Thursday, March 7, 2013

Altered Dictionary - M

This fortnight the letter is M for The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge.  But there's a twist this time.  Our word must be chosen from only words beginning
 
Ma-Me
 
You know I had to choose Mail don't you.  I like to search out less common words, but my love for mail art and Good Mail Days wouldn't let me get past the word.
 
 
"Private Mailing Card" rubber stamp and colored pencil, "Cancelled Post Mark" rubber stamp, Zip Code postal stamp, Par Avion Letecky stamp, typewriter image and my Dear Friend letter is hand written on tracing paper.
 
It was challenging though.  This junior dictionary is so full of illustrations and sometimes they get in the way of art.  LOL  I had to camouflage a man wearing chain mail (armor) and hide a large ear of corn (food mainstay).
 
 
 
Have a Good Mail Day!
Annie
 
 

38 comments:

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Annie! Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment. I have to say I love your page - it is just my style - I LOVE anything postal and vintage so it's ticking many of my boxes! - I love the sentiment on your hand written letter and envy you your stylish handwriting! I can just see your knight in shining armour - I think it adds another layer of interest to the deign. Going to have a look at your other pages now. Hugs MMx

West Michigan Quilter said...

Another great one. I remember those typewriters. I bet someday my great grandchildren will ask me, what's a letter. LOL Your illustration made me smile! Have a good Mail day!

carol said...

I wish you had the whole dictionary done already 'cause then you could send it to me and I could be entertained and be smiling for hours. I love what you do with these words and images! You are just TOO good!

ellen gets crafty said...

I love your M page - perfect for those of us who still love receiving snail mail!!!

Cliodana said...

beautiful! i love seeing you alterate dictionnary!

Elaine said...

Great choice of word - love your little group of images!!

Joan said...

Love your page,fab typewriter and mail art

joan

Lesley said...

Annie, I love the fact that you used 'mail' as your word. I can't think of a better word for someone who makes such treasured postcards! Perfect art!

Scrapmate said...

A great word and fab page.

sheila 77 said...

Suberb representation of the word "mail". I like the little mailman and the classic letter in the typewriter and of course the typewriter. This dictionary must be laughing to itself now that it is getting such attention again.

waggonswest said...

Another fantastic page. You have got to have the most amazing collection of stamps ever. I am drooling over the little mail man. He brings back memories of when I used to collect First Day Issues with my dad.

Createology said...

Mail for M is perfect. Have I missed some letters or are we skipping about in the alphabet? Good job on disguising the dictionary pics. Happy Altering...

Pat said...

Brings back memories of trying to change the ribbon on one of these. It looks as though it was part of the original page. Clever. Thank you for your kind comment.

BJ said...

Super page, I am well into typewriters at the moment, so especially cool. What a fun dictionalry you'll have. BJ

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous page.

chrissies said...

Those were the days lol

Brilliant idea for the page

Love Chrissie xx

Karen said...

Well done on your camouflaging! Another fabulous page from you Annie. Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn x

craftattack said...

Beautiful page! Valerie

patchouli moon studio said...

Another fun page and MAIL is a great word for YOU too.

legato1958 said...

Love your entry... that little note coming from the typewriter is so cute!!

have a great March month!!

Susie

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, Annie! They just get better and better. Not only do I love what is being created, but I love the process and the crystal clear way you have developed being able to "SEE" what needs to happen. Just amazing!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea! Love that stamp!

bohemiannie! art said...

I always LoVe your take on this challenge.

Judy D in WA said...

Another aMAzing page!! I wish I had just a tiny touch of your artistic talent. :) Love typewriter.

Snoodles said...

Ah, yes, the perfect word for our friend Annie whose talents brighten our blog travels and our mailboxes! I treasure my Padsworth postcard, and this page is wonderful too. LOL I even have one of those machines....am I revealing my ancient-ness? :)

Sabrina said...

I love it! This is so inspiring.

Can I just ask what materials you use for the illustrations? Paint, magazine clippings, 3D ATC materials?

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Annie - how I love your idea. What do I like best - it is sooooo hard to choose. I guess it would be the letter coming out of the typewriter followed closely by the Private Mailing Card and the postage stamp and the par avion and the the stamped marks. Wonderfully created and on big smile on my face!!
sandy

House of Bears said...

This is lovely, especially your 'typed' letter emerging from the typewriter.

paulaexuk said...

I too learned to type on a machine like that. Great representation of the word Mail, well done

JansArtyJunk said...

Ooooh i LOVe vintage typewriters and mail!! Cool page!

Chris R said...

You are so creative! Beautiful page!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous page Annie, I love your style.
Hugs x

Maggie said...

Great page Annie I love mail art too love all the detail you have managed

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Great word and a wonderful page, love the typewriter.

Sylvia xx

Lesley said...

Great page and the typewriter is just so lovely! xx

The Craft Barn said...

Another fantastic page Annie, I love your approach to this challenge.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy

Susan said...

Great page! I love the typewriter!

pinsandneedles said...

Love your altered dictionary page! I love the vintage typewriter! A good mail day makes me smile!