Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge - Letter V

Evening all,

phew!!!! I eventually finished my page ready for entry into the new Craft Barn challenge for 2013.  This is right up my street, so to speak, as you have the option to 'alter' a dictionary (among other ideas) and play with lots of words/text.  For full details of the challenge please pop on over HERE, the lovely Izzy explains all.  If you fancy a peek at the entries so far please pop on over HERE too.

I love the way that the letters posted each fortnight for the challenge are to be random and that 'little twists' are to be thrown in every now and again!! What a great way to keep the challenge fresh and enticing for us all and help us to avoid the temptation to try working ahead ha ha ha!!

Anyhoo, here you go (ooh and apologies for poor pics, my book wouldn't fit on my scanner for a full double spread shot)........


I opted for V for VENUS and have done a double page spread for the Goddess and the planet.

Lots of acrylic glazes, stamping, stencilling, embossing, collage and journaling techniques were applied to create a diagonally symmetrical spread, one of my faves!!  The central image of the Venus de Milo was found on The Graphics Fairy, the other images were sourced from a google search.

Hopefully these scans of the 2 pages will show the details more clearly.......


You can see here that I have put the statue on a 'plinth' incorporating the dictionary definition!!  Lol, the plan was to keep this part of the page free from glaze for more definition but I downright forgot when I was slapping the glaze on - what a muppet!!




Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.

Huge hugs

Dawn x

24 comments:

Scrapmate said...

What a great idea to put the lovely Venus on a plinth of her definition! Great page and what a fab colour that turquoise is.

Annie said...

Wow! A truly awesome spread for the challenge!

Karen said...

ooo what a lovely definition to use Dawny! This are fabulous pages!!!!!!!!! I have really enjoyed looking round and seeing which words peeps have used xxx

Laura said...

Love the blue and the orange together :)

Helen said...

That is a beautiful entry! Karen is right, it is great to see how many different words people are going for!

Elaine said...

This is great - love all the detail you've achieved and the bright colouring!!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful pages - I love the turquoise!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these are stunning pages.

Sylv said...

Clever use of the word, love thecolours and all the detail.

JansArtyJunk said...

Fantastic pages Dawn...So beautifully detailed and just love that colour combo! :)..looking forward to seeing your next alpha challenge now! :) x

Gráinne said...

Fab pages! Interesting word choice and I love how the bright colors go together.
Best, Suzanne

The Craft Barn said...

Great start !!! love the collage work.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

BJ said...

WOW Dawn super pages, love your word too. Great how you have coloured the 2 aspects of the word with a different background colour, although they are combined too (well I know what I mean - LOL). Super job BJ

Esther said...

Hi Dawn - love your page, so many fab techniques ! Gorgeous colours too..Esther xx

artfulscrapbooking said...

Beautiful pages!! Love your color choices and all the details!! xo Evie

Maggie said...

Gorgeous page Dawn love the colour combo as well as subject

Gio said...

Such inspiration here! Gorgeous background, subject, imagine...so brilliant!

Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftbarn :-)

craftattack said...

Great journal page Dawn, love the colours you have used, it really has STYLE!! Hugs, Valerie

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh nice Dawn. Thanks ever so much for your visits and sweet comments, you always brighten my day...You are a venus yourself! xox

Terrie Purkey said...

great page and colors. I like the diagonal treatment.

elenigratsia said...

Lovely pages, love the colours and images!!!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous pages. Love how you mixed it all in suchard creative and real good looking way.

Joan said...

fabulous pages,great background and love the images you have used

Frea said...

Hi Dawn, thanks for visiting my blog, I so appreciate that! Love your Venus page, great colour combination, the red/orange colour gives it the warmth it needs! Hugs Frea