gio I'm wondering what'll happen with x!!! Julie Ann xx

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  10. Love your year page, great to get a good long definition too. Thanks for visiting mine too eh oop and flat caps - BJ

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  11. Great page, I looked at similar words too!!

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  12. That's a fabulous take on the "Y" - great pages.

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  13. Fabulous 'Year' page...love the crackle background :)

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  14. Like the use for peel offs, I shall tuck that away, thank you.

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  15. A clever word choice and a great page. We love the crackle effect and it's a great way to use the peel offs

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  16. I really must make more effort to use my peeloffs...
    Lovely page :)
    Laura

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  17. Great choice for Y. Love your background!

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  18. Lovely pages - love your background!

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  19. Brilliant choice and fabulous page - the background is so cool! I also have loads of peel-offs and must try this technique, thank you for the idea xx

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  20. Fabulous fresh and great use of peel offs to add layers it is a shame peeloffs have a stigma to them, can be useful. Sometimes I'll colour over with paint before using them looks stamped and not a peel off y.

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  21. A wonderful page. So clear, and I love the crackle. Suzanne

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  22. Great idea for the page! And I'm not afraid to admit that I do still use the occasional peel off too! xx

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  23. beautiful yellow page!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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