Having completed the alphabet challenge on the Craft Barn blog last year I was interested to see what the new challenge would be. This year they are taking Sara Coleridge's poem 'The Garden Year' one verse/month at a time. You can read all the details for the challenge here.
Having decided to take part, much time has been spent settling on a format. I finally chose to use a rough postcard size 16.5 x 10cm which I will bind into a book at the end of the year. I had problems punching the binding holes after the pages were complete last year so I have done all the hole punching in advance this time.
For January the added twist is that the page has to have 'a bird in a wellington boot'!!!! My drawing skills are non-existent and I had no welly stamps so I spent a while trying to figure out how to deal with this. Twelfth Night came to the rescue - as I was taking down the Christmas cards I noticed one with 2 girls in wellies and miracle of miracles the snowy scene they were in was surrounded by a frame which had a couple of robins. Just get your magnifying glasses ready...
Not a great pic but it's white on white with some glitter so it was never going to come out well. My base page has been embossed with the Cuttlebug snow folder. I cut Memory Box's Country Landscape with a different brand of white card - it's a slightly different white so the die cuts stand out a bit more. I coloured in the trees and roofs for some pops of colour to complement the wellies and robin and added glamour dust for some sparkle. The blue bits along the left are the holes ready for binding .
A tough start to the challenge but I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's.