Friday, 30 December 2011
The Nativity - 2011 - OUAS, SFH and SYS Challenges
I know Christmas is over but this is the first chance I've had to write a post for a while. Family illness has loomed large this year, Mom has shingles since 23rd December, hubby not well at all and me just flagging with all the stress and strains.
The picture is of the Nativity I made for the Sunday School kiddies at my church. It is from the December Prima Nagazine in the UK, using toilet roll tubes, a cardboard box and some scrap stash. I used material scraps and paper to make the figures, finishing of with paper crowns and material headdresses held on with old scrunchies my grand kiddies have left here. The picture was taken before the kiddies demolished, sorry I mean decorated them, by adding faces and jewels to the kings' crowns.!! I took extra stash into the Sunday School so they could make their own and take them home if they wanted. I couldn't take a good photo once it was in the church as the lighting isn't very good. It did take pride of place on the Christmas table though.
That was all I was going to post yesterday, then I read Nadia's post over at Just My Scrappin World, about HOPE, and her words were so beautiful, she inspired me to do more! Using Nadia's sketch at OUAS I produced this LO. I based it on Kraft paper to represent the plain and lowly place where Jesus was born and used some printed tissue in red and gold for the Christmas Colours.
Out of all the traditions we have on Christmas Day, going to Church and celebrating the Birth of Christ is what I love.
I've hidden my journaling behind the tag but it reads like this....We open our presents on Christmas morning; after breakfast, the meat goes in the oven, veggies prepared and at 10.15 I go to Church. I love this service as we usually take in any unusual presents to show and the sermon is always a happy one, full of HOPE for the year ahead. I know that whatever happens, my strength is renewed by the love and support I receive from everyone there.
I made the Christmas roses from the kitchen roll paper I had used to mop up spray paints from making my Wedding Guest Book in a previous post.
I'm entering this for the Challenges at Once Upon A Sketch, Scrap For Help and Scrap Your Stash.Thank you everyone for looking and for your continued support and I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. xx