The end of the Craft Barn's year long Alpha Challenge draws to a close. Both of the last letters "X" and "I" have been given to us with a deadline of the end of the month.
I have done both pages and must get to sorting out the pages into a book before the end of the year too. Perhaps I'll get to use my "Bind-It-All" from last Christmas for the first time then - LOL.
Anyway, I asked my son what special days to do and for "I" he said Independence Day. For the "X" I had to resort to Xmas despite the word smarting with me, and having done Christmas back in January! I have however added the definition for "X" on its own and as it can stand for Christ and the Cross so it isn't really a derogatory word for Christmas after all.
For Independence Day I had a play with the American "Stars and Stripes" flag, so I flipped through my latest Radio Times and tore out some "stars" for the corner. I curved a border stamp on my acrylic block for wavy stripes. The Statue of Liberty was printed from the internet.
For Xmas I sprayed my backing with Dylusions (at the same time making my sprayed backing for my 12 months zine - well don't get my spray booth out that often so had to make the most of it!). I have been trying to use up bits and bobs I have hoarded over the years (Christmas and otherwise) so after some stenciling I stuck those on.
So there we go, a wonderful challenge has come to the end. It has been great, many thanks to the Craft Barn - next challenge starts 12th January 2014.
- Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm a lapsed crafter of late but still managing my diary Scrapbooking, plus cards as required. Previously I've also dabbled in 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 usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing, not really got back to the latter since the pandemic. I like walking which I couple with Geocaching and sometimes Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I am a Christian.