18 Apr 2013

W is for .........

Weather this is my choice of W word for the Alpha challenge at The Craft Barn, there is also a twist this time to include circles.  As always I read through my dictionary first and Weather jumped out at me and also the stamps I could use for my page also April Showers which seems to be the weather we are getting here over the last few days.


Firstly I glued several pages together and then using Distress inks swiped the pads stormy sky  over the pages direct to paper, then I chose a weather compass mask (circle) and used frayed burlap to ink through, North and South are showing up but West and East got almost stamped over you can just see them by Umbrella Man, I also used a  (circle) mask  at the bottom of the page with shabby shutters.

 
 My first page is Showers I used a mask for the letters and distress ink pen.  I drew a sun (circle) round a top and coloured with distress inks scattered straw and tore a cloud from paper and inked with stormy sky drew rain (circles) with distress ink pen and covered in glossy accents to make them look wet and also covered the umbrella with it too Umbrella man is stamped in black Versafine ink.
 


This page is my Sunshine page! I found a piece of card in my bits box which had been embossed with (circles) which I punched out for the sun, highlighted the Weather definition and stamped Umbrella Man (Tim Holtz) in Denim Adirondack ink.  I found some paper with (circles) in my bits box I  paper pieced the umbrella part.

I am having so much fun altering my dictionary and just as much fun visiting everyone who is taking part, again I have a very big Thank You to everyone who visited me and for all the lovely comments left for my last page Roost.  Pop over to The Craft Barn blog and take a look..... some great things going on!

'till next time



Ingredients

Masks: Creative Expressions; Sudio 490
Inks: Distress Inks ; Versafine Adirondack; Distress Pens
Stamps Tim Holtz
Others Glossy accents, card

26 comments:

  1. Great pages, Maggie! That gentleman is a favorite stamp of mine. And weather is so active and ever changing lately. What a perfect word choice this fortnight.

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  2. Great pages, love the rain man and I love that embossed circle for the sun,thanks for your comment.

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  3. Super choice of word, we've had a shed load of weather today as it happens, sunny, dreary, rainy, haily, now it is clear again. WOW just noticed the BIG compas circle in the background, so many layers so much to see, love it. BJ

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  4. Lovely page, weather is a great choice of word, I haven't yet decided on mine! Valerie

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  5. Fabulous pages, love the way you used the umbrella man.
    Yvonne

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  6. Your pages definitely relate to our weather at the moment Maggie, great choice. hugs Annette x

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  7. Lots of weather here too! Great word and I like how you've used umbrella man.

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  8. Visiting from The Craft Barn - very apt choice of word, what with all the 'weather' we're having lately. Umbrella man is always the star of the page wherever he turns up :0)

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  9. What a clever idea to show our mental weather patterns on yur pages Maggie! Always love weather man as he always reminds me of Charlie Chaplin which makes me smile!

    Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

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  10. Great pages using Brolly Man - much prefer the sunshiney page with the spotty umbrella!

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  11. Lovely page, I really like the way you depicted this word. Hugs Frea

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  12. Fabulous, love the umbrella man.

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  13. I nearly did weather! Great pages Maggie.

    Cazzy x

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  14. Perfect choice of word, love all the dots.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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  15. I really like the Big stencil as bacground for your cool use of the " weather" man. Great take on the letter.

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  16. What a cool way to illustrate the word weather. Love that umbrella man is the star of both pages. The sun with the embossing is lovely and I really like how the background stencilling ties the two pages together.

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  17. Just hopping round all the W entries...
    Gorgeous pages
    :)
    Laura

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  18. Terrific interpretation - love Umbrella Man

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  19. Great pages, love the spotty umbrella and the sunshine and showers, the weather we are getting at the moment in Devon!

    Sylv xx

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  20. Looking great! - Love that umbrella man!

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  21. Great page Maggie, love umbrella man he reminds me of Gene Kelly, keep expecting him to start dancing:)
    Val x

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  22. Great pages! and very appropriate for our weather at the moment! xx

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  23. Brilliant page Maggie, I LOVE that image, its been on my wish-list for ages! Fab stenciling too sweetie, great choices made for a very effective design. Thank-you for your kind visit too my lovely.
    Huge hugs x

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  24. Fabulous pages for such a wonderful word choice! Love the umbrella man!

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  25. I was really stuck on this letter for what to do. Like your little weather men on your pages. Hugs Mrs A.

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