Thursday, 9 May 2013

A is for....Absinthe

Hello and welcome.

Do you ever have the problem that your design looks better in your head than it does when you've made it? Well that's how I'm feeling about my newest pages for The Craft Barn Altered Dictionary Challenge.

This week's letter is A but there is no "twist" this time round. It took me until yesterday for the inspiration of what word to use to strike (the challenge must be posted by Saturday), and I worked on this yesterday and finished it this morning. But as I said - it looked better in my head than on paper. I chose the word Absinthe which is the notorious green French liqueur made from wormwood. The liqueur used to be advertised with a green fairy (portrayed by Klylie Minogue in the film Moulin Rouge) so I have included an "altered" Flower Fairy rub-on in my design.

Here it is....



and some detail shots...





The bottle was made by stamping a vintage  bottle image and then enlarging it on the printer/copier and printing on to inkjet acetate. The absinthe is Meadow Alcohol Ink painted on to the reverse of the image. The label is a Graphics Fairy image to which I added text (and changed the colour) in Word. The neck of the bottle is wrapped in green organza ribbon (the photos have bleached the colour a little) and then a Papermania gold sealing wax embellishment added. The bottle is adhered with a big blob of Pinflair Gel in the middle and with hi-tack tape at the edges to create a curve. The fairy rub-on was painted with Meadow and Clover Alcohol Inks and a green gem star added for a wand. The background is my usual Antique Linen DI with green Lavinia Stamps stars to complement the fairy theme.

Off to post this now, catch up with you again soon.


13 comments:

  1. Hi Maisie, I think this is a really creative and inspirational page,
    Rosie x

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  2. An unusual choice of word but you've done it marvelously!!

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  3. Love it! Such a clever idea, love the bottle!

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  4. I really like your page and know what you mean about word choice - nothing seems right until a word 'gets you' and then you have to make it work!Great job.

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  5. Rather a clever 'off the wall' idea I think.

    Beautifully achieved.


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  6. Rather a clever 'off the wall' idea I think.

    Beautifully achieved.


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  7. Oh we really like this, what a clever idea, an original word to use too we think. Well done.

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  8. Very smart! I believe you must be a fan of the movie Moulin rouge too. Absinthe - never tried it I dont think I will ever dare - love your bottle though!

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  9. I love the technique you've used for the bottle and the fairy is awesome :)

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  10. What an unusual word choice.I like how you've depicted it.

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  11. Wonderful page, love the altered flower fairy and that wonderful bottle of Absinthe.

    Sylv xx

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  12. amazing once again
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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