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Chicken and Dumplings, Quilting, and Flowers

I have two BAJ/Card combinations to share.  This one is linked up to the **Art*Journal*Journey* Geometric Patterns.   I cased THIS lovely card by Pat (Kokirose).  I used the same quilt pattern she did, but changed up the papers, did faux sewing, expanded it, and added a verse from Psalms 78 to it.  Papers are SU! and stash.  The matching card has a vintage SU! Stove (1998 found the stamp at a flea market) and some accessories from the SU! Perfect Mix set.   This is going to a lovely friend who is making me some masks and is on cooking adventures as well. My next combo has some lovely Peonies and leaves against a stenciled brick wall. I drew the flowers using THIS lovely flower picture as my inspiration. Colored it up with some water color pencils, which I also used to create splatter.  Added a bit of  Stickles and Acrylic Paint to the little fill ins.  This card is going to a friend who could use a pick me up.  The Muah stamp is Stamp-abilities. I woke up today in a cooking

Pirates and Gnomes

Looks like the world is starting to think about getting back to reality - I hope it is not too fast!  I have sure enjoyed having the extra 2 hours a day to craft or lay around - fighting traffic again doesn't sound fun. What is fun is some Pirates and Gnomes which I made in the last few days.  Finished up the pirates a few minutes ago.  Did a card and a BAJ page focusing on Note all the treasure is silver and gold - such a true statement in life.  I drew Jack fast as you can see and colored him in with pencils and markers. I know pirates are strange in a bible, but Psalms 149 and 150 are about celebrating life and salvation and Jack was good at celebrating plus he had some wise words that fit.  The greatest treasure is a strong relationship in God. The card is off to someone who loves pirates and renaissance fairs and lost her husband last month.  Inside is a torn paper Jack I made as well (not picture worthy but sure to bring her a smile).  The image is an Octopode (circa 2

Church Ladies and Butterflies

Try it on Tuesday is all about some stencils, but I tried them on Friday - lol.   Psalms 117 - A Call to Praise.  Thought some church ladies would work well for this one. I should have done them singing, but we will just say they finished up the song.  Drew the ladies, painted them up with water colors, wrote in the scripture, and stenciled on some butterflies (Magenta stencil) with SU! inks.   I also made a card to match with the BAJ page I did the other day: Used the same paper done by my Grandson, Lewis, but I cut it out in strips.  Stenciled on some chicken wire with yellow and brown ink, then stamped with some bubble wrap.  The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature SU! set.  The old butterfly was gray but is now green thanks to some Dylusions Ink Spray.   Thanks for visiting!  Hugz

A Counter Full of Geometric Shapes

Hello Crafty Friends, I received some fun new toys from REDlead this week:  Small Mason Jar, Paris Tickets, Bee, Bird Stencil, and Destiny/Angel Stencil.  I couldn't wait to play with them!  Here is a picture of it all.  I don't normally show pictures of my shopping hauls, but this one was so pretty.  Sharon tied up up the stamps with pretty ribbons, put the bee stamp in the cutest box, stamped the mailing envelop with some of her images, sent that cute mushroom full of tiny tags, and sent some pretty little messages/advertisements that can be easy recycled.  It was probably the coolest package I have received from any company ever.  Of course, I have already ordered more because I fell in love with that little angel image she stamped next to the bird below.  Adorable.  Sweet and smart on her part as well. My first BAJ page is Psalm 61: Security in God (which we all need right now).  Using gesso, I first laid down an old music page (the song is Mockingbird Hill) I found i

Geometric and Free Form

hello crafty friends. Learning new things every day while being stuck at home!  This morning I learned this:   A  shape  is a defined  2 -dimensional area. The  two types of shapes  are geometric and free-form, which differ in the contours they are characterized by. Geometric  shapes  are classified by name like circle, square, rectangle, and triangle. Free-from  shapes  are generally irregular, uneven, and often found in nature The **Art*Journal*Journey* prompt for April is geometric shapes.  I remembered in geometry learning the line was super important.  So today my BAJ page has lines - some are rectangle or circular and actually count as geometric (like my background line stencil and circular 15 plus the vase) and some are free form and not geometric at all (like my flowers and leaves).  Started the page by painting the flowers and leaves with watercolors, then I outlined them with a micron pen and drew the vase.  Next I sponged on TH DI tea stain and finished off with va

Weekend Creativity

Hello friends. I actually spent a little time cleaning the craft room a bit.  I have one corner done - only three more to go!  LOL! I have been crafting away this weekend.  Doing several more Geometric Shapes pages for the **Art*Journal*Journey* theme, plus some cards.  I even made some yummy hot water cornbread. This first page is the other part of Psalm 52 - the more positive words at the end about trusting in God's love.  With the world on fire right now, we definitely need to focus on God's faithful love. Keeping with God's love and faithfulness, I also did Psalms 91.  Here a few cards I made. This one is an ode to my 401K.  I used part of an annual report and a fun old SU! Clock image. Those are tears (or raindrops) on the left.... hopefully the value will come back quickly when we get back to norm (whatever and whenever that will be). This card was a case of Sharon Wisely who is the Featured Stamper on this weekend. Sharon is on

Psalms 52 and Lots of Paint!

The theme for April at **Art*Journal*Journey* is Geometric shapes.  What a cool theme and so easy to incorporate in our projects.  Here is my project for today: I am going through Psalms in my Journaling Bible, and I messed up a few pages and skipped them. I am going back and fixing them now that I have some white gesso - lol. I printed out some of the scripture on rice paper (experiment) and the did a layer of clear gesso over it. It did not smear like some other ones I printed, but I think that was a light hand that saved me. I printed the words out because I wanted to be able to cover the words with the cross but didn't want to actually cover words in the actual scripture part of my page. Then I just started painting crosses and stenciling circles. I added in a little bit of a music sheet, stenciled be humble and added in some Ephemera (TH). This Psalm is a warning to everyone to be humble, not trust in your riches, and to avoid destructive behavior (gossip, plotting again