' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Woman of letters

Friday 1 March 2019

Woman of letters

You know the drill, the 1st of the month is the kick off for the Country View Challenge and Evelyn has chosen Letters & Numbers as the theme.

For my first make I went with letters and made a journal page.

First I prepared my pages with a coat of gesso and glued a printed paper as a shortcut to a colourful background.  As that paper is slightly smaller than the journal page, I added washi tape as a border.

Then I placed some adhesive letters on the page as masks .
This particular sheet hasn't got any E's left therefore pretty useless so this is a good way to use them up!

With the masks in place I applied Fresco paint in Butter around the letters.
Then I used Blueberry to darken the page all around the outside.
For some background interest I stamped with a script image (Paper Artsy ESN10) with white paint.

 More stamping next, with the lady (ID02) and Wisdom (ESN07) in black, "A few pencil lines" (also ESN07) in blue and eggplant all from Paper Artsy.

To finish I added my title with white acrylic paint and to make it pop a bit more I used a black pencil around it.
Take of the masks and voila...

Quite pleased with the masking, less so with my handwriting but I didn't have the right stamp!

If you haven't already come by the Country View Challenges blog to see the inspiration from the whole DT and enter the challenge. If you do you could win a £20 voucher to spend on crafty stash....

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Wow lovely bright pages Christine..your handwriting adds to the personal touch! xx

  2. A fabulous spread, I love the colourful background.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. She's definitely a woman of letters - what a clever combination of words with image. Love the vivid depths of the colours here too, capturing her bold spirit. A brilliant page spread.
    Alison x

  4. Such amazing colourful pages! I love how you built up the colour with the stencils and using the letters as a template was genius 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog! I'm so delighted with my win and special mention 😁. CVC is one of my favourite challenge blogs and I always enjoy seeing the creations from the DT which are so inspiring! Thanks again! Hugs, J 😊 x

  5. What an awesome page!!! I loved reading the process and seeing the result!!! Have a wonderful weekend and March!!! xx

  6. Wonderful page. I thought you had painted it. What a great idea to use papers. Love it.
    Hugs Flo xx

  7. wow - this is amazing - I adore your pages xx

  8. Gorgeous page, Christine! I love everything <3
    Big hugs Evelyn xx

  9. Ah oui BRAVO Christine !!!
    Une belle réutilisation de tout ce matériel dont on se sert beaucoup trop peu, et de découpes en papier qui nous restent... Il faut absolument que je propose à l'asso des projets de ce style.
    Merci :)

  10. Stunning pages! I love the bold colors and the way you've used those sticker letters as masks! I'm so inspired by this! Hugs!

  11. Je suis allée voir sur le blog, ta double page est trÚs colorée dans des couleurs pas forcément habituelles mais j'aime beaucoup le résultat, bravo.