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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, gears, and words lightly on the page, and then stamped the inner clock again on a separate paper, fussy cut, and glued them down.  I stamped the flowers and birds on scraps done using the ink/spray/smash method.   I sponged the page, then added in some stenciling.  It still needed something, so I added in these cool 3-D stickers that I picked up at a garage sale.  They reminded me of clocks.  It is a chunky page, but I kind of like how it seems mixed up - goes well with the words.

I bought some new stamps from Rubbernecker after seeing Kittie's Farm Pop Up Box post.  I thought I might get the chickens and barn she used, but once I got there, I decided on a tractor stamp, a chicken coop stamp, the chicken motives, and the chicken die.  I bought a few other stamps that were on sale as well. The minute they came, I had to make something, of course!

Here is the BAJ page and the card I made.  The BAJ page is on Psalms 107: 35-38 - which speaks to how the Lord plans things for us.  He leads us to the right places for our cities and farms.  Some would argue that maybe we were led to the wrong place, but generally that is because we didn't listen or we aren't listening. 

The BAJ is sponging, and doodling with the painted tractor (Arteza Gouache paints) and a sponged chicken.  The coop on the card is also painted with the Gouache paints and stamped again in the Misti.  The chickens are sponged.  I love using my Amazon boxes to make cards and have been using a lot of them lately. 
Here is a picture of the card by itself.  I drew the framing around the sentiment to tie it in to the chicken coop better.  The die makes a lot of chickens so I added a few on top of the sentiment.  The BAJ and card were inspired by THIS fun picture of an old yellow building/house and done for the Saturday Inspiration Challenge.   
 Here is a card I finished off Sunday and also made with part of an Amazon box. It was done for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge on  The cards to to individuals who need a bit of cheer.  The theme was things you need for a tea party.  I used a paper doily, sheet music, a tea bag, and some tea cups. 
I started with a section of my Amazon Box, used gesso to attach some papers including butcher paper, tissue paper, sheet music, ribbon, and a a paper doily.  Did a few layers of gesso then stenciled on some thick white gesso using and Andy Skinner stencil.  Then I added some inks and paints misted with water.  Once that dried, I added the tea bag, did some ink distressing, and  gems.  The tea cups were stamped, painted with Gouache paints, and popped up too.  This was fun.  I am busy cutting up more boxes now.

Hope your week is going well.  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! 


  1. Wow, so much beautiful art. Love the BAJ, great verse, too. This world so needs saving. The card and matching page are also beautiful, reminds me of my rooster friend! And the cup-card is my big fave toay, what a beauty - fantastic ides there! Sorry your hubby is being less than sensible, I can imagine that it makes you worry. Hope all goes well for him. Have a good week, take care Nancy! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I can relate to your worry about your husband Nancy. Mine has immunosuppression and still insists on going out. I hold my breath all the time. And your journal pages and cards are amazing as usual.I love the vintage look for AJJ, and the chickens. Something about chickens are quite comforting and old fashion even though I don't have any. And using those amazon boxes is a great idea. I have quite a few myself. Thanks for linking up to AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  3. ALL of these are wonderful! I'm a little partial to the chickens though. So cute.

  4. Wow Nancy, amazing cards and Journaling. Such spectacular mixed media. I love your cardboard box surfaces the texture is awesome :)

  5. What a wonderful contribution with your beautiful art!
    I can understand your concern for your marriage, mine also includes risk groups.
    take care of yourself and stay healthy, hugs Elke

  6. Thank you for sharing your fantastic journal page with Halle's theme at Art JOurnal Journey and the other pieces were super as well. The layers and detail were really interesting , I loved the chicken house you created
    Stay safe

  7. I love the chickens. I love that saying about them crossing the road. It's a gem. But I think my favorite is the tractor. It's awesome. It's so beautiful and so timely, too. We are simply thrilled you shared this with us at Art Journal Journey, but the cards are incredible, too. When I see anything recycled, I love it.

  8. WOW! All of your art is fantastic...although I am a bit partial to the piece you did for A Stitch in Time!

  9. Well I started a comment, went to look at something above and it all disappeared.
    I love your Bible journalling. The words you chose to illustrate are beautiful and so perfect for now! Your stickers are perfect for resembling clocks, it is all beautiful.
    I love the way you have used the Amazon package - the coop is great and the chickens are too. It is lovely and the colours are perfect.
    Your final page with the teacups is very striking also - I love the colours you have used and the teacups are a fantastic colour.
    Such beautiful work - I like everything very much.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  10. Fabulous projects Nancy, I especially like the Farm themed page and card, my Father was a farmer and we have chickens - they are such characters.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Gorgeous BAJ pages, Nancy. I love the chicken quote - very apropos to today's world. That's a perfect card for our T-party. Eileen xx


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