I've put the zoo photos on hold until Wednesday because I FINALLY came up with my S word for the Craft Barn's latest Alpha Dictionary Challenge. There was a twist for the S word I didn't care for, so I put this project on the back burner and struggled with it. We had to add a shell to the S word, and I felt everyone would add an image of a shell and call it something like seashore, seaside, etc. I wanted band shell, but since I'm no good at drawing, I gave up on that idea.
Suddenly it hit me that Seasons was an S word,
and I could use a shell for summer.
I took a few random photos
to show I used Stickles on each of the panels.
Unfortunately, the glitter didn't show up on camera.
The foam and waves of the ocean, also created with Stickles, didn't look like I anticipated, either. I stamped (quite a surprise for me) the shell and fussy cut it to sit over sandpaper I used to imitate beach sand.
I found these leaves, as well as the spring bouquet, in a book of paper cuts by HOTP given to me years ago.
As I was creating this Craft Barn entry, I kept hearing "winter, spring, summer, fall" in my ears.
"You've got a friend" was written by Carol King, and recorded separately by both King and James Taylor. Both won Grammy awards in 1972 for the 1971 song that's considered soft rock.
I can't forget the Craft Barn definition,
or the letter either.
Thankfully I was able to visit everyone with a blog who entered the last challenge, so I feel I am finally getting my time back on track. Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you at the Craft Barn and Art Journal Journey.
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