Friday, 16 August 2013

Alpha Challenge 'D'

The letter for the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn this time is 'D' and I decided on 'Dandelion'.


I love these Dandelion and extra seed stamps - they are from a set called Dandelion Wishes from Creative Expressions and I have stamped them in Black Archival Ink embossed with clear embossing powder. I can't remember where I got the 'he loves me ,  he loves me not', stamp but it just seemed to fit the image. The background is Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Pickled Raspberry Distress Inks splodged with water, dabbed with kitchen roll, dried and then sprayed with Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist.  I then used an aperture from Stamps Away Apertures Set 2 and inked through with Pickled Raspberry Ink as a base for the main image.  The letters are made with Cuttlebug dies and I have edged everything with little dashes using a thin permanent marker pen.  The whole page really glimmers but you can't see it too well as my photography skills are not very good!!  I hope you have a fab weekend.  Thank you so much for visiting and if you can spare the time, it would be fab if you could pop over to The Craft Barn and see the other entries and DT pages.  Its also just a very cool blog to visit!  I always find loads of inspiration there!  Thanks again and take care.  Christine xx

20 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Chris this is gorgeous! What beautiful colours in the background! Love the dandelion image and the quote is beautiful sort of a cup half full sentiment! Hope you are well, hugs Susan x

Redanne said...

It is a wow from me too Chris, I love the gorgeous background you have created and the sentiment is just so true.... love it!

Thanks for your lovely comment and I have no problem whatsoever if you do the melt pot idea, it is such fun, one of those lightbulb moments so rare for me these days! I am still learning with the melt pot. Hugs, Anne x

Marleine said...


Hi Chris,

Love it. The words are great and so true. Brilliant composition. Lovely seeing you yesterday. X

Suzanne Bramble said...

The colours are so gorgeous Chris - it's a really stunning piece. Reminds me of my childhood and telling the time with dandelions!! And that was a long time ago!! Have a lovely weekend XX

Jackie said...

A fabulous page, Chris. I love those lovely vibrant pastel colours and your wonderful stamping. The sentiment is such a good reminder that we should look at life positively, too! Wonderful!

chrissies said...

Such a wonderful page--love all of it and the stamp is amazing

Love Chrissie x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Lovely. Great stamped image - love the seeds floating away... Pretty colours too. MMx

Sylv said...

Beautiful dandilion page, love the quote,dandilion stamp and the lovely colours used.

Sylv xx

Sandy said...

Chris your page is so pretty and your sentiment is perfect. The colors look super!
sandy

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've done a sensational job on this, Christine! I love the sweet colors of the background and the shimmer on the beautiful make-a-wish flower! Well, okay, normally I don't call dandelions "flowers," but they become magical when they go to seed and are blown away by humans or by Mother Nature as you've shown here. Well done!!

Julie Woodward said...

Is that your new distress ink colours great combination. Hope to see you soon with those sizzix dies xxx Ju

Lizzie said...

Really lovely card, you're so clever! Xx

Maggie said...

Lovely pages and word choice great colours too, thanks for visiting me

MaggieH

Sue said...

This is yummy Chris! gorgeous colours and I love it huggles Sue xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Beautiful page and the dandelion stamp is gorgeous, especially with the little seeds blowing away - great idea to emboss it. Love the colours you used and the shimmer shows up in your photo so don't worry about your photography skills they are just fine.

The Craft Barn said...

beautiful !!
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What an amazing page, love your design and the stamp is beautiful, all fits perfect together.
Have a nice sunday,
hugs Anja

Anne said...

This is just gorgeous Chris, much needed inspiration for me to try something other than a card!

Anne x

Frea Konings said...

Gorgeous page, love the combination of colours you used for the background. Hugs Frea

Scrapmate said...

I'm looking for a nice dandelion clock stamp and you seem to have found a lovely one. I love the BG on this.