Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter A

A is for..... well my choice in the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge was "Author".

I started by brushing my postcard (6" x 4") with Milled Lavender Distress Ink, an under used ink pad in my collection. Then, using the same ink, I stencilled the words and then stamped the main image who I assume are the Bronte Sisters, Jane Austin and Mary Shelley. The figures were masked before stamping the ink blobs and then the pen nibs around the edge. I added a dictionary definition which  was computer generated and used a silver pen around the edge to frame the postcard.

 Postcard Recipe 
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm & 200gsm
Distress Ink - Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky
Versafine Onyx Black
Main Image - PaperArtsy Buttons - Plate 4
Blobs - PaperArtsy MN57
Pen nibs - Tim Holtz
Stencil - The Crafter's WorkshopTCW261s Mini Art Is
Dictionary definition -  Computer generated Typewriter font


Elaine said...

What a great word to choose - love your choice of images and overall design!

Craftyfield said...

OK they look a bit fierce but what a great stamp! Lovely illustration with the writing, ink splats and nibs.

Scrapmate said...

Great word choice. When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was ancestor but author is much more inventive. I love the page.

kaybee said...

Great word to choose, and love the composition, it all comes together so well.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would have been by sooner, but late Tuesday night, thunderstorms knocked my power out. To make matters worse, my internet is having a meltdown, and I have to reboot after nearly every person I visit.

What impressed me most about this entry was your choice of words. Very original and a great illustration, too.

Crafty Claire said...

Brilliant choice of word to use with the focal stamp and the nibs and ink blots. A great composition x

thassos456 said...

Love your postcard. The interpretation of your word is great :)

Jane said...

Love your word and beautiful project! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x