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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. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Alpha Challenge #09 - April Fools Day

So what else does one do on a Monday morning once a fortnight? YES - The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge. This time we have the letter "A" and I had a wealth of special days to choose from.

Ash Wednesday, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, All Souls Day and of course April Fools Day.

Assuming this will be the first page of the booklet I make up when I have finished the challenge I wanted something bright and colourful so I did a jester for April Fools Day although I just had to add all the other definitions onto the page too. Made a boarder of Christmas lights for the fun of it as well!

The background was sprayed with Dylusions. The jester was found on the internet and fussy cut and coloured with my one and only Pro-marker (which was a magazine freebie yonks ago). Buttons and bells Cosmic Shimmer PVA and gold stickles for the lights.

I think I managed a bright page and now on to the housework!

25 comments:

Dawn said...

Brilliant page sweetie, what a fab choice to go with. I LOVE your bright and cheerful colour fest background, brilliant job. The jester is perfect too, love the cheeky face tee hee.
Huge hugs x

Carolyn Phillips said...

Such a fun and colourful page.

Scrapmate said...

Oh a fabulous page and what a colourful start to your book. That jester looks great too!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fantastic choice of word for your special days theme... Fab, colourful and fun 'A' page. Love it!

Elaine said...

Brilliant page - love the bright colours and that jester for April Fools!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely love this page! For some reason I'm fine with Jesters, even though I'm wobbly with clowns - and the glorious colours are so zingy - fantastic!
Alison x

Joan said...

Love that Jester ! fab bright colours and great choice of words

chrissies said...

Made me smile :)

Terrific colours and the image is so much fun

chrissie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, love the bright colors.

LindaS said...

Cool colors and cool. Bright and happy to look at.

Pat said...

Love the background and the jester is great fun.

House of Bears said...

Oh what a fabulous choice of word, and a fantastic illustratjion of it.

Annie said...

That jester is perfect to illustrate the day and bright and colorful is a great start for your alpha book when all is said and done!

elenigratsia said...

BJ what a beautifully colourful entry!!! Love it!

Nan G said...

Your page just dances with color! What a fun word you've chosen. Thanks for visiting me. Hugs

Frea Konings said...

Love your alphabet page! I really like the bright colours and I love the word choice! I have just started my own mixed media blog so I'm a bit of a newby in this area. I would love it if you would pop over to my blog for a visit, you're more than welcome. http://messymixedmediabyfrea.blogspot.nl/
Hugs Frea

coco said...

Hi BJ, lovely and funny Alpha page LOL !! Love the colors and your creativity ! And thank you also for your comment on mine, to answer to your question the fairy stamp you you wanted to know which make it is is called "Moon Girl" and is from Stampotique Originals. Coco x

lena-dailyscrap said...

What a great idea! Love the warm colours and that happy face!

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love the playfulness of this page. The colours are so bright and rich in pigment and the lights around the outside add to the fun. Awesome jester!

Maggie said...

Your page is such fun with bright cheerful colours loving the playful Jester! Great word choice.

MaggieH

Chris R said...


It's a "good mood page" :) I love it

Sylv said...

Wonderful page, love the bright colours and the fabulous jester.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

So colourful and full of fun! :)
Love it

Gráinne said...

Haha! How funny ... great page. Love the use of colours here and the word-choice. Suzanne

The Craft Barn said...

This is such a fun page !!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy