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Ladies, Fish, and a Horse

I had a little time to do a BAJ page last night with my daughter consulting (she was making dinner and I was asking her for suggestions on what to do next to the page and she was actually answering).  I had put off doing Psalm 80 because the Psalm actually seemed to have a lot of anger/revenge in it and it just wasn't speaking to me.  I had to do it though because I am not moving to another book in the bible until I have this one done.  Last night I made it a challenge to get it done.  I chose verse 3 only.  We used the Try It on Tuesday Lovely Ladies challenge, the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* flower challenge, and my daughter's Stash Tea Bag Tag top as our inspiration.  The flowers are all in their hats.  Allie said not to add the fabric flower to the woman's hat but I just had to do it. 
I neglected to post my fish card from last week on my blog.  More new images from DRS Designs.
Also I found I had neglected to post this BAJ page previously as well.  I debated posting it because I never could get happy with the horse.  He is is miniature horse named Lightening.  We babysat him for about 6 years for a friend. I didn't get his face the right size but I haven't ever drawn a horse and I drew him pen versus first trying pencil.  I am proud of it if I think about it being my first horse.  The purple texture was added to cover up something at first but it is expanding mousse and so me and one my grandsons got carried away putting it all over and heating it up.  He loved it. 

I wrote in some bible verses around the horse and in his hair. 
I miss that mean little energetic horse. 



  1. I love the flowers on girl's hair! What a beautiful journal page! Thank you so much for entering this lovely creation in my challenge at AJJ! Kisses!

  2. That's a great drawing of the horse!!! You're very talented. Love both the journal pages but yes, I love that horse. Cute card too.....loving all the fish!

  3. Fabulous card and journaling. Love the vintage sepia tones in the cirst one. Thanks for linking to TIOT! And your horse is fantastic, I'm impressed. Have a happy day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Gorgeous pages Nancy! I love the vintage feel on the first one and WOW your horse is amazing, awesome drawing! Adorable card too, love the sentiment!
    Hugs, Tammy

  5. That are fabulous page and Card!!!
    Greetings Elke

  6. Wonderful journal pages, I love the vintage look on your first page, the images you used are super. Thank you for linking with Mia's theme at Art Journal Journey and for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Stay safe.

  7. I love how you were able to hit 2 challenges with 1 piece. Thanks for joining us for both. and those fish are once again so cute, but the star (I think) of today is that wonderful horse drawing. It might not look like Lightening but since I don't see a photo of him, I don't know how he looks. So he might as well be Lightening. You are really talented for sure. Hugs-Erika

  8. great journaling Nancy and love your card with such a great sentiment :)

  9. How funny... that's the exact Paper Doll that came out to play for my Lovely Ladies contribution too! The sepia warmth of the page is lovely, and I really love the fish card... it made me smile. I definitely feel I'm swimming against the current quite often. Your horse drawing is wonderful - he really has personality.
    Alison x

  10. I love both of your bible journal pages! The subtle colours of the sepia are perfect for these images! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Your fishy card made me smile! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Two more fabulous pages Nancy, I especially like your fun card - a super sentiment,
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  12. It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

  13. I think you did a commendable job with the horse drawing - it is very good - and for a first attempt ten out of ten.
    I like your vintage page in your Bible, love the colour you chose for your illustration and I do like your little fishy card.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  14. Absolutely gorgeous - all of them! I love your approach to the Psalm. It's always hard to journal the OT than the new - but you did it so well! LOVE the idea of the fishes going 'against the tide' and the eyes of that horse are wonderful. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I so often look for things to illustrate, rather than treating my BJ as another canvas - if that makes sense - making it so much more difficult to work on them. You've really encouraged me.
    Cath x

  15. Fabulous journal art and I love the vintage tones with the elegant ladies. Also, the card with the fish is so cool.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Avril x

  16. Hi Nancy, Congratulations on you Top 5 Pick at Try it on Tuesday with this fabulous piece.
    Could you please contact me at
    Avril xx


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