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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

B is for Baggage

Hello there, Horace here with week 13 of the Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn. Wow, halfway through already, and what fun it's been. This fortnight the chosen letter is B, and following on with our theme of words that translate the same in both languages, I chose Baggage. Ok so it's spelt ever so slightly differently in French, with only one G, but as soon as I opened the French/English dictionary the word almost leapt off the page at me.

Especially as we have this fabulous Dylusions stamp

I had tried stamping it directly onto the dictionary, but the results were disappointing, I really must re ink my Stazon pad!

I covered my little mishap with some 7 Gypsies tissue paper, which had been languishing in the stash box since Stamperama in February.

Goodness, it's bigger than I thought, where's the world gone?

Eventually I managed to regain control, and added some random ripped pieces to my page

I coloured my image, then spritzed the page with both Dylusions and Perfect pearls mists. I then decided it all looked a little brighter than I'd hoped, so I gave it all a good rub with my bearby wipe.

Hmm, it looked a little boring at this stage, missing a little je ne sais quoi....

So I had a little doodle, there, that's a bit better.

A leedle close up for you, I decided to use a suitcase for a head, as it fitted my word better than the original Dylusions heads, she looks a little weighed down by it all, doesn't she?

Ooh, and the word, highlighted and surprisingly unspoilt by the misting process!

With love from the bears


  1. What a fantastic image and a great word in French as well as English. Makes me want to go on holiday :)

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Horace did a fantastic job, the pages are fabulous.

  3. Great page - love that dylusion stamp too;-)

  4. Love your suitcase head... talk about wearing your baggage on your sleeve!! Brilliant interpretation of the word.
    Alison x

  5. Brilliant colourful page - love the suitcase head!!

  6. Hi Bears - great pages, and brilliant photo story. :0) Love the way you've altered the stamp to fit with your theme, and that doodling definitely adds j-n-s-q. MMx

  7. Well done Horace great pages fun stamping


  8. Fantastic pages, I loved reading your post and your little helper is so cute.

  9. What a cool page, love the stamp and the suitcase head - the colours are great too. BJ

  10. Great work Bears :)
    Thanks for sharing,

  11. Wonderful pages, love the girl with the suitcase head and the fabulous colours used.

    Sylv xx

  12. A great stamp and good choice of word.

  13. Well it's for sure we all carry a lot of baggage - wonderful pages - really well done!

  14. We certainly do all have our baggage! I love what the bears have done with this work.

  15. This is fabulous, Bears! I love your choice of word; is Paddington any relation of yours, an ancestor maybe? I love the techniques you've used, the colours and also how in the end you handled your materials! Julie Ann x

  16. Another lovely page and interpretation
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn,


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