Thursday, March 04, 2010

I have a very small heart

that is what Phil reckons as my hands and feet are usually freezing
(TMI alert - although now at THAT time of the month my feet are always boiling. Don't you love hormones?)
My hands are really cold now and typing is hard. So more mistakes than usual! But before go and have some warming soup for lunch (packet in cup. I am no domestic goddess) I want to get my blogging done for the Salt challenge this week. Kim set us a challenge that gave pause for thought - Keep yourself from idols. I highly reccommend that you read what she has to share this week.

My layout has some ambiguity in it. There are some struggles with "idols" that I am upfront about but there are some that go deeper that I'm not prepared to share l in public. Nothing terrible, just not for world wide consumption really - some of these things I don't always want to admit to myself, but as I titled it - God knows!
I biffed some yellow bazzill with black chalk ink to distress it. All the papers are BG Origins - some 12x12 and some from the pad. The quote from Ephesians is printed on white card using the Times and Times Again font and inked with two green distress inks and then black around the edge. The photo I played about with in Picasa - adding the shadow and the tint. I always feel a bit egotistical putting photos of me on layouts but it also makes me more honest in a strange way. There are also some Crate Paper cut outs as well as Origins chipboard added. The letter stickers are Jenni Bowlin. Here is a close up of what I did (and didn't!) journal
another quick layout that I haven't shown yet from my Summer 2009 album. This is based on a Sketchy Thursdays sketch and was going to be a double spread but worked better as a single. I am officially in love with that sage green/blue Bazzill. Papers are KandCo; I used a Jenni Bowlin paper as a template for the bracket; Bazzill balck edger; Thickers letters; Papertrey ink stamp; mirri glass and shisha glass from an indian craft stall at Stitches a few years ago
And I made a card with the leftovers
Imagine That stamp and Cosmo Cricket earth love chipboard.

Must go and warm hands (and heart) ready for worship at a nursing home soon!


Kim said...

Stunning Lythan! Adore your layout, choose of Scripture, thoughts...all of it! :-)

pmk said...

Fantastic layout Lythan - and a gorgeous picture of you!

artfulstampin said...

Love the Salt Layout. Amen, God truly does know. BTW, where did you get that necklace you're wering in the pic?

Unknown said...

Very nice Lythan! Perfect for this challenge!! and your layout is so great too! :)

Kathy said...

Your LO is stunning,though I did read the challenge as "Keep yourself from Idiots" the first time I read it. That can't be right, I thought!