Saturday, 3 August 2013

Dictionary Challenge - Letter T

Hi Everyone

Total last minute for me this time - I don't quite know where the time disappeared too!!

But today I created my pages for the letter T over in the dictionary challenge at The Craft Barn blog - click HERE for all the details for this letter.

My word this time is TRAIN:

I started by masking the definition and then covered my pages with paperartsy fresco finish paints in the following colours; guacamole, tinned peas, hey pesto, hyde park, limelight and zesty zing.
I used the brick wall stencil from that special touch with fresco pumpkin soup and smoked paprika on the background.  Next I added the white chevrons using fresco snowflake and an Andy Skinner stencil.
I then used stamps from the Stampendous railroad set with black versafine ink to add the images of the map, timetable, ticket and trains.
I unmasked the definition but decided it looked too stark against the background so I added some of the fresco translucent paints (zesty zing and limelight) to blend it in to the background.  I then added a border around the definition with a pencil and smudged it with my finger.
To finish off the pages I added renaissance treasure gold around the edges with my finger and smudged it around.

Thanks for stopping by today, please feel free to leave a comment so I know you dropped by!

Claire xx


  1. Lovely use of Frescos. I love the boldness of the spread too. Julie Ann x

  2. We really like this, your chosen word made us think of train of thought to as our eyes wandered over your fab make. :)

  3. Wonderful coloured background and stencilling, fabulous train stamps, great pages. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments on my page.

    Sylv xx

  4. Very cool page Claire. Those Frescos paints have names that make me smile - was their creator hungry all the time? Your page is bold and bright and zings and I love what you did to the definition - it blends really well.

  5. Ace page, live the modern style.

  6. Love trains so this page is just up my street for sure. Love the colours and the images you have chosen

    Chrissie x

  7. I love everything about your page on trains, The brick stencil showing how we have to build the train tracks and the stations. The chevrons pointing the directions and the colours are super. Also how you softened the definition and surround and the super stamps too. Yes love it all. BJ

  8. Oh, what wonderful pages Claire! Love the Fresco colours you used (those translucents are fab) and the train image is wonderful. Great pages! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Love the colours you've chosen, great background! The chevrons add some movement to the page and those stamps are gorgeous...

  10. Yum - love the colours here - especially that shot of redbrick contrast. Great word choice, and fab stamps.
    Alison x

  11. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn