Saturday, 3 August 2013

Alpha challenge and Moos

Hi everybody!
It has cooled off a little bit here, at least outside, but here in my apartment it is still extremely hot. It will take time for it to cool down again, providing, of course, that it doesn't heat up outside once more....
My arty kitchen and my laptop are the two absolute hotspots, the coolest place is the bathroom, but there's not enough room to be crafting there! Yesterday my glue stick melted, something I have not experienced before.

For the alpha challenge, letter 't', at the Craft Barn, I chose the word T-shirt. Not very original, but the heat seems to affect my brain, too. I printed a T-shirt onto white paper and added the definition from Webster's online thesaurus. I glued it to a dictionary page using some of my melted glue, and cut round it again, before fixing it to a sheet of DCWV paper. I fussy cut the tulips, and glued on an arrow to point to the definition. I added a tag with 'T' as a 'price' tag.






At Moo-Mania the challenge is to make a Moo with the sun - bad timing, girls! It is too hot to think about the sun! I made 2 not very inspired moos using scraps of hand-painted paper and mounted them onto some ink-smooched cards.


That's all for today! Take care of yourselves, keep cool, and thanks a lot for coming by!

24 comments:

  1. You craft beautifully even when you, yourself feel that you are melting Valerie. Your handwriting is awesome too :0) Mo x

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  2. Beautiful work Val. Your T-shirt page is a real eye-catcher, and I love the moos, too - well done for getting things done in spite of the heat! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Fabulous projects. Loving the Tee shirt Alpha page, wonder what the price on the ticket would be?They are super words on the Moos. Can imagine the runny glue, I've had to throw out 3 pots of acrylic paint today, all dried out and hard as rock. Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Yvonne x

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  4. Melting glue sticks...now that's hot! The T-Shirt background really makes the white shirt pop--Love it!

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  5. cute t-shirt art. Your sun does look dimmed, lol. I've never heard of a glue stick melting either. Wow.

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    1. There's a first time for everything! It's in the fridge now!

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  6. Cute t-shirt page. A very summery rendition and no wonder with the heat you say you are having. Fun Moos. I had to go look up what they are - I might give them a go.

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  7. The paper you used with your T shirt is so cheery and bright. Love the tag. Moos are also fun - the colours with the copper are wonderful. Fancy your glue stick melting! At least you saved on electricity today :o) hugs, Donna

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  8. The T shirt idea is terrific Valerie-love it.

    I can feel the heat in your Moos such rich colours.

    Hope you cool down soon. It definitely feels cooler here at the moment :)

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. geniale T-Shirt Idee Valerie und die Moo(s) sind Hammer ... ich hab hier auch schnón den Hitzekoller... menno ich bin gar nichts gewohnt!

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    1. Ich glaube wir leiden alle unter dieser Hitze, sie ist einfach enorm!

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  10. smashing projects Valerie, Annette x

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  11. Personally, I love your T page. Love the little tag and appliques on the T shirt! Your Moo is also wonderful - how much can you do to a moo anyway!!!! You are just feeling kind of funky because of the heat and who can blame you.
    Fathers, your glue stick melted!?!! I would be living in my bathroom!!!! I sure hope it cools down for you soon Valerie!
    sandy

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  12. Beautiful work Val! Love the T-shirt piece, great idea! Hugs, Barb

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  13. Great fun the way you decorated the t-shirt with the definition and flowers.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  14. Die T-Shirt-Idee ist ja einfach genial!!!
    Deine Moos gefallen mir super gut und die Hintergründe sind spitze!!!!

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  15. Wonderful t-shirt page love the bright background and the added tag, fabulous idea.

    Sylv xx

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  16. Love the t shirt, love the newsprint background too, very clever. A melted glue stick? Oh my! Your moos are lovely, good quotes on them too. ~Diane

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  17. Great work, love the quotes too ! :-)

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  18. So clever doing the shirt like that! Great idea. And WOW on the melted glue stick.

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  19. Great interpretation of the word, well done
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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