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Friday, 22 March 2013

It's All Perspective

Hola, it's me, Podgy again, with my entry for this fortnight's Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn. This fortnight's letter is P.

We're altering a French/English dictionary, and we seem to have inadvertently chosen the theme of words which are the same in both languages. I did think of being subversive and choosing a word that didn't translate, but I couldn't bear (bear -ha! Excuse the pun) the wrath of Wilbear if I ruined the dictionary.

Anyway, I meant to take photos as I crafted, but I was busy wandering to and fro the mirror to admire my best birthday present onesie, and completely forgot to record my progress. Hey ho, here is the finished 'bearster'piece.

Would you like a close up?

Oh! You want a close up of the altered pages.

Although I'm sure you really meant you'd like a close up of me, but Wilbear insists I show the completed pages! Pah!

My chosen word is Perspective. I stamped our new Stampers anonymous face stamp directly onto the dictionary, then coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. I smudged Concord distress ink over the page with a foam square, leaving the chosen word clear. I then used our new chicken wire mask to add Dylusions white mist over the page, just for added interest.

I added journalling 'It's not what you see but how you see it' as a definition of my word. I then found a stamp that had the words 'it's all perspective' and stamped that into the page with purple archival ink. What a serendipitous find that was.

Finally, I added a lace effect stamp to the right hand page and some eyes, stamped onto tissue paper then Mod Podgied onto the dictionary. I'm not always too good at this technique, sometimes remnants of the tissue paper are left behind, other times it all dissolves. I have no idea why it works that way.

I had great fun crafting my page in my comfy onesie, you should try it, so much better than regular clothes, and you can go right back to sleep once you've finished your creation, no need to change into pyjamas after!

If you like challenges, maybe you'd enjoy our just for fun March challenge, which is based on the book A Thousand Splendid Suns. click here

Also I'm having a bit of a birthday /bloggerversary giveaway, look here for more details.

TTFN (time to facilitate nap)

With love from the bears


  1. another great page in your alpha challenge, love the face stamp, really cool and the purple colour is a fav of mine.
    Be careful Podgy or your 'big head' wont fit into your lovely new onesie soon.

    Gill x

  2. Your posts always make me smile. Great pages and great images!!

  3. Oh wow what can I say you have used my most fav stamp (the ladies face) and my most fav colour (purple) and in using these you have created two beautiful pages, so pretty and girlie, fabby

  4. Fabulous pages Podgy and I am still admiring the PJs. Don't know about a 'onsie' though..... what if you had to go potty like right now !!!! Could be a disastrophe !!!!! :-)
    IKE xx

  5. oooo I LOVE your onesie Podgy!!!!!!! Hame they don't make them bigger haha! Fantastic page and thoughtful wording. Thank you for continueing to play with The Craft Barn xxx

  6. Lovely pages, Podgy. I would have ink all over that cute onesie if I wore it while making art. Love the vibrant purple and the fabulous use of these stamps. Very cool pages.

  7. Fab pages, and like Bonnie I'm impressed you kept your onesie so pristine... or maybe you have a crafty apron? Amazing Gothic make-up on the stamped face - she looks fantastic, and it's a brilliant quote for the word perspective.
    Alison x

  8. Great choice of word and depiction. I love the purple colour you've used.

  9. Adorable Bear and beautiful design with the purple facets and eyes. Love it.

  10. Super page on perspective and purple too. Love the face. BJ

  11. Great page, love that face and the lovely purple colours

  12. Podgy: what a fabulous job you did with the word Perspective. I love the inky look of your piece and the face with the heavy make up is superb. Best of all? I just love your new onesie - wish I had one!!

  13. Looking great! Beautiful colour - purple+perspective?

  14. Wow Bears - inspired pages, beautiful images and colours MMx

  15. Wonderful colour for the pages and a great word to chose

    Beary nice

    Love Chrissie xx

  16. Wonderful page Podgy great "perspective" glad you managed to keep your onesie's clean love them! :D


  17. Hehe, first up - awesome onesie!
    Love the page, great colour.

  18. Great word and interpretation, love the vibrant colours.

    Sylv xx

  19. I love what you did! fabulous colors, such a lovely interpretation of "perspective" Awesome.

  20. Great choice of word. Love the quote too.
    Well done
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


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