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Multi-Mixed Media BAJ and Last of February Cards

Hello friends.

It has been super rainy in Central Alabama.  Lots of flooding and dreary days.  But we are thankful as droughts are no fun!

I really love this BAJ page from Psalms 27;13-14.  I need to hear these words.  I am much better at the waiting and not trying to take charge - I have been super bad at that the last 30 years.  Age and hubby (who waits for everything and is a slow as molasses) have mellowed me.
I was inspired by THIS tutorial/blog post by Preeti Dutt.  Oh my, I could watch videos and look at tutorials all day!  I guess it is a good thing I don't have a lot of time to do that!

I started with gesso on both pages of my bible.  Then I laid down some torn hymnal pages and did another layer of gesso.  Next was some texture paste and drywall tape.  After that dried, I let several lovely colors of watercolor and ink dribble down from the top of the page.  I sprayed them with water to get more movement.  The colors were from Splitcoaststampers.com color challenge this week:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty Peacock, and Old Olive.  Also some of the colors mixed together and with some neutrals for a bit of contrast and aging.  Some white acrylic and left over water color splatters, a dusting with Perfect Pearls, and some stenciling in Razzleberry finished off the base.

The confidential stamp is from an insurance company.  It is very old and part of set I bought at a garage sale in Birmingham, AL.  I have the spinner it was on and 15 stamps.  I have to guard it because my youngest daughter really wants the set.  I remember I felt that way about my grandmother's ricer.  I still wish I had that ricer!

I typed up the verses, stamped on a few leaves and a few dragonflies (SU!), and added some lovely gears and a key.  I have the word heart in my scripture so I am linking this up as my last creation in the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* hearts theme. 

I also did a second page in Psalms 26 using the same technique.
I also made a fun Easter card last night:
I used the ink/spray/smash technique for the background along with a diamond stencil and texture paste.  The image and sentiment are from DRS Designs:  Easter Sleepover and Medium Script Happy Easter.  Two little flowers and some Stickles finished it off.

It was a fun weekend.  We had two of young Grandsons the whole weekend - ages 2 and 4.  Lots of crafting, playing cars, and visiting the baby goats and cows at my Sister's.  Lewis, the 4 year old, loves to make cards.  He participated with me in the Splitcoaststampers.com Inspiration Challenge and created this lovely turle card.
He cut the turtle pieces (I had to trim them a tiny bit) and we used a pre-printed saying off a scrap paper in the stash bucket.  Lewis loves my stash bucket - he found the papers while digging through it.

Fun stuff.

Hugz and thanks for visiting!

Comments

  1. Love the beautiful art journaling in your Bible. Age certainly does make us more mellow and teach us patience! Great cards, too, glad you had fun with your grandkids. It's been very rainy here, too, sooner or later it must end! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Your Bible journaling is so pretty and love your cards too. Fabulous!
    Lynn

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  3. wonderful Bible Journal!!! Fabulous cards!
    Greetings elke

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  4. Oh wow, Nancy. I can see why you created those backgrounds in your bible journal. The subtle and spring like colors are fabulous. I think we all mellow a bit with age, so your words certainly have meaning. I loved your two bible pages. They are extra special and so different. I was super impressed with how you thought outside the box and used the WORD heart to link to my theme at Art Journal Journey. Very creative.

    Your cards are amazing, too. Such beauty in the Easter card and the turtle is simply fabulous.

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  5. Nancy such great Bible journaling, I love watch videos on mixed media. Oh to have so much more time :) I'm retiring in about 1 year and can't wait. I've been in cancer care for amost 40 years and soon it will be my time :)

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  6. Beautiful pages and fabulous cards Nancy, I especially like the super Easter card, such a lovely background.
    I have to say I am a bit like you, age and experience has certainly made me more patient.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. Beautiful journal pages, made I think with a lot of thought and love. Thank you for sharing them with us at Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Gorgeous Bible journaling, I really loved seeing it-and your Easter cards is really nice beautiful post-hugs Kathy

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  9. Those are such pretty Bible Journal pages. So delicate in colour that somehow just seems to be right for this.
    I also like your Easter card, and I see you like diamonds too, my favourite stencil is the one I used on my blog.
    Blessings, Neet x

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