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Artist Inspiration and Some Much Loved Old Stamps

Hello crafty friends.

I really needed to relax this weekend, and I was able to do it.  I finished a very good Debbie Macomber book, If Not For You, cleaned up my car, and got in a couple of naps.  I did a few more BAJ pages as well. 

I got a bit adventurous with this first one. It was inspired by THIS creation of  Freidensreich Hundertwasser. The prompt came from the MIX challenge on and the flower theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*.  Freidensreich was very into recycling so I did several layers of tissue paper I was going to throw out and the tea bag label from my green tea.  Lots of gesso including one thick layer over an Andy Skinner stencil.  I painted the flowers with Arteza gouache paints and metallic Zig Painty pen. 
Psalm 146:1-2.  Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I live.  Beautiful words.

My second creation was a case of THIS card by this week's Featured Stamper (71st Street).  I started by loading up the old SU! Medallion stamp with some Dina Wakley paint, spritzing with water and them slapping it down on the page.  I also used the leftover paint to make some ink/spray/smash pages and then stamped and fussy cut the flowers, leaves, and butterflies.  
Psalm 141:8 - Lord, my Lord.  I seek refuge in you.  I have needed to seek refuge in Him a lot this last few months!

The flowers, butterfly and leaves are from the Natural Beauty SU! set - one of my favorites.

Here is the card standing by itself.
I stamped one more time using the Medallion stamp and it didn't work out so well.  I went with it though and created a little background for this sweet paper doll.  
I wasn't going to share it, but I kind of like it.  It is growing on me anyway.  Twenty one more pages in Psalms.  I thought I was closer to done, but it is a long book and so full of lovely verses.

Hope you had a good weekend as well.




  1. Your tea cup looks like it had a bit of gold sparkle. And you flower page and card are just gorgeous. Wow. I like how you used the painted stamp image to match the painted background. Thanks so much for joining us at ARt Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  2. Beautiful journaling Nancy, I must admit that leaf and butterfly card took my breath away. OMG it's gorgeous with the muted colours :)

  3. Hi Nancy, your floral art journaling and cards are so beautiful. Wonderful, rich colours, too. Hundertwasser is always inspiring, I love his work. Glad you were able to have a relaxing weekend. Have a great, new week, hugs, Valerie

  4. Beautiful pages and card Nancy, I especially like the beautiful card - lots of great fussy cutting.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Hi Nancy,
    Your art is always so inspiring. The journal page - the first one sparkles and shines and has so much happiness about it. The second page and butterfly card are very well done too. You are an amazing artist.
    I am glad you napped. Napping heals.

    Take care, my friend,

  6. What a lovely card full of butterflies! And what a SUPER page! Gorgeous flowers on a recycled tea-bag as a pot! Great idea and a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining my challenge at AJJ!

  7. Ooh, you have one of those lovely bibles. I almost bought one a few weeks ago, when they were greatly reduced, but the shipping to the UK was as much as the cost of the bible, so I decided it wasn't good 'stewarding' of my resources. They're impossible to find over here.
    Your pages are amazing. I really need to bookmark your blog. The card is gorgeous, too :-)
    Cath x

  8. Beautiful pages with the flowers and butterflies. I really like your tea cup as well. Thank you so much for linking your art to Mia's theme at Art Journal Journey.

  9. Beautiful pages and I love the card Nancy! xx

  10. Hi Nancy, your art work is absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring! I love your flower creations and your cup of tea, too! WOW! Hope all is well with you - stay safe and healthy! HUGS!!

  11. That card is lovely. I like the strong colours you have used for the flowers. Really very striking and I like how you have carried it over into your Bible journalling.
    All the artwork you have featured shows a great deal of thought and insight.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  12. Wow - another amazing post. The gilded flowers and mug on the page are wonderful, and you've created another treat of a dimensional card with those florals. Fabulous work.
    Alison x


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