16 Aug 2013

D is for


Hellooooooo on a very wet and rainy Friday morning and yes it is time again for the Alpha challenge at The Craft Barn the letter is "D" and I am cutting it a bit close to the wire with my page.........I don't know where the time goes.......do you lol!!

I have gessoed the pages and sprayed with a mix I already had in a spray bottle which was on my desk I think it is  cosmic shimmer powder no idea what colours though the bottle has been there for ages and ages. next I made splodges of various distress stains (will list at the end) onto the wet page and let them run, Dream was stamped with black stazon.  With 2 sizes of lids (on my desk already) I dipped them into Pearl paint and stamped around the words really pleased how this turned out as the paint has left texture and a lovely shimmer which doesn't really show in the photo.

Various stamps have been used on the page for the background in several colours of ink, words are stamps from Creative Expressions stamped onto white card and the edges inked in Vintage Photo, I have also smeared pearl paint over some of the images and around the edges of the pages.

Although I had to rush this page this morning as I realised that if I didn't make my page now I would miss the challenge this time.........I haven't missed one yet so not an option...lol....... I really enjoyed  making it and getting messy for 2 hours ...........now I had better scoot off and get on with other jobs......or I could go back into the craft room.........................!! :))  I will pop back and visit the other entries over the weekend ......Happy weekend to all

Stamps: Tim Holtz ; Creative Expressions words and birds; Stampin Up! Alphabet
Inks Ranger Adirondack Denim, Espresso; Distress Ink Vintage Photo; Distress Stains Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood, Dried Marigold, Brick Red,; Stazon Black
Ranger Dabber paint Pearl


  1. What a dreamy page! (excuse the pun!) You can tell you had fun with it, I love it! xx

  2. Fantastic page Maggie and a beautiful word to chose

    Chrissie x

  3. What a fabulous page. Love the quotes and that Alpha stamp font is gorgeous. LOVELY. MMx

  4. A great page for your chosen word. I'm not going to have time to do my word so will have to play catch up next week. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Mrs a.

  5. Fabulous dream page, the background colouring gives a dreamy feel to the pages, love the sentiments and birds stamped in the background.

    Sylv xx

  6. Awe Maggie what a fantastic page, I love the colours and drips, works beautifully for a fab background. The way you have stamped your chosen word is superb too, love the variation of fonts and the white circle highlighting them, brilliant.
    Huge hugs and thank-you so much for your sweet visit too x x

  7. Beautiful pages, love the dream idea.

  8. Great page and achieved in only two hours - well done. Love your background especially the drips coming out of the letter circles, the quotes are lovely and I'm sure the shimmer just adds something extra to the page in real life.

  9. Great interpretation of the word. It does have "dreamy" feel to it.
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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