Wednesday, 18 December 2013

X is for Xenops and I is for Infancy.....

Wow!!
I've made it...
I finished the Alpha Challenge
Over at
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 We are finally at the last two letters for the Alpha/Dictionary challenge!
X and I
 I had one small and one large compartment left to alter...
and for my last 2 cubbies in my Printers Tray
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Letter X
I went for the word

Xenops
xen-ops n.
1.   a genus in the bird family Furnariidae, the ovenbirds. They are found in Mexico, Central America and South America and tropical rain forest

So using one of the smaller cubbies in my Printer Tray this week....I filled it with a teeny tiny nest and my little Xenops birdy (which I painted to try and resemble this particular bird!) and then adding to part of a previous challenge, (which was next to my cubby) I added my dictionary definition to complete my X challenge.
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Letter I
I went with the word
Infancy
in·fan·cy n. pl. in·fan·cies
1. The earliest period of childhood, especially before the ability to walk has been acquired.
2. The state of being an infant.
..and for my Last Large cubby, I created an infant from a clay cab face, which I painted with my PaperArtsy fresco paints,

wrapped and filled some scrim with toy filling, added the clay face, and attached a red shell heart button. 
Finally backing the cubby with some of my dictionary book cover and added my dictionary definition.
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....and Izzy has asked us to share a picture of our finished dictionary (or other completed project)
So here it is....
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and if you are interested in seeing any of my individual alpha challenges, you can see them easier by pressing Here
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So there we go, a wonderful Alpha challenge has come to the end. It has been great mojo motivator every fortnight...and I've had so much fun choosing words and altering my tray for this years challenge...
  Many thanks to the Craft Barn for the fabby inspiration and looking forward to the New  challenge which starts 12th January 2014.
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Thanks for Peeking
Jan x
 
 

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic printers tray. I love how you have kept to a colour scheme and it's so interesting with all the bits and bobs you've added. Well done on finishing it!! Hope you have a great Christmas!

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  2. Absolutely stunning. Love the eclectic mix of elements. This is just fantastic . Have a wonderful Christmas . Tracy x

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  3. WOW...Jan it all looks so AmAzing together... (I knew it would)...Absolutely Fantastic...the elements all look fabulous together...love the Red too... Brilliant work....Merry Christmas to you & your family & A blessed 2014.... Hugs May x x x

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  4. Congratulations, good X word and the infant is very clever.. What an achievement, the tray is wonderful. I didn't realise, as we went along, that there was a colour scheme. Hasn't it been fun. Won't know what to do this Sunday...a very Happy Christmas and a New Year full of great ideas.

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  5. Jan - your finished tray is amazing. Love the colour scheme you used bringing it all together, your last 2 cubbies are super too. Adore the infant - baby Jesus or Immanuel perchance? BJ

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  6. WOW - the finished project is totally brilliant. A box full of inspiration (you should put it as your blog header for 2014). Thank you so much for sharing your ideas throughout the year. Have a fabulous Christmas xxx

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  7. oh jan, wow wow wow....its is wonderful...yes love your color scheme , it ties it all together ...and so many wonderful things to look at ,,loved how you 'nested' your bird too...:)

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  8. Your tray looks absolutely beautiful Jan! I have watched your journey and have been overwhelmed with what you have come up with. Thank you so much for taking part this year and look forward to seeing what you do with our challenge next year!

    Karen from The Craft Barn x

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  9. Oh Jan, your finished tray is amazing - so filled with little stories and beautiful creations. I love the two last oned you show here. The dress is darling with the bird, and the little face you made looks wonderful in the -infancy- tray. Isen`t it fantastic to have finished it all, and with such a gorgeous result !! Hugs,Dorthe

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  10. Wow Jan I was really looking forward to seeing the finished project and it didn't disappoint, you must feel really proud of this project. Your last two cubbies are brilliant words and ideas, it has been a great challenge and hope to see you in January when the new challenge starts.
    Merry Christmas
    MaggieH

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  11. We've all been waiting for the big reveal - WOW, it's every inch as stunning as I knew it'd be. What a beautiful piece of art, exquisite.

    Thanks for my Christmas card Jan - so cute, love the little Christmassy owl xxxx

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  12. Wow what a great project! I love it! And your final 2 words are fab!

    Merry Christmas!

    xxx

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  13. Visiting from The Craft Barn - what a fabulous pices of art to keep & display for years to come. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing your creations aevry fortnight Jan. Have a wonderful Christmas :o))

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  14. Wonderful work. Love your trays and to see it all finish is all over the top fabuleos. You rock girl. It's amazing work you've made.

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  15. Wow!!!!!!! What a gorgeous project, dear Jan! Love, love, love it!
    Gave a peaceful and happy Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year! Lots of love from Germany
    MARTINA

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  16. Wow - wow - wow... I'm really missing words, such an amazing project. The whole piece looks FANTASTIC.

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  17. So beautiful, very inspirational
    So much detail, you can look and never see all the detail, fab!

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  18. Still here lurking and looking! so love this tray, the colours and detail are fantastic. I hope to actually do something myself next year, this one's been a bit of a lazy one. Have a great start to 2014! Mx

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  19. An amazing project that I have followed in awe. It's great to see the completed tray with all the cubbies complete.

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  20. Oh my gosh.. I knew I would love this.. I have been so looking forward to seeing your cubbies all done.. I LOVE it.. You really did do an amazing job my friend.. I Hope you had a Merry Christmas.
    Wishing all the best in the New Year..

    Hugs~

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  21. Jan, your tray is a masterpiece . Pure genious. Just putting the finishing touches to my journal. This has been a super swap and I'm glad we all stuck with it to the end. hugs Mrs A.

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  22. Amazing tray with all the cubbies filled, love your choice of words for the last two.

    Sylv xx

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  23. This is one true work of art. I was really looking forward to seeing the whole frame finished, you did an amazing job!!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn and Happy New Year.
    Izzy

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  24. Oh Jan... breathtakingly beautiful.... oh I LOVE it... and adore the last two additions... how sweet is the bird... and the clay faces are adorable... have so enjoyed watching this project evolve over the past year... absolutely gorgeous... happy 2014 to dear you and your family...

    Jenny ♥

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  25. Dear Jan, I hope you spent the festive season well? I wish you and your families a healthy and happy New Year.
    If you want, then have a look over at my blog. Because there is something to win :-)
    Hugs MARTINA

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  26. Your tray is a fabulous 3-D alpha collage! What fun it was following you through this challenge. I tried choosing a favorite letter, but I couldn't. Each one is illustrated so cleverly.

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  27. Hi Jan great choice of I and X words and again beautifully depicted. The tray looks stunning and you must be very pleased. Do you look at it and go 'wow I did it!' I have to ask, did it make much of a dent in you stash of goodies where you just kept finding things to add to your tray? See you at the new challenge.

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  28. Hi Jan, I was admiring your awesome project again and saw that I hadn't left a comment, when I was sure I had - apologies! This has ended up as a real heirloom, it is beautiful. I also enjoyed the journey as you reached the end! Really fabulous work. Happy New Year, have a great 2014. Barb x

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