Thursday, July 28, 2016

Craft Barn's alpha letter C


The latest Craft Barn alpha/dictionary letter is C.  Thankfully there were no twists, because I fluctuated back and forth among several words, all of which dealt with a drink.  I first thought of caffeine, then coffee,


when I finally decided on the word "Cup." 

I knew I had a way to illustrate cups, so that's what I went for.

Here's my American Heritage Dictionary's definition of a cup.

I knew as soon as I made the first black mark that I had made a mistake.  But it was too late to stop, so I outlined one stack, but not the rest.

I began by painting a sheet of deli paper with lavender and lime green paint.  After it was dry, I adhered it to the book page with white PVA glue.   I cut a napkin in pieces and glued the top (decorated) sheet only to the deli paper using a glue stick.  I added a large gifted dimensional C and the required definition to the center of the page.

I was back on track with our previous entry and was able to visit everyone again.  I was unable to leave comments on Facebook, because I'm not a member and will probably never be.

Thanks for joining me for this latest Craft Barn challenge, and thanks for your continued support of my art.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is lovely, and cups that hold coffee and liberal supplies of caffeine are really a good choice for the challenge! If you adhere the napkins with mod-podge or binder you can usually use ink over them without it seeping into the tissue. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Valerie

Elaine said...

Great stack of cups! I actually like the black outline...it really makes the cups stand out more!!

Darla said...

Great page for the C challenge. I appreciate it when you describe what you used in your layers. I happen to like the black outline too.

chrissie said...

Terrific cup images and great colouring

Love Chrissie xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Fantastic ..... love those cups, and yes its coffee for me. Which reminds me must have a cuppa now. x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A super page for the C --- your ideas are always great Elizabeth!
Happy weekend ahead!

Sandra Cox said...

I love this, Elizabeth. Those cups are just great.

Meggymay said...

The stacks of cups look fantastic and its a word to choose for your super page.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Always love a good cup filled with tea for me. But I can appreciate coffee. Finally having a quiet evening here in Iceland. But it is 11pm and not dark so even though I am tired I don't want to sleep. Hope all is well love your page. 😀 Hugs Erika

Fran Hopkins said...

I too like the outline. I had to look twice to see if it was satin stitched or not. Lovely page all round x

~*~Patty S said...

Great choice for C for your colorful page E!
There is something about stacked cups that appeals to me so much.
oxo

Pamela Gerard said...

Excellent! C is also for CAKE. I'm just sayin'.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this! Cups for coffee of course! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

This might be one of my favorites from the AJJ and T pages that you have done. I love the teacups and the colors are just beautiful. It has joy and whimsy. Very nice indeed!

kaybee said...

Very colourful page, love that cup stack! My internet problems seem to be solved now!

Julia said...

Lovely mixed media page. I think the black outline on one stack of cups works well. They look very colourful and remind me of afternoon teas on the lawn. Great artwork again!

hazel said...

A fabulous page and a great word to use. I love the cup stacks.
xxx Hazel.

Scrapmate said...

Very pretty cups and a good choice of word.

maggie said...

The pretty cups remind me of my grandmother. A great page and choice of word. I like the addition of the black outline.

Craftyfield said...

The black outline didn't shock me, I think your page would work with all of the stacks outlines, none or one as you did. The cups are so delicate and feminine, great choice of illustration!

Lesley said...

Great page and I love the pile of cups! I like the black outline too! xx

Crafty Claire said...

A great idea to use the napkins and such pretty cups xx

gardenpinks said...

A wonderful piece Elizabeth. Love those stacks of cups and think the outlined stack makes it stand out from the background.
Thank you so much for the lovely comments you have left on my blog, they are much appreciated.