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Friday, 22 February 2013

Craft Barn Alpha/ Dictionary Challenge

The letter H is the chosen theme for the latest Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. When I first saw that the letter was to be H I immediately thought of "Time" we all seem to have an abundance of time related stamps etc.... My second thought was Hellebore (Christmas Rose) one of my favourite flowers... I have many favourite flowers :o).
 So here's my altered dictionary page ... and oh boy as it been altered....  :o)

  I gave the page a couple of coats of Gesso, whilst this was drying I stamped a variety of the Christmas Rose onto tissue paper and cut out and actually I placed them on the page before the gesso was dry. This is mark 2 ... I didn't like mark1... and I'm not so happy with this ... 
 I applied more Gesso over the mark 1... you can see evidence of it here and there on close up.
Not all the flowers were stamped onto tissue paper some, along with the leaves  were stamped directly onto the page. I must say before the gesso was completely dry I was in such hurry to be finished with it. I think need to search for a different Christmas rose stamp... more anatomically real... what do you think?
 thank you for looking
xx suzi b xx

18 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Your Hellebores are gorgeous Suzi - it's a very pretty page - Jacqueline xx

Valerie said...

I think it's lovely Suzi. Great idea to use the tissue paper.
Val x

Beverley Baird said...

I love your page - and your description of your process.

Brenda Brown said...

I love using tissue paper for stamping and this worked really well Suzi.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Aquarius said...

Great idea for the letter H and to use tissue paper for some of the stamping. I imagine there is a botanically realistic stamp out there somewhere but don't know of one offhand.

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Your page is beautiful :)
Love your header - it´s my favourite bird :)
We have it here and I love watching it.
Thanks for your lovely comment!
*Hugs, Inger*

Elaine said...

Great choice of word and love what you've done. The photo of the robin is amazing!

Buttons said...

My favourite flowers. Love this Suzi. Hugs, Jenny x

Christine B. said...

I love your page, and your favourite flowers. Hugs x ChrisB

Scrapmate said...

A lovely page and I like the colouring on the Hellebores.

Maggie said...

Pretty page Suzi,I love Hellebores great H word choice!

MaggieH

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful christmas roses!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful page.

Pat said...

Ah one of my favourite flowers. Great choice, I like the tissue paper technique.

Susan said...

I think this is beautiful! I love the texture that the tissue paper gave to the page!

coco said...

Hi Suzi, I love your page !!! Both because like you, I love christmas flowers... I have two in my garden... but also, I love how you put and gessoed and colored your beautiful flowers ! Beautiful work !! Coco x

Sylv said...

Lovely page with those Christmas Roses, love the techniques used.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

love those flowers. great page, well done
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy