Thursday, 21 August 2014

6: Honouring Leaders part 1

Today is the sixth of eight sessions from the Bible Study in 1 Corinthians called A Culture of Honour.    On this blog I shall be posting about my creative response to each session.   Session 6 is called Honouring Leaders.

I am using the same techniques and stamps and inks on each page as described for session 1.

Stencilled

Stamped

Tissue tape added and then the journaling.

Today's jounraling prompts included:


What name have you given yourself?   What name has God given you?

My given name - Bernice - comes from the Greek name Berenike (where we also get the Nike brand name from).  Berenike means Bringer of Victory.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice



Monday, 18 August 2014

5: Honouring Others part 2

Today is the fifth of eight sessions from the Bible Study in 1 Corinthians called A Culture of Honour.    On this blog I shall be posting about my creative response to each session.   Session 5 is called Honouring Others.

I am using the same techniques and stamps and inks on each page as described for session 1.

I returned to the sage and blackberry colour scheme.

And added the dandelions, stamping with Distress Ink.

Instead of a list I wrote some journaling!

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice



Sunday, 17 August 2014

It's my birthday today

and to celebrate I thought I would do a giveaway.  Well, actually two - one for the UK and one International.   The goody bags will contain assorted ribbons, buttons, metal bits, stick ons, scrapbook papers, old music and book pages - everything you might need for scrapbooking, altered books or mixed media art.

All you need to do is make a comment at the bottom of this post and say whether you are UK or International.  I will put your names into a draw and two of you will get a bag of goodies.

When I was 60 I planned to make a list of things I wanted to do during the rest of my life.  I never made the list.  For this blog post I was going to list 65 important things that have happened to me but that taxed the brain cell.  So instead here's a history of me in pictures.


Queen's Guide

21st birthday party

Not too sure about the hairstyle!

Open University BA and another dodgy hair-do!

Roger & I on our wedding day 1983

Master's Degree 1983

Andy's birth, September 1986
(Sorry about the picture quality - we don't have the plague - just been on display for a long time)

Another doubtful haircut


Champagne breakfast for my 50th

Andy & Naomi's wedding 2009

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary 2009

Dinner & the theatre for my 60th birthday

And how I spend my time now, five years later!

Celebrating this evening with dinner with friends.   Happy Birthday me!



Saturday, 16 August 2014

Have you signed up yet?

Have you signed up yet?

Made is an e-course created by Christian creatives for Christian creatives, exploring what it means to be a person who makes things who believes she or he was, in turn, made by God.


Made 2014 is a 13 week course taught by 12 talented Creative Hearts. The course will run from September 1st – November 14th, 2014, and the week of December 1st, 2014.  There will be a break for the week of November 24th for Thanksgiving (U.S.). 

The course content, released weekly, will be yours to access and download for a year. Once downloaded, the content is yours forever!   And all for only $80 USD.  (less than £50)

This means that you can do what you can, when you can.  Made is designed to work with the rhythm of your life, not fight it.

So why not join me - there's just a few days left to sign up.

Did I tell you I'm one of the Creative Hearts?

I'd love to see you joining in.
Bernice

 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Junk Journal Swap

I decided to take up Sandie Cottee's invitation to take part in a Junk Journal swap.  You can find out more information about how to do it here.   There's still time for you to sign up.

First I made my covers.  I used the board from the back of an art pad and stuck scrapbook paper on it.
 These are the inside of the covers.
I thought this project would be a good opportunity to use up some of my scrapbook cardstock stash.  Here are the 5 double-sided pages that I haven't altered.

And here are the pages I altered.
And the other sides.
And I put together a little collection of bits and bobs to send as well.

I hope whoever receives my pages in their junk journal enjoys using them.

All I need to do now is package them up and post them off to Sandie.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice


4: Honouring Others part 1

Today is the fourth of eight sessions from the Bible Study in 1 Corinthians called A Culture of Honour.    On this blog I shall be posting about my creative response to each session.   Session 4 is called Honouring Others.

I am using the same techniques and stamps and inks on each page as described for session 1.


I tried some pale blue and lime green for this double spread.

I added some tissue tape and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice



Monday, 11 August 2014

3: A Culture of Honour part 2

Today is the third of eight sessions from the Bible Study in 1 Corinthians called A Culture of Honour.    On this blog I shall be posting about my creative response to each session.   Session 3 is called A Culture of Honour.

I am using the same techniques and stamps and inks on each page as described for session 1.

Stencilled.

Stamped

And added my journaling.

I have deliberately kept my journaling simple for this study.  But the joy is that I can go back any time and add more writing if I wish.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bernice