Friday, September 07, 2012

Messy Friday

Well, it is Friday and the first Messy Church of my new pastorate. Both my churches do Messy Church so I get to have "fun" twice a month. Actually Messy Church is fab - it is just very tiring! You start with craft and messy activities which tie into a Bible reading, then have a worship time (lively and interactive) and then everyone eats together. The idea is that families come and play and worship together. I am doing the story of Creation using Rob Lacey's version which will need practicing a bit. Its my first Messy Church worship so I hope they will be kind!

I've had a bit of a mess about time as well as I ordered Carys a new mattress (hers is awful) and paid by Paypal which had retained my old address as the main one unbeknownst by me (I am sure that I changed it, and the new address was there, just not as my main one) Anyway thanks to Mattress Online who have sorted me out and saved me from one of Carys' looks. (Scary)

Aaaaaaaaaand I got into a bit of a mess with the Daring Card challenge this week, suffering from the ownchallengeitis that we all get (aka getting stumped when you came up with the Dare). It being the first Friday of the month it was colour challenge day. I love this photo that Phil took and used a colour generator to create a palette

I love those colours. But then looked for papers to use. I have a lot of papers. A LOT of papers. I almost got depressed at the amount of paper that I have (so much lovely stuff and yet I buy more. It's shameful really). And yet, hardly anything to match the colours AT ALL. So this was as near as I could get
The blue is a little paler in real life and is embossed with a brick pattern to echo the photo. I do like the black/white stripe that goes with the woman's top. The papers are MME; Basic Grey; Piggy Tales; Bazzill and the sticker is Echo Park (with added gems). The focal point is raised as the black stripe bends round a bit
See? The cloud and phrase are an Imagine That set

And look at this

the answer is that I need to take photos in the morning and not in the afternoon/evening which is the opposite of what worked in Upminster. Doesn't it look better now? And you can see how the three buttons together have a colour in them (only in certain lights)

While I am on a roll
Basic Grey Clippings has come into my possession. It is right up my street and I have had fun cutting out all the bits they have stuck together and then sticking them back slightly differently. Almost everything is from the paper kit apart from the green washi tape; the bird die cut (K and Co I think); the grey button; the ships wheel (a freebie from Dies to die for) and the Liquid Pearls/glitter glue dots that I don't seem to be able to do without at the moment.

Even set on large that writing is small so
I say "music" it is mostly music from computer games. Yup he is a true geek.

And finally
The patterned strips down the side were on one paper so I cut them all out and stuck them back down on another! I prefer that even though it is hard work as otherwise the pieces just look printed on the page. Which they are. The top and bottom strips were the top of another paper! I sprinkled some Mister Huey on first and stamped some random Banana Frog and another set, circle dot stamps. I added two stamps from the Imagine That new sets on top of the photo (you can buy them now here and here). I asked Phil if the layout looked better with or without the Studio Calico butterflies and he said "you can never have too many butterflies" I am impressed! The photo was given a treatment on Picasa. The same one I keep giving all my photos at the moment but I love it!

Off to get messy with lunch. I ought to wear a bib really! And tomorrow we will wind down with Fishstock (isn't that a fab name?) - fish, food and music in beautiful Brixham in aid of the Fishermen's Mission. here's hoping it is as sunny as today!


SueH said...

It’s amazing the difference the light can make, it doesn’t look like the same LO.
All your LO’s are great but I love the one with you and Phil, what a beautify photo of the two of you.

Have a great day out today. The sun is shining here and I hope it is for you too.

x x x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

You have been busy! Gorgeous layouts, and your dare card is fabulous - I love the papers you've found to match and the balloon is super cute. I have the same problem with photos too - I have to remember to take pics in the morning before I go to work, but now Autumn is approaching I'll have to come up with another plan.

Unknown said...

Hope Messy Church goes well, we did Messy Church in our previous church.

Kate said...

Great pages and there seems to be a bit of a balloon theme going on for this week's dare!

** Kate **

Natty said...

Gorgeous projects Lythan - love your balloon card and the layouts are just fab. :) I love your spotty dress too!

I have the same problem with photos, like Sharon with the evenings getting darker quicker I am going to have to plan better... looks like all pics will soon have to be taken on a weekend which means I can't do my usual and make things at the last minute. LOL