Thursday, 28 February 2013

Alpha Challenge 'H'


This is my entry for the letter 'H' in the Alpa Challenge over at the fab Craft Barn. I adore this Fairy House from Lavinia Stamps and the Fairies from Sheena Douglass go perfectly with it. The background is inked with a selection of Distress Inks, sprinkled with droplets of water, dabbed with kitchen roll and then sprayed with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist. I randomly stamped with Creative Expressions Chicken Wire stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  The house and fairies are stamped in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder.  The Lavinia leaves are stamped with grey Momento because I just wanted them very subtle. The flowers are punched from card that is coloured with Distress Inks and Cosmic Shimmer paints.  I wanted them to blend in with the background too.  'House' is cut using Cuttlebug dies.  Please pop over to the Craft Barn and see the other entries and the Design Team projects.  I am very excited tonight because I am off to the Make It show in Farnborough tomorrow with my friends Marleine and Claire.  Marleine's husband is driving us which is really nice.  I am sure I will come home with a nice bag of crafty goodies to add to my stash!  Have a good evening, thank you for popping over and take care xx

15 comments:

Gill Edwards said...

that is a fab page Chris. being a fan of fairies i especially love the stamps, will have to seek them out for myself.
Have a great day tomorrow and look forward to seeing what you buy

Gill x

Sarah said...

Lovely stamping!! Enjoy the show!! x

May said...

Hi Chris... This is Beautiful.. Love the colours & those stamps are Fabulous.. Beautiful work!!.. I am going to Farnborough on Saturday! I've got to work on Friday... Don't forget to leave some goodies for me(lol) Have a great time... Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

This is really nice Christine and I hope you have a fab day and get loads of crafty stash LOL huggles hun Sue J xxxx

Redanne said...

Love the Lavinia stamps too and you have made good use of them on your gorgeous page, loving the background colours too. Have fun spending! Hugs, Anne x

Scrapmate said...

What a sweet whimsical page.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris I love the soft colours and how you inked with the DIs! The fairy houses are just gorgeous, I have some of the Lavinia stamps I love them! Enjoy your show tomorrow - don't spend too much lol!! Hugs Susan x

chrissies said...

This is a really beautiful and delicate page. Fab choices of stamps and background

Love Chrissie xx

Jackie said...

A lovely page, Chris. I think you were right bout stamping the leaves in grey. Your background works so well.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Chris,

Nice page! You've done a great job in blending all the elements!

Kay

Maggie said...

Fabulous house page just like I imagine where faries live! :)

MaggieH

mypapercraftworld said...

Lovely soft gentle colours, Chris, with a lovely sheen on the background ... gorgeous with those super cute fairy houses ... you've really captured the magic! Anita :)

Sylv said...

beautiful page, love the soft colours with the Lavinia stamps.

Sylv xx

Marleine said...


Hiya Chris,

Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went farnborough.

Love the stamp you used on your page..

Looking forward to playing with our crafty goodies tomorrow .
Enjoy your, xx

The Craft Barn said...

Those houses are so cute. Great page.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy