Tuesday 3 November 2015

Gratitude and Thanksgiving

On the last Thursday in November people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving.  In the crafting world in particular, November has become synonymous with giving thanks.  I have organised art challenge blogs in the past to produce Gratitude Journals.  You can find links to them by clicking on the Art Challenge Blogs link at the top of the page.

After being away in Australia for over 3 weeks and the recovery time since I had not done anything creative and just as I was wondering what I could do to kickstart my creativity Shonna released a new class at His Kingdom Come.  I hadn't planned on making a gratitude journal this year but Shonna was using techniques I don't usually use so I thought I would give it a go.

The journal is 7 inches square and as I don't draw I used various of my autumnal stamps and used watercolour paints to colour the pages and the stamps.

The cover

The pages

Some of the stamping didn't come as well as it might.  Here are some diappearing dandelion heads.

And finally, assembled with the book rings and some fibres.

Now it's ready for me to use.  If you are thinking of making a gratitude journal you might like to check out my Pinterest board where you will find quotes, journals and pages.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. A great post Bernice and a great journal. I love the stamps you used

  2. Your journal is beautiful! Well done, Bernice. :)

  3. So beautifully done Bernice!

  4. It turned out so beautiful Bernice!! I love how you chose to use stamps instead of drawing! That is a great alternative!! Looks like you are all ready to start writing the things you are thankful for!

  5. This is really beautiful! I love it! Nice stamps!

  6. This is just lovely!! I love looking at these pages!


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