Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm over it

Thanks for all your kind words over my self indulgent sob fest yesterday. Which was obviously HUGELY hypocritical as I don't comment on every blog I read either. So I will try harder this week!

It is Dare Day today. I love Fridays. Love seeing the cards that we have made all together and feeling a sense of collective pride in the range of interpretations. And love seeing how quickly other people join in and create out of this world cards joining in with the dares. It blows me away!

Talking about being out of this world, take a look at this weeks dare...
It was Keryn's turn this week and she (or rather her 7 year old Lachlan), chose the theme of all things Celestial.

I decided to make a sun out of wool and ribbon. WHY? I have no idea really except that I thought it would be a bit funky. I think it is - but it is also a bit fiddly. I punched out a large circle covered it with glue and then wound 3 shades of wool round and about, using something to prod the wool down when it tried to escape.
I adhered the ribbon to card first to make it easier to position. (Adhere is one of those words like sentiment that make it all sound so much more professional I think!)
White square card - I seem to be using these a lot at the moment!
All the papers are Christina Cole which I love as much as when I first bought them.
Circles of paper have safmat sentiments and some Poundland bling stuck on them. Oops I mean adhered. (can't be professional for long)
Shell buttons are my £1 prize from Capture the Magic at Ally Pally.

The Bible study last night was a huge success!
We talked about recording our faith and then got down and dirty.
It was all pretty simple - A4 card
Here are my pages
I have printed out the title page for everyone.
I used the Cafe Rojo font.
Then I swirled chalks all over it and painted "faith"with diamond dust. The little sticker in the corner is from an awesome little stickerbook from the Lindisfarne Scriptorium
Mary Flessom is a wonderful artist who has produced prints, books and the wonderful sticker book and colouring book for grownups!
The theme of last night was the journey of faith. There was a choice of title style. I embossed some footprints before swooshing chalks over. The "footprints" poem was printed on tracing paper, torn and inked. I created the journalling spot with my new scallopped circle punch, then just added a little patterned paper from my old pile of papers, more stickers and a cross punch.

I did have time for another, more linear page but had to give it away!

I promised everyone there would be no show and tell but every single page was unique and beautiful.
It was wonderful to see and I can't wait for next week when we will scrap our heroes of faith.


Samm said...

I love this card!!! nice and bright and cheery!


Card Bored Kitty! said...

Great idea for the sun! This can't fail to make poorly people feel better!

Sarah said...

Lovely vibrant colours! Great idea for the sun as well!

Kathy said...

I love your gorgeous bright and sunny dare card - it's so cheerful and smiley.

What a clever, and can we say CUNNING idea to get your Bible group to do scrapping - I don't know how you got away with it Lythan - but you have and it's a fab idea - it's about time the fun was put back into Churchy stuff.

Your page looks great btw

Lynne said...

Love this sunny card Lythan, it has brightened up my day. :)

Paula Whittaker said...

a wonderful bright and cheery card that would brighten the darkest of days!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely sunny card Lythan, really cheery!

Well done on getting your Bible group involved in scrapping - I hope they're all enjoying the process of thinking about things through paper and 'bits'!

stamp and scrape said...

I wondered if you had seen my entry on the deck of me section of my blog - one of them is based on Mary Fleeson's work. Isn't she marvellous!?
I love your celestial card - all the embellies go so well together.
Ros (PTL)

Paula J Atkinson said...

Fabby card & layouts.
Love the coloured squares at the bottom of the card.

Sheila said...

Lythan your card is amazing both in design and colour. I realy love it.

Susan said...

Clever to make the sun your celestial theme. Lachlan must be enjoying all these space inspired cards!

Keryn Campbell said...

Lovely card Lythan. Bright and Shiney enough to make anyone feel better.

Fiona Carter said...

I loved your card, so bright and happy. Thank you for leaving your lovely comment on my blog.

Gillian said...

I love your sun card Lythan, so happy and bright.. very clever too with the fibre..
what a great turn out of ladies you get for your biblestudy group... love your page..