Friday, 18 January 2013

Alpha Challenge - 'V'

The Alpha Challenge is a brilliant new challenge over at the Craft Barn which lasts all year.  I have only just posted this in time as the closing date for entries for this first part is tomorrow - I must get more organised!  Its definitely worth a look, its fab fun.


I have chosen to make journal pages for this challenge - I have never made one before so this is my first tentative effort!  We were given a letter and then had to choose a word, I chose 'Vast' using the huge butterfly stamp in comparison to the tiny ones to illustrate the point.  The large butterfly is a wooden Creative Expressions stamp and the small butterflies are from Inky Doodles and Marion Emberson clear sets.  The leafy swirl is from Inky Doodles too.  I coloured the butterfly with Promarkers.  The large lettering is die cut with a Cuttlebug die set and the small lettering is handwritten.  The background is coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink direct to paper then spritzed with water, dried, then spritzed with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist.  I wanted to keep the background simple as the large butterfly is quite busy.  I added a touch of Stickles glitter glue to the butterfly applied with a cocktail stick so it isn't too heavy.  I also spread some  Stickles on the large lettering too.   I am looking forward to finding out what the next letter will be!  If you are struggling with the snow and freezing termperatures, take care and keep warm.  Thank you for visiting me and welcome to my new followers Lori and Anne - I really appreciate all of my blog friends - your support means such a lot. Take Care Christine xx

20 comments:

Sue said...

Wow Christine this is really nice I love it huggles hun xxxx and hope your staying warm we have lots and lots of snow!!! LOL

Annie said...

A lovely interpretation of your word choice!

Annie said...

hi Christine. Fab journal page and I love the way you have the varied size of Butterflies in relation to the word. I must try to be more organised too..and believe me I try.

THanks for your visit the other day..........so so appreciated.

Take Care

Annie x

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Christine - your journal is fabulous love that butterfly! The leafy swirl stamp looks really effective and love how you have done the background with your DI! x

chrissies said...

Wonderful page and a terrific way to use the word Vast.

Love Chrissie xx

Sylv said...

Love the subtle colours on your page and the different sized butterflies especillay the Vast one.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, well done on taking the first steps into journalling (it's a bit scary, I know). The butterfly is beautiful and I love how you dotted the words around, very effective and the stamping around the edge really draws the eye to the butterfly and word - really like what you have created. Hugs, Anne x

Karen said...

This is such a pretty page Christine! I love the way you have used the word...very inventive my lovely! Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn x

Marleine said...

Hi Chris,
Lovely project. Colours work really well. X

Vicky said...

Really beautiful Chris, love that butterfly

hugs Vicky xxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, love all the detail with the leaf stamp going off the edge. Thanks for visiting me eearlier - I didn't realise you were another Bournemouth Crafter! x

Dawn said...

Hi Christine, what a pretty first journal page, well done you. Fab composition and I love all the details you've added.
Hugs x

Minxy said...

Grand job on your first page x

Scrapmate said...

Great word and a fab butterfly.

Sandra said...

Hi Christine.
Really get the feeling of 'vastness' on your beautiful page.
Hugs
Sandra x

Samantha Elliott said...

Great journal page Chris. Love the flutterby and purple.
Keep warm
xx

Buttons said...

Great job on your first journalling page. Love that butterfly. Hugs, Jenny x

The Craft Barn said...

Our first "vast" so far. Great work on the page and taking on the challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your Art Journal pages
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Von said...

Love your first page Christine wonderful butterfly :)
Von ☺

Jackie said...

The first page of your new journal is lovely, Chris. I love that huge butterfly.
I am sure you will enjoy this project. I was really tentative when I started my first journal and looking back at the pages it shows, but a journal is such a fabulous way of practising new techniques and finding one's own style. It's also very therapeutic. I look forward to seeing your pages.