Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fall Mixed Media Project- #2- Creative Haven

Fall Mixed Media Project-#2

 Cereal box cardboard
 wrapped with white tissue
Wire attached for hanging

Torn corrugated cardboard for dimension
attach with hot glue

Fabric swatch (carport drop-off)
Picked fall colors that I like
 Paper Medallion added bottom right-
 2 inch strip
Folded on the Martha Stewart paper scorer

Folded piece of corrugated cardboard 
to lift postcard piece and add dimension
Torn piece of paper from a 1949 
Thanksgiving Ideals Magazine

Add vintage postcard piece
Ribbon dangles and satin ribbon
Finish with a piece of vintage jewelry
And a bit of gathered fall goodness
 to share with a sweet sister.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall Mixed Media Project #1- Creative Haven

Fall Mixed Media Project- #1 
made for Creative Haven this week.

 How it came together here:

 White tissue paper 
covering cereal box cardboard.

 Wire attached for hanging.
Hot Glue spots covered with cut out
 vintage book paper and old hymnal circles.

 Copy of a vintage Thanksgiving card- circa 1909.
 Matted on cardstock.
 Doodads added including
 a rusty bell hanging on thread.
(Actually was a project from 2008 
and is being "reinvented here."

 Tan tissue paper from a
store purchase over the weekend.
 Folded into pleats.
Secured on back 
with double-sided sticky tape.
 Ends folded under to fit side of "mat."
Attached with hot glue.

 Fabric strip torn and added to bottom.
Another one tore and snipped to add cut edges.
Secured on back with hot glue.

 Pleated fan made with 2 1/2 paper strip pleated
 with the Martha Stewart folding board.
Attached to left side with hot glue.

Card added on top of pleated circle.
Secured with hot glue.
Circle holds it up from base
 and makes it three dimensional. 

Ribbon/yarn fiber dangle
 made and added to right side edge.
Tissue paper stacked circle with brad added,
as well as leaf buttons.
Anchoring the base - a vintage brooch.
 A brown satin loop ribbon tie on top.
And a gift ready for a dear sister.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fall Gatherings

Kitchen Counter

Garage door welcome

Mixed Media and Canvas Bible Quote 

Blue Bottles on Window Sill

Bibles Verse stitched on Jo Ann's Fall Wall Hanging
Old Crow taking Pumpkin Man for a Ride
Count Your Blessings
Tea Stash in Old Jar- Ribbon-Tied

Black Crow Standing Guard

 Vintage flower frogs as pedestal 

 Blessings mini-wreath

 Old seed packet holder for display
 of Thanksgiving postcards circa- 1903-1920
Fall gatherings in urn

Folded Book Page Wreath 
with Leaf and Verse Dangles
Create Joy

Fall Centerpiece 
on Vintage Typewriter Stand
Gourd Gatherings in 
Hand-Made Bowl by daughter Laura

Candy Corn Assortment-
Old Thanksgiving Postcards

Fall swag, collected fold-up rulers, 
shutters and screen door
Insulators, vintage postcards and hydrangea

Little Pumpkin with Baby Boo
and Black Kitty Cat Friend

Paper strip Pumpkin under Glass Cloche

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bible Marginalia- Who Stands in the Margins?

Bible Marginalia Series- #141

This week has been a call
 for preparation for my heart.

An invitation to come 
and teach a Visual prayer 
West North Ave-
The sign on all the doors on this street-
We Must STOP killing each other.
Reading in this section of Lamentations.
To see the poor and the
Those who live in the margins.
Do I have openings and space 
for the stranger in need?
Do I only give them the left overs and 
what I don't want or need?
A bit of the story of our time in Sandtown.
 A wonderful  warm welcome
A visual feast of color
 for a Praying in Color Workshop 
Dealing with the obstacles of :
Slowing Down
Paying attention
Dealing with Distractions
Men and women
Students- 8th- 11 Grades 
Praying over the City of Baltimore

Checking time for quiet prayer exercise

New tools to use for 
personal and family use.
In Sunday School.
In all kinds of settings.
What does it
look like
to pray over the city of Baltimore?
Maybe this is the start of a new vision.
What a blessing to be with this group.

Washi tape
Printable- Lisa Hickman
Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen
Fine-point Sharpie pen- non-bleeding

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bible Marginalia-Do not Fear!

Bible Marginalia Series- #140
Lamentations 3:55-57

Sometimes the weight is heavy.  
Days that seem too full of 
hard news and what ifs.
It is easy to forget that the 
Lord waits on us to call on Him.
He hears our plea.
He does not close an ear to us.
He comes NEAR to us.
He whispers- DO NOT FEAR!
No matter the outcome-
no matter what happens.

Your love abounds- oh Lord.
For this I give you thanks and praise.
You do not leave me alone-
I am richly blessed.

Target paint-Camel Satin
Scrapbooking paper
Lisa Hickman printables
Illustrated Faith printables
Fine point Sharpie- non bleeding
Fiber-Castell Pitt artist pen- Big Brush