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Wicked BAJ and Winter Blues

This was the first weekend in a long time that I could pick to do whatever I wanted.  Of course, I crafted and finally started taking the Christmas tree down!

The inspiration challenge at was all about Hot Chocolate Designs' Pinterest Board - you can see it HERE.  The picture at the top middle right of the board cover that has lime green with black and white stripes  inspired me to finish up this Psalms 106 BAJ page.  I totally forgot I never really finished this page.  I previously drew Elphaba and the words Wickedly, but I didn't like what I had done and I and never colored them in.  This picture inspired me to finish it up with some Gouache paint and a Sharpie.

We are so wicked, and we behave wickedly now and throughout time.  So glad God forgives us.  

When I read Wicked, I felt so convicted about judging people when I should not.  The story really underscores that you can't judge a person without knowing what they have lived through.  You may not even really know yourself - for instance, she didn't know who her real father was until she was older or why things happened to her until it was too late. I loved this book and I love how my page come out.  I am linking this to Erika's January theme of Favorite Things at **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*.  

Over at Try It On Tuesday everyone has the Winter Blues or is at least channeling them in their creations.  This was a great way for me to use up the last few sheets I had of the Stamperia Cosmos collection.  I love this paper, and used it to make hubby's Valentine.  This is the front:

I added on a wooden snowflake (Close To My Heart) that I inked up with SU! ink and splattered with white paint.  Also added a glittery You.  On the inside, I added the & You part of the glittery 3-D words (they were all melded together previously into You & Me).  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you are doing some fun creating.




  1. Your Wicked page is amazing Nancy. That lime green is a great color. And so true about judging people. WE don't know until we walk in their shoes as the cliche goes. I haven't read the book Wicked, but I did see the play maybe 15 years ago. It was a good one. and I love the owl card. I am a little parialy to owls, but it all works together to make the perfect Winter Blues card. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal JOurney and also at Try It On Tuesday. Much appreciated my friend. Hugs-Erika

  2. You have a gift for doing journal pages. I'm trying right now to do a jounal of memories for the friend that I lost a few weeks ago. My journal is very simple compared to your fabulous work...but I still forgot how long it takes to make one. I'm making it for my dear friend's daughter.
    Your cards are awesome. My Jim would really like something like that...because he's very fond of owls.

  3. your owl cards are amazing Nancy such perfect Valentine cards and your journal page is awesome :)

  4. The cool thing about the owl that was printed on the card ... I personally also like the owl.
    Have a nice day.

    Greetings from Indonesia.

  5. Wonderful crafting. The 'wicked' page is very striking, and I love the you and me owls. Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  6. Another super Page Nancy, you are certainly enjoying adding to your Bible Journal.
    Your card is fabulous, I'm sure your hubby will treasure it.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. A wonderful BAJ page, and I love your owl card, it's fabulous Nancy!
    Alison xx

  8. I love your Art from That owl and Journal page!
    Have a good day, hugs Elke

  9. What fabulous post - I love how you interpreted the psalm! Your Valentines card is fabulous - I love that owl! Thank you so much for entering at Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. I love your "Wicked". Impressed with your drawing skill. it is just a perfect Elpheba and looks absolutely fabulous on that lime green. The perfect colouring with the touch of red for her lips.
    Then we come to the card - what a good idea - love the lettering and the owl is beautiful. Was on another blog recently and she had mentioned owls and I said we have one close by which we hear in the night but never see. How I would love to met her. I will make do with your owls, they are gorgeous and hubby will be well pleased with that card. Perfect for Valentines, masculine and not too sopppy. Love it.
    Hugs, Neet xx


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