Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I is for...Craft Barn Challenge

I is a whole lot easier than X!!  In my world, I is for ImagineItaly, Index, Italic, and Indigo.  And there's a whole load of ink in there too!

So I started off by painting my centura pearl card with water, and then with the most amazing acrylic ink, iridescent metallic green, yum.  I may never need to buy metallic card ever again!

I dried that off, and then stamped my italic text in indigo (OK it was manganese blue, but hey, a blind man would be glad to see it, as my mum would have said!).

Did you know that that pointy finger is really a printer's mark called a fist or an index? No, nor did I, but I do now.  And it's included, pointing at Imagine (never liked that song, sorry...).

I added the other Italian images, and finished the main piece off by adding a little distress ink around the edges.


This is the last of the Craft Barn letters, so I now have a binder of most of the letters.  I missed out on the first few (M&V), and I will probably catch up at some point.  It's been really good fun.  Wonder what they will throw at us next year!

Hope you like!


Ink and Paint
FW Liquid Acrylic: Silver Moss
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Fern Green, Potting Soil, Manganese Blue, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Walnut stain

TJ Designs: Viva Italia
Visible Image: Imagine
Artistic Outpost: London Elements
Image Tree: Text stamp


  1. Great "Italy" page and super book, just made mine up today too. BJ

  2. Visiting from The Craft Barn - your page is very imaginitive using so many I words, well done. Your book will be a great work to keep and look through. I hope you get time to catch up with M & V :o))

  3. Cool cover and wonderful stamping.

  4. A fabulous take on the "i", your album looks great.

  5. I like the sound of your iridescent ink, must check this out... Love the stamping on your page too!

  6. Great last page and your book looks very colourful!! Happy New Year!

  7. Fab final page and the finished book looks amazing

  8. Lovely page for I - I've loved taking part in this challenge. Your finished book looks lovely and colourful - I have a few letters I need to finish off as well but I'm determined to do them so it will be a completed project! claire x

  9. A beautiful result to the year's challenge.

  10. well done on these two pages and on completing the challenge.
    Hope to see you again in 2014.
    Thank you and Happy New Year

  11. Love you I page. Test different inks on the metallic paint because I found some don't like the surface and wont do what you want. Your book looks great and the texture on the cover is brilliant. Hope you are enjoying your holiday.