Sunday, 20 March 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter R

Details of the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge can be found here

The letter we have been given to play with this fortnight is R and I have chosen the word railing. I did rather regret the choice when I tried for the fourth time to get the railing stamp lined with the previous stamping! I've never mastered the art of using a stamp positioner so it was a case of drawing some guide lines on my acrylic block and squinting! I think the result is more or less straight. I then stamped the flowers, masked them and repeated the process across the postcard. The flowers were coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and the sky created by brushing over Distress Ink. I printed the dictionary definition onto card and glued it onto the postcard.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm & 200gsm
Memento Tuxedo Black
Versafine Onyx Black
Broken China Distress Ink
Spectrum Noir pencils
Flowers - Crafty Individuals CI-411
Railing - PaperArtsy Urban Snapshots Wrought Iron 3 - USWI3
Computer generated words - Typewriter font


Craftyfield said...

I was thinking of this CI stamp just this morning... Glad to hear I'm not alone in having issue with the stamp positioner, I find that it's not that straightforward to get the placement 100%.
Lovely illustration of your chosen word!

Jane said...

So pretty and not the word I was expecting!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn's Challenge.
Jane x

Scrapmate said...

A great word choice and the card has come out beautifully. I've had my eye on that CI flower stamp for a while. I never thought I needed a stamp positioner but once I bought it I found it really useful. On her blog this week Jennifer Mc Guire uses a very fancy new positioner called the Misti but towards the end of the video (the one with the multicoloured butterflies off the edge) she uses a normal stamp positioner and then even makes one from 2 wood mounted stamps.

Annie said...

LoL. You have 3 tries more patience than I have! But you worked it out in the end and created a beautiful garden scene. I like your word choice and love your story of working out your idea.