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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 31 December 2012

The Magi

Been meaning to get some crafting done over the holidays and about time it came out of my head and into my journal. Thought the visit from the Magi to baby Jesus would be fitting to follow my Advent pages. Jesus was about 2 years old when they came. Unfortunately their visit alerted the jealous King Herod so the Holy family had to flee to Egypt. The gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh certainly would have helped ease the burden of their exile. Yes there were 3 gifts told of but not nesessarily 3 Magi nor would they have travelled on camels as horses would have been much more likely for their wealthy station in life.

I used dylusions for the backing and made the 3 crown stamps using my new lino cutters and the end of the big eraser I had used before. Even the square stamps are from a stamp I MADE, which was just a doodle when I got the cutters! Might pluck up the courage to use the lino tiles I got as well now I have had a go.

Happy New Year to All


SandeeNC said...

Beautiful pages, love the back ground colors. Happy New Year my bloggy friend, waving hi and counting down in the hills of North Carolina :)

Unknown said...

Lovely pages. Happy New Year to you.

Christy said...

I am always in awe with artsy pages like this...FANTASTIC! Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card this challenge!!!!

Julia S-W said...

Hi BJ - Happy New Year to you and your family! I've only just started crafting again and now I'm madly trying to catch up with comments at Anything But A Card.
The colours you've used really glow and the addition of the gold is a perfect touch. I'm so impressed that you are making your own stamps and you have the tools too - haven't done that since I was at school! A wonderful page spread and thanks for linking it up at Anything But A Card this time.

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous background and homemade stamps! Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Margaret said...

You have captured the regal essence on these pages! The beautiful background and the glinting gold are perfect for the Magi! How amazing that you created your own stamps too! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the Anything but a Card anything goes challenge this week! Love the techniques you used on your project...the home made stamps are awesome!