Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Creative Haven- Advent Gathering

 We used recycled greeting cards
 to work with for this gathering.
Some were full size and 
some were made smaller with torn edges.
 Gold, green and red doilies 
could be added for dimensions.
Dangles of bells and vintage buttons
 were also added.

 And a simple project  
can't go wrong with glitter.

Materials were also set up so that the cards
 could be chosen to use as a tip-in 
and highlight a verse for Bible Journaling. 
These young crafters came as a group 
after early dismissal from school.
They had a lots of fun 
and wanted to know the date
 of the next gathering.

The project used 5 by 7 canvas 
that they either dry brush painted with acrylic paint 
or used Distress stain to add color to the canvas.
Make sure and do the sides.
Hymn verses, ribbon and tagboard image
 and cardstock completed a project here.

 Creation Station-
 the "Findings Room"

The canvas project makes a great "shelf sitter"
 or they can be hung on a wall.
 My friend Bonnie Hughes
 did up three projects trying different techniques.
This one has glimmer background.

 Watercolor and the edges of the cards 
have been highlighted with distress inks.

Crumpled Tissue paper 
with blue watercolor added.
Eve and Leah used this creative time to make their 
Counting Gifts and Prayers by the Month Journal.
All in one sketchbook.
 All in one place.
 Spiritual practice.
Prepared to see His Goodness.

Leah came with her "charge". 
This sweet little girl 
was the youngest attending.
She got some pampering 
and lots of oohs and ahhh.

Somehow I always miss getting 
photos of all who grace our door.

A take a breath moment in Advent to stop, 
and just let all that "to-do" list vanish.

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