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!

Art Inspiration, Bible Journaling, Faith Based Art, Pink & Main, Simon Says Stamp, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Mercies – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

I’m back with another Bible page from the God is Faithful Retreat. It came out so beautifully and features one of my favorite scripture selections from Lamentations 3:22-26

Because of the mercies of ADONAI we will not be consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness. “ADONAI is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” ADONAI is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of ADONAI. TLV

Gayle taught this lesson and I just loved using floral scrapbook paper to build this page. It’s a great example of being able to use any of our card/scrapbooking supplies in Bible journaling. I used 3 different Distress Oxides to create a soft stippled background. The paper is from Pink & Main’s Fantastic Florals paper pad. The stamp sets used are Sweet ‘n Sassy Marker Alpha, Simon Says Stamp Spiritual Sentiments and an old Verve Stamps set New Mercies (retired).

We are heading into the weekend. Have a good one!

Blessings!

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

Bloom – Bible Journaling

Hi Friends!

Yesterday was my one day in town running errands so didn’t get much done except some more studio organizing. Today I did some more organizing, took part in a live Bible journaling session on the His Palette Bible Journaling group and finished up another page from the God is Faithful retreat, all while dealing with a migraine.

Today’s video lesson was from Isaiah 35 featuring verses 1 & 2.

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. NIV

Suzanne from Confetti Creativo was teaching this lesson, so I used a mix of 4 of her printables – Seasons, Consider the Wildflowers II, Promise in the Sky and Upsy-Daisy. The background includes 2 Sweet ‘n Sassy stencils – Mosaic and Grunge Grid plus Texture Tiles 1 stamp set. The small splats are from an old FSJ set.

The weekend is almost here. Have a great Thursday!

Blessings!

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

He is Risen Indeed!

Hi Friends!

I hope your Easter Sunday was full of family, friends & blessings as we celebrate our risen Lord.

I did a quick mixed media piece to celebrate today.

The complete verse from Luke 24:34 reads:

saying, “The Lord is risen indeed! He has appeared to Simon!”

I used the Walking Holy Week with Jesus Open Journey printable, watercolor, Distress Oxides, Gina K. Glitz Glitter Gel with a Tim Holtz stencil & handwriting on a hand colored background piece.

Enjoy a wonderful spring week ahead. Celebrate each day with love, joy & kindness.

Blessings!

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

God is Faithful Bible Journaling Retreat – Forever

Hi Friends!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today’s Bible journaling page is from Psalm 105:8

He remembers His covenant forever, the promise He made, for a thousand generations. NIV

I used Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Happy Place and Flower Garden sets with Distress Oxides and colored pencils.

Have a Blessed Easter Sunday!

He is risen, He is risen indeed!

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God is Faithful Bible Journaling Retreat – The Lion & The Lamb

Hi Friends!

We have the honor & privilege to know that while we remember Yeshua’s sacrifice this weekend, He is indeed risen and we live with the hope of His return.

One of our retreat lessons, by Suzanne from Confetti Creativo, was on The Lion & The Lamb Revelation 5:5 and 5:12

“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, Root of David, has conquered, so that He can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”

My page includes splatters of red, black & gold representing the blood, darkness and light & majesty of our Lord’s sacrifice. The lion printable is from Ella Roetz, the lamb stamp is from Creative Retreat Kits and the flowers from Sweet ‘n Sassy Consider the Wildflowers.

May your weekend be a reminder of how much God loves you, that He sacrifice His Son for our sins and He rose victorious over death to bring us new life in Him.

Blessings!