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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.

Saturday 3 November 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude #03

Oh dear have to say today's technique on the Gratitude Journal blog filled me with dread - draw freehand! Not something I am inclined to do, but I watched the video of a mixed media project and knabbed the backing of book pages (left over from my Altered Book) so my pages weren't completely blank to start with.

The picture is of a little stained glass frame we have. I started with watercolour pencils but added distress ink and watercolour pens too as I prefer more intense colours. Still can't get my white pen to work so opted for glitter instead! It's still wet in the photo!
I wrote a synopsis of the scripture Exodus 35:30-35 as it is the one place in the Bible which outlines the gift of crafting.
I hope it portrays my thankfulness for the sunshine and each day we are given.


Bernice Hopper said...

This is stunning. Quite fabulous

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, a very uplifting page, gorgeous colours and lovely to incorporate the scripture too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Dawn said...

Lovely page BJ, your colours are stunning. Lol, drawing freehand scares me silly too!! Great job my lovely.
Huge hugs x

Gwen said...

This is gorgeous! Great job! I have the same feeling about any hand drawing! (I love my Signo Broad uni-ball white pen! It is pigment ink and the kind that Kristina Werner recommends.)

SandeeNC said...

It's beautiful BJ, you always have such a wonderful outside the box way of thinking! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)