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More Lamentations and Some Last Minute Holiday Cards

 A bit of a spooky post today....

I started with THIS fun rain scented whipped soap as my inspiration along with the words in Lamentations 3 which are VERY SPOOKY.   Seems the writer has pretty much given up and then the hope shines through a bit at the end.  I love the poetry of the verses but this was a very sad time in our history.  

I started with a layer of gesso, then a layer of gray Gouache colors.  Mixed in a bit of yellow and red for fun.  Then I put down another layer of gesso and while wet I put down the skull part of a halloween  napkin (goes with the words of the verse - I promise).  Another layer of gesso and then the words.  Needed something fun so I added in a few silver teeth.  The skull needed something so I added in a bit of the yellow and painted a few of the dark parts a little darker. You can see my first attempt at doing a video of my crafting HERE

Linking to Tracey's theme at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* - The Meaning Of... Lamentations details out the despair and the hope the Israelites had at that time (and we have today).  Things may seem bleak in our darkest hours, but God is always there with His faithful love. 

And of course, I have some cards from this weekend to share.  This first one is a case of Kath who is this week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers (HERE is her fabulous card).  

Actually, while finding the link to her card, I found the link to her blog post where she details how she made the card and you can see it HERE.  I plan to do another case of it soon adding in some more layers like she did plus I am going to get some mica spray for sure!  That stuff looks super cool.

I did mask my moon, I did dip my watercolor paper in an inky mix of distress ink and SU! ink.  I did stamp on some words and some trees and then I added in flying santa and a few words.  Mine is a bit more simple than Kath's but I think it has a fun feel.

One more card to share. This was a quick one with a Graphic 45 Santa.

Done for two challenges:  MIX on (SNOW made with some type of medium) and Try it on Tuesday which is all about some sparkle.  The picture doesn't totally capture it, but this is very sparkly with glitter on the snowflake and some Stickles on the printed snow.  

I made the large snowflake with a Gina K stencil and some TH Distress Crackle medium covered in SU! Dazzling Diamonds.  

Hope you are doing well.  Many hugz.



  1. Gorgeous cards Nancy, and I love your spooky page! xx

  2. Love your Lamentations journal spread, you had some great ideas there. I'm sure our situation will get back to normal sooner or later, we need faith and hope. Great cards,too! Have a lovely, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  3. A fabulous journal page, that's a very spooky image.
    Love both cards and I can imagine the sparkle - I can never get it to show up either.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Avril xx

  4. Oh that is a spooky page but quite a nice one! I don't think I have ever read Lamentations, so for me it is now something I want to go check out. And those holiday cards are total opposite for sure. But I love them all. Thanks for joining us at both Art Journal Journey and also Try It On Tuesday. It is always a pleasure to have your art there. Hugs-Erika

  5. that skull is so cool Nancy and your Christmas cards are wonderful. I love that icy cold Santa flying through the trees and Santa is a cutie:)

  6. Another super journal page Nancy and two fabulous cards, I especially like the jolly Santa.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Stunning art journal spread and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday!

  8. Fabulous Christmas cards...amazing journal page!

  9. Superb Artwork. Great imagination and execution to get the desired results. Two fab cards and wonderful journal page.

    Abundant hugs and Blessings,

  10. I definitely need to check out the lamentations, the addition of the stickles is super effective. Journalling a a fabulous way of getting a message across or retelling a story. Fab results. Love those traditional cards, he's such a super Santa, jolly childhood memories.
    Thanks for joining me @ AJJ again, everyone has been so supportive. Creative Hugs Tracey x

  11. super journal page and the idea ivery nice!
    Beautiful Christmas time,hugs Elke

  12. Your page is very spooky, the skull looks amazing! I'm loving your Christmas cards too, the have a cosy Christmas design and the Santa Clause with the snowflakes both look so beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas! Hugs, Jo x

  13. Lovely Santa and snowflakes

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


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