11 Mar 2013

M is for Marigold...........


Hi again bloggers and welcome to my new followers nic to have you along with me on my crafting Journey and also a great big thanks to all of you who have been following my Alpha Challenge journey and have left lovely comments...Thank you! 
We have a little twist in the challenge this fortnight from The Craft Barn as we can only choose words between Ma-Me....I had already decided my word for M was going to be Marigold as I love these cheerful flowers so was pleased that my word came within Ma-Me. Only problem being how was I going to achieve this.......
Now you all know I can not draw for a toffee (or chocolate) so off to my trusty stamp stash to find a "Marigold" I soon found the ideal stamp which is from The Paint Fusion Range of stamps from Sheena Douglass, now the stamp in question was designed to be a daisy but with change of colour I have found it can become a variety of flowers and today bloggers Daisy is going to be.............yes you guessed a Marigold........

 
I started as usual with gesso over my pages that I had stuck together and stamped the image which I then painted Fusion style with Pebeo Acrylic Paint in manderine, mango for the petals and  burnt umber was used for the middle and a little mango.  I also used a mask for the brickwall and distress inks frayed burlap and vintage photo. I do  love the texture this painting style gives to the page I just wish it showed up well in the photo!
I also added a little journaling ...A first for me as I'm not comfortable writing my thoughts on my page...........but this challenge is a whole new journey for me as it is the first altered book I have done too.
 
As we can only choose between Ma-Me this means there are quite a few pages left in M unused so I think I may stick them together and decorate so the book when finished will have all the sections decorated......what are you all doing?!
 
Apart from my Alpha challenge I have not had much time for crafting hope this will change soon as I have missed getting into my craft room and getting messy.  Thanks for looking 'till next time
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. I love your Marigolds Maggie, such a cheerful page on such a gloomy day here. Hugs Annette x

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  2. Love your Marigolds. The colour is really vibrant on your pages. I have elected to tear my pages out of the dictionary and make a seperate Alpha book which will have approx 14 pages to it counting the front and back covers when finished. Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Ah summer, lovely on a snowy day.

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  4. Gorgeous vibrant pages Maggie, your marigolds are superb.
    Hugs x

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  5. Great painting and fab choice of word. I'm thinking of leaving the rest of the dictionary open so you can find the chosen words in each section. However I'm also thinking of doing some more simple stamping here and there where I can. Who knows how this will end up we have many weeks to go still!

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  6. Your marigolds look gorgeous, a nice splash of colour on this cold and dreary day! Valerie

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  7. Super duper bright page. BJ

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  8. Love your marigolds - beautifully painted and very bright and cheerful!

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  9. Your daisies turned marigolds are perfect! Color is wonderful tool isn't it. I like the background you created also.

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  10. What lovely texture on these gorgeous marigolds. The petals look touchable and show up beautifully on the background. I like that the letter M is is the same bright colour. Good for you for journalling on the page. Never thought of that but I like the idea.

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  11. Hey Maggie - beautifully done. I sure would like to learn this painting technique. I think this Dictionary challenge from the Craft Barn is soo much fun. Your Marigolds are gorgeous!
    Sandy

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  12. Fabulous pages with the bright marigolds to cheer us on these dull days, love it.

    Sylv xx

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  13. Love your bright and cheerful marigolds. Lovely page.
    I.m doing mine on torn out pages which I'm going to fasten together when I've completed the whole challenge. I,m also stamping the images I use in another dictionary but just a leaving them uncoloured

    Joan

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  14. Hi Maggie! I love marigolds too...they are always smiling in my eyes!!! Fabulous page my lovely. Thank you for joining us aain over at The Craft Barn xxx

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  15. Lovely pages! Beautiful Marigolds!

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  16. Wow, great marigolds Maggie, we always have them in the summer.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my page.

    Cazzy x

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  17. This is a very beautiful page Maggie, I love your painted Marigolds and how you highlighted your M text...! Coco x

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  18. Gorgeous painted marigolds Maggie...just what I needed to see on this dull and dreary day!!..Wonderful pages...I've just signed up for a paint fusion class at my local craft shop..and am really looking forward to it!x

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  19. Great pages, I love your versatile Daisy stamp! xx

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  20. Beautiful, love the contrasting orange on the page
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
    Izzy

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  21. What a gorgeous and bright page! Your Marigolds are fab, really good painting going on there! The brickwork in the background looks brilliant. Thank you for visiting me - I wonder what the next letter will be?? xx

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  22. Your pages are beautiful:)
    Bright and lovely marigolds:)
    *Hugs, Inger*

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  23. Lovely page! Your Marigolds are so pretty!!

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  24. Wonderful vibrant flowers Maggie. Gorgeous pages.
    Juliax

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  25. Fabulous marigolds Maggie, and well done you for the journaling. The writing is always the bit I struggle with too xx

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  26. Fantastic pages in great colors.

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  27. I agree with you, marigolds are one of my faves too because they are so cheery.
    Sorry I'm so late in returning the visit!
    :)

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