Friday, 12 April 2013

Week 7 - Craft Barn Alpha Challenge

Week 7 of the alpha challenge brought us the letter R to dabble with all things inky. My starting point is always what new stamps have been living in my craft room without a smattering of ink ever touching them. Heike gave me a set of Kanban ruler stamps at last years Cardmaking Paradise meet up at the Craft Barn Extravaganza and this was a great opportunity to use one of them. Thanks Heike.

I'm old enough to remember buying exercise books at Woolworths and that they always had lots of information about weights and measurements and tables printed on the back. These facts and figures used to fascinate me and I found a copy on line from the Beamish Museum which transported me back to the 50's. I extracted the linear measurements from the document for this atc and layered it over a distress ink background stamped with splatters. The ruler was stamped onto a piece of wood veneer and I found my inchworm on the web and coloured with Distress Ink.


ATC Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth super white printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Blue card
Spatters - PaperArtsy  MN72
Ruler - Kanban  - Measurements - A56003
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Versafine - Onyx Black
Wood veneer
Inchworm and measurement table from the web
Definition from my old school dictionary!


Maisie Moonshine said...

Super cute inch worm - great interpretation. Love it MMx

Maggie said...

Fabulous Atc Maggie takes me down memory lane too :)


gardenpinks said...

Oh love this Maggie, great fun and brings back memories of those Woolworth's notebooks with the red covers and the measurements on the back cover :)
Lynn x

Sylvia said...

Wonderful ATC, love the inch worm.

Sylv xx

LindaS said...

Totally cute inchworm and cool old tables. When I use granmam reciepes I could use that.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, I remember those books and how handy were those snippets inside the covers too haha! I just love this atc Maggie , welldone!

Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

Beverley Baird said...

Love your ATC! Perfect choice for R.

Scrapmate said...

I love the inchworm and yes I remember those exercise books.

Sandy said...

How neat is this - very creative I must say. I used to go in Woolworths all the time and had lunch at the lunch counter. What memories!!

Anonymous said...

awwww the worm is sooo cute.
well done
Thanks for playing with us