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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.

Tuesday 15 October 2013

October : Swaps

I have been busy the past couple of days completing a couple of swaps and doing some work on my 12 months in view journal.

The first swap's remit was to make something postcard size and the theme was "doors". We were given a picture of an arched door to use if we wished. I started with that picture and worked from there.


I backed the printed picture on card, cut round the door so it could open. I framed the door with some Christian ribbons and edged in more ribbons.

The words are the title of a section in Matthew's gospel, chapter 7, from verse 7.

Inside the door I wrote some words from this scripture. It seemed rather appropriate for the door theme to me.

The second swap's remit was "metal" so I tried to use as many metal techniques as I could.

1) gilding flakes on a strip of DST.
2) real metal - tomato purée tube cleaned of course! with some alcohol ink
3) aluminium tape on card, die cut, alcohol inked and embossed/shaped
4) metal brad
5) gold pen
6) gold glitter
7) perfect pearls
8) clock pieces


Karen said...

ooo what lovely makes BJ! our metal card is just stunning my lovely! Love your Christmasy makes below too xxx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous makes sweetie, I knew those ribbons would be in good hands tee hee. Your flower is amazing, such vibrant colours, superb job my lovely.
Huge hugs x x x x

kay said...

These are gorgeous BJ, love the metal flowers x