Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Altered Dictionary - W

Our new letter for the Alpha Challenge is
W
with the twist to add circles in the background.
 
I've chosen the word write.

My style for altering my dictionary doesn't have painted or inked backgrounds, so I had to find a way to work a circle into my word illustration.
 
 
 
I wish I had drawn the circle with a finer pen tip.  But once it's drawn, there's no going back.
 
I discovered I like using tracing paper for the images.  I like the transparency of it and it keeps the addition of bulk down to a minimum.  On the other hand, for an image with lots of cuts, like the written word "write", it was difficult to keep it under control once it had glue added to the back.
 
More Alpha Challenge and altered dictionaries for the letter W can be seen here at The Craft Barn
 
xxx
Annie

40 comments:

Cindy Sharp said...

Awesome.

Helen said...

Brilliant, I love your interpretation.

Judy D in WA said...

WOW. Your circle is perfect, your word is perfect and it's glued down??? I love the dot is right next to clever (I'm guessing) trick.
I think your page is fabulous.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - I think this is wonderful! :0) mo

sheila 77 said...

Is this your best page yet? - not sure but it is pretty good. I'm at a bit of a loss as to understand the tracing paper as I would have thought the glue would have shown on the back, but obviously not. Your dictionary is so cute "Mary writes to her mother every week", "Please write on both sides of the paper" and your images are just its style.

Pamela Nees said...

Very. Very. Nice.

ellen gets crafty said...

This is the perfect word for you since you write so beautifully! I love this page!

Scrapmate said...

I love how you have incorporated the circle into the page & I don't think it's too thick at all.

Gráinne said...

A very clear and beautiful page, love your style - and of course I'm always up for something writing-themed :-) Fab page. Suzanne

carol said...

I think yours is the best out of all of them!! Tissue paper? E-gads! You have the patience of a saint!

waggonswest said...

Tissue paper? Drawing on tissue paper? Oh my. Fantastic page.

Sandy said...

You are just too dog gone good and I love this. I better start thinking of what I want to do. As always Annie - great work!!
Sandy

BJ said...

Super page and the circle is just right if you ask me. Super illustration of the word "Write"

Grammasheri said...

Yours is the best, imho. Seriously. It is not overdone and is elegant. Love it.

Frea said...

Love your page, great image and the tracing paper works wonderfully! Hugs Frea

Createology said...

Simple and to the pen point. The tissue method is wonderful as it leaves the suggestion of the words beneath showing thru. Challenge met with kudos...

bohemiannie! art said...

I don't get the glue part. But I DO get that this is a super wonderful page. Did you trace the girl from another source? So wonderful. Very cool quills sticking out of her hat! And the circle looks just fine to me. I think if it were finer, it might not be as balanced.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love what you did with this letter! You are so creative!

Lesley said...

A wonderful choice for "w! You have made another beautiful
creation. Well done!

Karen said...

ooo another amazing page!

Karen from The Craft Barn x

The Craft Barn said...

Amazing! as your pages always are.
Featuring this one on FB today ;)
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy

Elaine said...

This is so graphic - love the black and white images!

Lins Artyblobs said...

Great page. I like using tracing paper too but I'm too messy with the glue, looks like you have mastered it.

Joan said...

This is amazing, I have to keep going back for another look

Gio said...

Ah, everytime it's a surprise for me your interpretation!
Superbe!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Perfect interpretation! Beautiful page and writing!

Maggie said...

Fabulous page I love it great images

MaggieH

Pat said...

The calligraphy works beautifully and I love the image, especially the hat.

Meggymay said...

Wow, love the images and interpretation of the word on your fabulous page.
Yvonne

Rachel said...

Love, pure love!!

LindaS said...

The circle is perfect for your cool images. Great idea useing tracing paper, i like the trans look. Wonderful designs.

Sylv said...

Another fabulous page, love the tissue images and the added circle.

Sylv xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

I truly enjoy your style and this page is no exception. Great design...love the black and white and how all of the elements connect. Your dictionary is already amazing. Imagine when it is finished :)

Laura said...

Just hopping round all the W entries... Wow, this is really striking! For a moment I thought you had written 'Write' by hand directly in to the book - I was about to ask for lessons in writing and bravery!!
Laura

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Maisie Moonshine said...

Stunning! MMx

Chris R said...

Amazing and wonderful

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page! Valerie

Lesley said...

Fabulous page! xx

JansArtyJunk said...

A fabulous page for such a wonderful word choice!