Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Crafting an X on my balcony

I am still enjoying our wonderful holiday in Rhodes. I am glad you liked my bookmark I made here which I shared with you on Monday, that was fun. I knew that the next letter for the dictionary challenge would come up whilst we were away and I thought that it would be fun to try to join in from here. There is nothing more glorious than crafting with this view from our balcony. In the early afternoon you really need a break from the heat.

As I said in my last post I have bought just a few things away and all seemed fine until I saw the letter and yes you guessed...it's X!!! It could not have been more tricky. I had bought my little dictionary away with me and it had precisely 5 entries for X and if you don't believe me here they are!

Eeeeek!!! I thought I had been stumped until I realised that I did have a Xerox.....my Greek night flyer is one. I would make an art journal page around my X for Xerox flyer!
I had bought the bare page for my art journal and I started off with an inky background using the only colour of Paper Artsy infusions I had with me..the colour name was apt...Golden sands.










I added some stencilling and also stamped the edge using my Visible Image Winter Tree. I also stamped the Bronte verse for some interest.I thought the tree resemble the olive trees we see everywhere here.
I stamped the branches around the edge of my flyer too.



I also stamped 2 trees onto the only other piece of printed paper I bought with me and tore the edges.





Then it was time to put my designing hat on...and here is my finished art journal page.
You will see my dictionary definition of Xerox on my Xerox!


I would like to enter my art journal page into the following challenges;

The Craft Barn dictionary challenge X, mine is for Xerox
Creative Corner no patterned paper
Sweet stampin anything but a card
The Paper Girls challenge nature
Simon Says stamp Monday Inspired by music  mine has to be Lovely Day by Bill Withers.
Rubber Dance 2nd anniversary colour swatch choice I used the October 2015 swatch.

I had such fun making this....I really like a challenge but I thought I was stumped with X...
It's nearly time for our holiday to end. I am sure it is lot cooler at home than 29c.  However it will be so good to see our family and dear Billy again. After such a wonderful rest I am looking forward to autumn and the rich glowing colours....and of course conkers!

Thanks so much for joining me for these 2 posts from Rhodes and for your kind comments.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

25 comments:

  1. Hallo Jane, wow, eine wunderschöne X- Arbeit auf einem wunderschönen Balkon in einem wunderschönenen Urlaub- das Leben kann so wunderschön sein ;-)Deine Farben, Deine Stempel-Technik für den Hintergrund und die gestemplten Bäume gefallen mir ausgesprochen gut! Ganz liebe Grüße sendet Sylvia

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  2. Hi, Jane! What a clever interpretation of the letter X! You have been very innovative with your limited supplies and I love the way your art journal page turned out - such much texture on a flat page!
    Welcome home and glad that you enjoyed your break away - we may not have 29 degrees but at least the sun is shining! Hugs, Lisa x

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  3. Fantastic job! Again, love that you created something NOT a card! You have a great talent. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!

    Jess - DT
    www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

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  4. Bravo Jane!
    Love what you have created!
    I would have been 100% stumped!
    xx

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  5. Well done Jane on crafting with limited resources and a difficult letter, what a great result!! :)
    V x

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  6. Nice bit of lateral thinking there Jane! Thanks for joining the Craft Barn challenge and lots of luck in the draw xx

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  7. Gorgeous work and so clever! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  8. What a beautiful view! I wouldn't mind crafting at that place :) I'm on holiday now, too, but I didn't take any craft items with me ... Will be back to my inks and stamps this weekend, though. Anyway - lovely journal page!! Thank you for entering it to our challenge's 2nd anniversary at Rubber Dance :-)))) xx

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  9. Amazing what you can come up with on such a limited amount of crafty supplies, this is very inventive my friend, great job and a wonderful addition for your journal xxx

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  10. What a wonderful view and I'm in awe of what you achieved with the few supplies you had. Brilliant job!

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  11. Well done Jane, I think I would have bowed out gracefully of this one, but you have certainly risen to the challenge. This is perfect, and also a great reminder of your holiday xx

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  12. Great entry, and what a fab place to post from!

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  13. It's fabulous Jane and I am stunned that you took the supplies on holiday with you! A crafty addict, I can relate to that lol! Creating gorgeous art with a glorious view is heaven Karen xx

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  14. Sorry I've been scarce lately, but what fun to look through your recent posts. Beautiful scenery and beautiful creations. I hope you thoroughly enjoy yourself!

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  15. Great choice of word for this one! Lovely background too xx

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  16. Fabulous idea for your X, it's looks fabulous.

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  17. Considering you had limited supplies this is brilliant! I love the background and the stamping around the menu (mouth watering I must say..). Lovely view that you had there...

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  18. Inspired idea to go for Xerox. You've transformed a mundane notice into something really lovely xx

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  19. Absolutely beautiful journal page. You have a lovely Greek light on your side. Thank you for participating in Rubber Dance Stamps Challenge. Hugs, Susan

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  20. Yeah, well done you. X and desert island crafting. Great page. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  21. Awesome job! I also tried to craft a little while we've been to Croatia this summer...but I didn't find much time. Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance this month. xx Susanne.

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  22. How clever to come up with a fabulous piece using limited craft products.

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  23. wow, real ingenuity at work. Its amazing that you managed to complete the challenge in such a clever way.

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  24. You have created a lovely page with limited supplies.

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Jane x