Monday, 30 December 2013

Alpha Challenge - Last Two Pages!

Well firstly, I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope 2014 brings you lots of happiness and smiles!  This is also a perfect opportunity to thank you for all your support during 2013 - your visits and comments make me so happy and give me so much encouragement  - it means so very much!

 Anyway, its the last two letters of the Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn. The letters are 'X' and 'I' so I chose Xmas and Icon.  I have also added photo's of the cover and a view of the completed journal.

X - Xmas

I - Icon


Complete Album

Thank you to The Craft Barn for helping me to step outside of my comfort zone with this Challenge.  I had never done an Art Journal page before and I have had such fun this year and am really pleased with what I have achieved.    It has been wonderful to see all my fellow entrants work too - there have been some truly stunning creations! Pop over and have a look if you have time, you can't fail to be impressed - I feel such a novice compared to others work!   I wonder what next years challenge will be?   Sorry this is such a long post.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Enjoy the rest of the holidays and take care. Christine xx

Here is a quick run down of the products used:
Stamps - Tree Impression Obsession, snowflakes Crafter's Companion Let it Snow.  Letters SassafrassLass Hombre and Fishtails - Crafterwork Card small letters. Circus Letters are IndigoBlu. Forever Friends by Do Crafts numbers. I don't know the make of the Marilyn Monroe stamp but its clear.  All black Stamping is Archival and the Distress Inks used are Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade. Kaleidacolour inkpad Spectrum.  Tim Holts Rays Stencil, White and Purple glitter and White Seambinding.


LindaS said...

Beautiful cold colors for a Xmas page. I really like how you placed the face in the center of the strips on a cool icon page. Great look at your finished book. It has been fun.

Jo said...

Love your pages Chris, the Icon one is brilliant, a fabulous creation.....well done!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas & wishing you all the very best for the New Year!
hugs Jo x

Jackie said...

Congratulations on finishing your first art journal, Chris. May it provide lots of inspiration for the next. I love your last two pages. The Marilyn one is especially striking.
Hope you had a good Christmas - we did - and best wishes for 2014. Jx

chrissies said...

Your lasttwo pages are really lovely and the book looks so good now it is finished

Happy 2014

Chrissie x

Elaine said...

Well done on finishing your album. Your X is good but I love your icon and the radiating lines from behind. Happy New Year!

Sandy said...

Both of your pages are really wonderful with a great cover.
Happy New Year!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You made me laugh when you apologized for your long post. My heaven's, mine are of epic length then, aren't they? Oops!

Your alpha final pages are so well done, Christine! I'm so inspired by the way you stepped outside your comfort zone and made this beautiful album!

I can't wait to see what you do next year! I wish you all the best for a crafty, healthy, and happy 2014!! Cheers!! Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How fun! I knew you've been doing this various alphabet challenges here and there but I didn't realize they were going all into the same book. Somehow I missed that. What a cool memento from the year.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing your journal, Chris ... what an amazing achievement! As ever, your use of colour on these last two pages is fantastic! Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year ... here's to a fun and creative 2014! Anita :)

May said...

WOW...Fabulous pages Chris...congrats on finishing your journal...Wishing you & your family a blessed 2014... Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Well done on completing the challenge Chris, these last few pages and cover are fantastic.
Hopefully see you on Sunday for the new challenge.
Happy New Year

Julie Woodward said...

woo hoo a completed Art journal...well done it's great to do something different isn't it. Hope you are ok will catch up soon as at the moment we are all ill..nige has bad flu and I have had a stomach bug and looks like I may come down with his flu!!! hey ho
Hugs xx julie

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Wonderful last two pages and your finished album is awesome :o)

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fab last two pages. Marilyn is my favourite - love all the colours you used. Enjoy your fist art journal, to be honest, this is my first complete one (I have several others on the go).lol.Practice is what changes us from novice to the next step and I can tell you I have improved immensely over the year and learnt to just enjoy the whole process. Hope to see you at the new challenge and well done Christine on your first art journal.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I must have missed this with all the Christmas and New Year festivities Chris. The final pages are fabulous, love the sparkle on the Christmas one and pretty stamps. Marilyn looks fabulous a true icon! Susan x