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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, 24 June 2013

Alpha Challenge #13 - Bonfire Night

Yay The Craft Barn's next letter in their Alpha Challenge is "B" so for me an easy Special Day or rather Night as I have gone for Bonfire Night. Here in the UK this is celebrated on 5th November as a thanksgiving for the failure of the gunpowder plot in 1605.

I never thought I'd be using my leaf dies as flames, first for my Pentecost Page, now for this one, but they seem to lend themselves really well. I covered my 6x6 paper with the relevant "b" pages from my dictionary and masked out the Bonfire definition before spraying with my black Dylusions! Thought I have obliterated all notion of the dictionary pages at first but fortunately not.

I piled various branches to make the fire. I cut the letters out of different pearlescent or metallic card before dotting around them with stickles and liquid pearls like fireworks. I had to add our little saying, "Remember remember the fifth of November" to finish off.

22 comments:

Karen Gist said...

I would never have thought of leaf dies for this BJ. You are clever! Fantastic page. I am going to look around the Houses of Parliament next week too :D xxx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous page BJ, you are sooooo inventive, I love it. Fab job with the fireworks too, with the letters they really make the page pop.
Huge huggles x x x x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful idea! LOVE your page! Valerie

carolfromkiwiland said...

Great page BJ.We celebrate Guy Fawkes on the 5th Nov too but its not like the time we celebrated it in England.Ours is in early summer and sometimes there is already fire bans in place and the drag is waiting for it to get dark enough, at least 8pm, to light a fire and let off fire works.Often the weather is windy too so we have to wait a day or two.But your page brought back lovely memories of standing round a big village bonfire earlish on a cold night - everyone was so happy.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - AB Fab BJ! Very clever idea to use the leaves and I love your firework lit sky. Wonderful :D
ps - Thought I would let you know that I got to your page by going through your profile from the comments sectin of the craft barn because it's very difficult to actually clic on your link. For some strange reason it is off to the side over craft barn links

Helen said...

Inspired use of leaves, and what a great word/day to depict! I was sure you'd go for birthday, lol!!!

Pat said...

What a clever way to illustrate the owrd.

Julie Ann Lee said...

It's amazing how adaptable die-cuts can be! I love this, as it really leaps out of the page! It's an interesting choice of word too. I love the dark background and the fireworks! Julie Ann x

Elaine said...

Great page and great use of the dies - love your twigs at the bottom too for the bonfire!!

Scrapmate said...

This is such a clever way to use the leaf die. Fab page.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous idea and a great take on the letter "B", beautiful work.

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in Timberland
Great use of the leaf die. Bought back memories of bonfires and fireworks growing up as a child

Sandy said...

How delightful and creative!! Did you bring the marshmallows?
Sandy

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely, lovely! So much work put into this one! Love what you did with the dies here.

House of Bears said...

Brilliant, using leaf dies as flames is inspired.

Maggie said...

Great page and ideas for bonfire night BJ

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Fabulous page, love the bonfire made with the leaves and the beautiful firework background.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

Fab as always BJ
:)
Thanks for sharing,
Laura

Julia S-W said...

Clever to use the leaf dies for the flames BJ! Lovely and sparkly too. Hope you are well.
Julia

Cazzy said...

Thinking outside the box, that is clever BJ! Thanks for commenting on my U page too.

Cazzy x

Joan said...

What a fab bonfire,great use of the dies

Joan

The Craft Barn said...

This die is perfect for flames, would not have thought of that myself.
Well done, great page!!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy