Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art

Rooted & Grounded Abide – Bible Journaling #3

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

I was planning to post this Friday but got sidelined by a migraine.

I’m about halfway through the focal verses for the Rooted & Grounded Devotional. This page features John 15:4-5 TLV

Abide in Me, and I will abide in you. The branch cannot itself produce fruit, unless it abides on the vine. Likewise, you cannot produce fruit unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit: for apart from Me, you can do nothing.

I designed on the back of my file card in my A5 travelers notebook. It’s been a long time since I did a doodle vine & it was quite fun to revisit this technique. I also used some stickers from the Creative Retreat kit.

I hope you have a fabulous week ahead.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art, Gina K Designs

Rooted & Grounded In Love Bible Journaling #2

Hi Angels!

My day was really off balance today, however I was able to do a quick Bible Journaling page & finish my Just January Journal.

I recently order two A5 kraft paper travelers notebooks. I have seen a couple of creators using kraft paper to create on & I haven’t done that in awhile so….. I also thought it would give me a smaller space to do some quick Bible Journaling & feature my Creative Retreat Kits.

Today’s featured verse is:

I pray that from His glorious riches He would grant you to be strengthened in your inner being with the power through His Ruach, so that Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to grasp with all the kedoshim what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Messiah which surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled up with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19 TLV

I masked the center with a heart mask and stenciled over it with a leaf stencil in Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide and traced around the mask with a Micron. I bordered the page with the beautiful washi that came in this months kit and placed 2 of the stickers on a scrap of purple cardstock & fussy cut around them so they popped off the page more. I used Gina K. Designs Love die cut in gold for the center & stamped the “in” from the kit with Villainous Potion. I taped 2 of the pages together to create a side pocket and added the scripture verse to a file card. I used another sticker & the digital printables to create the tab & stamped the leaves to border the verse. A lot of steps but fairly quick to make.

Our winter warning has been extended through Thursday morning so hopefully I can actually do some sorting & more creating tomorrow, since today was a bit of a bust.

Thanks for popping in.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art, My Favorite Things, Penny Black, Sweet Poppy Stencils

Rooted & Grounded Bible Journaling 2023 #1

Hi Angels!

I have set a few challenge goals for myself this year including a least one Bible Journaling or Faith Art project each week or 52 completed projects for 2023. Since it’s the final couple of days in January, I’m a little behind the power curve on this project. Not to worry, I have some ideas and I actually hope to exceed my goal for this year. I’ve been busy establishing longer in depth Bible Study times & getting my exercise routine set.

My first page is based off my January Creative Retreat Kits Deeply Rooted study, featuring the verses from Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out it’s roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for it’s leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

I used a combination of stencils, colored pencil work, watercolor and word/alphabet stamps for this page. The stencils were from Sweet Poppy Stencils & My Favorite Things and the stamps were from Creative Retreat Kits, Sweet ‘n Sassy and Penny Black.

Are your roots deep or shallow? It is important in our walk with God to be discerning & directly in His Word studying, seeking His knowledge & wisdom. Too many outside influences have infiltrated the “church” and there are a lot of false teachings and half truths being touted as okay.

I hope your week ahead is wonderful. Stay safe & warm.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Retreat Kits, Faith Based Art

December Round-Up Enough

Hi Angels!

I’m winding down on 2022 art to share to finish up the year. Since today was a busy errand day, I went back through my photos to find this Bible Journaling page I did during our anniversary trip & never posted.

But on the other hand, when this One offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God – waiting from then on, until His enemies are made a footstool for His feet. For by one offering He has perfected forever those being made holy. Romans 10:12-14 TLV

Jesus has fulfilled the requirement for sacrifices & offerings or the tamid (Hebrew) once and for all when He died for our sins, offered forgiveness & new life with Him restoring our relationship with God.

I used a stencil for the background, hand lettering & the Creative Retreat kit Perpetually Enough to create this page.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art

Wisdom Before Creation

Hi Friends!

I squeezed in a Bible Journaling page while on retreat. I am still working my way slowly through Proverbs. I usually have 2-3 Bible Studies going at once so making time to create related to my studies is scarce. However during retreat I had a good hour to myself every morning to Bible study and absolutely loved the imagery from Proverbs 8:22-31 focusing on Proverbs 8:27 TLV:

When He set the heavens in place, I was there. When He inscribed the horizon on the face of the ocean,

A simple sunrise over the ocean done with ink blending & Distress Oxides in my Proverbs Scripture Journal. Simple beauty.

May you always be inspired to spend time with God in His word. It’s how we gain wisdom & understanding.

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Simon Says Stamp, Watercolor

Tree of Life

Hi Friends!

I finally made some time to be creative. I’ve spent the better part of the past 2 weeks organizing some more in the studio. I took 6 boxes of cardstock & scrapbook paper to our closest elementary school. By the time I was done unloading one teacher was already talking about using the scrapbook paper for origami with the students. Fabulous!

I have all these creative ideas brewing & begging to be created so it’s time to buckle down on designing. I made it a priority this week to clear my worktops. I did have my first steroid shot to the neck Tuesday, so a couple of days recovery were in order. Since I had another Wisdom page laid out, it was the easiest to start with.

Based on Proverbs 3:13-18 ESV

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.

She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.

I am still working in my Scripture Journal of Proverbs. The bonus of organizing is finding items that fit your ideas. I pulled Simon Says Blossoming stamp set for this page. The tree is embossed in gold & watercolored with Prima watercolors. I finished up with a bit of ink blending, stenciling & letter play.

Hope you are enjoying the final days of summer & spending some creative time too.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Wisdom

Hi Friends!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted. Life has just been crazy between my neck, now my lower back, hubby’s blood pressure & summer travel but God is forever good and obviously I needed a little bit of a creative break. Although I have snuck in some creating when I can and done a bit more organizing.

I’ve really missed Bible Journaling and have recently started a study in Proverbs. I went back to a lesson from February on the Creative Worship group and created this page. The focal verse is Proverbs 9:10 The fear of ADONAI is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Pretty much sums up studying God’s word.

This is the opening page in my Proverbs Scripture Journal. If you are not familiar with scripture journals, you can purchase an individual book of the Bible for just a few dollars and every other page is blank for taking notes and creating. Perfect for a concentrated study & travel.

I don’t usually gesso my pages & now I remember why, I don’t like the difference in how products work on a gessoed page. But I did gesso this one to protect the scripture on the page behind from bleed through. I used Distress Oxides, Sweet ‘n Sassy stencils, hand lettering, die cuts and the Owl is a stamp from By The Well 4 God.

No promises at the moment for how often I’ll be posting but I’m working on more consistency in life in general so hopefully that will work it’s way over to the creative side.

Have a fabulously blessed weekend!

Blessings,

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Focus – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I hope you are heading into a fantastic weekend ahead. We will be spending part of the weekend with our granddaughters, YAY!

I have created a couple of cards this week and this Bible Journaling page I did yesterday while dealing with a migraine. It’s a rough allergy season this year for sure.

The focal verse for this lesson is Isaiah 26:3

You keep in perfect peace one whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. TLV

After seeing the video over on the His Palette group earlier this month and knowing cameras were involved, I came across one of the Mintay Mamarazzi papers at a local shop & knew it would be perfect for my page. I added in a printable from His Palette and used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Marker Alpha and Fall in Love with Jesus sets along with a stenciled background. Since I had already journaled this verse in my columned journaling Bible, I moved over to my Interleaved Bible to complete this page.

Enjoy your weekend!

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Mixed Media

One Day at a Time – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!

Hubby & I ran errands & hung out Saturday and Sunday I did some more serious purging/organizing in the studio. So after my regular Monday house cleaning today, I worked on another Bible Journaling page.

This lesson on His Palette by Lynn had several verses to choose from and a great message to take each day as it comes.

I chose Isaiah 43:18-19 to place my artwork.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. NIV

We wrote our fears & worries underneath our art and then covered them up with mixed media. I collaged some map patterned paper down and added acrylic paint with stenciling over top. Added my His Palette Printable Moving On and added hand lettering which proved difficult over all the mediums but I persisted.

Hand you cares over to God this week and enjoy each day one by one.

Blessings!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, His Palette, Open Journey

Dwelling Place – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

Happy Friday!

I’m still busy sorting & purging the studio and in between I’ve been watching the His Palette 30 days of Bible Journaling videos for Kimberly’s 5-3-50 celebration.

Today’s page features Psalm 84:1-4

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! ESV

This is the first page in my new Scripture Journal of the Psalms, which has a blank page opposite every scripture page. I used Distress Oxides, stencils, The Road to Emmaus stamp set from Open Journey and His Palette Near Your Altar printable and a Posca White pen.

I have really been enjoying Bible journaling and as soon as the studio is a bit more orderly, (we are talking major purging & sorting at the moment), I’ll make some more cards.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Blessings!