Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Letter H


The current letter for the alpha challenge is  H.  The word I picked out is Hollyhock.




This is so much fun and when you get through (or I get through) what a neat dictionary to have as a fun art book.

I have entered this into The Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn - Letter H

Thanks for visiting and why not give this challenge a try!!!
Sandy



61 comments:

Netty said...

Oh wow Sandy this spread is utter gorgeousness. So love your beautiful hollyhocks. Hugs Annette x

Lindsey said...

I love hollyhocks, so I think this is extra-beautiful! So pretty.

Marilyn said...

This is great! I love Hollyhocks and now I will always think of you and this fab page when I see them. Your creativity just boggles my mind sometimes!

Bonnie Irvine said...

These pages are so beautiful. I love hollyhocks and you have certainly done an awesome job with them. Gorgeous! I'm really enjoying your pages for this challenge..

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful job. Hollyhocks used to grow wild in the Okanagan when I lived there. I had some triple ruffled ones in my garden that were self sown. Such amazing plants.!

scrappymo! said...

Me again...forgot to say your page is wonderful.

Scrap Affair said...

Wonderful pages Sandy! Flowers and butterly looks stunning! It really does looks like you have fun :)

Becky said...

wow, this is just stunning! Those flowers are beautiful.

craftattack said...

Beautiful, the flowers remind me of our garden at home! Valerie

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy what lovely pages love your hollyhocks ...your dictionary will be fabulous when its all done

Anne

Redanne said...

Wowzers Sandy!! Your pages for H are absolutely stunning, love the hollyhocks (Donna Downey?) and your colouring is fabulous. Truly beautiful pages - love them. Hugs, Anne x

Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous hollyhocks on your DPS.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a brilliant idea Sandy! I have just scrolled down and see I missed your last Alpha challenge post - naughty me! I love the hollyhocks they look so pretty and you have made a gorgeous meadow of them with that lovely butterfly fluttering above!! Have a good weekend hugs Susan x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love what you've done to your Dictionary.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

cathylynn said...

Holy hollyhocks Sandy! Outrageous awesome pages you have created. I love it all! Fabulous job my friend.
Hugs, Cathy

Kelly Neis said...

Wow I love your pages!!! The handwriting is just as pretty as the flowers, it flows perfectly. I love the meadow you created and the butterflies coming off the flowers. very realistic. Gorgeous pages to look at, I bet in person the colors are very rich and detailed. Beautiful Sandy, I love it!
Luv ya,
Kelly

..Karen said...

Wow! This is reallly great!!

butlersabroad said...

Oh Sandy this is just so beautiful, a wonderful treat for my eyes I can tell you. Fabulous pages, such a huge wow factor, I love them!

Hugs
Brenda

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

What a clever way to use the letter H. I love the hollyhocks. Janie gave me a whole bunch of hollyhock seeds and I hope to get them planted this spring (if it ever comes). I know when ever I'll look at them I'll think of you and this beautiful page. hugs, Ruth Ann

Myrna said...

Wow! What a flash back to childhood! We always had rows of holly hocks blooming. Love your pages Sandy!

MaryH said...

Hi Sandy,Thought I had commented earlier, but not seeing it, so you may get 2 comments! Can't let this pretty book pass with no words! What you've done with the hollyhocks on this page is simply gorgeous. I don't do the 'altered' things, but have friends who do, and I can appreciate the time, talent & effort that goes into these works of art. You've certainly captured the essence of these lovely flowers, and what a treasure you have created. Thanks for sharing. Oh yes, I just read the our local weather guy says 40% chance of the white stuff Sat. You may get more than we do (which is ok by me. You don't have to share it, I won't mind atall!) Hugs

MaryH said...

PS...forgot to ask if you ever get down to Spartanburg, and if so, take time to visit Scrapbook Creations! And if you can, let me know, perhaps we could arrange a meeting..and share a delicious coffee (or ice cream...whatever's your choice!) while we browse fun stuff. Hugs. Stay warm

Pat said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Sandy, love the Hollyhocks and love your project. Have a great weekend.

Pat xx

Pam Sparks said...

Love your H pages Sandy! Holly hocks are so cool and wonderful how you used them!

Lau W said...

Doyou want spring dear Sandy ? With this page, we are in spring...love this season !
This is beautiful, you know how much i love your art !!!!
xxx

Distinctly Daisy said...

Fabulous altered pages. Love the way you have written the word.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Sandy this is awesome, wow, those Hollyhocks look beautiful I love them so much, my mum has loads in here garden, a brilliant way of stamping in a book, excellent creativity.
hugs
lorraine x

Cat's sCrap said...

Waouw ! Very original idea ! Magnificent realization. Ilike !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

May said...

Gorgeous pages Sandy.. Love the colours your hollyhocks are amazing.. Great background...I need to get myself an old Dictionary and play along... Wonderful piece!! Hugs May x x x

Christina C. said...

This is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, Sandy! Love holyhock and yours are so beautiful and I love the shimmery butterfly and the way you wrote the word across the page...perfect!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Beautiful!! Love your hollyhocks the colors are wonderful and your book will be a piece of art work that you can enjoy for many of years.
Hugs

Linda Palmer said...

I love hollyhocks! Your design on these pages are awesome and some beautiful coloring or painting in this book. I don't think I realized you were doing this on the dictionary pages, how cool! You have done as always a beautiful job!
Hugs!

Maggie said...

Love Hollyhocks love your page!

MaggieH

Lisa M said...

You ARE having fun aren't you?? Another page I knew would be a stunner. The colors are perfect and I love the activity at the bottom and then fades to show off the dictionary page. Terrific job Sandy.
H is also for HUGS which I'm leaving you,
Lisa xx

Sylv said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful pages, love the rich colours and irridescent butterfly.

Sylv xx

koala said...

Hello Sandy, this is sooooo GREAT and WONDERFUL idea !!!
Very artistic and interesting challenge, isn't it ???!!! (^o^)/"""
Love ths flower stamp and colors !!! (^.^)v"""

Annie said...

I love hollyhocks and yours will be forever beauties in your dictionary! Great pages! I love that larger butterfly as well!

Jayne A said...

Wow Sandy this is just so pretty and such a fab idea.
Hugs
Jayne

Linda said...

Wow sandy what a little busy bee you have been!!!!! Again this is so clever!!!!! Love the ideas you are coming up with!!!!! Outstanding work my friend!!!!!

EnblogSail said...

The hollyhocks are jus so charming!
Caryl

Kjersti said...

What a beautiful book this will be Sansy - you are so creative!
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Lori said...

Your hollyhocks are beautiful! I'm so sentimental about hollyhocks because my mom tells about making hollyhock dolls when she was little!

Charlene said...

You my dear Sandy are a true artist!!! Your hollycocks are fantastic and the colors....sigh....I need to try more art :-) Hugs sweet friend!

Alice Wertz said...

what a beautiful field of hollyhock!!!! gorgeous work, Sandy! love love it!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Sandy, those holly hocks are so stunning and colorful!! I am so ready for Spring!!! Thanks for sharing your "book project" I'm loving it! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
*My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

Chris said...

This is fantastic Sandy and I love your writing......where on earth did you learn that, I love it? The hollyhocks are gorgeous and your style is wonderful!

You asked about what an ATC is and it means artist trading card, apparently this size of a piece of card 21/2 x 31/2 were used for trading/swapping, I don't know any more than that however.

Have you got your new abides yet?

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy I am visiting again to thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog. It also gives me a chance to see the Hollyhocks, beautiful.
hugs
lorraine x

Sandra said...

Wow Sandy, these dictionary art journal pages are stunning! Love the flowers and the letters are gorge! Beautiful colors too! Fabulous work! Hugs, Sandra

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! Sandy.. I am sooo late visiting, seems I missed action a lot! I love your page very much, I had no idea what holly hock were, I know these flowers, I love your drawing, love your writing, love the beautiful colors, and style of your page. Fabulous like a lovely summer day. Hugs.

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm loving how you colored those beauties... gorgeous pages!

The Craft Barn said...

Beautiful page !! Love hollyhocks. We don't see them much here in Canada, but there are a lot in France where I come from . Miss them
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Kim Dellow said...

That is just beautiful! Lovely altered pages. Kim

Shannon White said...

Oh I Love Hollyhocks Miss Sandy!! and your altered pages are just Gor-JUSS!!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Sandy - the flowers, the colours, that amazing ribbon writing - what an absolutely stunning piece of work!
Alison x

Craftychris said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it! xx

Sue from Oregon said...

oh my...I love this page...and holly hocks too!

Anita Houston said...

Love love love!!! Gorgeous flowers on this book page...oh I love it!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Holy cow!! Love love love those flowers. Love the background. Love how you marked the hollyhock description, love your old dictionary (great idea anyway), love your hand writing, and of course love the creator (which is you, my dear Sandy)

Dawn said...

Ooh, how on earth did I miss this one!! What a beautiful page Sandy, the colours and layout are perfect and I adore your lettering.
Huge hugs x

Sue said...

Stunning hollyhocks. Beautiful colours. Sx

Sarah B said...

This is beautiful - I'm definitely feeling the pull towards art journaling after seeing your fantastic work.x