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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Alpha Challenge #02 - Christmas

This fortnight's letter on The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge is "C". As I am attempting a theme of special days, it just HAD to be Christmas. My page features a Candle and the 2 other "C" words I chose to highlight are Carpenter and Chimney. I hope you can see the links there.

I made a frame of the dictionary pages this time (covered my words with post-it note sticky) and then Dylusioned in red ink with a touch of gold perfect pearls mist too. I stamped and embossed in gold and added Christmas foliage. I painted a touch of pearlescent cosmic shimmer on the foliage to look like snow. Well it is still snowing here, and has been since 8.30am this morning!

My page has got rather wrinkly and I forgot to make sure I didn't put anything where the Bind-it-all holes will go. But hey I'll cross that bridge when I get to it at Christmas 2013. As I am going to stick the finished 26 pages back to back I might actually stick them on some base card for strength and I can always extend this for the spine. Well it has got me thinking anyway. Loads of time for that thought to mature.

19 comments:

Helen said...

lol, I guessed what C you'd use!! Your page looks wonderful, I love it! The snow outside helps get back in the spirit, too!!

sandee said...

It's a beautiful Christmas page, love the dictionary border. ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ☺

Karen said...

WOW you r quick off the mar BJ :D! This is a wonderful use of the letter! Thnk you fo joining us again over at The Craft Barn sweetie x

Laura said...

Cor! I haven't even chosen my word yet!
Fab page :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful page sweetie, tons of details and it really captures the spirit of the season.
Huge hugs x

Annie said...

3 words for your spread...awesome! The whole page looks glorious!

Elaine said...

Great choice of word and I love your embossed foliage. I'm saving Christmas for X!!

Scrapmate said...

Great minds I've opted for the same word. Love the festive colours.

Maggie said...

Lovely festive page

lena-dailyscrap said...

Christmas was not my first thought - great idea! Looking very festive.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - Very beautiful! :0) Mo

elenigratsia said...

Love your page, the dictionary frame and your folliage is lovely ... I would add an extended base card so that the holes don't go at all thru your pages ...

elenigratsia said...

Love your page, the dictionary frame and your folliage is lovely ... I would add an extended base card so that the holes don't go at all thru your pages ...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful page, fantastic bright colors.

The Craft Barn said...

I love how you highlight several words on a page, extra challenge for you. And I really like the way you highlighted them too. Very clever.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Sylv said...

Love the rich colours, stamping and embossing, great pages.

House of Bears said...

This is lovely and it's great to go with a special days theme.

Susan said...

Very pretty! I love how you framed it with the dictionary pages!

ionabunny said...

Very festive. Love the colours and the word highlighting