The Craft Barn have a new Alpha/ Dictionary challenge running and as I had so much fun joining the last one which was 2013........where did that time go........I was amazed! Anyway to say I was excited to start a new journey with this challenge is an understatement really love to play with stamps and inks and this is why I have chosen to do Art Journaling Pages, with the dictionary meaning for each word added to the pages |(one of the rules). All the details are on their blog follow the link above.
the letter chosen for this first challenge is "B". My chosen AJ is watercolour paper pad and I have strengthened the perforated edge with tissue tape to ensure the pages stay put. I will decorate the front cover along the way.
I have used the Crazy Birds stamps and dies for this my first page.......they were a Birthday present last week and I just had to use them for the first time, I love their quirky characters, they were stamped in versafine on a background created with water colour paper using aquatints inks.
The page background was created firstly with gelatos which I have not used before...they were a free gift with a magazine. I was amazed at the colour they hold, I scribbled them over the page and created a wash with water, will be using these again I'm sure.
My next step was to take anything that was on my desk for adding layers........distress inks through stencil, splatters of distress stains, text stamp Tim Holtz, and a lid dipped into Aquatints Ink. After much enjoyment the time was to stop........I do find this step hard to do ......lol. Lastly stick Crazy Birds on their perches. Dictionary definition was cut from dictionary.
Hope to see crafters from challenge 2013 along the way. The Link to my 2013 Alpha challenge is here where you can see my altered dictionary pages.
I would also like to play along at the following challenges
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge - Take a Stamp - anything Goes
'till next time