Monday, March 25, 2013

Alpha Challenge

I have done it.  I have finally finished a page in my dictionary while the challenge is still current. :-)  This fun challenge is over at The Craft Barn run by Izzy. Once a fortnight she tells you what letter of the alphabet to use and you alter a page in a dictionary using a word on that page.  The current challenge is 'P' and I chose puppet.  I have been painting all my pages white with acrylic paint.  The other night my friend (Helen) and I were at a card making night admiring another friends (Ruth)scrap page and we were wondering how she stamped the background.  Helen suggested that  Ruth had used the embossing folder as a stamp. I tried it out for this page.  I grabbed by Cuttlebug folder Diamonds in the Rough and inked it up and stamped....ta dah.... fun background.  The puppet is a paper doll I created from my scrap box.

This page we had to find a word for 'M' but not just anywhere....Izzy narrowed it down for us. It had to be between 'Ma and Me'.  I came up with Measles.....poor Tilda.  I coloured Tilda with my Copic pens and I think got a little carried away with her measles on her face.  She needed something to sit on so I drew a thermometer for her to sit on.

Here we had to find a 'H' word.  I love holly so that made my page easy.  The single leaf holly stamp is one of my first ever stamps.  I stamped that and went over each leaf with Kindy Glitz Lime.  The berries I put a dab of white glue and sprinkled with red glitter.  I coloured with my Copics this fun Penny Black image 'A Thorny Affair Hedgehog'.

Here I got to use a sheet of embellishments I have had in my collection for a very long time.  The letter was 'E' and I chose envelope.  I painted the page white as normal but I then found an envelope I had just received in the mail and cut it up to be the background paper for the pages.  Then added these envelope stickers.

So I would like to enter this into:

A Round Tuit #146 (as I definitely fill like I finally got around to this lot.)


  1. Oh my goodness this is stunning x

  2. This is amazing. I'm not sure I could do this but it looks great.
    Linby x

  3. I love them all ,the measles page made me smile , this is such a great challenge idea. I wanted to join in but didn't want to destroy a new dictionary -attempts at finding one in the op shops has failed miserably .

  4. Wow Merry, I love all of your pages brilliant ideas.
    Kevin xx

  5. Wow Merry ! I liked the paper doll and the stamped bg.Funny to see pretty tilda with measles and the thermometer idea is very clever.I just loved the page with envelops too !gr8 job with your pages !

  6. This is such a cool fun challenge, and I just LOVE your pages!!!

    I especially love the puppet! and poor spotted tilda! hehe

    Great work, have a great new week! xoxo

  7. What super journal pages Merry, all so very different and individual.

    If I had to choose a favourite it would have to be the first, I have a thing about harlequin stamps.

    B x

  8. Great pages, the measles page is inspired!

  9. Wowzer Merry these pages look fantastic I am in awe of your creativity yet again, I don't think I could ever do justice to a dictionary or any book with artwork like this, ACE work.
    lorraine x

  10. Great pages and my particular favourite is your puppet page - such a good idea and creatively presented too!

  11. Adorable and creative pages. I really like the embossing stamping. TFS the idea.

  12. Love your pages - well done on catching up! Your measles made me smile with all those spots and your puppet is a great idea!!

  13. What a fun challenge! All of your pages look fabulous - but I especially like H!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. ooooo these are all fabulous pages, well done on catching up :D

    Karen from The Craft Barn DT x

  15. Looking great! Gorgeous puppet and purple diamonds!

  16. Gorgeous pages - love Tilda and her thermometer! MMx

  17. Very clever page for your word.

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Oh my! Wow! Thanks for sharing at MIM!

  19. Gorgeous and creative pages!
    Love them all!

  20. Fabulous pages, wonderful puppet and Tilda is so cute with the spots.

    Sylv xx

  21. Great pages and I like the idea of stamping with embossing folders !

  22. sounds like a brilliant idea - not sure I'd be any good at it though - but you've done some wonderful pages - best wishes Lesley x


  23. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #4, #207, #213, and #236.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul.


    Julia<br /

  24. All great choices for the letters.
    The next letter is R and having leafed through my dictionary have picked out seven possibles. I will probably go away and forget about it now until the eleventh hour again!!! hugs Mrs A.

  25. Well done on catching up!! I'm glad you could join us. Love the puppet page

    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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