Sunday, 10 March 2013

M is for….

Maypole ! Yes I know it’s a couple of months early, but this is my entry for this fortnights Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn.  The letter was obviously M but with a twist in that we had to choose a word that falls between Ma – Me. It took me a while to decide what to do but here is my page in the dream dictionary I’m altering -


The background is painted with acrylic paint, I drew the maypole and ribbons and painted these with acrylic paint also. The  dancing children, flowers and bird stamps are all from Stamp Addicts. 


In dreams a Maypole may represent the ‘dance’ which one goes through when coming to terms with one’s own universe. It is the central pole of the world we create for ourselves, it may be a symbol of celebration, of new life or of masculine spirituality and life giving energy.


I wrote some ‘dance’ themed quotes on the ribbons before adding glossy accents – and crackle accents to the pole for some texture. I really enjoyed creating this page – especially as it was cold and snowy today – the bright colours made me hopeful for spring ! As well as the Alpha Challenge I’m sharing my page at -

Allsorts – Spring

Vintage Stamping  - Spring

Stamping Sensations – The Great Outdoors

Paper crafting Journey – Anything but a card

Here’s hoping spring is just around the corner, thanks for stopping by…Esther xx


  1. Esther! this is just Lovely, I love the colours and the words on the ribbons, Debi x

  2. Good morning Esther,

    What a fabulous way to use that SA silhouette stamp, they look perfectly in the right place underneath the Maypole.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts, Stamping Sensations and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  3. A wonderful page, thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

  4. This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  5. I just love your page, what a great image. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  6. This is lovely Esther! I like how you've put the children dancing round the pole, and the bright colours. Here's hoping for spring, although its snowing here at the moment. X

  7. I love your maypole page Esther, the colours images are lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Great combination and good drawning! Love the card! Greetings, Gerrina

  9. Wow, what a fantastic idea to have those little children stamps dancing around a hand-drawn maypole, this is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in the "Anything but a card" challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

  10. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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