I have my September BJP08 page done! I am so happy. I really hate getting behind as it seems you never catch up. (As in my last page from 2007 which still isn't done - but now I have the rest of this month to work on it).
My color is yellow. Yep that's pretty obvious. The gifted beads I used are:
- The mexican tubular bead from my daughter Tena.
- The three small cubes at the top are from my son James.
- The dark, matte seed beads making up the circles are from Grace.
- The 3 tiniest brass beads are from my niece Katie.
I don't think I will have so many gifted beads to use on most of my pages and none at all on some (where I will have to come up with something I make) but this made a very good start to the year.
This piece is measured 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 or one half of an ATC card before trimming and adding the edging. It's just a tiny bit bigger now.
I have two children and so I added the two hearts on this piece. I had no idea how this would turn out. In fact, I ended up turning it upside down at the end just before adding the hearts as it seemed to look better that way. That means the bird on the mexican bead is upside down now but I still like how it looks.
Now to start getting supplies out for the next page, draw a fairy my granddaughter challenged me to and finish my last 07 page.