Monday, May 13, 2013

Altered Dictionary - K

The letter K is our letter to illustrate for the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn this new fortnight.
 
 I have chosen the word Kit to alter in my dictionary, with a sewing kit.
 
 
The dress form, thread spool and tape measure are stamped on tracing paper, cut out and glued to my page.  The yellow measure is washi tape.  The zigzag stitches, buttons, pins and words are rubber stamped.
 
I know a dress form in a kit is a bit large, but really it's light weight and I can manage it under one arm. :-)
 
My dictionary is getting pretty fun to look through now!
 
xxx
Annie


44 comments:

sheila 77 said...

Stamping on tissue paper sounds really skilful. I'm impressed with your stamped stitching, especially after just recently flirting with stamping and finding it is more difficult than it looks. This is a great page and I know I've said this previously, but maybe this one is the best yet?

carol said...

Nice one! You sure filled up that page with neat stuff. Good thing you have all that sewing related stamping to go to. I bet there were a bunch of neat Ks you could have done though, you are so talented!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great idea for this page. I love how you used the tissue paper and the washi tape. I can't imagine how you did the letters. You have a very steady hand. Love this page.

Cindy Sharp said...

So cool.

ellen gets crafty said...

Another great page!

Lesley said...

Love all the sewing paraphernalia on this page! Well done, especially like the dress form!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I'm enjoying looking at your Alpha Challenge series, another great page.

Claire said...

Lovely page, I really like the layout you've used. I like flicking back through my previous pages too - I think once it's all done it will look amazing :)

Ramona said...

Great word but I might have been tempted by "knickerbocker" when I got to that page....Oh how many wonderful words there are.

Scrapmate said...

A fun choice of word.

Renee said...

I love how the tissue paper made the images look so "clean" and sharp. The stitching stamp looks like you sewed it right on the page. Amazing book!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I just started blogging and plan to have a go at the challenge. I love altered books and your page really stood out to me. Thank you for sharing your lovely work. Julie Ann x

patchouli moon studio said...

I like that Annie. In fact I think I may even have those stamps.

Jacque said...

Your dictionary is definitely the most fun one I have ever seen! Great job!

Sandy said...

Oh my gracious you are a clever lady. I really like what you have done here Annie. And you say you stamped on tissue paper and glued it down!!! What kind of tissue paper? See you know I have to like this if I want to use your ideas!!!!! They don't call me Cat for nothing!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Oh dear - I only wish I could read!! You used tracing paper - love it - great idea - flash bulb moment!! Thanks Annie!!
Sandy

BJ said...

Super pages and there is even a picture of knitting for your kit too. Dress forms are rather light, I used to have one! BJ

Chris R said...

Wow! Great idea and I love your zigzag stiches stamp!

Pat said...

I like the idea of your kit, lovely mental picture of you with the model under one arm and your kit slung across your back marching into battle with a couple of yards of material. :-)

Meggymay said...

Love your word choice and your super sewing take on the word.
Yvonne

Yvonne Garner said...

Awesome page for the challenge. I wish now that I had worked directly in my dictionary! Hugs, Yvonne

Elaine said...

Love how you've done this - a great idea. There's KNIT on the opposite page too!

Maggie said...

Fabulous great ideas!

MaggieH

Joan said...

super sewing kit , love all those sewing stitches stamps

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Craft Barn - fabulous page, great idea :0)

Createology said...

Annie Dear you are genius at this altered dictionary challenge. I absolutely love Kit and the sewing theme...including the wonderful dress form. They are so popular once again so this is quite "fitting"! Happy Creative Hearts...

daisy said...

Like the idea of stamping onto tracing paper then cutting out - a really useful technique when you want to stamp onto an uneven surface. Love the zig-zag stamp!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea and very well done!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Great page and isn't it great when the word you choose has such special meaning to yourself - alas you probably won't find sewing or sewing kit in my book - I lack the talent.Great job.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous, love the sewing theme.

House of Bears said...

That's a clever word choice and a great interpretation of it too.

JansArtyJunk said...

I love your pages Annie...such clever use of stamping...and a sewing kit is certainly one of my favourite type of kits!!

Valerie said...

Fabulous page, love the stamps you've used they look great on the vellum:) I'm enjoying looking through my dictionary too:)
Val x

Dawn said...

Awe brilliant page Annie, fab execution of a great technique too, lol only way to get a decent stamped image on a bumpy surface!! I love the photo in your most recent post too, what a find!!
Thank-you for your sweet visit too.
Hugs x

Sylv said...

Love your sewing kit, fabulous stamps and super page.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

Fabulous page!
I now have the image of you walking down the road, dress form tucked under your arm... :)

Annie said...

great choice of word and wonderful page yet again, it's great to see our books filling up isn't it although I am still a novice at this I am determined to stick with it xxx Annie

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love the word you chose and the way you illustrated it. So clever with all of the sewing paraphernalia. Lovely combination of stamps and washi tape.

Gráinne said...

Great stamp images and wonderfully arranged. Love that page. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Suzanne

Maisie Moonshine said...

What a great page and a brilliant interpretation of your word. Love those images - especially the zig-zag stitch stamp. MMx

Lesley said...

Great word choice and lovely images! xx

LindaS said...

Love your design. The stamps looks so cool on the dictionary page.

The Craft Barn said...

Another great interpretation
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Rachel said...

LOL, love this page! Kit-all depends on what YOU need, right? On some days my kit would be the entire sewing room...kinda makes the dress form more manageable when ya think of it that way, LOL...