I thought the "S" challenge was bad, but Jane came up with the most ridiculous twist for the latest Craft Barn challenge. It may have been a bank holiday for those who live across the pond, but for me, it was simply horrible.
I kept thinking "how can I possibly justify adding a DRAGONFLY to a word with the letter J?" Then it hit me that JUSTIFY is a J word.
How ironic that I could ask the question and hit on the answer in the same instant.
I only have ONE dragonfly, at least I hope this is a dragonfly. It is a foam stamp I bought on clearance years ago, but never used until today. Did you notice how I embossed the letters using copper embossing powder (EP)? My secret, since I'm NOT a stamper, is to print the words using the "best" print format. The ink takes time to dry, and I'm able to add the EP to the still wet ink. I can then take my time going from my office to the craft room, where I can heat the EP. I tried this technique years ago, and having found it worked, use it when I need a bit of bling on a printed page.
I had my copper leafing pen primed, then it ran horribly. It was the last thing I did on the page, so I couldn't redo the entire page. Hopefully you can read why I chose this word. BTW, Jane I forgive you now that this challenge is in the bag.
Originally, I had planned to circle the J, but since my copper leafing pen wasn't acting right, I decided to not make the page any worse than it already was.
Materials I used were a sheet of blue printer/copier paper, software and printer, copper embossing powder, a foam dragonfly stamp, copper pigment ink, stickers, definition from my Merriam-Webster dictionary, and a copper leafing pen.
Thank you for looking and visiting. I was once again able to visit everyone for our last challenge, and I plan to do the same this time. I'm really curious as to how others treat this unkind Craft Barn twist!
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