Saturday, 17 August 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter D

Evening all,

lol what a miserable day we have had in North Cornwall (UK), very wet and gloomy but thankfully not cold!!  Ha ha ha, my photos are not too good because of the poor light today sadly but the scans should give you a better image!!

I'm soooooo enjoying this challenge still and if you fancy a peek at what it's all about please pop on over here, if you would like a nose at all the other entries for D please pop on over here.

Anyhoo, still sticking to my mythological theme, my entry for the letter D is Davy Jones........

Tee hee, my usual painty background (God I LOVE paint!!), smooshed on with my fingers to try and achieve a more fluid, watery effect. I used Decoart Americana, Adirondack paint dabbers and Pebeo Fluorescent acrylic.
The fantastic Bill Nighy as Davy Jones came courtesy of Google images, with a little washi tape to frame him. The 'treasure chest/Davy Jones Locker' was made using a manila tag sponged lightly with an espresso paint dabber to try to achieve a wood-grain effect, this was then stamped with a magazine freebie flourish using brilliance ink. The key is by Tando Creative and also coloured using Brilliance ink. I grounded the chest to the page with a little more washi tape. The chest is held closed using velcro dots.

Ha ha ha ha ha, any of you curious as to the contents of the chest????????

I decided to grant Davy Jones' wish of claiming Captain Jack Sparrow (a la Pirates of The Caribbean!!!!), I knew I would find a way of getting Johnny Depp in here somehow LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Image again found on Google. 


Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to, your time and thoughts are always much appreciated.

Huge hugs

Dawn x


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, how is it that you manage to get good old Johnny in so many of your "thoughts" and pages? This is is ridiculously funny and still ties in with your great theme. I'm impressed you have been able to keep all these pages on point/theme. Well done, dear.

BTW, I saw you and Karen on BJ's blog. Loved it!! Makes it so much more personal.

Gráinne said...

Wow! What a brilliant word choice and gorgeous effects with the colors. And the chest looks awesome. Great job! Suzanne

Sylv said...

Wonderful word, love the illustrations and description. Great pages.

Sylv xx

Traceyr said...

hahaha yes Dawn I was going to ask what was in your chest. But you've read my mind.

Great pages and keep slooshing those paints around they look fab.


Cazzy said...

Brilliant page Dawn, I love Pirates too!

Cazzy x

Sandy said...

FangDangTastic!!!!! Pretty is pretty but give me a Johnny Depp creation any day of the week. I love this, it is so much fun and fun - that little envelope with the key is pretty fantastic!

Maggie said...

Great pages loved the films great word choice


Corrine at said...

LOL you are so tongue in cheek with your pages. Love it. xox

Coco said...

Once again a great page dear Dawn !!! Very strong and original !! I love the chest too, and its contents... Yum-yum hehe !! Hugs xxx

BJ said...

Love the page and especially the chest then the contents - hurrah! Love it all - wish I had a man like that in my chest! - LOL BJ

Karen Gist said...

ooo aaarrrrr me hearties!!!! FANTASTIC pages sis! Bill Nighy's make up/mask is amazing isn't it? s for Mr Depp in your chest...I expect you were rather he was on it eh hahahaha xxx

Gio said...'s scary!! Glad you put Johnny somewhere ! :-)

Such a brilliant idea to fold and use a pocket the tag, a new use for me!

The Craft Barn said...

Great interpretation !
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn

Monique said...

Yes indeed, Yummy!!! Both your page for the letter D and Johnny Depp =)
I love your chest with the little key. Such a clever use of a tag, I'm afraid I'm going to have to swipe your idea and use it myself somewhere in my journals =). Very inspirational.
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for your sweet comment.
Hugs xx Monique