Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The letter M.....

The Craft Barn Alphabet Challenge continues, my but a fortnight goes so quickly. This time it was the letter M but only letters between MA and ME(inclusive) could be used. This is the nice twist to this challenge to stop you working ahead or just using something you have on hand.  Being left handed I started at the end and was tempted by mezzotint for a moment, mainly because it is a nice word to say  but I decided that was a bit beyond my capabilities and then I came to "melange" so...here it is.

The dictionary I am using (which is quite old) defined "melange" as "a confused mixture", which sounded a good fit for me. I used a gelli background and then plundered my stash of Sunday supplements for images to collage, I did toy with the idea of only using images starting with M but couldn't find any, it was interesting to find how repetitive these magazines can be. The word is made up from a stencil I bought in the V&A shop children's section. Tag cut with my Sizzix and decorated with my tiny stamps.

17 comments:

BJ said...

Definitely a "confused picture", a great take on the very unusual word. BJ

Had to try more than once to do the word thingy, ever thought of removing it as you still have moderation????

Scrapmate said...

What a fun page. I like the alpha stencil. I have seen so many fab gelli BGs recently that I'm itching to have a go.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - I love this! I used medium as my word but I guess my page ended as a melange! :0) Mo

paulaexuk said...

Well this certainly is a mix of things. Love the gelli background, wish I had one of those pads, it is on my wish list. Fab stamp and great colours.

Frea said...

Hi Pat, what a gorgeous page, love the orange you used, it really pops! Hugs Frea

Elaine said...

Great choice of word and great mix of images!!

Karen said...

A great choice of word and a brilliant interpretaion too, well done again! Thank you for joining in again over at The Craft Barn xxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Melange - what a lovely word - Melange - ooh I've come over all Miranda Hart! Love your page - so much to see. MMx

sharon young said...

Great Melange, I love it, it's so full of life.

Clare Wassermann said...

I am craving Gelli! Great collage, melange, collange....

Annie said...

An excellent word choice! It must have been quite fun putting this illustration together.

chrissies said...

Terrific page and a fantastic word

Love Chrissie xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea and great melange! When I was living in Vienna my favorite coffee was called "melange", so I sure like your choice of word...!

Maggie said...

Great word choice and fab page!

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Lovely word, great interpretation.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

great interpretation of this word.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy

Craftychris said...

Fabulous page, I clicked on it to see all the detail. I am waiting patiently (or impatiently!) for Clarity (the new UK distributors of the Gelli plate) to receive their shipment - I neeeeeed one of these! I should have got one when they were available - like you did! Thank you for visiting me xx