Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Here's my next ATC for The Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge - the letter is W and we have to use CIRCLES.
Well this one made me think as not many of the words I found in my dictionary seemed to go together and I'm still not sure the circles fit!! Anyway I've chosen WILLOW. For the background I've clear embossed the Circles stamp from Tim Holtz and then watercoloured my ATC with Walnut Stain Distress (keep the woody theme). I only have the re-inker so added extra to make some of the circles really dark. I've stamped the pussywillow from Chocolate Baroque's Spring Foliage set in Cocoa Bean Brilliance and finished with the dictionary definition and White vinyl Thicker.
Now the sticks are in fact White Willow. We visited the Willow Farm in the Somerset Levels last year and I picked up some samples of the willow (for scrapbooking purposes!). Apparently you get natural, green and white Willow using various processes and that gives the patterning on willow baskets etc. I've just woven a little thread to tie it together.
So another educational week and I'm now off to see what everyone else has created. If you are reading this, then thanks for looking!!