On November 1st, 2012 a friend of mine started a very interesting blog. It is entitled “An Attitude of Gratitude” Each day she publishes an inspirational message to encourage thanksgiving and creativity. A Bible verse and a technique are posted with each message. I have been following this although I got behind at the first. Today I will publish the first seven days now that I have completed them. I started by creating a 6 x 6 paper bag album. This is the cover that I made using papers from Canvas Corps.
My challenge for Nov 1 was to use a colour that I didn’t usually use. I chose red which I incorporated into the background. I journaled about things that give me joy.
On Nov 2, I was challenged to make more of the moment and use circles or squares to create the page. I used circles and put a clock face on each one. To make the most of each moment we need to move slower and take a deep breath.
In Nov 3 we were encouraged to use free hand drawing to exemplify creativity. I started by decorating a pocket page. I answered questions about creativity on the backs of three tags and popped them into the pocket.
On the opposite page our challenge was to do a free hand drawing. I drew a picture of my hands working on a quilt. I thank God for the creativity He has put in me.
Nov 5 For this page I used spray inks for the back ground and then stamped over with archival black ink. I then tried to use a wet brush to lift off the centre of the flowers. It didn’t work too well, so I painted in the petals and put Stickles in the middle. The verse reminds us to give thanks to the Lord.
Nov 6 We reminded to be thankful for the technology that makes out life so much easier. For the page, I started by spraying the background with green. The kraft paper already had words running across. Then I used a mask to over spray with red. While the mask was still wet, I turned it over and stamped the other side of the page. Then I put my message on craft paper and wrote the verse and title with white pen.
I really enjoyed working on this project this week. Watch next Thursday for me to upload the next week. Please comment and let me know what you think of what I have done here.