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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.

Monday 12 November 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude #12

Our theme today on "An Attitude of Gratitude" is "My Neighbouhood", and the technique to use a map. I went straight to my old map book only to find I had already cut out our area for my Altered Book! So I decided to paint my own.
It is rather stylised but I think you'll get the gist; Grey > Roads, Clay > Built-up Areas and Green > Woods and Fields. I managed to get a couple of cheap stencils today in town (no craft shops sadly) so have used them for the ivy and swirls. A few diecuts and a mask of a compass to finish off.
Have to say I was rather inspired by Amanda's page of her walk to her Grandma's house.


Bernice Hopper said...

I love it. If you have a stationers nearby, plastic alphabet and number stencils are always useful.

Redanne said...

Hi BJ, excellent job on your map and your handwriting is so neat too! Love the colour combinations. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Gwen said...

Oh I LOVE that you drew your own map! Wonderful!!!