Saturday, March 16, 2013

M is for Manor House.

The current choice of letter over at the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge is M but with a twist.We can only use words bewteen MA - ME!  
I initially  had six words picked out but in the end went with 'Manor'  because the difinition of the word (which you need to have showing) was at the bottom of the page leaving plenty of space for my image and embellishments.

 The stamp is by Stampendous CRY024 called Contry Manor so fitted my theme perfectly.
A good rummage in my odds box produced some green braiding (which reminded me of the heavy trapestry curtains in old houses), deep burgandy trim and old english lace that I had dyed pink. years ago. The whole page has been painted using a match pot paint 'Willow Tree' diluted down with water to show the dictionay wording beneath. The stamped image  has been coloured in using pastel chalks and distress markers, then cut with a Sizzix nestie die. The letter M downloaded from here.


 
Entering into the following challenge:
The Craft Barn: Alpha challenge letter M.

 

20 comments:

  1. Your alphabet challenge projects are always such fun unique creations Mrs A
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  2. squeek!!! lol - loving your recent makes xxx

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  3. Mrs. A. this is simply marvelous; a quaint old country house and I do remember heavy tapestry curtains back in the day - those lovely parcels are quite expensive these days but they are lovely! Yikes for the rain there; we have sun - a little cloudy but the sun won't go away - it's ready for spring...heehee...LOVE your Sue Bonnet!!!

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  4. Morning Mrs A.....Your so creative this is stunning enjoy your day xx

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  5. Great image Mrs A, love the soft green colours.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  6. Wonderful manor house. I like the way you use your fabric swatch to be the curtain choice for the manor.
    Did you ever think you were swapped as a baby and that your real parents own such a house! I used to dream this all the time. Lovely work, Val.

    :)
    Xx

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  7. Lovely page Mrs A - this sounds like a great challenge and I like that all your entries are in a book xx

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  8. That is such a lovely card and I would really like to live in that manor house (with the servants to clear up, of course). I had doubts about the Splodge away mat to start with and thought long and hard, but it is well worth the outlay. You save on copy paper. You save on ink - the same amount goes several times further. To do those two cards I showed today took one tiny splodge from the ink pad, a bit of brayering to spread and blend it. There is enough on the mat to do several more cards. I will probably add a tiny bit of a different colour to the mat and spritz it and make some backgrounds. You can also stamp from the mat - your stamps will pick up only what is necessary and will avoid blots of ink from new ink pads. I have got the 12x12 size but I have just ordered the smaller 8x8 just to take away. The 12x12 is plenty big enough for most projects, and I am not sure where I would put the larger one. All you need to clean them is water and a piece of kitchen roll, then store it back in its bag to keep it clean. I keep mine underneath my craft mat and under my heat resistant mat, so it takes up very little extra space. My recycling bin is a quarter of the size now as there is so little waste paper after a brayering session. Since using it, I have to work very hard to get those annoying stripes from the brayer. So results and cost do work out in the end. If I have missed anything, just email me. xx Maggie

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  9. This is lovely Mrs A! Wishful thinking about a Manor House!!
    xx

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  10. This is fantastic! I love the crunchy texture from the braiding, trim and lace - great stuff!

    love Mags B x

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  11. What a great choice, wonderful page. Thanks for the reminder, I really want to do this challenge.

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  12. Now that is a fine Manor and description for M. Your page is beautiful. Happy Creating...

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  13. A brilliant and so original layout, I love the Manor House scene, your colouring is stunning. You have captured the theme perfectly.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  14. Fab page MRS A and a great design based on your letters. You always add such pretty detail and thought to your projects and this one is no exception :) Donna ♥ x

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  15. This is just gorgeous,lovely image and details.xxx

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  16. A beautiful choice and beautiful work for your M page, Mrs. A! I've enjoyed a lovely catchup scroll stroll through the posts and creations I've missed! I'm inspired, as always!!

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  17. Sorry I haven't been by for a while Mrs. A. I simply can't keep up with my commenting needs and it's getting me down a bit. Sounds like you've had a terrible time with mobiles and hackers. Hope things improve for you. In the meantime, I have enjoyed viewing all of your pretties. Hugs, Lesley

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  18. Lovely work Mrs A. and yes can see some calligraphy there :D and love O.E. "M" great stamp too well done, Shaz in oz.x

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  19. Beautiful Manor page!
    Thanks for entering our challenge this week
    Izzy

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