Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 21, 2007


go, originally uploaded by ali edwards.

Here’s my one little word challenge page for this week.

Updated with info: this is an oversized album that I am going to be using for the one little word challenges. I took raw and colored chipboard and adhered it directly onto the brown background and then painted right over the top. The one cursive "go" was created with diamond glaze (using it as if it was a pen) – I let that dry and then painted over the top (at the same time as I painted over the rest of the chipboard).

The white pen is from Sharpie – it is called a poster paint marker. It works like a charm on paint, cardstock, and especially on photos.


  • 1.
    Liz said…

    Where do you find the quotes you post under the “Today” Column to the left?
    Do you recommend a website for quotes?

  • 2.
    cindy b. said…

    AWESOME Ali!! Love the GO layout!

  • 3.
    Amber Ulmer said…

    O ali!!! I totally LOVE this!!!! So awesome girl!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us!!!

  • 4.
    Stacey Hoover said…

    Can you share how you do the dry embossing?

  • 5.
    Jen said…

    AWESOME!! I love the blue. So, so cool!!

  • 6.
    Chieko said…

    It’s so cool!
    I love this!!

  • 7.
    Jenny A. said…

    FABULOUS (as usual)!!!!! Please give us details in how you created this!!

  • 8.
    Christina Becker said…

    Very cool!! I love the color and how did you do the numbers? Did you emboss chipboard letters?

  • 9.
    Sara Berry said…

    Ali, please tell us–what kind of white pen did you use on this amazing LO? I have been searching for a white pen for what seems like ever.

  • 10.
    Liz Ness said…

    Love this!

  • 11.
    Cynthia said…

    Oh wow!! I want to know about the white pen also, please share. Thanks for letting us take a peek inside your creativity! :)

  • 12.
    Jennifer said…

    This is so cool. I love the whole monochromatic color scheme and that the letters and numbers are the same color as the back ground. That creates a really stunning effect.

  • 13.
    Leah said…

    You rocked it Ali! Wanted to join in, just always so busy! Lovin’ the paints lately! ;)

  • 14.
    Laura Reaux said…

    Ha!! I was looking at it (loving it!) and Camden, my 3-year-old, said “go, Mommy”… talking about something else, but how funny!

  • 15.
    Barb said…

    Just finished mine today, too.
    Added it to the Flickr group.

  • 16.
    Ann(i)e said…

    now that is very very cool!!!
    mine is here

  • 17.
    noelia said…

    This is so cool.

  • 18.
    Kelley Popp said…

    I really love this Ali-so very inspiring! Love all the paint, makes me want to play!

  • 19.
    Nicole said…

    Really, really fabulous! They should have chose this word for you instead: WOW! :)

  • 20.
    beth j said…

    this is amazing ali!

  • 21.
    kreativekate said…

    Go, Ali! I love that you are doing this right along with us!

  • 22.
    Kelly said…

    I love it!
    Thanks for telling us how you created the look, can’t wait to try it!

  • 23.
    Christine Villacarlos said…

    that is just the coolest, Ali! I love it!!!! thanks so much for always being an inspiration!

  • 24.
    Sarah said…

    That’s so cool – I love the idea of writing with the Diamond Glaze!

  • 25.
    Maria said…

    I love this! I kept my entry in digi format this time. I loved the word challenge! Here is my entry. It’s also uploaded in flickr (great idea by the way)

  • 26.
    lisa said…

    You are so talented girl! I love your “Go” Layout!

  • 27.

    Awesome!!!! Love the technique and thanks sooooooo much for coming out and playing!!!

  • 28.
    Corey Wilcox said…

    Dude, you are so frickin awesome. how do you come up with this stuff? This rocks!

  • 29.
    leah said…

    love it. love it!!!!!

  • 30.
    rebecca harper said…

    I have a feeling you completed Kal’s challenge of not using photos, I love the way she made the words on her album the same color also, it is really cool how you used the blue instead of black, it give the creation such a different feeling… I am attemping to do this right now>>>

  • 31.
    Idan Asinely said…

    wow! very cool.

  • 32.
    Paula said…

    Fabulous Ali!!
    Mine was uploaded to the One Little Word site as I am not quite aure how to do flickr yet. I already have an account with them.
    but it is here,a bit down the page!! TFL.x

  • 33.
    jo anne said…

    wow. your blog is such a find. :)
    great pen, too! i think i’ll be buying some… thank you for the inspiration!

  • 34.
    Amy Peterman said…

    Nice. It reminds me of a blue print.

  • 35.
    elizabeth holder said…

    ali, can u share which larger size scrapbook you are using- with the brown pages? Please?

  • 36.
    Nicole D. said…

    Here is my layout:

  • 37.
    jackie said…

    I absolutely love what you have done…thanks for always coming up with awesome ideas.

  • 38.
    Kim F 267 said…

    I love this technique. I’ve done this on cards and altered projects. It is such a great look.

  • 39.
    Linda Beeson said…

    WOW!!! That blue is just the best!

  • 40.
    chantille said…

    Love it Ali as with all your work, as few posters have asked please could you share what size this is?

  • 41.
    leslie said…

    That’s so cool Ali! The diamond glaze “go” is awesome, I’m going to have to try it out!

  • 42.
    mary said…

    I LOVE this layout and the whole GO concept – and your sharing your ideas which are always so inspiring – thank you… so now – feel like this is an “old” question – but what kind of paint do you use to cover the chipboard? and any special glue to make sure it sticks good?

  • 43.
    Anna-Karin said…

    I love your take on the challenge! The chipboard letters and numbers look really cool. Here’s my layout – I’ll do the Flickr thing at a later stage, my internet connection is giving a bit of problems today.

  • 44.
    Amanda said…

    Great idea! I’m gonna try that!!!

  • 45.
    paolo said…

    I love that poster paint marker. I’ve forgot to sneak off with that thing from when we worked on your CKU Detriot name tag project ;)

  • 46.
    Kla said…

    Stealing this stealing this stealing this!!!!

  • 47.
    erin yamabe said…

    i might have already commented, but i just really love this piece!

  • 48.
    shelley said…

    This is SO cool! THanks for sharing! Shelley

  • 49.
    stephanie said…

    this looks really good!

  • 50.
    Jessica said…

    This is such a cool layout! At first examination of the picture it looks like you dry embossed all of the numbers and gos. But what a neat trick to use the chipboard, diamond glaze(awesome!) and paint over it all. So cool!
    Thanks for the Sharpie paint pen tip too! I didn’t realize they were acid free!

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