Saturday, 3 August 2013

Craft Barn Alpha Challenge - Letter T

Evening all,

wow what a thunderstorm we had last night - very loud and loads of flashes of lightening!! I love them and luckily for me my tiddlies don't bat an eyelid either. My eldest sat with me waiting for the lightening to flash and my youngest went straight off to sleep at bedtime and slept right through the loudest claps of thunder bless him!

I'm thoroughly enjoying this challenge still, even though I'm notoriously late to submit most of the time!! If you fancy a peek to see what it's all about and all of the other beautiful T entries please pop on over HERE.

Anyhoo, my chosen word for T is Tantalus, the journaling on the spread explains all........

I inked my pages with Barn Door and Walnut Stain DI's before splatting it all with drops of water from the tips of my fingers. Not too effective on this surface as the pages are very absorbent!! Ha ha ha I wasn't expecting the 2 DI's used to create a purple tinge but they did, you can just about see it in the pictures - all I can think is that the Walnut Stain may have some blue pigmentation to it??
Next came some stamping, with one of Tim Holtz's classic sets by Stampers Anonymous, to create a border.
I then added the picture (sourced from google) which had been colour-washed with inktense pencils.

The journaling explains the mythology - I hope you can read it ok??

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

Huge hugs

Dawn x


Sylv said...

Fabulous pages, great background and stamps, love your choice of word.

Sylv xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Dawn, this is simply INCREDIBLE and TANTALIZING (that's a T word)! Seriously, I'm really impressed you kept with your theme and found so many of these "gods."

Isn't it fun to see happy accidents? That touch of purple made a stunning accent.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Very cool spread and your journalling was easy to read - those old gods were not very nice - were they. Loved how you put it all together.

Traceyr said...

Wonderful pages Dawn. That googled image fits perfectly with the stamps and I love the touches of purple to it but yes I'm surprised how those two DI reacted - must try that.


Corrine at said...

Love this spread and your mythological lessons, thanks for sharing doll! xox

Sandy said...

Your pages are wonderful - so creative and so well done!

BJ said...

WOW amazing page and thanks for the story, I feel suitably informed now - LOL. The edge stamping is superb and so fitting and the colours so rich drawing your eye to the fruit. Excellent. BJ

Karen Gist said...

Oh my!!!! These pages are absolutely stunning my lovely!!!!! I love the colours and why haven't had a borrow of those stamps???? haha! All just fabulous...did I say that I like these pages :D xxx

Anonymous said...

As Karen said, this is stunning! great job on the interpretation of the word too
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

Gio said...

Ahhhh, gorgeous, Dawn! And always so related to culture and new knowledge. Love this side of ArtJournaling!