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More Showing of the Green

Green is so my favorite color.  Since it is the theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* this month, I will be adding it to my bible journaling a lot.

I have also been admiring my friend Christine's use of Magenta Stencils (It's a card days night blog), and I finally bought a few (love them by the way).

So of course I am combining green and Magenta on my creations today and linking them to **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*.

Both pages were made using an ink/spray/smash background of various green inks. The stencils I used are from Magenta (Silhouette 2 Small - the girl, Sunflower, Flying Butterflies, Numbers/Alpha) and Altenew (Stripes).

This first page is from Psalm 34:15-16.  David wrote this one when he pretended to be insane in the presence of Abimelech who drove him out of the region.  David trusted the Lord and praised Him. When I did this page, I thought about how oftentimes, we worry about how tough our lives are when in reality our worries are small comparatively.  Compared to things David or others in the Bible went through, what the people who came before us went through or what others we know are going through.  For instance, when I did my eyes are worn our page the other day, many people told me they were having eye troubles.  Most were having serious eye problems.  My problems were NOT really problems.  Also at that same time, my Pop was have major health issues that I was not aware of.  He is in the hospital now (doing a better).  The Psalm isn't about all that, but these are the thoughts I had when I was doing this page.  The Lord help us through little and big troubles.

I sponged the lady silhouette using Vintage Photo Distress ink and then sprayed her with mist of water.  Then I used a paper towel to blot up the water fast.  The background had previously been dabbed with white acrylic paint over the green ink so that also added a bit of design when the ink came off those spots as well.  The foliage is a stamp from DRS Designs off their Four Flower Background stamp.
 The next page has a similar inky base background, but it is much lighter as it was the end of my mixture.  This page centers on Psalm 37:8:  Refrain from anger and give up your rage; do not be agitated -- it can only bring harm.  Some powerful and true words.

I did the left side very busy to represent our thoughts when we are angry, and the right side represents our free flowing mind when we don't have anger.  I sponged the lady silhouette in a cool green to show her calming.
Super easy pages and both made me feel a bit better.

I was lucky enough to get to eat dinner with both my Daughters and all my Grandsons last night after I visited my Pop.  The good news of Pop improving, the happiness at dinner, and time in my bible really did me good. We need days like that!

Thanks for visiting.

Many inky hugz,

Nancy

Comments

  1. Beautiful pages ~ I'm glad your pop is improving. Anger, rage, and agitation are dangerous this is a good reminder to love.

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  2. Green is lovely, always so fresh and full of hope, and your page is beautiful. We often worry too much about little things, but as you say, so many people in the world have real problems, and that makes our seem small in comparison. Hope and trust are important to get us through things. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Love your journal pages and the words they represent

    Joan

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  4. This is so pretty! I really like the detail in the pages, its definitely something to treasure.

    Hope you're having a great week! :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  5. Oh I like this showing of the green. I think those of us in winter places are really waiting for butterflies. This is great. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

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  6. Your pages are simply ADORABLE! I love them!
    Great to meet you via AJJ!
    Happy rest of the week Nancy!
    Greetings from
    Susi
    from Austria

    Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me a comment. I appreciated this so much!

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  7. Beautiful pages and inspiring muse, Nancy. I.m so happy to have found you through Art Journal Journey. Thank you for joining us at with these wonderful green pages. Eileen xx

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  8. Fabulous pages Nancy, I'm so pleased to hear that you had good news and a nice dinner with your daughters.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Nancy, I'm so glad you dropped by at Magenta and found so many stamps and stencil to express your feelings. Such beautiful Bible pages. I love the free flowing butterflies and the woman the calm and turmoil of life. I love, love, love your pages :)

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  10. Love your bible art pages and the good news! Fantastic!!
    Greetings Elke

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  11. Both pages in your Bible Journal are lovely, and the green is so delicately used that it is perfect for this journal of yours.
    Glad all those good things happened to you the other day. Sometimes there is a reason for this to happen.
    Hugs, Neet x

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  12. Two more beautiful pages in your Bible Journal. We are so happy you are linking them to Eileen's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne

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  13. Another two lovely BAJ spreads, Nancy. I especially like the second one, where her thoughts are troubled, then the peace flows through her and out to the world. I love the symbolism. So glad to hear your father is doing better, also. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Eileen's theme.

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