Saturday, 6 February 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 - Letter Q

"Q" is the letter to use and define for the fortnightly Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge.I have chosen the word "queue" - not a lot of thinking went on there! 

I sponged  the background of my postcard with Distress Inks and then stamp and stencilled over the top. I fashioned a bus stop from card and stamped a line of PaperArtsy birds onto the postcard. I rifled through my scraps box and found some suitable offcuts to stamp the bird images again and then just cut out their bodies. They were glued onto the stamped bird images on the postcard before adding the dictionary definition.

Postcard Recipe
Base card - Anna Marie Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
Distress Inks - Hickory Smoke, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stamp Addicts - Grunge 1 SA-6062
PaperArtsy JM20
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop Mini Art Is CW261s
Words - computer generated


Annie said...

Your queue of birds is such fun! Especially at a bus stop. **snicker**. Love the colorful background for the birds.

Craftyfield said...

There's something missing on the page... the British flag! Isn't Queuing Quintessentially British? The birds are fun, it's a brilliant depiction.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I first heard that word while taking an undergrad software writing class. I agree it is closely associated with British culture, and seldom if ever used in the States. We say "stand in line," which is again using three words when one will suffice. I adore how you depicted a queue, and applaud you for using it. Those birds know how to wait in line, don't they (grin)?

ionabunny said...

Your little queue of birds is so cute. A fun interpretation of the word. Hugz

Maggie said...

A gorgeous fun Postcard Maggie made me smile love the queue of birds, queue was the first word came to me with birds but as I used Birds for B I decided on quote.


Lesley said...

Great page, love your queue of birds! xx

WendyK said...

Love your birds in the bus queue, what a great idea.

Scrapmate said...

Love your depiction of the word especially the little details like the bus stop.

gardenpinks said...

This is lovely Maggie, love those little birds all queued up at the bus stop x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, such a wonderful piece of art. Love the birdies.