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 Splitcoaststampers.com 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.