Monday, 13 May 2013

K is for...(Craft Barn Challenge)

Hi all!  The letter this time for the Craft Barn Challenge is K.  Spoiled for choice again, not helped by, having decided on Knight, having Monty Python going round in my head.... your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberies.  Darn!  May have to get the DVD out (again)!!

So, K is for:  Knight, King, Knave and Keyboard!  Having rediscovered my lovely Darkroom Door stamps for a chess board, and then the Alterations embossing folders for the playing cards, mostly this was about what colours, and what layout to use.

Because there would have been too much going on for a single flat page, I went for a fold out page again (there are a few of these in my alphabet challenge now), using gold mirri as the folding base.

As usual, I used the wrong side of Centura Pearl for the base of the chessboard detail, as it takes stamping, and behaves quite nicely with the embossing paste, too.  The embossing paste went on first, through a checkerboard mask.  When it had dried, I replaced the mask, and dabbed on some distress ink.  So the red and black squares in the opposite corners are raised.  When that was dry, I stamped and heat embossed the knights and kings, and then stamped over the other pieces (bishop, prawn etc) and the smaller checkerbard stamp.

Inside, the king and knave embossing folders have been used with black and red kraft core, and sanded back to reveal the kraft colour.  Almost a winning hand!

Inside opposite has the dictionary definitions, mounted on to some black paper, which I had sprayed my favourite two mica sprays and used a crown (?krown?). There's also a great keyboard from a mask I have had never used before.  I added the definition with a really fine journalling pen.  This page is a fair bit more blingy than the picture suggests!

Finished off, to match the rest of the collection, with a wooden K, glued to a flag.

Hope you like!


Distress Ink - Festive Berries, Black Soot, Old Paper, Walnut Stain
Versafine - Onyx Black
Versamark - dazzle frost

Darkroom Door - Essentials7 Fun and Games (DDRS070)
Creative Expressions - Vintage Aviation

Bling and other stuff
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist - Tarnished Gold
Perfect Pearls Mist - Interference Red
Idea-ology Mini Mask - Regal
That Special Touch Border Mask - Keyboard
Sizzix Alterations - Playing cards embossing folders
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Detail clear, Detail White, Detail Gold
Prima Marketing (Sunrise Sunset) Mask - checkerboard


  1. A lot of K words in your pages.I like the colours on your chessboard.

  2. Awesome background for your chess pieces! I like what you've created for all your K words!

  3. Loads of "K"s going on there, super job

  4. That's kuite a kollection of k's there ... opps it's catching LOL

    Great choice of words & images. I like the playing cards the most, with the kraft colour showing through.

  5. A really different way of presenting the words.

  6. Great idea with lots of Ks - liking your chequerboard background!

  7. Lots of K words displayed beautifully like the folod out pages too


  8. lovely chequer board background and great chess pieces

  9. Visiting from the Craft Barn - very well set out & displayed :0)

  10. Wow!!!!! Such a good choice - love it!!!!

  11. Lovely, lovely - great chess pieces!

  12. Great pages.My mother said there are lots of words for 'K' as well and would have gone off down your path too.I think your pages look fab and only wish the blingy bits showed up more - who doesn't like a bit of bling.Great job.

  13. what a wonderful collection of K's....loving the embossed king and did a fabby job with this weeks challenge.

  14. Wonderful fold out pages, great choice of words and stamps!
    Val x

  15. Wonderful background for the chess board, love the fold out page and all the "K" details.

    Sylv xx

  16. Great pages, love all those little details. MMx

  17. Well done on using so many words.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn