Saturday, 12 January 2013

Venture into the Unknown

This is a venture into  the unknown as the Craft  Barn are having  an alpha challenge once a fortnight and I hope I have understood the instructions aghh as I haven't used a dictionary but a photo album I picked up at the charity shop, the  paper is a fab and bound in a way that there is room for embellishments and enough pages for the challenge, so an apt title for the first page.
The background has gone through many changes over the last week but I did start off with dylusion sprays and stencils and ended up using acrylic paints and archival inks.
The die cut letter from corrugated card are dipped into molton UTEE with a friendly plastic key and face and a shrink plastic stamp TH bird

 
 
 
 
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31 comments:

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very interesting background Von!

have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

ionabunny said...

Very nice page Von. I'm working on ideas for this one at the moment. It's such a long challenge I want to start off right or it may go adrift later. Great letters and colours

craftattack said...

Lovely work, looks like you spent a lot of time making it! Hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

Wow, what a great page you've created!

Karen said...

ooo this is a fabulous page Von! I am so pleased that you are joining us on this journey :D xxx

Minxy said...

Gorgeous page Von, love the patterned lettering x

Suze Bain said...

A great inky background Von and I love your chosen word. A great idea too to use a book that allows for embellishments. Xx

Laura said...

Oh, I like!
So many layers with all the stamping... inspiring

Scrapmate said...

Wow I love all the different textures and techniques you've used on this!

BJ said...

I love your page, seems just the ticket for the challenge to me as we don't HAVE to use a dictionary aslong as the word is prominent and yous most certainly is. Cool.

chrissies said...

This is fantastic Von. Wonderful textures and elements you have used.

Love Chrissie xx

chrissies said...

This is fantastic Von. What a great challenge-think I will try to fit it in. Thanks for the inspiration

Love Chrissie xx

Sylv said...

Wonderful page love all the lettering and detail.

Helen said...

I think this is fab, Von. Love the lettering.

mark gould said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.
This is a great idea for their challenge, I like twists on original ideas/themes.I like the way you started out in one direction and ended up somewhere else, Its great to just let things happen. the letters look great, I need to use my melt pot like that.
happy crafting, mark x

Buttons said...

Fantastic letters and I am loving that background Von. So many fantastic projects coming from this challenge. I look forward to seeing how yours progresses. Hugs, Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a great take on letter "V", love it.

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous background for the amazing letters, they look old, worn and textured. A great start to the challenges Von.
Hope you have had a good weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

lena-dailyscrap said...

Looking lovely! A bit groovy with that face in the letter O... Beautiful - I like groovy!

Dawn said...

What a stunning background Von, I love the texture. Your letters are to die for too, so gloriously glossy.
Hugs x

Craftyfield said...

Love how much texture there is on this page ! The background is lovely too...

Joan said...

great background and fab textures,love your words

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh wow..Fantastic work Von...Gorgeous background, textures, colours, Love it! :)..looking forward to seeing your next alpha challenge now! :) x

House of Bears said...

Loving all the texture. Your page is fab.

Gráinne said...

Oh I love this, the colors are great and the background awesome, turned out very beautiful.
Suzanne

hazel said...

Fabulous work Von, love the background and the great colours and textures.
I finished my pages this morning so must remember to blog them.
xxx Hazel.

The Craft Barn said...

Hi,
Great page !! love the altered letters too.
It's fine that you did not use a dictionary, as long as the letter is obvious. (maybe next time you can add the word definition to your page.. here's a little extra challenge for you ;))
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely fabulous, love it
Lindsay xx

Gio said...

Fabulous page and texture!

Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftbarn :-)

Neil said...

Hi there.
Wow you've had fun! Glad to see you playing along with the challenge!

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Von love this ! Fabulous design and beautiful stamping love that little face in the O how clever and unusual

Marie

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