Saturday, 19 July 2014

More planner updates

I was at the point of giving up on the planner but I have made a concerted effort to  keep going.

Week 26

Week 27: A really important week.  After months of obstruction by our buyer's conveyancer and their buyer's mortgage company we finally completed the sale of my Dad's house.

Week 28

I think the stickers and the coloured pens make my life look rather more exciting than it really is!  The blank patterned pages are waiting for the 52 Psalms study.

And before you think I've been doing lots of cycling - the little yellow bikes indicate that I've been watching the Tour de France.

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Friday, 18 July 2014

A Culture of Honour

Starting with an introductory post on July 31st and then running for the month of August A Culture of Honour is a creative Bible Study mostly based in 1 Corinthians.  To ensure you get all the information go to the Culture of Honour blog and scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the emails.

I decided that for this study I would make an altered book in the way that Mary Brack makes them.  She has tutorials on her blog which I downloaded and used.  I love the way Mary does the writing in her books and she learned that from Hope Wallace Karney.

When I was clearing my parent's house I found this old hymn book.

I followed Mary's instructions and cut out the pages.

And then cut along the front and back covers to remove the spine.

I cut some pages from a Mixed Media Journal and collage both sides of the paper.   I used old maps, old book pages, music and scrapbooking papers.

And cut the excess off when the collaged paper had dried.

Here are all my pages.

And the other sides.

When they were dry I put them all under a heavy pile of books to flatten out over night!

Then I put a very thin layer of gesso over every page.

I made myself a template for putting the holes in the cover and the pages.

And assembled the book.

I will be showing how I do my pages on this blog for each session of the study.

I hope you will join me for A Culture of Honour.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Summer of Colour update

Well I'm not sure what happened to week 5 of Summer of Color.  I certainly didn't do it during the appropriate week but I have caught up now by doing it at the same time as week 6.

As before I used my gelli plate and stencils and took the inspiration from my Music Monday posts.

Week 5:  Red, Royal Blue and a touch of light blue.  And the song Let it Fade by Jeremy Camp.

I used two stencils and acrylic paint and these were the 3 papers I made.

And this is what I went with.  I used sticker letters for the title.  I stamped the words on the right in black Archival and then coloured them in with acrylic paint.

So onto this week: week 6.    Raspberry and Tangerine, with a splash of lemon.   And the song Blessings by Laura Story.

The gelli prints:

This is the stencil when the paint had dried on it!
And here's my page.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

A finished project

That's right!  A finished project.  I don't often have those so we need to celebrate.

Here are 91 to 100.

Day 91 Solva harbour at dusk

Day 92 A visit (probably our last) to the rock that Roger and Andy used to walk to when Andy was little. And where Andy proposed to Naomi

Day 93 Sea bass. Dinner with friends to say goodbye to Pembrokeshire

Day 94 The sea from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Day 95 Relaxing back home after a tiring few days completing the sale of my Dad's house

Day 96.  I cheated a bit with this one.   I didn't feel at all well so I sat and watched stage 1 of the Tour de France on the TV all day.  This is my photo of Reeth from 2012 which the tour went through.

Day 97 A busy week is over and my planner is up to date

Day 98  A new colour for my nails. Plus a Skype call with Kenny & Betsy made me very happy but forgot to take a photo

Day 99 Waffle, maple syrup & bacon and a fruit smoothie. Yummy. At Shake, Waffle & Roll

Day 100 Celebrating the sale of Dad's house with my Life group. Additionally celebrating #100 of #100happydays.

And it's done.  100 photos over 100 days.

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt

Each summer Rinda sets a Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt which people all over the world take part in.

I managed to complete the 2013 challenge.

This year's challenge started on June 1st but I have been busy with setting up the Culture of Honour blog, keeping up with #100happydays and the final clearing out of my Dad's house and its sale, amongst other things.   So I held back on starting the hunt but whilst I was in Pembrokeshire I did gather one or two of the photos.

5. A rack of postcards. This was on the door of a Bistro in Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.

7. A rural landscape.  This view was taken from Hanbury Church, Worcestershire on our way to Pembrokeshire.

16. A sign in a language other than English.  I took several photos of signs in English and Welsh but chose this one because I love that it says that you could get a on a ship here in 1840 to sail to America for £4.

20. A bus with a picture painted on its sides.  Apparently this bus is called the Celtic Coaster.  We have always called it the Puffin Shuttle!

And a close up of the Puffin.

I hope you have enjoyed the start of my scavenger hunt.

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Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer of Color Week 4

Continuing with my theme of combining Summer of Color with Music Monday I got out the Gelli Plate again and played with this week's two main colours - pink and apple green.

To be honest I wasn't very impressed with any of them but then I had spent all of about 10 minutes on pulling prints.  In the end I chose this one for the background and put some sticker letters on for the title and printed out part of the song and stuck it down.

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