Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AlphabeThursday - I is for Icicles

It’s been very cold this last month.  And the word icicles come to mind.  Just in time for AlphabeThursday’s Letter I.   As I look out the back window, I remind myself to put gutters on the backside of my house.  Last year, I had to replace an exterior wall because dripping water ruined the facade.  Recently, icicles have been hanging.  But when the weather warmed up, they dripped away, against the building again!  No photo available, just a drawing.


I really like how my letter I came out.  But I thought my page needed a bit more depth.  First off, the white icicles didn’t show up well so I added a colored background.  But it still wasn’t done.  


This is the time when you have to take the plunge and trust yourself.  I added some red ink with a faded text block stamp and a leaf stamp I carved myself.  Stenciling with sequin waste is always a favorite.  I chose Ranger Archival inks’ aquamarine blue; they are acid free and waterproof.  I also wrote down some thoughts with a new black Zig pigment pen.  Now it’s finished!  Quite a difference with the additional color.


Come see what other bloggers and web designers have to say about the Letter I,
over at Ms. Jenny’s site, …off on my tangent…


8 comments:

Pondside said...

No icicles where we are, but that doesn't mean we won't see them at some point.

Sarah Beth said...

No icicles here either... but I really like your icicle page! And aren't you the clever one with the hand-carved stamp! (there are icy penguins on my blog today hehe!)

Maggie said...

I like your altered art page very much wish I could read your journalling, too!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The color adds so much. Quite beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

A creative look at the letter I!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a cool sketch. I enjoyed reading about your progression.

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful composition, I like their icicles!

Pam Beers. said...

Lots of icicles here. Like your creative use of the letter "I".

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