Saturday, 1 October 2016
Dictionary Challenge - X
Well the letter we have all been dreading had to come up at some stage but that is not why I am sneaking such a late entry into the Craft Barn's Dictionary Challenge. For once I knew which word I wanted to do but I have had family staying with me and crafting has had to take a back seat. Regular readers will know that I am also taking part in an alphabet ATC challenge on the UK Stampers forum and had made 3 different 'X' ATCs for that recently. I had sort of figured out which 'X' word to use for the Craft Barn challenge at that point. My word is 'Xenophile' - the opposite of Xenophobe. I love finding out about different people, countries and cultures and so it seemed an apt word for me to use.
I started with some patterned paper from Papermania called 'All Aboard' but sadly it was not long enough to cover my page so I added a strip of another paper from the same range. The join was covered with some decorative tape with a travel theme and the quote 'we are on the way - life is like a journey waiting for us to find all the good things'. The main image is by Hampton Arts, stamped in Sepia, coloured with pencils and cut out. The landmarks were all stamped on tissue paper, cut out and stuck onto the background - this is a really good way to add stamped images if you are worried about ruining your page with a badly stamped image. Most of the images are by Katzelkraft with the Taj Mahal by Judikins and an unknown oriental image. I added some other small tickets/tags from the Papermania set and a Tim Holtz hotel stamp.