Good afternoon all.
Now don't fall over with shock... but I have finished my entry for week 12 of The Craft Barn's Dictionary challenge - AND it was only posted yesterday!
This week's challenge is the letter U - no twist this time - the letter is challenge enough!
I have decided to go for Urbain in my French/English Dictionary which translates - not surprisingly as "Urban, pertaining to town life". So here it is...
Some detail shots...
The Crafty Individuals CI 274 stamps were the perfect choice!
I stamped the "town" street three times and the "village" street once onto super smooth cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. Then using a fine paintbrush, a little water and various DIs (Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Faded Jeans, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold and Fired Brick) I "watercolour" painted the various houses, trying to make them all different.
I then fussy cut them out (you will notice a certain lack of chimney pots!) After the bottom tier of houses I cut up between the buildings to break up the repeat, and then adhered them to the page with a strip of hi-tack tape along the bottom of each row of buildings. Leaving the tops unattached, I hope, gives an impression of depth - and that there might be streets running between the houses.
This was a fun - yet fiddly - page which, on the whole, I'm quite pleased with and it was nice to get these stamps out again!
Off to link now - have a happy and creative day.
P.S. New post over at my gardening blog Maisie, Maisie, Garden Crazy if you fancy a peep at my "outside studio".