Tuesday, 6 August 2013

D is for ... Dirigeable

Hello lovely visitors!

The Junior Moonshine's are enjoying a week with their Grandparents, so I'm making the most of the opportunity to have a bit of Maisie Time and potter about doing nice stuff. So first off the crafting table this week is my latest entry for The Craft Barn's Dictionary Challenge.

This fortnight's challenge is the letter D with no twist. I thought this would be an easy letter - loads of pages with D words, but when I actually came to choose a word (two nights of NOT very inspiring bedtime reading - can you imagine that - taking a French-English dictionary to bed with you - sometimes I must look like a right saddo! - poor Mr M.) I REALLY struggled. Most of the words were either "un verbs" such as undress or virtually impossible to illustrate, such as derouiller - to rub the rust off. So on the second night of tedium I was delighted to come across Dirigeable, which translates as balloon or airship (phew!).

This page is very simple - especially compared with my last tarabiscoter page. The balloon stamps are from Hampton Art and methinks I will be using them again very soon...

up close...

(the birds are Crafty Individuals CI 234)

The large balloon is stamped on to watercolour paper and coloured with Antique Linen, Festive berries and Faded Jeans DIs applied with a water brush.

That's all from me for now, more projects in the pipeline...

Thanks for visiting


  1. Super balloons and the birds really add dimension. BJ

  2. Another fab lesson and another superb illustration. I would love to see the completed project when you reach the end of this challenge. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Once again a great word and page. Does the inspiration ever cease?

    Have a good week, Maisie. Peace on the home front.!

    XX Flo

  4. Wonderful word choice and I love the layout, with the balloons soaring among the birds. Very clean with just the right amount of color. And how lovely that you have a week alone for art therapy! Enjoy! Cathy

  5. So wonderful, your balloons are beautiful.

  6. I love hot air balloons, they are among my favourite images, and this page is fab! Keep up the good work! xxx Keren

  7. Wow! I so love this ... amazing balloons and you did a great job on showcasing them. Love the subtle coloring too. Absolutely wonderful. Suzanne x

  8. Brilliant. The image just pops off the page

    Love Chrissie x

  9. I love, love, love this! It's a gorgeous page! I had some friends who actually owned a dirigible when they lived in Luxembourg. Sadly on returning to the UK it had to be sold. Ssh, sometimes I take the dictionary to bed to read for Alpha/Dictionary challenge too! Julie Ann xx

  10. Another stunning page. Your style is so restful (funny thing to say, but its the only word I can think of), my eyes just keep getting drawn into your pages and taken to a calmer place. Love your dirigibles.

  11. Love the airship with the little bit of colour, fabulous page.

    Sylv xx

  12. A really great word choice. I like how the main balloon has been added to the page - gives the page depth. Claire x

  13. Fab page and I love the word dirigible !

  14. Those balloons are just wonderful, great word, and page!

    Cazzy x

  15. Fab word and lovely pages thanks for visiting me


  16. Lovely page
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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