Over at The Craft Barn they are starting something new called the Alpha Challenge. If you have an old dictionary you can play along. You can either alter the dictionary itself or you can take pages to insert them into an art journal. A new letter of the alphabet will be posted every two weeks. The first letter is V.
I have chosen to make a journal book of my dictionary pages. I made the hard covers for the front and back from sturdy card which I have rounded the edges on and punched holes to take the book ring binders. Apart from the dictionary which I purchased from the local charity shop every else used is from my stash
Looking through the pages for V I found Venus the God of love and as I knew I had this roman stamp and the heart stamp decided to use them on my page. I painted over the page ( except for the defintion on venus which you must leave showing)with white paint
and when dry stamped over the top using a distressed ink pad. The fancy letter I downloaded from the internet here. Scrap of ribbon and lace from my stash.
Here is a close up of the page showing the detail. I think on future pages I will water down the white paint as you cannot really see much of the dictionary page but it is there trust me!
I wonder what the next letter will be as they are being randomly picked each time.
The Craft Barn : Alpha challenge letter V.