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Chickens, Angels and Snowflakes

 Hello friends,

This past week the Tea Party Challenge on was all about Rhode Island as the recipient of our cards is from RI.  I decided to try and paint a rooster.  Try is the key word - I need a lot of practice but I finished it and did a matching BAJ page in Hebrews. My background was from the SCS Watercolor Challenge: Emboss Resist with Watercolor Powders (I used Brushos).  

I watched THIS video but my rooster looks nothing like hers! I finished it and I am calling that success.  The card recipient is battling cancer so I decided the card should be a little upbeat so I added a chicken crossing the road joke.  Inside it says, "because it was free range."  

In the challenge, they mentioned that the Rhode Island motto is "Hope."  What a great motto.  I looked up the story behind it, and one theory is that it is after Hebrews 6: 18-19 so I decided to journal that page in my Bible and add a chicken.  Lovely words.  

I liked my BAJ rooster less than the card one so I decided to put him in a snow storm - we all need hope in snow storms and I am guessing having cancer makes you feel like you are in a storm.  Linking to **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*  "THE MEANING OF"  theme by Tracey. 

I also found a page in Psalms that I had not done - must have stuck to another page when I flipped through. Also I found two pages I started but never colored in so I will have to do them soon too.  To finish off the page I had not started, I did a quick faceless angel using some colors left over on my pallet after painting my chicken card.

I stenciled on some artsy "magical" circles and gessoed on some hymnal pages.  Psalms 131 is sooo sweet.  I have had some crazy days lately and I feel like my soul is a little quieter after painting this.  

Finished up my creating with another card too - inspired by THIS card by French Martin - the Featured Stamper at this week.  Emboss resist with watercolor powders again. Used purple from THIS knit picture.

Thanks for visiting and many happy holiday hugz to you!



  1. Snowstorm Rooster and your psalm angel journal page look beautiful.
    The card with the saying with the snowflake is so cute,
    happy holiday,hugs Elke

  2. Oh you did a good job with the rooster. I think that is a funny challenge because I am sure there are people who don't know much of anything about Rhode Island. I guess you could look things up though. And I love your angel too. And your cards. OK, you have some super art in this post Nancy. You have been very inspired. Merry Christmas if you don't post before then. And thanks for joining us for Tracey's challenge at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  3. Very nice job. Your cards and page are really nicely done. Bravo.


  4. All fabulous projects done so nicely as always!

  5. Thank you Nancy for sharing so much love, caring and beauty in all your painted projects. Love your hand painted chicken...I am so impressed! Loved your color choices for your chicken and the beautiful background. I find coloring very relaxing too. May your Christmas holidays be safe and special even if a bit different than usual. We all have so much to be thankful for even with pandemic, etc. Happy Healthy New Year too, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy L

  6. Those coloured feather strokes on the cockrill really give him some zest Nancy, yes we all need hope even when life is easier, it's good to keep us on our toes. The angel is so delightful I can see why she has given you calm whilst painting, amazing how some creations can heal our creative souls during the process. The wording on your snowflake card is extremely uplifting. Beautiful shares..
    Sending hugs for a beautiful, safe & happy week Tracey xx

  7. so creative, your rooster is amazing- love the colours and texture and your BJ and snowflake are wonderful.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Christine

  8. Love your beautiful and fun journaling, especially the Angel page. Great card , too. Have a great week, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

  9. Two super cards and journal pages Nancy, I love your Rooster, I think he is fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  10. Beautiful pages and cards Nancy! I love your rooster!
    Alison xox

  11. Both roosters turned out so pretty, Nancy. The card is fun and your bible page is beautiful. Of course, the angel is special, too. I agree that she is calming. We all need hope, especially in this time of uncertainty. I'm sorry I'm late visiting. Life got in the way of computer time. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey's theme.

  12. Such fabulous pages! The angel looks so beautiful and the rooster made me smile 😀. The snowflake card is pretty too. Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas filled with joy, peace and love! Hugs, Jo x

  13. Gorgeous artwork Nancy, I love the angel and the roosters are so fun and colorful!!
    Hugs, Tammy


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