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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

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.


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

Breesmimi 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

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

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

Unknown 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!