Monday, November 14, 2016

Craft Barn's latest challenge: I


I've finished Craft Barn's latest alpha/dictionary challenge which is the letter I.  There is no twist.

Because the altered book I'm using is larger than my scanner, this first photo is of the middle of the spread.

Here the left shows two icebergs that have broken off glaciers. 

It also shows my letter "I".

For the right side, I actually got out my stamps and went to town.

This is the required definition, and it is how I tried to depict it in pictures.

Many who know me know I'm not especially good with stamps.  But I've gotten a bit bolder

and decided to take the plunge.   As global warming increases, I suspect we'll see more of these icebergs breaking away from parent glaciers in the near future.

Materials I used for this two page spread include a painted deli paper background, three iceberg images from three different travel magazines, the definition and letters from my Merriam-Webster dictionary, and stamped letters using very old pigment ink that I wasn't sure had enough ink for one letter much less seven.  All this was created in my dictionary dedicated altered book.

Thank you for joining me at both the Craft Barn and AEDM today.


 This is Day 14 of AEDM.

22 thoughtful remarks:

chrissie said...

Wonderful spread--I can feel the cold from here. Such amazing images you have used Elizabeth

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous spread, it looks soooo cold there! Your stamping turned out really good. Have a fine day, hugs, Valerie

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Brrrrrr that is a great idea for the challenge. Love your pics. xxx

My name is Erika. said...

This is a "cool' page. I have never seen any huge icebergs floating in the ocean, which I bet is a really quite the sight, as long as your not a ship in the night. Hope your new week is a good one. Hugs-Erika

Darla said...

Nice pages. I like the orange contrast against the blue.

Jeanie said...

Elizabeth, these pages make me feel just too cold! Yikes! But very powerful and you sure got the mood.

Sandra Cox said...

This is awesome, Elizabeth!

Krisha said...

Amazing! Makes me shiver, but I like the icy look.

Julia said...

Freezing icy images, the pages are perfect for your iceberg theme. I have to say, your stamping of the vertical word is very good!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Chilly looking pages in one way but I am warmed by this too! I love your stamping and I love seeing those birds - they are clearly very happy with the weather! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Awesome icy scenes, , the ice bergs look amazing, yet the birds don't seem at all concerned that it must freezing cold.
Nature sure is wonderful.
Yvonne xx

Scrapmate said...

We'll make a stamper of you yet LOL!I definitely think you have become more confident about stamping as the year has progressed and the results speak for themselves. I love the awesome images you have used that portray the majesty of the icebergs.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. a super spread! I love the light touch of muted warm colors you add in the background! Just great!

NatureFootstep said...

this is so beautiful. I love ice and birds :) Especially "blue" ice.

kaybee said...

Fabulous pages - love those photos, even if they do make me shiver! And great stamping - just believe you can do it and you can! :D

Elaine said...

What a great word to choose and you've found some great photos too. I'm shivering with everyone else!! Love your stamping too - maybe ask for a new ink pad for Christmas! Elaine xx

sally said...

It feels cold enough where I live for icebergs....we just have frost though! Nice choice of word, I wanted igloo but it wasn't in my dictionary:-(

Sally

Mickie said...

Fabulous page - thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge xx

maggie said...

Fabulous photographs used to illustrate your chosen word but they did make me shiver. Thumbs up to the stamping, I think you have nailed it this time around.

Lesley said...

Great pages, what fantastic pictures of icebergs! xx

Craftyfield said...

The pictures are fabulous! I see your stamping is coming along... stop fearing it and you'll find yourself an expert in no time!

WendyK said...

Fabulous icy page, love the colour of glaciers and ice.