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Flowers and Hearts

I was gifted a napkin that a friend had been saving on her desk for several years.  When she gave it to me, I knew it would make a wonderful BAJ page.  

The napkin had an antique colored background.  So I had to antique my whole page with some watercolors and distress inks.

For my layout, I cased THIS card by Monique (niki1 on  I used her singular inside flower to inspire my flowers on the right.  She had some sparkle in her flowers so I added some gold beads to some of the flower insides and some perfect pearls on all yellow spots on the flowers. I also added some glaze touches and used the glaze pen to do the bible verse.  I found my stipple brush and also did some stippling. 

Psalm 32 - the Psalm of forgiveness.  David understood God's forgiveness is what gives us joy and the chance to feel fresh and new every time we pray.  It is a beautiful feeling.

I also did another page this weekend. It was started as an Ink/Spray/Smash bg except I used watercolor instead of ink.  Next I splattered on some left over watercolor and then stenciled on some pink ink.  The words were done with a green marker outlined in black glaze pen. It was a bit bright next to my antiqued page above so I added a bit more yellow and stippled on some white paint.
Psalm 33 is about praising the Lord and it has some beautiful words.  Since this month is all about love, I pulled out the words - May your love rest on us.  I added in a few hearts.  I am linking this up to the **Art*Journal*Journey* February Hearts challenge.




  1. Hi Nancy, you have made 2 beautiful pages with wonderful words from the Psalms. The first one is gorgeous with those flowers. Have a good, new week, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh that napkin page is gorgeous. I like the antique look, and those flowers are just beautiful. I also love the stenciled page too Nancy. What a wonderful Bible journal you will have. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  3. wow Nancy, both pages are gorgeous, the first one is as a real stunner :)

  4. More fabulous pages Nancy, such a pretty napkin, the flowers are beautiful.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. I always get excited when I see your name at Art Journal Journey. I know I'm going to be in for a real treat. I love how you matched the page to the color of the napkin. It's that attention to detail that is so special. I totally enjoyed reading how you created these pages. I am also grateful that you shared this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

  6. Wow, Nancy, what beautiful effect there with such loving treatment. It looks super pretty and very vintage and shabby chic. Both the pages are lovely but I am partial to the first one. How sweet is the story about the napkin.



  7. Both pages look so pretty the way you have added your art to them, they show the love you added as you worked on them. Thank you again for linking your wonderful pieces with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. wonderful pages are that!!!!Beautiful story!
    Greetings Elke


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