Friday, November 15, 2013

Q is for Quangle (plus final catch up)

Q is for Quangle

All caught up over at the Craft Barn's challenge HERE  Please excuse my poetic licence in using this word, I have taken my inspiration from a poem by Edward Lear, The Quangle Wangle's Hat.  My children adored this poem and I am sure they had their own pictures in their minds of how it should look.  I have decorated the hat with ribbons and bibbons and buttons and lace and bells and added pictures of all the creatures that came to live on it.  If you have never read the poem here is a link click here and you may have seen a couple of the illustrations before, adapted in my own style.
N is for Nectariferous
I always thought that Nectariferous meant insects that drank nectar, oh how I was wrong.  It means secreting nectar as in plants.  I decided to do a lot of stamping on my spread this time, flowers along the bottom using Anna Griffin pens with brush tips, and an assortment of bees, butterflies and a dragonfly all coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils.  Background is painted loosely with watercolours.  I managed to use the "N" from my dictionary this time to start my choice of word.
Z is for Zentangle

I chose to do a Zentangled tree and to Zentangle the word itself.  This is a time consuming craft and one that I have only just begun to try.  I love the end look, especially when a trompe d'oeil effect produces 3 dimension to the item.

I really enjoy looking round all your dictionary spreads, thank you for sharing them with us all.  Comments, as always, are greatly appreciated.