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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Alpha Challenge #05 - Mayday

The Craft Barn have been a bit sneaky with their letter "M" consigning us to "Ma" to "Me" only! So for my Special Days theme, Mothering Sunday was out of the window - shame. I had to put on my thinking cap and came up with May Day although was tempted my a friend's suggestion of Mardi Gras!

As seems to be the case more and more these days, I had no idea what I was going to do and just got stuck in. I found the word "May" in my dictionary and sure enough Mayday was there too, but its meaning was somewhat different to what I was about! LOL (I added the definition all the same).

So what DID I do in the end? Well I Dylusioned the backing paper with green and lime. I got out my Tattered Florals die yet again (certainly having a Tattered Florals phase, I blame Timmy myself - LOL). I cut the flowers in 2 types of fabric. The dark blue came from the packaging to one of my wedding presents 15yrs ago. I cut more of the tiny flower using up the left over dictionary page picking out more "M" words, such a Maze, and Mediaeval, Melancholy, Meadowsweet, Menopause (I wish!) and Mayonaise - yummy. Doodled with white pen and added some liquid pearls. Yep Done!

21 comments:

sandee said...

Well sometimes you have to do what you can do with what ya got, although I was wondering why you couldn't use Ma...with a mothers day theme, but what do I know? lol I think the page itself looks fantastic! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Scrapmate said...

A great job BJ - I was wondering what you were going to do but you have risen to the challenge and it's a fab vibrant page. Mardi gras would have been good too with masks!

Helen said...

oh, well done for your alternative M day!!! this looks beautiful.

chrissies said...

Love the striking colours and the choice of word

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous Mayday design BJ. Love the vibrant and fresh colours. Gill x

Karen said...

This is a fabulous page BJ, love all the flowers :D x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - Your Mayday page is beautiful. I love the colours - aren't Dylusions just the best thing for instant zing! Congrats on finding a special days alternative - I read your comment on The Craft Barn blog and really felt for you! Have a happy week MM x

paulaexuk said...

Love the vibrant colours of your spread BJ, great idea to use the M pages of your dictionary for cutting the flowers. Very nice.

Pamela Haun said...

I love the flowers and all the colors. Great job!

Dawn said...

Wow what a beautiful vibrant spread sweetie, the colours and background are glorious. Your flowers finish it off perfectly, so so pretty. Thank-you for your visit too, such kind words as always.
Huge hugs x

Claire said...

Great page!! So bright and colourful and those flowers look fantastic on it, claire x

Pat said...

I laughed at the definition, no dancing round the maypole then? A touch of Spring I like it.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - I think your page is gorgeous :0) Mo

Elaine said...

Brilliantly bright page - love the colours and big flowers!

Annie said...

The colors on your page are beautifully bright! Mayday is a happy day and your page shows it. I love the little text flowers mixed with the others.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, love the fresh colors.

craftattack said...

Beautiful page with lovely colours. Valerie

lena-dailyscrap said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours!

Maggie said...

Great page so vibrant love the colours

MaggieH

Sylv said...

What a fabulous bright page, love the flowers and letters.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

You did it again BJ, well done!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Izzy