Thursday, October 09, 2008


Thanks for the comments on the last post. I am now as much back on an even keel as being a volatile little Welsh person will allow :)

I have been making cards like a mad thing recently. We have a church fair coming up... I have been using some of the Scenic Route Surprise papers which I love - in fact I bought seconds which is hugely rare for me! I have been taking a little kit into the sitting room so I can craft and be with the family. Gosh, what a sacrifice! (although I do have to keep nipping out for what I have forgotten!). Here are a few of them.
But I've also made time to scrap for this week's Salt challenge.
Casey reflects ...
What Jesus is saying is that we can take on his yoke and will not burden us. He promises to give us rest from all our seeking and striving to be acceptable. That's the bit I think is cool. So often I find myself striving so hard and have not even asked God to walk with me through it.
When I consciously walk through things with God, it is then that experience the REST he is talking about. It is a rest or peace in my heart, even amidst chaos.
My prayer is that you too may experience this rest.

Unfortunately the pattern of the paper means that the photo slightly hurts the eyes. In real life it is much more rest-ful to look at!
It began as a Just Bex challenge - to use grids and lines. Mine is scraplifted from Lis' (Funky Fairy's) wonderful layout. Mine was even more like hers until the last minute when I added the swirls so I don't know if it counts any more!

The photo is of some geese on the fishing lake round the corner form us. I've said before that we are so blessed to live where we do. In 5 minutes we are at the lake or can walk through corn fields, in 10 minutes I can walk to a craft shop and walking from my house to the station I can be in central London within a hour!

Anyway I added the Be still and know that I am God in photoshop using Scriptina and Times and Times again fonts. I did a lot of distressing and curling of the edges of some Scenic Route Sonoma paper and used other Sonoma for the paper strips. It just needed something else so I went for some Grungeboard which I coloured using some cream rub on things I have had for years. I then outlined it with white pen - a pen which is not very white any more! Title is thickers (of course...)

Here is what the printed journalling says...


lisa said...

Fantastic Lythan : )
I like a scraplift thats takes it's own direction.
Beautiful cards too. Those colours are so beautifully bright. xx

Karen L said...

Love the challenge this week and I love your layout for it, Such a timely reminder too of being still and waiting on the Lord.

Kathy said...

Fabulous set of cards and a beautiful and thought-provoking LO

Hazel said...

Lovely LO for the scraplift (including the swirls) - and I know from experience what you mean about the paddling underneath.

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