Thursday, 13 June 2013
U for Undergrowth
Here's my next ATC for The Craft Barn's Alpha/Dictionary Challenge where the letter is U.
Well I looked through my dictionary and only wrote down 3 words - Ultraviolet, Undergrowth and Underwater. I didn't want to do Ultraviolet as I did violet for V and so checked Wikipedia for other colours starting with U. I discounted Ultramarine and Ube (a medium lavender) and so decided to go down the green Undergrowth route with a little Umber!!
The background is Old Paper and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink misted with Bundled Sage and mopped up with the ATC - I've blended on a little Vintage Photo too. I've used stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Spring Foliage set and the fern and dragonfly from Crafty Individuals (CI - 207) inked with Pearlescent Ivy and Thyme Brilliance. And yes, hiding in the undergrowth are hares (free with Craft Stamper magazine) inked with Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink. My initial idea was dark undergrowth but I used Brilliance which shines, so I also added some Aqua Stardust pen to the dragonflies to make them a little irridescent too. My ATC is just finished with the dictionary definition and the alcohol inked vinyl Thicker.
Nearly at the halfway stage and I can see this challenge getting trickier - trying to vary the designs and getting a good mix of colours. I think next time is week 13 so I intend laying all my ATCs out and taking a photo. I ought to think about creating an album too!!
Thanks for stopping by to look and for your comments. I'm off to browse everyone else's creations!