Monday, May 27, 2013

F..(fe-fr)....

We are taking a short trip this week and I thought I would have to wait until I came home to do this fortnight's letter for the Craft Barn Challenge but I found a word and the juices started flowing .  The word I chose is "Firmament" and in my old dictionary it is explained as "the sky viewed, originally a a solid expanse with stars fixed in it: the region of the air."
I was inspires by these two images I found 


There are mancoloured versions of the sencond picture so here is mine

The stars are actually gold metal not black and they shine.  I painted the background with watercolours for a change, the village is made up from images stamped onto card, painted and collaged.  I am sorry I can't name designer but they are unmounted and I have had them for years. The sun is made from a a brayer clean off sheet from a gelli session. The angels are punched out of another gelli sheet as are the letters die cut with a Tim Holtz alphabet.
The thing I like best about this page is,  it has used things I have had for years. Here it is with it's tag.

25 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - what a beautiful choice you made, the colours you used are perfect and the stars are so unique :0)

POSH SCOT said...

great word, love your page about it.

Clare Wassermann said...

I think that is stunning. Your piece de resistance! X

Karen Gist said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous Pat and what an interesting word to choose! Well done!

Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

Helen said...

Wonderful inspiration and I love your interpretation, it's gorgeous!!

sharon young said...

Brilliant, Pat, I love your interpretation, the whole page just jumps, and what a great definition of the word.

chrissies said...

Magical page

Love Chrissie x

Sioux P said...

Oh what a lovely page and the colours are brilliant love it.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely, lovely! And YES, it sure is a great feeling to be able to use "old" stuff. Gorgeous colours and that little village is sooo cute!

Elaine said...

This is stunning - love the design and you've created the scene beautifully!

Joan said...

This is very clever, love your use of things you already had (my gelli plate clean offs look like mud!) lovely bright colours,great page

Maisie Moonshine said...

Stunning - I love it! MMx

carolfromkiwiland said...

I love your page and all the details.I had never heard of this word - so i definitely learnt something new.Its just beautiful.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Beautiful page.I love all the detail and I had never heard of this word.Great job.

Frea Konings said...

Hi Pat, I'm telling you, I totally fell in love with your page! Stunning!! Love the painting you did, it looks like some decorative plate you would hang on the wall! Brilliantly done, really! Before I forget, I have some yummy candy on my blog and would love it if you would come and join in! I would have thought there would be loads of people entering, but it seems to be going very slowly.... Hugs Frea

Sandy said...

So creative - so wonderful - I do love what you have done so much!!
Sandy

Cazzy said...

I love your page, it must surely win the challenge! It is really stunning and clever and different!

Cazzy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great word and gorgeous design. I love, love, love this. It reminds me of a beautiful medieval manuscript. Beautiful!!xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab and unique word choice.. Stunning page Pat :)

Scrapmate said...

What a beautiful page and a tough word to choose.

Laura said...

Just visiting the F pages...
This is great
:)

Julia S-W said...

Great word choice and I love what you've created. The colours shine out and your little village is gorgeous!
Juliax

Chris R said...

Stuning - i love it!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page! Valerie

The Craft Barn said...

This is fantastic ! love it
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy