We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Thursday, 17 November 2016

I'm out to impress you!

There are only a few letters to go in this year's Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary challenge, and I've managed to stick with it!  This time the letter is I.

I wanted to impress you with an alternative definition of that word!

The background is some spray inks with cling film scrunched on top to create a random pattern. I then found some metallic effect sticky backed stuff and die cut and embossed (or impressed) the butterfly.

I've also got a set of metal sticks with the alphabet letters on the end which you hammer into a surface to impress the letter. You can just about see the letters.

I think there are 4 letters to go - just hope I don't get brain freeze as the weather seems to be turning colder now!

Loving all the autumn colours against blue skies, just a perfect combination.


  1. Love your intensely coloured background and like your idea of impressing metal. Elaine x

  2. Now THAT is unique and incredibly clever. I have some of those metal stamps, but often find it hard to hold them still while pressing/hitting with a hammer. You did a fantastic job. I LOVE that background technique, too. Odd that I had forgotten how much fun it can be.

  3. Impressive! (sorry couldn't resist).

  4. Impressive play on words- well done for sticking with it:-)


  5. Great play on words there and a lovely card too. Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge xx

  6. I'm impressed! Fabulous background to sit the butterfly on and I love the impressed metal letters.

  7. Great word choice and a beautiful butterfly! xx

  8. Well you certainly made an impression... or two!! Great page, I love the metallic butterfly.

  9. Splendid idea to choose impress. Loving that green background too.

  10. I love this. Beautiful page and wonderful idea.

  11. Great idea, and very well done.