Monday, November 23, 2020

Wait for the Lord

This song sung by Shane and Shane  "I will wait for you"
based off of Psalm 130 was running around in my head. 
As I was watching a friend's craft video I was playing along with the colors she used. Thanks Keri for the inspiration. Not my usual colors.  I scribbled and wrote the lyrics from the chorus on the pages. 

I did that to both sides of this layout. This layout in my bible/ Junk /art journal was made by putting two bill envelopes open and back to back. I also added a smaller part of another envelope to be in the center. It gave me lots of places to journal. 

I sprayed the gel stick scribbles with water and moved the pigment around. Then I used my gel press and ARTploration ALL BLOOMS stencil

Because of the fold in the envelopes you can see a previous page on the back of the left panel.

Left side. I drew the letters, then painted them white and then added stripes then changed my mind and tried to paint them white again. I kinda like the subtle texture that the stripes add.

The little journaling pages in the middle.

Back page, when I used my heat gun to dry melted the little envelope window, so I covered it with a piece of scrap paper. Looks like it was meant to be there.

Friday, November 20, 2020

STAMPlorations 6th Giving Thanks Bloghop and giveaway

To make my Gratitude Tag Album I started by die cutting tags out of my stash of unused monoprints. 

I use CUTploration  Manila Tags Nesting Dies

The cover for my album was made with 

I used it to cut one of my mono prints and then I backed it with white to make the cut print stand out. 

There are a lot of resources that you can use to make a list to be grateful for. I saw one at 

They have a free download
.However, I choose to just write the list on the back of my pumpkin tag. 

I am using this opportunity to work on my lettering as well as journaling and working on being grateful. So I am keeping it simple. The word for the day lettered on the front of the tag, letting the monoprint be the star. I am then handwriting the scripture on the back of the tag. 

Since I used prints from my stash, I didn't always remember which ARTploration Stencils were used on every tag. I took a photo of the ones that I knew which stencil was used. 

blog hop prizes:
- 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs
giveaway prizes:
- 2 winners of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25
- 1 winner of her choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50
extra prizes:
- a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products
hop and giveaway are open until December 8. winners announced on December 10 in the
November winners post.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Pumpkin tags

It isn't too late to play along with this month's 

Stencil Challenge at STAMPlortions

This first tag if you look at the pumpkin you can see the teal/blue acrylic paint on the pink background. I used the new slimline stencil called 
I also used:

I made a Cinderella pumpkin carriage by adding gilding flakes to the pumpkin. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Bee kind and compassionate to one another

In my Bible junk/art journal. 
I got to a folded out page from my church bulletin. 

The small folded over page. I  went and covered with white paint.

Then I scribbled over the page with kingart gel sticks

I spayed with water and tapped with my fingers to make them blend together. 

I then collaged some scrap papers

Honeycomb stencil. stamped bees and flowers. Hand lettering. 

Next page opens out to the 3 sections. Covered them with white paint.

Scribbled with kingart gel sticks

Again I sprayed with water and tapped with fingers to blend

Monday, November 9, 2020

Giving thanks in all circumstances journal page - gel printing texture with broccoli

Today in my Bible Junk/Art/Journal, I decided to do 
1 Thessalonians 5:18

I started by putting white paint down on both pages. These pages started life as a church bulletin and an employee letter home for Dr. Pepper to their employees about winter weather clothing. 
I don't usually gesso or put white paint down but I really wanted a blank canvas.

After the paint dried I got out my set of kingart gel crayons. I bought them last Christmas but I have struggled using them. Today I had some success. 

I scribbled just to add color down.

I then sprayed the page with water and spread color around with my fingers. 

I made gel prints using my gel press and a broccoli stem. (what was left when I cut off the blossoms)

Doesn't it make a cool organic texture?


I stamped music notes and this cute little bird from Sweet n Sassy Singing Praises set.