Saturday, 31 August 2013

Week 17 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Nothing sprang immediately to mind when I read that this week's letter on the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge was the letter O. So out came the dictionary and I hadn't run my finger far down the word list when "oak" leapt from the page. For me, the magnificent oak tree epitomes the English countryside. So oak it is.

I was lucky enough to attend a Lin Brown workshop a couple of weeks (a fabulous day out), so I used a technique learnt there for my background. I should have used a darker colour for my stamping - there are leaves there, honestly but they've rather disappeared below my wash of Fresco paint - and it was virgin stamp. If you haven't read my previous entries for this challenge you won't know I have been trying to use a previously uninked stamp each week. The metal foil leaf is stuck down flat on the canvas backing but I curved the acorn to give it a 3d look.


ATC Recipe
White card
Canvas Paper
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Nougat, Smoked Paprika, Limelight
Black acrylic paint
Archival Jet Black ink
Leaf - PaperArtsy Eclectica by Lin Brown ELB01
Letters - Studio g Alphabet Stamp Set, Series4
Leaf - Tim Holt Tattered Leaves die
Acorn - Sizzlits die
Spellbinders metal foil 
Dictionary definition - computer generated - Aria Script SSi


carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely ATC and gorgeous techniques used, shame we can't see the stamping under the Sometimes it just happens.

Maggie said...

Lovely ATC like you I like the oak nearly went with this word but Owl won lol


Anonymous said...

Lovely interpretation
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great ATC, that shaping on the acorn works really well. MMx

gardenpinks said...

I love this ATC Maggie. Gorgeous background colours and love the leaf and acorn :)
Lynn xx