Saturday, 2 February 2013

Alpha Challenge 'C'

The current Alpha Challenge letter over at The Craft Barn is 'C'.  This is my take on it which is 'Circle' although I am not too happy with the result.  I tried to be totally random which is a long way out of my comfort zone.  I was going to do another page instead but haven't been too well this week which meant crafting has gone out of the window.  After much deliberation, I decided to enter this anyway so I didn't miss a letter.


The silver circles are card cut with Spellbinder dies, covered with adhesive silver tape then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The background is inked with Distress Inks then I sponged through a mask followed by stamping with Inkadinkado clear stamps.  I used various circle punches for the bright pink circles and hand cut the 'circle' label.  The dictionary definition and the clip from the Record Guide (the Who did a song called Circles so just had to add it!) are coloured with Distress Ink. The dotty doodling is done with a white pen and a silver stardust pen.  Am keeping this post short as I am feeling pretty rubbish at the mo.   Have a good weekend and thank you for popping by. Take care. Christine xx

9 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, sorry to hear that you are feeling poorly, hope you get well soon! I think you are being a little too hard on yourself as this page is lovely, those silver embossed circles are fabulous and I really like the random-ness (?)of it too. Hugs, Anne x

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Christine your journal is lovely and what a good idea to use Circles for C. Love the pink and blue and all the different circles you have used. Sorry you are not well I have a similiar thing caught of my new grandson and I feel pants! Hope you feel better soon and manage to enjoy your weekend I have a glass of wine to make me feel better :-) x

Sue said...

Ok hope this works now lol tried to leave a comment and blogger was being a nuisance! I'm so sorry to hear your not well Christine huge hugsssssssssssssssss to you hun and this is lovely ...hope you get better soon xxx Sue J xxx

Sue said...

Ok hope this works now lol tried to leave a comment and blogger was being a nuisance! I'm so sorry to hear your not well Christine huge hugsssssssssssssssss to you hun and this is lovely ...hope you get better soon xxx Sue J xxx

chrissies said...

Hope you soon feel a lot better Christine.

The page is a great take on the Circles and a good word to have chosen.

Love Chrissie xx

May said...

Hi Christine, I do hope you feel better soon.. I love your page, The colours, design..great added touch of the silver! Take care... Hugs May x x x

Marleine said...


Hiya Chris,

Hope you are feeling stronger today.
I don't know what you are looking at, but I see a lovely work of art. The colours are so good together.
Missed you Fri. Xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dear Chris to hard on yourself, but understandable when not well - for starters your pickie looks great close up on blog bit hard to see... and love all the different textures etc on it and using simple colour palette has really pulled it of! rest up dear friend and get well soon! Shaz in oz.x

Jackie said...

I really like it, Chris. I love your stamped circles and the silver, embossed ones give great dimension. The pink text strips give added interest to the whole piece.
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling great. Hope you feel better soon.