Thursday, 14 March 2013

Alpha Challenge - Mess

The Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn is the letter 'M' this fortnight - but it has to be a word between MA and ME.  I chose Mess.



I had great fun with this page. If you click on the picture you can see the detail clearer. The background is marbled using the shaving foam technique with Cosmic Shimmer Mists and Glimmer Mists.  The splats are Distress Stains and the drops and steaks are Charcoal Glimmer Mist.  I stamped the letters with a new clear alphabet set called Hombre by Sassafras Lass.  I picked this and another set up at Farnborough Make it show.  They were very cheap in a bargain box and stamp out brilliantly - not that you can see that too well as I have messed them up!  I have used lots of Shabby Blue Frantage embossing enamel and then a variety of bits and pieces all stuck on with Cosmic Shimmer glue.  There are also some drink stains - these are made with the bottom of a plastic glass and Distress Ink.  I think you can definitely say this is a mess!  Thank you for visiting and take care.  Christine xx

29 comments:

Sue said...

This is really nice Christine I love it xxxxxxxxx hugs Sue J xx and congrats on the award xxx

Scrapmate said...

Brilliant! I love it!

Kay Wallace said...

What a beautiful mess, Christine! I did pop up the image and saw all that fine detail! A toothpick? Really? I had not yet thought of that one, but, in doing so, could we not make a fence of it? ;-) Great fun here!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Christine,
Well, lovely inky work going on here, love the title!
Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing! Shaz in Oz.x

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar -- I could not help but laugh - Mess - what a sense of humor you have!!
Sandy

Pat said...

Looks like my desk top, love it.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris what a fabulous mess. I did have a close look and there are lots of fabulous elements, the toothpick, clips and little sequinned bits! I actually have an Inkadinkado stamp that is a glass stain - fabulous! Hugs Susan xx

chrissies said...

This doesn't look like a mess at all it is terrific. Splats are a real work of art and to make them look that good takes a lot of practice lol.

Great word to chose

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, well this certainly made me smile - it looks like one of my 'normal' journal pages - lol. Seriously, it is a very well designed mess, toothpick and all...... Hugs, Anne x

Jacqui Chimes said...

A lovely mess

Gill Edwards said...

what a good idea for a page Chris. My cats would make a lovely page as they leave their muddy pawprints over everything.

Gill x

Dawn said...

Ha ha ha ha what a brilliant page Christine, I love it. Tee hee reminds me of my craft space!!!! Fab idea and work my lovely.
Hugs x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a gorgeous mess, love it really!

mypapercraftworld said...

Tee hee ... that really is a Mess (lol)... so much detail and so amazing, Chris, you're the master of off the wall techniques! Anita :)

Maggie said...

Great "Mess"y page Christine my sort of crafting looks like you had great fun!

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Fabulous messy page love all the messy detail

Sylv xx

Elaine said...

Great messy page - love the ink splats and glitter!!

Karen said...

haha love your mess!!!!!! Super vibrant pages, well done! Karen from The Craft Barn x

Marleine said...


Hi Chris,

'Tis good. I like this 'mess'. You should let yourself go more often. Take care x

Jackie said...

Wow, I love it! I haven't tried the shaving foam technique but your background looks great, Chris. I love your creativity.

Jude said...

Fabulous 'mess' Chris, looks like you had lots of fun making this.

Hope you enjoyed the 'Make it' show, I went on the Saturday and spent lots!

Hugs
Judex

Darnell J Knauss said...

Haha, what a crack up, Christine! I absolutely agree that you have done a bang-up job with "Mess!" Love it!!

Neet said...

Love it! That is a real fun page. Bet you had lots of smiles whilst making it.
Hugs, Neet xx

May said...

What a wonderful mess as you call it Christine...to me it's Fabulous Love all the texture & colours.. the embossing is a great idea!! Brilliant! Hugs May x x x

The Craft Barn said...

Very good interpretation of that word! Love your page.
Thanks for playing with us
Izzy

sandee said...

I think it i a beautiful mess, love that you picked that as your word!! Love all the splats and shine! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

April said...

Wow! Love this, so much detail and texture, you've done a great job x

Gill Edwards said...

lovely page Chris. If only all messes were this glittery.

Gill x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Chris you are really having great fun!thanks so much for popping over, Shaz in oz.x