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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude #01

Bernice is setting the challenge of doing a Gratitude Journal daily throughout November. I have got off to a good start but who knows if I can keep up.

I was taken by the Scripture for today which is from Psalms 100:4 "Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;" All I could think of were some big old gates so I googled for an image and just went from there.


The technique today was to use a colour you didn't like or didn't use often. I couldn't think of the former and had to do a survey of my last couple of scrapbook albums (71 pages) to see what I DID use. Here are my results:-

23 - Blue & Green
12 - Red
11 - Brown
10 - Pink
  9 - Purple & Yellow
  5 - Orange
  2 - Black, White & Grey.

You can tell I live in a male dominated household can't you. Although I have been bringing Purple and Pink in wherever possible. But, oh dear I was left with Black, White & Grey! OK so I squeezed in a bit of Yellowy/Orange too, couldn't help myself.

10 comments:

Bernice Hopper said...

I love your interpretation of this. Using the gates is a brilliant idea

Dawn said...

Beautiful page BJ, those gates are stunning. Tee hee, methinks you have caught the journaling bug??
Huge hugs x x x x

Fishcake_random said...

Love the idea of making interative journal pages!
There is so much more to this journalling thing than I ever realised :)
x x x

Suzy said...

Love the gates! That was something I was thinking about too but went in another direction. I love that you made the gates open with a hidden message. Great job!

Sunshine Girl said...

Fabulous page - I love those gates.

Anne Payne said...

wow! this is so cool :)

Karen said...

This is really beautiful BJ! xxx

NatashaMay said...

That is a fabulous idea! Love the gates! :)

Fiona said...

Great idea with the gates.

Shoshi said...

This is one of my favourite Scriptures, BJ. I love what you've done with the opening gates! I have been thinking of introducing some moving parts into my art journal pages. I have made some pop-up and mechanical cards in the past and love what you can do with these techniques, and it would be fun to introduce them into the world of art journals.

You are doing really well with your daily challenge, and I'm really enjoying seeing what you come up with as I work backwards through your blog!

Shoshi