Sunday, March 6, 2016

R is the latest Craft Barn alpha letter


When I think of The Craft Barn's latest alpha challenge letter R, it is _______________________.  Let me give you a clue.  I have over 450 of them in sizes no bigger than a dime to several that a person can ride.  You may have guessed it is Rocking Horse.  Yes, that's my first thought, and I have several rubber stamps I could have used.  Instead, I went with

Rocking Rabbit.  I know Karen used rabbit as her DT entry, but I thought this is not just a rabbit.  It has special skills.

Since rock can be a verb or a noun (rock as in what you throw), I went with the verb, which means a rocking motion.

I used a gelli print of painted gears and cogs for the background and stacked a few rocking rabbits up like bowling pins.  Before anyone asks, the stamp is by Stampa Rosa and was copyrighted in 2002.  However, I bought it a couple of years ago at my local craft/scrapbook/stamping/mixed media store.

I know there's been some talk about using any definition, not necessarily the one(s) from the dictionary, but since this is the first time I've played in this challenge, I wanted to use the real dictionary definition as well as the pronunciation.  Both words are represented and are from my American Heritage Dictionary.

Because my gelli background wasn't large enough to fit the length of the book page, I added part of another painted page at the bottom.  I think I should have left it off, but it was too late once I saw it didn't really match.

Thanks for visiting and leaving such lovely comments on my last Craft Barn entry.  For the previous word, I was able to visit and leave comments on every blog, but not on the other social media sites some used.


31 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Yes, I would have expected rocking horse or rust from you! But a rocking rabbit is different, and a great idea. Looks like you had fun making this page. Have a good start to the week, hugs, Valerie

hazel said...

Your Rocking Rabbit is fabulous, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Fran Hopkins said...

I think the second gelli page works well. It balances the page with the denser paintwork and is connected by the purple paint of the top page. I love the rocking rabbit too, two 'r's for the price of one.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You rock with the rocking rabbit idea! Had expected rocking horses indeed ..yes.. but you surprised me --as so often!
Happy new week Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Love the rocking rabbit idea. I like the idea of using a rabbit since Easter isn't that far away, and since spring is getting close.Sounds like you have a really interesting collection. You should show us some of them sometime- I would love to see them. Have a great Monday! Hugs.

Darla said...

You must have had so many choices for a rocking challenge. I really like the rocking rabbit and Easter is coming soon so perfect for that as well.

Jeanie said...

I love the idea of a rocking rabbit! I'd ride that one! And it's wonderful with all the red. I'd say you have R well in hand!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Of course R is for rocking horse. A big part of your world. Sweet. xox

Divers and Sundry said...

R is for Rocking Rabbit, of course! Just perfect :)

Krisha said...

Rocking rabbit is quite appropriate for this month, since Easter is just around the corner. I like the way you added the definitions from the dictionary too.

Sorry I haven't been by much, I've been staying off the PC more.....and I had to play G-ma last week with an ill GD. Of course it interfered with the second on the second......:((

Rotten luck that the grape juice didn't dye your chosen fabrics, it sure stains anything I am wearing....LOL But it was a great tutorial.

Jackie said...

LOL I think there will be lots of rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!! Your pages are all so different!! Love the rocking rabbit!!

~*~Patty S said...

Right away I got the song "Rockin Robin" stuck in my head :-)!
Bowling with rockin rabbits LOL
Your gelli print background is so interesting as is your R offering and so you too of course E.
oxo

Pamela Gerard said...

Rock on! Great page.

Meggymay said...

The rocking rabbit is a great idea, and this page looks like you had fun creating it, its great. After seeing photos on your blog of some of your Rocking horses, I looked closely to see if you had a tiny one anywhere.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! Ha! Just like Patty I started singing "Rockin' Robin"! This is just fabulous Elizabeth! Chrisx

kaybee said...

I was expecting a rocking horse! Think you should do another entry with a photo collage of your rocking horses - all 450 of them! Great page though. Gelli backgrounds are always useful.

Elaine said...

Yes - I'm with everyone else - it has to be a rocking horse!! Love your ideas and rocking rabbit stamp. Great page this time.

Julia said...

Clever you to use two "R" words for your piece. Your rocking rabbit is great. Lots of painty yummy things going on here, I love it.

Crafty Claire said...

I love the idea of the rocking rabbit. A fabulous idea. Your page has lots of energy x

Craftyfield said...

Love your choice of word and had no idea about your rocking horse passion! Great gelli print background too, just made me want to play!

Annie said...

A rocking rabbit on a very fun gelli print page. I like the combination of the two painted pages. I think the rabbits are multiplying right before my eyes! LoL.

Scrapmate said...

I would just love to see your rocking horses one day but for now I will content myself with your rocking rabbit page.

Vicky Fisher said...

the purple from the second gelli print fits in with the purple in the cogs one.

WendyK said...

Great page, but I can't believe you have 450 rocking horses, even though some of them are very small.

Lou said...

Rocking pages! Your posts always make me smile. It's an impressive sounding rockinghorse collection!! Lou x

Lou said...

Rocking pages! Your posts always make me smile. It's an impressive sounding rockinghorse collection!! Lou x

Lesley said...

Great page! I love your rocking rabbit! And it sounds as if you have a massive rocking horse collection too! xx

gardenpinks said...

Well you certainly surprised me with your rocking rabbit, I would have bet big bucks that you would have used a horse :)
Love your rocking rabbit and gelli printed background xxxx

thassos456 said...

Love the rocking rabbit and the colours of your background are fab. Great page :)

Jane said...

Wow 450 rocking horses!! But your rocking rabbit is great, thank you for entering The Craft Barn's Challenge.
Jane x

maggie said...

Rocking rabbits, I don't think I will see those on other entries! Great choice and I love your gelli plate background. I really should give my plate another airing.