I picked the letter X, mostly because I was intrigued to what it could be. Thankfully it turned out that Mrs A had been sneaky with this, and it actually related to a colour:
X fro Xanthine = The yellow colouring matter found in certain plants as in Yellow Madder.
(Madder is from the Genus Rubia and has small yellow flowers, whorled leaves and a reddish brown root.)
Yellow..... I can do yellow!
So I wanted to do something special for my slot as GD and I decided to alter a composition/notebook, something which I love seeing but have never done, anyhoo I ended up using a hardbacked, elasticated notebook which had yellow edged pages - the elastic was yellow as well.
I decorated a few pages with images, a few with stamped quotes and a few pages I used Butterfly punches on, which were given to me from a friends mum's friend who had stopped crafting due to illness.
I didn't want to fill it too much (it was hard, I kept finding bits n bobs which would have been perfect to go in) as I wanted Mrs A to be able to use it, if she wanted too.
Just realised the elastic is not round the journal in the photo.
I stuck the postcard images onto handwritten vintage postcards, I have about 150, long story not going there, for a lovely personal touch. Imagine reading a note/or letter sent nearly 100 years ago.
front page - Debbi Moore images
Tattered Lace butterfly die
Debbi Moore sentiment
picture from prize goody bag
postcard image from Lunagirl 'Butterfly cards'
tag image from Ephemeras' Vintage Garden
tuck spot paper Do Crafts
image from the Graphics Fairy
image from googled search
paper from Debbi Moore
tag image from EVG
paper from Antique Pinks pack
Postcard image from Fripperies and Butterflies
tuck spot paper doCrafts
image from Lunagirls 'Butterfly cards'
tag image from EVG
can't remember where this image came from
back page - Debbi Moore embellishments
Very pleased with the result, I will probably do some more in the New Year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's take on the letter X over on Butterfly Challenge blog