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

Never Walk Bible Journaling

Hi Angels!

I know it’s been a few days. I didn’t expect when I moved my desk how much got displaced & needed reorganized. Then add in it’s my worst allergy time & well….

I listened to another video from the Shine Retreat a couple of nights ago and recreated this page based on John 8:12

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The page is water colored in Twinkling H2O’s and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink to represent the darkness. I stamped the lantern on a scrap of watercolored background and colored with glitter gel pens. I used 5 different Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets to stamp my saying & the lantern. I used Shine Your Light, Way Maker, Fall in Love with Jesus, Teeny Alpha and Sweet & Simple Alpha.

It was wonderful to spend a few minutes creating today.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bible Journaling, Mini Books & Albums

God’s Word Mini Book

Hi Angels!

Despite it being a rough start to the day with a worse migraine than Tuesday, I sorted out 3 baskets and finished one of my Bible Journaling projects.

One of the lessons I watched had us think about what God’s Word is….

I decided to use part of the printable provided by Creative Faith & Co and create this mini book.

I also did a quick video of the book. Despite the size of the picture, this book measures just 3 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ and fits in the palm of my hand.

Correction the paper scraps I used were from Bo Bunny’s Believe Collection. Also correction I always work in my studio as I have a standing work station. However I have been doing a lot of classes & with our son still working at home, moved my desk set up to the studio. Since it’s working out so well, we are moving my desk too so I don’t have to work on the folding table all the time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a Blessed Good Friday!

Bible Journaling, Creative Tips, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Shine in the Dark

Hi Angels!

I’m enjoying the “Shine” theme for this year’s Bible Journaling retreat. It is a great reminder that we should always shine our light and share God’s love.

The second project is based on 1 John 1:5-7

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Shine Your Light on a watercolor wash background. I added highlights with a sparkle gel pen.

Bible Journaling doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just create from what is speaking to you in scripture. Don’t have a Journaling Bible, no problem. Grab a sketchbook, watercolor or mixed media pad, notebook or anything else you’d like to create in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bible Journaling, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Faith Based Art, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Shine Bible Journaling Retreat

Hi Angels!

Last weekend also hosted the Creative Worship Bible Journaling group’s Shine Retreat. Because Crop & Create was so intense, I only got to create 2 of the workshops & a couple of prayer sessions.

Since Crop & Create provided us with more foiling tips from Therm-o-web, I created a Faithdex card with the retreat’s focal verse & foiling.

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

For the ray background I used the free printable from Allie Scraps, a diecut of the word Shine from Elizabeth Craft cut out with mounting tape & foiled, Sweet ‘n Sassy’s Shine Your Light stamp set & hand lettered verse.

I plan to spend a good portion of this week doing some more of the Bible Journaling Workshops.

Have a Fabulous Easter Week!

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

Future Life

Hi Angels!

A little late night creating a Faithdex card in bright colors. I just love rich vibrant color.

I promised myself more Bible Journaling & Faith based Art this year. Things to inspire, bring hope, share joy, and share a bit of God’s light. I think this Faithdex card is just right.

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps The Future and Long Stem Silhouettes sets with a beautiful color blend of Distress Oxides.

Corrie Ten Boom’s life is such an inspiration. It’s true that if you look back over your life, you will see things that happened you may not have been sure of at the time, or thought were a big trial turn into wisdom & testimony for others when the time was right. Our experiences very much prepare us for our future lives.

May you find a little time this week to marvel at God’s work in your life.

Virtual Hugs!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Creative Tips, Faith Based Art, Watercolor

Light of the World

Hi Angels!

One goal for this year is more Bible Journaling & Bible art.

I actually sketched this design out the week of Christmas but didn’t start working on it until a week ago. I often sketch during church service and there was some point in the message that inspired this page.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12.

Since my Twinkling H2O’s were still out, I painted the page with them so with the shimmer the picture is a bit difficult. I hand drew the page then decided the “sun” needed to represent the world. I hunted up some clipart and resized it to fit the spot. It’s fairly easy to trace through the page in my Interleaved Bible. Interleaved means every other page is blank front & back, perfect for large size Bible art.

Creative Tip: Watercolor means pretty wet wrinkly pages. I do use a heat gun to help dry throughout but the page is still fairly wrinkled. I have a Clover mini iron and decided to see if it would smooth down the page a bit. I used a thin tea towel between the iron & the page & I think it did a pretty decent job. It’s not perfectly smooth, I don’t expect it to be but it definitely made a difference.

There has been a great deal of unrest the past year and we will most likely see more in the year ahead. We are to keep our eyes on God, point to His light, love others and stand for His truth & justice. If what you stand for doesn’t line up with His Word & truth, you might want to consider a heart check. He is always waiting for us to call on Him.

Be the light. Share the joy. Make a difference.

Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Watercolor

A Special Angel Project

Hi Angels!

Miss me? I have been working hard to complete all our charity card obligations for Christmas. 160 cards went to Feed His Sheep and another 442 to the Salvation Army. Both included cards for the staff & volunteers of each organization.

I also picked out some Angels for the holidays to make their Christmas a little more special. I had one senior who wanted a Inductive Study Bible & some pens to journal in her Bible. It was also suggested to me that she might like a piece of my Bible art. So I created this piece for her…….

This piece is watercolor on watercolor paper with Micron pen for the lettering and some paint and is sized to tuck into the Bible I picked up for my Angel.

I saw a sample of hearts on Pinterest done in this style that moved through a gradient of the colors used and I came up with this variation on that theme and then added gold dots. Since it was hearts, 1 John 4:19 was the perfect scripture verse to use & is one of my favorites.

I hope this simple gift along with a cozy blanket to snuggle under while studying brings joy to the senior I picked out.

Blessed to be a blessing.

Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Unity Stamp Co

The Hope of Christmas

Hi Angels!

It’s definitely been an emotional week all the way around.

When I heard Matthew West’s new release The Hope of Christmas, it was an absolutely perfect reminder of where my hope lies.

I created this Bible journaling page as the official first entry in my new Interleaved Bible.

I used Unity Stamp Company’s Lying in a Manger stamp set, Distress Inks, colored pencil & Stickles to complete this page. I hand lettered the chorus of the song. I place the layout opposite of Luke 2, the birth of Jesus.

Take some time to rest & reflect on where your hope lies. Then reach out & bring hope & love to those around you.

Have an Awesome Week!

Bible Journaling, Kindness matters, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Praise the Lord

Hi Angels!

I hope your Monday has been a great start to the week.

We were busy with car repairs. Apparently it wasn’t just my battery, it was the starter too. Then hubby went out to go to work & his battery was dead. So he took the day off to repair both cars.

I finished up my Bible Journaling page that I started a week ago. I remembered to do a before shot right after I stamped the first flower here.

The coloring on this page is the bleed through of the distress inks I used on the other side & it is so pretty. It features Psalm 135 which has a lot of wonderful praise verses about God’s greatness and the many things He had done for Israel & for us.

The watercolor effect called for some flowers so I just played with several different sets from Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps. I used Marker Alpha, Whimsy Bouquet, Fall in Love with Jesus, Happy Day, The Lord’s Battle, Words of Life: Actions, Amazing Grace and Consider the Wildflowers. Sometimes you just need to play & have fun. Is it a perfect page, nope but it is a heartfelt page.

Mondays are my heavy home cleaning day but I did manage to pop out the door quick enough to tell one of my package delivery people “thank-you” before they made it back to their truck. I imagine a lot don’t receive many thanks during the day. It’s just a small kindness & I hope it made the drivers day.

Have a Fabulous Week!

Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Kindness matters

Revolutionary

Hi Angels!

I have been working on my next Bible Journaling project off & on for over a week. I think as we go through the remainder of the year, kindness is going to become more & more important as we navigate the changes we are adapting to.

I just love the song Revolutionary by Josh Wilson. (click the title & check it out on Youtube.) It’s very true to today. Hate has become ordinary & kindness is revolutionary. We definitely need to flip the script & show lots of love & kindness to those around us.

“Think of the kindness you wish others would show you; do the same for them.” Luke 6:31 The Voice Bible

I worked on this spread in my Bible Art Journal over 4 days. It features acrylic paint and stencils for a graffiti type look, lots of hand lettering & a Love Your Neighbor printable from Keys to the Kingdom.

Stand on truth, love & justice. Do what is right, not what the “crowd” is pushing. Make a difference in your neighborhood & communities. One act of kindness can change a person’s life, it might even save a life.

Start your own kindness project. Call family & friends & check on them. Send a card to someone to brighten their day. Drop a donation off at your local food pantry. Share hope, encouragement & love. I’ll be you will find that sharing kindness & being a blessing brings you more joy & blessings too.

Have a Fabulous Week!