So this fortnight over at The Craft Barn the chosen letter is M but there is a slight twist this time as we have to chose a word between Ma and Me. To find out more about the challenge pop over to The Craft Barn blog HERE
I did struggle a bit to find a word I liked but in the end I chose MERMAID:
So to start I masked the definition of mermaid then I used a mixture of white and tan acrylic paint mixed with water to lay down a base on the pages. Once dry I dry brushed on two different shades of blue acrylic and once dry I dry brushed white over the top. I then spritzed the pages with dylusions in purple, turquoise and yellow, I closed the dictionary and opened it and then blotted the pages with kitchen roll. I then used some sequin waste to create a positive and negative stencil with a snowcap paint dabber. I drew some rocks along the bottom of the pages with a black micron pen and stamped on some plants which are from a stamp set by Lindsay Mason. I then stamped on the musical score which is a stamp by Papermania. I uncovered the sentiment and added some dots around it to highlight it. The mermaid is a digital stamp from The Octopode Factory which I printed and then coloured using distress markers. The colours I used on her were dusty concord, barn door, spiced marmalade, tattered rose, tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans and spun sugar. I then fussy cut her and stuck her onto my pages.
I hope you enjoyed my pages, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me a comment - I love to read them!!