It’s been a while since I last made a RAPS – apparently three months, to be exact. And what made me go back to the shrining desk? A crafty exchange! What happened was this: I recently took part in a craft challenge within the junk journaling community on YT. The concept was so fun, so easy – and so inspiring – that I wished I could do it on a regular basis. Fast forward to the beginning of Lent. I had just announced my annual Twitter break when Kate decided to join me. We commiserated over “missing out on the fun on Twitter” when I had an idea. I suggested to Kate that we could try the craft challenge and adapt it to our own RA-related requirements. In the absence of Twitter news, we could thus generate
excuses reasons for blogging while still having lots of craft fun. And so we jumped into the challenge:
Kate and I each chose 5 craft items from our respective
stash hoard – all small enough to fit into an envelope and send at minimal cost to the other. Upon receipt, the 5 items had to be used for a craft project of our choosing. Extra items were also allowed, the only stipulation was to somehow make the finished item related to RA. These are the items I received from Kate:
I ummed and awwed, put the items together in different combinations, put them upside down and left to right and then settled on a project. If you have five minutes, I have put together a time lapse of the whole process. In fact, this is the first time that you can look over my shoulder while I am creating a RAPS.
That was rather fast, wasn’t it? Well, rest assured that it took me more than 5 minutes to create this little box of light entertainment. 😂 The process started by choosing the materials. I very quickly settled on combining that beautiful fabric sample with the golden oak leaf and the black corrugated card. The little dagger and the gold bell were the obvious complementary choices. And with a colour scheme thus set, I needed a mint tin that would fit the scheme. The only one I could find, was the Harley Davidson-themed tin. And apart from Ricky Deeming I could really only think of Guy as a potential “tenant” of this tin.
Favourite ride… *ahem*
Not sure where the dagger fits in for a “21st century biker”, but well…
As for the destiny of this tin… well, watch this space! Kate and I have a cunning plan up our sleeves. And check out her post with the results of the 5 item swap on her side.