Sunday, December 15, 2013

i......

So here my last page for the Craft Barn Alphabet challenge. I spent a long time trying to find a word .....then the light bulb, of course...INSPIRATION......that is what this challenge has done all year.  You start with the letter prompt and than a browse through the dictionary and then suddenly an idea.Then the fun of working out how you are going to interpret it. But where did it come from, who knows?.  Nature?  Memory?  Media?.....it is a wonderful mystery.
 I painted a background, using Fresco paints, which I hope represents air.  I made a digital collage from my photographs and then cut out the question mark.  I had been going to add other words but liked the suggestion of mystery. So
with tag

Finally, I have been mounting the pages in an A4 Landscape spiral bound book. A couple of months into the challenge I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like. Every time I die cut letters for the word I saved the leftovers.  I started about a month ago, adding layer on layer, so this is the result. Quietly pleased.
I have really enjoyed this challenge.  I found the two week interval was just enough to give you a slight deadline pressure but gave you  time to think and was not so long as to make you forget, which has happened to me in the past with monthly challenges. The other thing I liked was the uncertainty of which letter would be next or what restriction would be put on it.  So well done and thank you to the team at The Craft Barn

14 comments:

Margaret said...

Both imaginative and inspired!

BJ said...

great page and super duper cover. BJ

Elaine said...

Wow - love the cover on your album as it looks so like tooled leather. Merry Christmas

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Patricia, what a Fabulous Alpha Challenge book...and a Inspirational 'I' page...very clever...It's also been Fun seeing what everyone else did with the Alpha challenge...Jan x

Seth said...

Wow. That cover is beyond inspired!

Maggie said...

Great page and word choice a fabulous idea loving your cover.

Merry Christmas

MaggieH

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - excellent word choice & your cover itself is very inspiring. Nice job indeed! :o)

LindaS said...

Wonderful cover for your book. I really like that you share your thougt about the wordthink the ? Is just perfect.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous take on the "i" and a wonderful cover.

Scrapmate said...

An amazing cover for your book.

butterfliecrafter said...

Great cover!

Sylv said...

Another great word and interpretation - love your book cover.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

oh here's the other page. LOOOOVE the cover too!! must have taken forever. Glad you enjoyed the challenge.
Izzy

carolfromkiwiland said...

I agree with all the things you said and this challenge has just been fun.
I love your cover and you should feel pleased with yourself. I too love those aaaha moments.