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.