Saturday, 2 November 2013

N is for... Craft Barn Challenge

This week's letter in the Craft Barn Challenge is N.  Today being an auspicious day, that is, Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-0, my mind went immediately to Newcastle.  However, it isn't in my dictionary.  But... Northeast is, and, of course, Newcastle is in the Northeast.  Hence my photo of the Angel of the North, being a good representation of the land of my junior school days.  Even tho she wasn't there when I was at school; she came many years after I left, but I still love her!
As well as N being for Northeast, it is also for Numbers, and because that had a fantastically long definition (too long for the space I wanted to fill) I chose Numeric, which gave me a chance to use this lovely embossing folder.
So what did I do?  First, the bingo card:  I coated one side of the embossing folder with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, and pushed it through the Big Shot Pro with my usual Centura Pearl cardstock.  When it had dried, I tapped 3 different colours of Brilliance lightly over the top.
On the other leaf, I half embossed the circles (which looked a bit compass-y to me), and painted a layer of South Pacific over it.  When that was dry, I dry brushed some gold lightly, in a north-easterly direction, milud.     I painted up the compass in the same colour gold, and added a rhinestone at the 'wrong end', and glued it to point to the north east of course.   My photo of the angel was distressed around the edge, and some more of the gold paint dry brushed along the scuffed edge.
There you go!  Hope you like!
Paint and Ink
Distress Ink:  Peacock Feathers
Brilliance: Lightening Black, Starlite Black, Coffee Bean
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish: South Pacific
Stewart Gill MetaMica: Bright Gold
Bling and Other stuff
Sizzix Embossing Folders: Bingo and Grungy Circles
Stampin' Up: Self adhesive gem
Tando Creative: small compass


  1. Great combination of words.

  2. Another fabulous page for your book. Love the colours you used and the embossing folders work perfectly for your Northest and Numeric word choice.

  3. Fab page.
    Teehee, my Dad is still a bit grumpy about the result this morning :)

    1. I appreciate your dad won't have had the sensation very often... we Toon supporters are more used to it!! Glad you like the page!

  4. Great pages, love the embossed circles, very cool.

  5. Wonderful - grand colors and embossing.

  6. Great colours and nice way to do 2 words.

  7. Great how you made the words fit what you wanted to do. Super pages. BJ

  8. Great combination of words and I love the browns and blues!

  9. I just love angel of the north. she is so photgenic.

  10. Visiting from The Craft Barn - wonderful depictions. I love the embossing :o)

  11. Lovely page, I really like the embossed effect of the bingo card. Hugs Frea

  12. Great pages, love your two interpretations. MMx

  13. I like both of your pages. N was a bit limited wasn't it!

    Cazzy x

  14. Great pages really like the textures and colour combo

  15. Fabulous pages, love the embossing and the wonderful colours.

    Sylv xx

  16. Great colours and textures, love that part of the world!

  17. Great choice of word and lovely page
    well done
    Thanks for playing