Hi everyone, as most of you know I've been out in blogland finding all sorts of new trouble to get in. LOL One day while searching blogs I can across a dictionary challenge at The Craft Barn.
It just started in January and runs every two weeks, this time the letter they gave was "H".
Each time I find a new use for my art I run into unexpected problems or gifts shall we say. This was no exception. I started with a dictionary I purchased at the dollar store. A dictionary is a dictionary right? I was so wrong ..... because of the materials the $1 dictionary was made of even with pasting the pages together I could not get a good surface to work on.(Lesson #1) Speaking of pasting pages together you can see all the wrinkles more paste is better than less.(Lesson #2). Now if you are going to stamp on the book remember it has a crease and your block/stamp might not fit all the way(Lesson#3). If you are stamping, your inks have to play nice not only with each other but with the text and your Gesso(Lesson#4). It helps if you can pick a word in the "letter" that falls directly in the middle of the group of words your letter is using, equal pages on both sides(Lesson #5) That is way enough lessons for one project. So I went to the middle of the "H's" once I figured that would be best, and what word did I find hide/hidden. This whole page was meant to be as whimsical as I could make it. If you personally knew me you would know that for the most part I'm pretty much the serious go by the book person so this was so much fun. I have hidden creatures and 1/2 hidden creatures, even a mask on a girl. See how many creatures/and items you can find hiding or 1/2 hidden.
I used a number of stamps, from a number different companies. If any details are wanted please ask. This whole inspiration came from that fox stamp up in the left page that had never been inked. He looked so mischievous I just had to do this page.
I hope I provided you all with a smile for the day at least.