Saturday, 19 January 2013

Button it

Hi, i have been on leave from work this week and have taken the opportunity to practically live in my new craft room!

One of the things i decided to do was enter the new challenge over at The Craft Barn which is called the alpha challenge, every fortnight they give you a letter and they challenge you to create something using a word that begins with that letter, part of the challenge is to use a dictionary and it will end up as an altered book, I have chosen to tear the relevant page out of the dictionary and paste it into one of my new journals.

I coloured the pages with distress ink in mustard seed then randomly squirted hot pink dylusions ink spray on it. I then stuck the page down and highlighted my chosen word which was VOICE, i knew i had this image in my collection so i stuck the image on and stamped the words 'button it' in black on the lips. I then attached two button die cuts to the lips and thread string round them. To finish i stamped round the edge using Hampton art stamps and used oil pastels to blend the cut out into the page better.

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think.


  1. Oooh Emma, this is totally gorgeous and I do love that stamp, wish they made it in rubber!!

    Fabulous image and love how you've blended it into the page.

    Sam xxx

  2. Fabulous hun, love how the image looks as though it's coming out of the page, very effective xx

  3. That's great Emma! Love the colours & how the image jumps off the page. Looks like you've enjoyed your new craft room
    Bev x

  4. Well done, it looks great today too!

  5. You're so brave I could never do anything like that. Stunning

  6. Brilliant page Emma, I love your take on your chosen word, very inspired and inspiring!
    Hugs x

  7. A fab DPS. I really like your take on the word you've chosen.

  8. Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - This is a wonderful page, you must have a very active imagination. It must have been lovely to have a whole week for crafting :0) Mo

  9. This is brilliant! I can't get into journaling somehow but I do admire others' work and this page really appeals to me. You've illustrated your chosen word beautifully and given the page lots of dimension. As Helen said the image literally jumps out at you. Fab stuff!

    Lesley Xx

  10. Awesome interpretation of the word!! love it
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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