Friday, July 21, 2017

Adventures in Bible Art & Journaling :: Water as Abundant as the Seas

As I am just returning from a cruise, the idea of the abundance of the water in the seas is fresh in my mind:
(Journaling is in Psalm 78)

I love to think of the miracle of water pouring out of a rock in the wilderness. Where we live, the rocks often drip water (during the winter, the icicles are amazing!) - and it amazes me every time! 

God is powerful.
Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (This & That, Quirky Alphabet, Chunky Alphabet (Outline)
);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Paint Pen: Sharpie (Extra Fine - White;
Paint: Plaid;
Page Prep: Ranger (Clear Gesso);

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Adventures in Bible Art & Journaling :: Rainbow Promise

I posted a little over a week ago how Bible art & journaling doesn't need to be big and bold to be effective. I'm back with another small entry in my journaling Bible today:
(Journaling is in Genesis 9)

I mainly used stamps from the Rainbow Promise set for this entry, with a few handwritten words and a touch of color added in. 

God always keeps his promises, and for that I am thankful.
Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Rainbow Promise
);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Pens: Faber-Castell (PITT Artist Pens - Various Colors, PITT Artist Pens - Black);
Page Prep: Ranger (Clear Gesso);

Friday, July 14, 2017

Adventures in Bible Art & Journaling :: I Am Who I Am

I AM WHO I AM:
(Journaling is in Exodus 3)

It is amazing to think of all that is said with those 5 little (yet big) words.

I am so thankful that God is in control.
Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Chunky Alphabet (Solid)Chunky Alphabet (Outline)
);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black); Tsukineko (Memento - Various Colors);
Page Prep: Ranger (Clear Gesso);

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Adventures in Bible Art & Journaling :: Dog pile!

Dog pile! 
(Well, I guess this is more like a dog-less pile.)
(Journaling is in Genesis 7)

I used stamps from the Rainbow Promise set for this entry, and just finished it off with some simple coloring. 

God is an amazing creator.
Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Rainbow Promise
);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Pens: Faber-Castell (PITT Artist Pens - Various Colors);
Page Prep: Ranger (Clear Gesso);

Friday, July 7, 2017

Adventures in Bible Art & Journaling :: Jesus Turned Their World Upside Down

As much as I love the big, colorful Bible art, I need to remember that just getting down the idea is what's important. The words and art on this page were inspired by a lesson I heard at church (journaling is in the book of Luke):
Many times, Jesus' teaching was not just new ideas, but the complete opposite of what the world would think - he was turning their world (and ours) upside down.

I just added a little bit of paint to my page, stamped the globe (upside down), and then wrote in the notes and doodled a few arrows. Very simple...and that is just fine with me.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Find all my posts pertaining to Bible art or journaling here.

Supplies:
Bible: Zondervan (NIV Holy Bible, Journal Edition);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (This & That
);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Pen: Sakura (Pigma Micron 05 - Black);

Monday, July 3, 2017

Just Because

Just because...sometimes you need a card for no particular reason.
I love this floral image from the Comfort & Hugs stamp set - it is large enough to carry a card with just a simple sentiment. I added a bit of watercolor and topped it off with a little bit of shimmer. It was easy to create (great for assembly-line style...I've got a few variations to share) and gives a beautiful result.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies: 
Watercolor Paper: Canson (Watercolor XL 140# Cold Press);
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Ocean Tides, Royal Velvet);
Cardstock for Card Base: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Kindness & Thanks, Comfort & Hugs);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Other: Watercolor Paints (Master's Touch Watercolor Paint Set - 24 Colors); Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Glimmer Brush - Shimmer Pen);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WINNERS :: Growing In Unity

Thanks to all who stopped by and commented throughout my week as the Growing In Unity gal...and a very special thanks to each of you who are followers of this blog.
and
Congratulations!

Please send me an e-mail with your US mailing address so I can get your information to Unity Stamp Company. (You will each receive 25 random stamps - mailed to you directly from Unity.)
{You can find my e-mail address on my Blogger profile.}
Note: You only have 2 weeks to claim your prize.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Parrot Shaker Card {Ink Blot Shop, LLC}

As I'm gearing up for taking in a little bit of sun this summer, I just couldn't help making a bright, tropical card. 
The stamps are from the new Flopsy Birds and Tiny Bubbles stamp sets from Ink Blot Shop. I took the feather images from the Flopsy Birds set and used them as leaves to give my bird a safe place to hide. 

Tropical vacation? Yes, please. 

Have a great day!
Supplies:
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Flopsy Birds, Tiny Bubbles);
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor (Premier Colored Pencils, Soft Core);
Clear Film: Grafix (Dura-Lar Clear Film); 
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Silver Heart Confetti, 4mm Charcoal); MultiCraft (Craft Medley - Go Green);
Dies: Spellbinders (Circles);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Monday, June 19, 2017

Embossed Bird Shaker Card {Ink Blot Shop, LLC}

I don't know if you have tried shaker cards yet or not, but if you haven't - just be aware that they are a little bit addicting to create!
For today's card, I embossed this cute bird image from the new Flopsy Birds stamp set on the shaker window. (Perfect for the current SSS embossing challenge.) I kept it clean and simple, and I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies:
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Flopsy Birds);
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Smokey Shadow); Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Cut & Paste - Adorbs 6x6);
Ink: Tsukineko (VersaMark Watermark Ink);
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts (White);
Clear Film: Grafix (Dura-Lar Clear Film); 
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Silver Heart Confetti, 4mm Charcoal); Martha Stewart (Glitter - Sugar Cube Hearts);
Dies: Spellbinders (Wonky Squares);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board); Wagner (Precision Heat Gun);

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Releases from Ink Blot Shop, LLC!

I'm so excited to tell you about two new stamp sets (available now!) from Ink Blot Shop, LLC

Introducing...
Flopsy Birds:
(6x8 Clear Stamp Set)
 ...and Tiny Bubbles:
(4x4 Clear Stamp Set)

You may have seen my sneak peek last week, but I wanted to share a couple more cards with you today.
The Flopsy Birds set contains lots of bird stamps, plus a few options to help your birds feel at home...this cute bird swing (with two ways to hang it), some branches, and a nest. There are also a couple little accessories tucked in so you can dress up your birds for a variety of occasions.
With the Tiny Bubbles stamp set, you can make your birds (or other little critters and characters) speak. There are a few included sentiments, but you can also combine them with other small sentiments or alphabet stamps (like the Skinny Mini Alphabet).

I'm excited about these two new stamp sets, and I hope you will love them like I do!

Head here to get them.
Supplies for Hey Bird Cards:
Watercolor Paper: Canson (Watercolor XL 140# Cold Press);
Cardstock for Card Base: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Patterned Paper: Shimelle (True Stories 6x6 - Yellow and White Polka Dot, Yellow and White Pattern); My Favorite Things - MFT (True Blue Houndstooth 6x6);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Flopsy Birds, Tiny Bubbles);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Other: Watercolor Paints (Master's Touch Watercolor Paint Set - 24 Colors); 
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

Supplies for Flamingo Cards:
Watercolor Paper: Ranger (Distress Watercolor Cardstock);
Cardstock for Card Base: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico (Brighton Pier 6x6 - Black and White Pattern); Amy Tangerine (Plus One 6x6 - Pink Pattern);
Stamps: Ink Blot Shop, LLC (Flopsy Birds, Tiny Bubbles);
Ink: Ranger (Archival - Jet Black);
Other: Watercolor Paints (Master's Touch Watercolor Paint Set - 24 Colors); 
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);