Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Altered Dictionary - C

 
 
This week the
Alpha Challenge 
letter is C
 
The word I chose is Couple
 

Not much to this, cut and paste is all.  But I like finding them in the book. 


The real artwork is the dolls.  This couple was cut from a Steampunk magazine (it's where they met.  They were placed side by side on the page spread) and they are dolls created by Stephanie Novatski.  I'm quite fascinated by steampunk art.  The magazine is filled with creatively fun crafted creatures and whatnot.  I want to add some favorites to my altered dictionary for a bit of fun visuals for the words I choose.

It seems it's ok to do more than one word for each letter, so I hope to do more during the fortnight.
 
I revisited my V page, and chose another word on the page to play with.  I really wanted to see if I  could perk up the page.  I chose the word vane.
 
 
Page 927 as a whole now looks like this.
 
 
This makes me feel lots better about this page.  Although, as an after thought, I will try to choose words in the future that don't already have an illustration.  That might be a challenge in itself since this is a "Junior" dictionary.  It's full of illustrations for words.

I really would have liked to use rubber stamps for all the altering, but that just isn't possible right now, so I'll have to be happy with limited mixed media altering.

xxx
Annie

39 comments:

patchouli moon studio said...

That couple sure jazzes up your page. I haven't heard or seen that magazine, so I will have to google it and find out more.

Cindy Sharp said...

Awesome

sheila 77 said...

I hope Mr. Filby makes Flora very happy, they certainly give this old dictionary a bit of a boost. It's another fun page, Annie.

pinsandneedles said...

Your pages are looking great Annie! Altered art is fun but beyond me...I'll leave that to my artist daughter Ü

Karen said...

WOW aren't those steampunk figures amazing work of art? I don't blame you wanting them in your book! Another lovely page and I see you have added to your 'V' page too....fantastic!

Thank you for paling with us again over at The Craft Barn x

Maggie said...

Fabulous couple!

clare said...

super work, love the steampunk images. x

JansArtyJunk said...

Fab pages...the steampunk couple are amazing...love what you did with them. :)

carol said...

How fun!!! I bet half the challenge is finding things to go with the words, huh? Do you use colored pencils too? I think I would.

ellen gets crafty said...

How cool!!! What a great project, I bet you are really having fun with it.

Sandra said...

What a cool and brightly simple project. I love it :)

Cynthia said...

You are one creative girl! Fun!

Rachel said...

You never cease to amaze! Love how this is coming along!

Claire said...

What a fantastic pair of dolls - they look so unusual. Your dictionary looks like a great choice for altering - although I know what you mean about it feeling strange to start altering an old book! Claire x

Createology said...

Now you are talking! Vane is a great word to image. I adore Steampunk and this couple are fabulous. I do not know of a Steampunk magazine??? You are really on a altering path now. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

paulaexuk said...

What fun characters and they do look like they suit each other perfectly. FAB page

Elaine said...

A great couple - they'd brighten any book up!!

Elsa said...

Oh my goodness ~ this is wonderful. Tho marking up a book is not something I'd ever think of doing ~ I'm going to have to go looking for an old dictionary and have a go at it. It's brilliant!

waggonswest said...

I really like this project! The steampunk couple are fantastic. I will have to check out Steampunk magazine. And I might start keeping my eyes open for a dictionary.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - wonderful pages. Your couple seem like a pair of colourful characters :0) Mo

Dawn said...

Awe love the page Annie, what an amazing 'couple', I can see why you would want them in your book, superb idea. I love the addition to your V page too, perfect.
Hugs x

Mrs A. said...

Your steampunk couple are delightfull. A word I didn't think of.Have narrowed my choice right down so must set to and make my next page. Am enjoying this challenge already. Hugs Mrs A.

Scrapmate said...

That couple look like they were made for each other.

Sylv said...

Fabulouse couple, love your ideas. Thanks for your lovely comments on my pages.

Sylv x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic pages, your couple looks great.

The Craft Barn said...

Lovely *C*ouple page. I like how you highlighted the definition too.
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Frea said...

Hi Annie, thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment on my page. I love your pages, scrolled down to check out your V too! I missed the first challenge, so I missed the V. I think I will make one anyway, it's got to be complete at the end of the year! Have a great weekend ,hugs Frea

Susan said...

What a cute couple!! They look great in your dictionary!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous art work, Annie!

Judy said...

Fascinated by all your ideas on your blog, Annie, love the altered dictionary and calendar journal, fantastic art!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving lovely comments!

House of Bears said...

The couple are great, what a lucky find. Love your page and choice of word

Lesley said...

Love your couple...I can see how much fun to see them as you flip through the book...cool couple!

Maureen said...

Fabulous pages - love that Couple!!

Minxy said...

A delightful page, I love the use of the steampunk dolls, very cute and quirky x
Hugz Minxy

Joan said...

Love those steampunk dolls ! great pages

LindaS said...

The couple looks so cool on the pages and the frame around the word is perfect. I really find steampunk fascination but never seen a magasin about it.
Great extra work on V.

Valerie said...

Love this page Annie they look as if they are about to step off the page:) Your dictionary is lovely mine is a fat paper back and is difficult to work with, I like the finger cutaways!
Val x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Annie, I love Steampunk and this couple would brighten up any page xx

Gráinne said...

Great and funny page. I like this couple very much :-)
Suzanne