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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Desecrating dictionary's!!

Hi everyone, well I obviously spoke too soon, it's freezing cold and very grey here today and they're promising snow for the weekend! I hope they are wrong  brrrr..........
Anyway back to the matter in hand or rather the book. Over at The Craft Barn they have a new challenge for 2013 and it's called the ALPHA challenge. Basically it is to alter a dictionary with stamping or collage according to the letter that is chosen for that week, and this week it's V.  Check out the blog for all the details as you can choose to make a journal or tag instead. I popped into a local charity shop to get a dictionary and this is what happened:)



I had to take 2 photos as the book was too heavy to stand without me holding it and then I couldn't see the word that I was depicting. Hopefully it's fairly obvious that I chose Violin! I spread some acrylic paint over the page and started stamping. The violin, composer and music background are from Stamp Addicts vintage range and the individual notes are from an old freebie set. The words are also an unknown alphabet set. I tore and distressed some music and added it along with a heart and red brad.
Thanks for taking the time to visit and maybe leaving a comment:)

25 comments:

lynne said...

What a clever challenge idea.
This is so fabulous Valerie, your colours give a wonderful Old World feel to the page.
Wishes
Lynne

Stamps and Paper said...

I have seen quite a lot of these around and think they are great, you have made a brilliant job doing your first one Val

Anne

Karen Bourke said...

Well done on your first altered art piece - feels quite weird doing something like this to a book isn't it? Great colours and theme. We're due snow and sleet down here if we believe the forecast.......watch this space!

Karen x

Meggymay said...

Great altering, that looks a fun challenge.
Yvonne x

Sasha said...

I saw one of these earlier this week by Chris at Sketching Stamper. Such a unique way of altering a book, and for your first attempt, Val, you did a great job!
Snow forecast for us tomorrow. We're not too far from the Pennines, so we usually get some when it's about. The grittier has just been up and down our road xx

Krafty Kows said...

Love your altered book. Jeanette

Sylv said...

Love how you've used the stamps on your page. I am still working on mine not sure what style to use!

Sylv x

The Craft Barn said...

HI valerie,
Fantastic entry (music lovers in our house ;))
Glad you are enjoying our new challenge.
Thanks for playing
Izzy

Linda said...

Wow valerie what a unique creation!!!!! Gorgeous work here!!!!! Excellent work my friend!!!!!

Julia S-W said...

Well done Valerie - this has worked so well and I love how you've given it that aged appearance.
Juliax

Scrapmate said...

An inspiring choice of word. A great start to this challenge.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous project Val - the dictionary was a superb charity shop find, and you've done a great job with the altering. Love it!

Let's hope the white fluffy stuff doesn't fall from the sky! Have a lovely weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Helen said...

Great start to your altering alphabet!

Von said...

Wonderful vintage feel to your page :)
Von ☺

Karen said...

What a lovely idea to choose Violin!!! Fabulous page!!! Thank you for taking part x

Minxy said...

Super job, I like the added strips of music paper

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Valeri, what a great idea for a challenge and you did a fabulous job, great vintage feel to this great page I love it.

Marie

chrissies said...

Brilliant and well done for finding such a great dictionary

Love Chrissie xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea - I love the violin too!

Dawn said...

Awe Valerie what a fab page. I love your image choices and composition and the red brad really brings it all to life.
Hugs x

Vicky Hayes said...

I've seen altered dictionaries before Valerie and they're fascinating! We've had snow here today and my feet are like blocks of ice! Vicky x

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabby page Valerie...loving the shimmery shine to your work and the addition of the music paper :)..looking forward to seeing your next alpha challenge now! :) x

The Craft Barn said...

Violin seems to be as popular as Valentine so far LOL.
Great first dictionary page!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Viv said...

Great work on your altering Val....just wondering what you do with it then though?? :)Viv xx

Claire said...

Hi Val, thanks for your kind words on my C alpha pages - I hope you are planning to join in again this fortnight after creating this lovely page for V? Claire x

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