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Lines, Birds, a Wreath, Two Gnomes, and a Dog!

Catching up after last week's power loss  - Zeta knocked out all the power and internet in our area for several days.  Only one tree down and it barely touched my car with just a few little scratches.... several trees look shaky though and another one looks like it is headed this way next week....


I did do another lines page in my bible and intended to post it to **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* where we were playing with lines (October prompt), but the power made me miss it. I wanted to share it because I used birthday goodies sent to me by my sweet friend Jayne and I love the colors.  Super simple: Gesso base, gesso on the music/architectural paper (from Jayne), gesso on the crayon paper (from Jayne), stamp the DRS Design pencils and water color them, slap on some more water colors and done.  Fun tuff.

The page is James 3 and 4 which are about controlling your tongue and heart and understanding that God values humility and hates the proud.  I like to think of Mother Teresa and her selfless love she had for everyone - she very much patterned her life after Christ.  Something we should all do - it is a good idea whatever religion or non-religion we follow as a humble spirit is a BEAUTIFUL thing.  I also think of how we want to draw our own lines so much - I do it often.  I need to be careful....

So now onto this month's **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* prompt which is birds and was chosen by Wendy K (so love her thoughtful and creative stories and pages).  Here is my first birds page, and I am working on another now.  First I put down a layer of Gesso, then the Dina Wakley Scribble Bird was stamped (I drew in a few more lines) and water-colored.  The tree, crackle marks, and birds are a Stamperia stencil, the flower sun is a stencil from  Magenta, and the numbers and letters are from an Andy Skinner Industrial Elements stencil. I water-colored all the elements and the sky and drew in the shadow.  

This is Psalms 109 - I have four more pages in Psalms and I am done!!!  This is a prayer for punishment of the wicked.  Kind of makes me uncomfortable as when I have wished punishment for the wicked, I feel very bad as I really believe judgement like that is all in God's territory as we can't see the whole picture and we don't know the hearts of others.  Still it is hard....judgement of others is something I struggle with and I know that if I were judged by my so call standards, I fall seriously short.  Our measuring sticks will be used against us one day.....

Also made some cards this past week.  My first one is a coral and shell wreath.  I fussy cut all the DRS Design elements (3-in-1 Ocean Floor Designs, and 4-in-1 Seashells, Christmas Light String) with some grade school scissors so it was tough!  Need to straighten out the craft room and find my snips!  I even fussy cut the light string.....it was tough!  Layered it all up and then used the new "Shell"ebrate the Season Greeting.   Super easy card. 

This next card was made with my sweet grandson, Lewis.  We did a quick water-color background and splatter, then stamped the DRS Designs Paper Coffee Cup, Peeking Gnome, Snowflakes, and the new Gnome for the Holidays Greeting.  I water-colored everything and did a bit of sponging and it was done. 


This last card is a tent topper card with recycled elements from an old birthday card.  Old papers too.  This is going off to an 8 year old boy recovering from multiple surgeries.  Looks like he is on the mend now.  So hard to even think about a child suffering!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Hugz,

Nancy

Comments

  1. Such amazing page and cards! Love the little yellow bird and the tail-waghing card made me smile 😀. Wishing you a very happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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  2. As always, fabulous work! Each and every thing you posted is to wonderful. I'm sure that 8 year old boy will have smile on his face after opening up your card!

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  3. Glad to read you are back up and running Nancy and even more so that after Zeta you are all unharmed. What a lovely post with sweet journal pages and card, how fabulous is that Shell-e-brate the season card, what a clever alternative creation. Thanks so much for sharing these super pieces today.
    Take care & stay creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  4. I hate losing power for days. So glad to hear you are back. And so glad you shared the line page too. The pencils on the edge of the page are great. Plus I love the bird page. What a happy bird. Yellow was a great choice with these shorter darker days. You are made some gorgeous cards. I like shell wreath for the holidays and that tail wagger. Too cute! Hope you are safe and well and have a super weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Just love your page and the cards. A very thoughtful set of art. Thank you so much for sharing with us on Art Journal Journey.
    Hugs Wendy

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  6. You have been busy Nancy, a wonderful collection of makes - I especially like the shell wreath and the last card for the youngster recovering from surgery, I hope he is well on the mend.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. Hi Nancy, love our beautiful art journaling with that gorgeous yellow bird, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated And the other pieces are great too. 'Shelebrate made me laugh, my daughter spoke like that for a time when she was small - she would have said shmall! Love that fun doggy, too. Have a great weekend, 'shtay shafe'! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Well Nancy, you have made up for being off line with all these beauties. I love your two Bible Journal pages, lovely colours that you have used.
    The cards are great too - the shell one is so pretty with its muted shades (but it reminded me that last week Sean Connery, who is the only Bond for me, passed - he spoke like that ) and I love the gnomes but that dog - he is so funny who could not love that card!!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. I love your ring bound bible journal! Both pages are wonderful but I must say those scribbly birds are so lovely and here in yellow is so sweet! Perfect to cheer us up at AJJ! I have gessoed some pages but so far haven't gone back to mine .
    I love the 'Shell -ebrate' card and your grandson must have had fun with those gnomes! The tail wagging dog made me smile - my uncle used to have a dog with a tail that used to wag like crazy! Glad you have electric now, it must have been tough without! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend, Chrisx

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  10. great Bible page but love that gnome card and that adorable little doggy :) the cards will give the recipients big smiles on their faces :)

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  11. Blth of your bible pages are beautiful and each carries a lovely message. I was truly impressed by all the beautiful work that goes into each of your wonderful pages. They are simply delightful. Thanks beyond belief for sharing your bird page with us at Art Journal Journey using Wendy's theme.

    All of your cards are incredible. I really love the word play with shells, but I have to admit the coffee mug with the gnomes is my real favorite. I agree that no child should suffer, not like you describe it, at least.

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  12. Nancy! You absolutely made my day with all those lovely comments! Thank you so much!

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  13. Wonderful cards, and your bible art is beautiful Nancy! xx

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  14. I love our beautiful art journaling and cards, fantastic!
    The bible art is beautiful, thank you!
    Hug Elke

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