Sunday, 21 April 2013

Dictionary Challenge - Letter W + circles

Hello everyone, it's time for another letter over at The Craft Barn dictionary challenge!  This time the chosen letter is "W" with the added requirement that circles are in the background - for all the challenge details click HERE.  
I've missed two letters as I've been away on holiday for three weeks but I fully intend to go back and fill them in when I have time - but for the current challenge I chose the word 'wardrobe' so here is my page:

I started by masking my definition, then gave the pages two coats of diluted white acrylic paint.  I drew my wardrobe onto some card and water coloured it using distress markers (aged mahogany and vintage photo).  I stamped the tree by visible images in pine needles distress ink and added the snow using tumbled glass and picket fence distress marker, the sky is faded jeans distress marker.  Once dry I added the lamp post and coloured the light with pro markers.  I added snow to the tree and the sky using a white gel pen.  I drew the floors and walls onto the dictionary pages and coloured the floor with dylusions melted chocolate and the walls with crushed grape.  I drew in the floorboards and added the circles to the 'wallpaper' using a stencil and white acrylic paint.  I cut out and stuck down my wardrobe and added a shadow underneath with black soot distress marker.  I then took some grungeboard letters and coloured them with a black pro marker and added them to the pages.  Finally I removed the mask and doodled around the edges of the definition to highlight it.  

So hopefully you've guessed that my pages are meant to represent the wardrobe from the lion, the witch and the wardrobe!

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x


  1. Oh, brilliant! Love the dimension you created on the wardrobe itself, and what a fabulous imaginative leap into Narnia on the inside - love these pages!
    Alison x

  2. Awe...I LOVE your little wardrobe with a view like a window! Just brilliant!

    Karen from The Craft Barn x

  3. As soon as I saw the picture I knew where the wardrobe led too! Love your imagination, love Narnia, great word choice Claire


  4. Hi Claire, A great interpretation - guessed as soon as I saw it- love the page.
    I've put something on my blog for you, hope you don't mind.
    Avril xx

  5. Love Narnia, great interpretation
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  6. I spy Narnia - brilliant idea to do a view through a wardrobe!!

  7. I guessed it from the thumbnail...such a fabulous response to the W challenge. Your watercolouring with Distress markers is amazing. Wonderful shading and depth of colour. Love the flooring and walls. These pages makes me happy.

  8. Fabulous pages Claire, really love how you did the floor and also how you can see through the wardrobe. A very inspired piece of work! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Love your wardrobe - and a lovely view in to Narnia as well. MMx

  10. Brilliant page, love the view of Narnia through the wardrobe.

    Sylv xx

  11. I thought from the thumbnail this was Window, but I see it is from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe now, I love that book! Your page is fabulous.

  12. Wow Claire!! At first I thought you were going to say window but no - not you! You came up with a fabulous wardrobe page!!! The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was one of my favorite books. I read all the books to my children when they were little. You are sooooo creative. Love it - Love it!!!!!

  13. A great choice of word & a fab depiction.