Monday, 26 August 2013

O is for... Craft Barn Challenge

It seems like ages since I have posted anything, and that's because....I can't tell you!! Suffice it say, all will be revealed, in time!  (Now that was a cracking musical!!  Cliff Richard - Excellent!)

Anyway, this fortnight's challenge from the Craft Barn was O.  O in my world is for Overhang, Opening, and Ovum (well Ova, really, as there are 4 of them).  There's also a bit of Orange in there, and for any fans of The Two Ronnies: Well, 'Got any 'ose?'  Yes, Os!  I managed to use my two new toys on this...

As usual I started with Centura Pearl as my base. I measured and scored it, then swooshed the inside with Distress stains.  I did a bit of dripping technique, and also flicked water on it, and dabbed it off. 

The Os are die cut  (using my lovely new Big Shot Pro!!!!  Woo hoo!!) again from Centura Pearl, as it does stand up to being ill-treated!  I used them as a stencil to spray black Dylusions through, and then turned them over and painted the glossy side with Tarnished Brass stain, and then sprayed Twilight Black cosmic shimmers over. Love the effect - like gunmetal.

I cut the 'window' out twice from Centura Pearl again, and used the same sorts of colours on the side facing.  When it was (nearly!) dry, I pierced holes for my brads to go through, and then glued the facing side to the inside  - to cover the brads.  Inside, I glued my 4 ova, and stuck the aperture down.

On the front flap, more distress stain, and a couple of dribbles of cosmic shimmers.

I die cut  (Big Shot Pro again!!) the letters from skinny funky foam - it's probably a bit too skinny, but hey!  Then, out comes the other new toy...  Linda Knight introduced me to Stewart Gill Paints.  I bought more, O. M. G.  Wow.  And again WOW!!  I painted the letters in Byzantia Laurelius, which is a jewel tone on its own, but then I added Galactica over the top.  This is like holographic glitter suspended in paint, and is just gorgeous.  Wait till you see what else it does (oops - you'll have to wait for that!)

As usual, the definitions cut from my Mum's old Collins Dictionary have been glued to a tag, with Orange ribbon, and another O.

Hope you like!

Added extra:  I realised (OK I was told!!) that the definitions didn't show up.  So one more photo, to show them on the tag, which was tucked in behind the main page.  Sorry!


Ink and Paint
Distress stain: Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Shaded Lilac, Dried Marigold, Tarnished Brass
Stewart Gill Byzantia: Laurelius
Stewart Gill Galactica:  Holo Silver
Versafine: Majestic Blue
Dylusions: Marble Black

Dies and Stamps
QuicKutz: Pop-up door (REV-02320S)
Sizzix (Tim Holtz Alterations): Wordplay (657837), Washer Border (657826)
7 Gypsies: Conservatory (17907)

Bling and other stuff
Cosmic Shimmer: Twilight Black
Prima: Brads
Ribbon from stash


  1. wow this is one full on page for your book. When I saw overhang I thought you were going to get all personal about my, but know you were far more creative. Great job and that paint does look terrific.

  2. beautiful work, and well done on all the words, but I can't validate the entry because there aren't any definitions... not that I can see anyway....
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