' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Dictionary Letter I

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Dictionary Letter I

The Craft Barn Dictionary challenge is approaching the finishing line with the last 2 letters.
Plenty of choice for the letter I (unlike the X letter I still have to do) but I simply followed my crafty heart and chose "ink".

You will think the left and right don't go together and you will be right, visually it doesn't quite gel! I stuck with it because I like the concept of having traditional ink (black) and modern representations on facing pages.

On the left, I started with an attempt at medieval illumination (I used gold ink over a flourish stamp portion) of the letter I.
I then partially inked the Calligraphy Mat 13 (The Artistic Stamper) to represent a manuscript written with a quill...
The chevron stamp (Docrafts) at the bottom of this page fills up an otherwise empty space and, hopefully leads the viewer into the second page.

On the right, I illustrate how I use inks nowadays, dribbling, spraying and of course stamping with inks!

I am also entering the page in the SSS Monday- and the Artistic Stamper  challenges.

Hope you've got Christmas under control....


  1. Great idea and lovely representation of inks! Looking forward to seeing your finished book.

  2. Great pages :) thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month .

  3. What a fun page! Love the ink! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Great inky pages love the contrasts.

    Merry Christmas

  5. Visiting from The Craft Barn - lovely inky pages. I like the brightness of the right-hand page but I really like the olde worlde image on the left. Merry Christmas :o)

  6. Wonderful pages. I do think the colored ink adds lots of interest to your great take on the I.

  7. So fantastic, very artsy. Love it.

  8. Love your choice of word and the way you have chosen to depict it.

  9. The arrow definitely draws you to the other page, as if the vibrant colors need to. Fantastic flower.

  10. Wonderful ink page, love the vibrant colours of the ink running down your page and your Medieval Illumination.

    Sylv xx

  11. WEll done on this last letter, love the ink.
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn and Happy New Year.

  12. Its a great Ink page and perfectly depicts how our use of ink has changed over time but not our love affair with the messy stuff. From medieval time to now we still have inky fingers. love it.