Monday, 11 March 2013

'M' is for Mansion

The fifth letter in the The Craft Barn alpha challenge is 'M' but this time you have you use a word between Ma and Me (inclusive).  After much deliberation I have chosen to use the word 'Mansion' as I have a perfect stamp from PSX which I never use.

As with the previous challenges, I started with the 6x7 inch white card stock base and punched the 2 holes on the correct side for it to be added to my book.  I glued down my dictionary page and then stamped the PSX mansion image and some Tim Holtz birds.  Next I coloured the background of the page using Tim Holtz distress inks and spritzed and splatted with water before drying.  I coloured the stamped image with Letraset promarkers and outlined both the image and the word/definition with black and white pen.  I covered the image with Tim Holtz rock candy distress paint and the dictionary definition with Ranger glossy accents.  I edged of the page with black and white pen and added some splats of Tim Holtz picket fence distress stains for interest.  Finally and in order to be consistent with the other pages for my finished alpha book I added the appropriate Tim Holtz alphabet letter and stamped my chosen word onto black card stock.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. What a fab entry Tracey, great word choice. I love your background and doodling.
    Hugs x

  2. A fab page, that is a perfect stamp for the word.

  3. Fantastic Tracey--love the way you have coloured the stamped image. Great word choice as well.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  4. Love your choice of word - that stamp is great and I love your colouring!

  5. A lovely stamp image making a great page Tracey


  6. Great page, love the stamped image and the lovely colours used.

    Sylv xx

  7. Lovely work!!!! Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn xxx

  8. Great page! Gorgeous stamps and feeling here!

  9. Great choice of word to go with that fab stamp..Lovely M page Tracey!

  10. Another great page. Great interpretation of the word
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.


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