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.