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Sunsets, Teapots, Trucks, and Flowers

The last day of June...where does time go? Speaking of time, I had to do one last page for the **Art*Journal*Journey* June prompt - A Stitch in Time.  Added some little zig zags to the corner of my BAJ page and also added some girls from the past wearing fancy dresses to my card.  The girls are covering a very bad mistake with a white paint pen - lol.  The BAJ background is made with an embossing folder inked up and sprayed with water.  The water panels are all water colored with SU! Ink using a penny for the sun. These verses in Psalm 126 have much deeper meanings than the seem.  I looked up Negev and it is a desert.  So then I looked up watercourses, and it seems that when it rains in this desert, the water trickles down into patterns which then meet each other until they are powerful streams.  A beautiful analogy and so meaningful.  Lovely. I also did a few more BAJ pages lately with matching cards. This one is made with some botanical tissue paper, stencils, white gesso a

Texture, Tea Bags, and Pizza

Hello crafty friends, I have been playing with texture a lot lately and have a few things to share with you. My first card is on its way to a friend for her birthday.  I painted it up for the watercolor challenge at  The challenge was to add unexpected color to your image - I added in some red to her dress and some mint green and yellow to her face.  There is gold paint on her wings and on the background. The background was a mop up of inks from previous card, then some gesso through a Dylusions stencil.  More ink and spraying.  Tied on a ribbon to finish it off.  The base is thick watercolor paper so this is a 5x6 chunky card that cost a bunch to mail per my grumbling hubby - lol.  My response, of course, is that she is worth it (he agreed with a wink). Another expensive to mail card done for a friend to friend challenge.  This was a challenge between me and one of my Australian crafting buddies.  We are both kind of new to mixed media and are watching a

Stitching, Fairies, Boats, and Prayers

Hello Crafty Friends, I have a collection of my BAJ and cards from this past week.  The firt two  BAJ pages are inspired by the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* June prompt -  A Stitch in Time. My first BAJ page is Psalm 86 and 87.  I am desiring to focus more on God rather than the current state of problems in the world - especially here in the U.S.  Our time here is but a whisper if we are focused heavily on Him. Of course, I am asking Him to step in and show us how to solve the problems too. Steps for this page:  gesso, ink spray, stenciling - new stencils (so fun)l; stamped, water-colored and fussy cut the lovely REDlead fairy (she is an angel here); journaling and then faux sewing. The page next to the first page here is a page I did in April, but I added the stitching to tie the two pages better together.  I haven't previously posted this one.  The sea village image, sea grass and large words are  from DRS Designs.  There is a stencil in the background and some of my green

Clocks, Chickens, and Teacups!

Hello crafty friends! I am still enjoying not having the two hour daily commute and being able to spend it crafting, learning, and visiting blogs.  They have told us we will be going back August 1st.  Seems like a long time on one side and seems quick on the other.  I still think we are not all taking the precautions we need to.  Hubby is doing a show this weekend and I am so afraid for him - being around a lot of people who are touching his military items he has for sale is scary.  He still thinks he is Superman even though he is a high risk person (health issues).  I just know he wont be doing the right thing like wearing his mask at all times and using the hand sanitizer.  Urgh!!!! I have a BAJ page done using the **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* Stitch in Time theme.  Psalms 118:25 - I focused on just a few words - Lord Save Us.  We need saving on so many levels.  This Psalm speaks to just a few of them.  I used the SU! sets - Natural Beauty and Sense of Time.  I stamped the clock,

Psalm 119: Stitches, Time and Learning Lessons

Hello crafty friends. I couldn't wait to try a go at Halle's  new **Art*Journal*Journey* theme:  a stitch in time.   Started with this lovely old song page from a vintage song book (found free at an outdoor flea markert) and some stash paper.  Added in a pre-stamped tag and lovely lady from REDlead, a tag frm my stash tied with a bow, some scraps from various items, and some ephemera  from Tim. Topped it off some some fake stitching.   The tag pulls out and has some verses from Psalm 119. I know I need some more instruction and need to be way better.  I pray that I make better decisions and involve the Lord more in them.  I am thinking there are a few people out there looting and hurting others that need some more instruction as well.  Why are we all so weak and disobedient? Each of us is disobedient in our own way - obvious or not and in more ways than we think.  I sit and work at my computer doing work things and thinking I am not doing anything wrong.  Then I