Following on from the huge success of their Alpha Challenge in 2013,
The Craft Barn is running another year long blog challenge.
This year the theme is
A new prompt will be provided every other week,
leaving us two weeks to think about & create our artwork.
Last year I made a Tag Book, so I wanted to do something different with this new challenge.
I was privileged to have won a prize in the very last week of the Alpha Challenge,
which was £20 to spend in The Craft Barn shop.
After much deliberation, I was inspired by the wooden book & small notebooks.
The wooden book, has a secret drawer.
In the drawer I will keep the small notebook,
where I will keep the inspirational quotes & song lyrics that we discover throughout the year.
So, continuing with the book theme, this year I will be making bookmarks.
These are larger than my usual mini tags, so I will be able to include more words.
I am also going to use black & white as my underlying theme,
with maybe a hint of colour along the way.
This is a reference to the black & white bookprint.
During the year, I will also alter the wooden book & cover of the notebook,
to reflect the theme of this challenge.
The first word prompts of 2014 are
Smile &/or Up
I have chosen smile & my quote is
Be the reason someone smiles today
I have used patterned papers by Papermania, Distress Marker (black soot),
Ranger's Glossy Accents & white grosgrain ribbon.