Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 : J

My Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 page is done. This time we have been given the letter "J" but have to include a dragonfly. I chose Jigsaw for my dictionary word.

Stamps used:
Hobby Art Butterfly Kisses - Art's Collage
Hobby Art Anna's Collection - Just for you (the tiny dragonfly from the set)
Clarity Stamps - Jigsaw

I stamped the collage image with Memento dye inks in Potters Clay, Peanut Brittle and Paris Dusk twice. Then stamped the jigsaw puzzle image on top and from one of the panels cut three jigsaw pieces. I added the tiny dragonfly to the main image and coloured him with a silver Wink of Stella pen. The definition is outlined with a gel pen.

This was difficult as I really wanted to choose Juggler for my "J" word and do a circus themed page but I couldn't get my brain around that dragonfly. I don't actually have a decent dragonfly stamp, only the tiny sketchy one I used on this page and a similar bigger version. This is odd considering the vast collection of stamps I have greedily accumulated over the years!


  1. Nice jigsaw- I was given one ages ago...still sitting blank in a drawer! I must use or rehome in my next sort out. Juggler is a good word... I've got a mini one I'll have to stamp you of one & send some time....

    Sally xx

  2. Brilliant choice for your J word - I'm really enjoying all your dictionary pages when I get a chance to stop by.
    Alison x

  3. Fabulous pages - I like the way you have incorporated the dragonfly, as it looks perfectly at home in the main collage.

  4. Great use of that jigsaw die and I love how you've added your dragonfly. That's the fun of these challenges - we can use the same stamps and dies but no two are ever the same!

  5. I see you were able to work around that pesky dragonfly. It seems you chose wisely, but I wish we'd had our choice for this letter, because I would have loved to see your juggler. However, you did a fantastic job with this. Loved the phrase "vast collection of stamps I have greedily accumulated over the years" because I have TWO small, shallow drawers of stamps. I'd love to see your collection (grin).

  6. Great page, Jigsaw was a good choice, even with the Dragonfly... Love how you layered your stamps!

  7. Lovely choice of word and a great spread.

  8. Lovely pages, sorry to give you a problem with the dragonfly and your firs choice of word ha ha! But these look great! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  9. I like the idea of inking up the collage image with different coloured ink pads and you dealt with the dragonfly problem perfectly.