Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge - Letter K

It's the turn of the letter K in the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge and I have chosen the word "kindness". 

Throughout this challenge I am using a postcard size base (6" x 4"). In 2014 this was also my chosen format for the Craft Barn Lyrics and Quotes challenge using a portrait orientation. This time around I decided to challenge myself and make all my entries in landscape. However it can leave me with a lot of space on one side or other of the card but isn't that what a challenge is all about - to find a way round? For my postcard this week I have overcome the space problem with a rather lovely sentiment I found on the web.

I started by sponging Distress Inks onto my card and them adding some background stamping. The feet were then stamped in Archival ink. The little girls, a well used Crafty Individuals image, were stamped onto card and coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment and dictionary definition were computer generated and I finished by edging the postcard with gold pen.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers
Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Archival Watering Can
Copic markers
Pen-touch Calligrapher gold pen
Flowers - PaperArtsy EM23
Dots - Stamps Addicts
Girls - Crafty Individuals CI-277
Feet - The English Stamp Company
Sentiment and dictionary definition - Computer generated


Craftyfield said...

Wonderful image and quote, a good choice of word... Love the background too, a Distress classic!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That word never entered my thought process, so I think you chose a very positive and wise word for K. I also like how you illustrated it. It's a beautiful entry.

Crafty Claire said...

A fabulous postcard. I love how you have tied it all together with the letter, the quotation and the footprints. xx

WendyK said...

A lovely background for your fabulous image and quote. Great word to use.

kaybee said...

Great word and sentiment. Love that CI stamp - perfect!

Scrapmate said...

What a delightful page. It's a lovely quote and very apt at this unsettling time. It is difficult deciding on a format for the challenges isn't it? I have gone the other way to you and did a landscape for quotes and lyrics so am doing portrait this time ( my previous dictionary challenge was in the dictionary itself mostly across 2 pages so a squarish format. This time I wanted to do something different).

Julia said...

This card is really lovely. Those little footprints and the girls fit with the quote so very well.

Josie said...

Such a beautiful piece and with a meaningful message too - Love it xx