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Archive for the month “August, 2016”

Craft Barn Alpha challenge

The end (almost) of another challenge of the fortnight over at Craft Barn. The letter is ‘Z’ with the added twist of a pearl! I took the easy route and came up with…..Zed!

Dictionary 08-16 Z with a pearl sig

And (?) I used four flat backed pearls!! I have had these pearls in my stash for years; I remember buying a job lot of them at a special price, they are all white ones as I can easily change their colour should I want to.

Materials used:

Computer generated Z

Fine liner black pen and Sakura gel pens

Stamps: Viva Decor Capital Alphabet

Studio G Alphabet

Unknown Alphabet

Letraset rub on alpha

Wooden letters from stash

Inks: Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers

Versafine Onyx Black


Thank you for looking x


Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

These fortnightly challenge deadlines come around far too quickly! I am sure that my fortnights’ are only lasting a few days…

Over on Craft Barn the challenge letter for this fortnight is ‘C’  and I chose Circles.

Dictionary 08-16 C sig

The background to this piece is painted with watercolour paints that have mica in the colours to make them sparkle. Difficult to see in a photo however I have had these paints for years and they have proved to be extremely good value. I think I paid around £2 for them from The Works!!!

The large circles were created with home made ‘stamps’; funky foam die cut with a small circle die.

Materials Used:

Inks – Versafine Onyx Black

Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral.

Stencil – First Impressions circles

Stamps – Papermania Chronology; The Artistic Stamper; Marianne Designs


Thanks for looking x


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