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Alpha Challenge

On the Craft Barn blog the new challenge is for a piece beginning with the letter ‘S’ and the added twist is that a shell should be on there somewhere! Well I thought I’d had a brilliant idea coming up with a fairy silhouette sitting on/in two shells but when I showed it to my DH he said it looked like the angel of death!!! He wasn’t at all impressed. Hope it generates more excitement from others:)

Dictionary 04-16 S with shell sig

Materials used:

Stamps – Fairy & large shell unknown

                 Hero Arts Antique Engravings

                Marianne Designs die and stamp set

Inks – Versafine Jet Black

            Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme

Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent watercolour paint Pastel Blue  

Mica Powders       

Thank you for looking x



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13 thoughts on “Alpha Challenge

  1. Sybil G. on said:

    I think it’s great and very clever!

  2. Craftyfield on said:

    You should have chosen a naked lady to place in your shell, like Venus. Bet your hubby would have liked that! I find your page rather fun and it illustrate the word silhouette perfectly!

  3. As I’ve no idea what the angel of death looks like, then I like what you’ve done here. Pretty cool illustration for silhouette. Original.

  4. Your husband is a wise man, I’m sure, but this definitely doesn’t look like an angel of death. It fits your S word perfectly and adds that dreaded shell, too. I simply adore how you made everything fit, and with class, too!

  5. It looks great to me! I never ask my hubby’s opinion on my crafting as he doesn’t ‘get it’!

  6. Great take on the S word and I love your idea of a fairy in a shell!

  7. When I saw the thumbnail I thought of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus straight away. I think it was an inspired choice. She looks like an angel to me but nothing to convey death. I never ask my husband’s opinion on any project because he doesn’t ‘get’ my hobby at all. Hope your back is better now.

  8. Kay Ballard on said:

    Instantly thought of Boticelli’s Venus – especially as I’m going to that exhibition at the V&A. Anyway, I do like your image, and I think the angel of death would be more menacing!

  9. I like your idea and it has worked very well. I agree with Kay and Scrapmate.

  10. Nana April on said:

    I like it Lynn. Tell hubby you’re not the on dark side 😉

  11. That’s an amazing creation.

  12. Take no notice of what Rod said, I think it’s perfect, Lynn.

  13. lottie on said:

    You have created such an original work of art, and I am so glad to have found your blog again! I somehow have lost all my favourites!

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