Psalms 63 Bible Journaling

Hello everyone… Today, I have a Bible journaling page to share with you all from the book of Psalms 63.

This psalm was written by David when he was in the wilderness of Judah and when he was on a run. He was waiting for God’s helps to deliver him from his enemies, hungry and thirsty. David was not only thirsty and hungry physically, but also his soul hungry and thirsty for God’s presence in his life. He remembered how God had helped him in the past and had faith that He would help him again.

We often feel in that we are in the middle of the “desert” of our lives, feeling alone, and forgotten. But my friends… have faith and trust in His promises that He won’t leave you alone nor forget you. God will not desert His children! When you come to Jesus and drink from His well, you won’t be thirsty again and you will be satisfied (John 4:13-15).

For my journaling, I use the ESV Psalter Journaling Bible, Blossom – Bible Journaling Stamp Set, one of the Color by Faith Collection, pigment ink pads, heat embossing powder, and watercolor paints. Head over to Joy Clair Blog for full details and tutorial.

Coffee Themed Cards with Miss Ink Stamps

Hello hello hello everyone… Today, I have a couple of coffee themed cards to share with you all.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers is introducing their new Super Sponsor, Miss Ink Stamps. I am participating at their grand opening collaboration as guest designer.

On my first card, I use the Brewtiful Stamp Set on my shaker card.

The images and sentiment were stamped with watercolored friendly ink pad, and I colored them with Sakura Koi Water Colors Paints and water brush.

After that, I dried them and fussy cut the coffee flower cluster and one of the mugs with micro-tips scissors. For the sentiment, I simply trimmed it into sentiment label with paper trimmer.

For the shaker card background, I use Ken Oliver Color Burst powder to create that watercolor background. I cut out 2 sizes ODBD Pierced Rectangle Dies to create the shaker window and I added the plastic acetate. For the filler, I use fine and jumbo clear glitter.

On the second card, the images were stamped with the same watercolored friendly ink pad and I colored them with Sakura Koi Water Colors paints and water brush. After they dried, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

I stamped the Joy Clair broken brick background stamp directly on the front of a white card with CP Twilight Ink Pad.

For the grass, I added some CP Grass Skirt Ink on a white cardstock using make up sponge, sprinkle with water, and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried it with craft heater. And then, I simply cut it into hill shape with scissors. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I added the watercolored images on the card with permanent adhesive glue and 3D foam tape. And then, I wrapped around some natural twine ribbon on the top of the card, tied a bow, and added the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape.

Miss Ink Stamps is now having a Grand Opening sneak peeks all of their stamps from March 9th  – March 15th.  They are giving away free stamps on Instagram during their previews.  Their Grand Opening will be March 16th and March 17th. Make sure you follow Miss Ink Stamps’  Facebook  |  Instagram   |  Blog   |   Store

I am so happy to be part of this sneak peek week and I hope you all can enjoy it, too!

Birthday Wishes Card and Challenge

Hello everyone… Today is a special day for our family. Our first daughter turns 10 years old! And to celebrate it, I have a new birthday wishes card to share with you all.

I am inspired by the cake, polkadots, and colors from this STAMPlorations March CUTplortions Challenge photo:

This birthday card I created using the  Sweet Cravings StampsBirthday Wishes Phrase DieCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesBubble Dance ARTplorations Stencil.

On the background, I use the stencil and make up sponge to add the black acrylic paint on a piece of watercolor paper. I cut it with the stitch rectangle die and added on a white card.

I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair Onyx Black and color it with Arteza Real Brush Pens and waterbrush. I fussy cut it with micro tip scissors and added on the card with 3D foam tape.

For the sentiment, I cut a gold cardstock with the phrase die and added it on the card using the permanent adhesive glue.

I hope you will join us this month! Don’t forget to also link your project up at the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Sweet Spring Wishes | Mixed Media Card & Challenge

March is here… Spring is getting closer… that means warmer days and colorful flowers are coming soon, too.

Today, inspired by Spring, I have this sweet spring wishes mixed media card to share with you all.

On my card today, I use the Dream Flower ARTplorations StencilSweet Spring Wishes Stamp SetDragonfly Layering DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, all from STAMPlorations.

I created the background, I added thin layer of white gesso on a watercolor cardstock using mini rubber spatula. I dried it with craft heater, and then I scribble the Gelatos on it randomly. I used pastel colors.

I blended the Gelatos with finger and some water. I dried it again with craft heater. I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I added the yellow acrylic paint using the Dream Flower ARTplorations Stencil and make up sponge. I dried it again with craft heater.

I stamped the sentiment from the Spring Wishes Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Mini MISTI. I dried it again with craft heater because pigment ink dries slowly.

I cut out a green cardstok and a vellum paper using the Dragonfly Layering Dies. I stacked them together using dries clear adhesive. And then I added it on the card with the same glue.

That’s my card for the new STAMPlorations March Mixed Media Challenge.

You can link up anything mixed media projects, including cards and tags, as long as you use any stencils on your project. And… you can also link up at STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge when you use any STAMPlorations products on your projects.

I hope this give you an inspiration to create and link up with us. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day.

Lucky Charm March 2019 Planner

Hello March… Spring is on its way! And today I have a new March Planner to share with you all.

This month theme is Lucky Charm, green and fun rainbow colors. On my planner this month, I use the new adorable stamp set Lucky Charm and Fun Calendar.

I stamped all images using VersaFine Clair ink pads and colored them with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.

I also use some washi tapes decorate this planner page.

It is a fun writing down my plans and family scheduls for this March. So… do you like decorate your planner or not?

Need more Lucky Charm / St. Patrick’s Day themed projects? Head over to Joy Clair blog today. You’ll be inspired… and… visit each of the design team’s blogs and leave comments for chances to with the $25 Gift Card giveaway!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Spring Inspired Cards

Hello everyone… Today is the last day of February and that means Spring is on its way. I am so looking forward to see more colors, flowers, and warmer weather for sure!!!

Today, I would like to share these couple of Spring inspired cards that I created using Joy Clair new release stamp sets.

On my first Spring inspired card, I used the Easter Greetings Stamp Set. This stamp set is super adorable and beautiful with those two bunnies and sets of Lily flowers. I use stamping, no-line watercoloring technique, and blending colors with masks and blending brushes on this card.

On this second Spring inspired card, I used the new Martha’s Flowers Stamp Set and Wood Background Stamp. I use stamping and watercoloring with Arteza Real Brush Pens on this card. I like the flowers from this new stamp set for sure!

I am sharing full post and details how I created these two Spring Inspired Cards at Joy Clair Blog today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Go With All Your Heart Art Journal Tutorial

Hello everyone… I don’t know about you but I always celebrate “Valentine” all month long! And today I have a heart themed art journal tutorial to share with you all.

I am sharing the step-by-step tutorial post how to create this Go With All Your Heart Art Journal at STAMPlorations Blog.

On my art journal, I use the similar technique to create my background using things you can find around you. You can watch it on my YouTube video.

I started with a layer of white gesso and made marks using toilet paper roll, coffee sleeve, plastic knife, and old credit card. After that, I dried it completely with craft heater. And then I added some colors on the page using Color Burst Powder and water.

I tilted the page to let the color fill up the page and mixed together and dabbed some extra color off with paper towel. I dried the page one more time with craft heater.

I stamped couple images from the Mixed Media Grunge Stamp Set on the page using Memento Luxe Ink Pad. This is mixed media pigment ink and slow drying, so I speeded up the drying with craft heater.

Next step is adding some thin layer of white gesso on the page to mute the background and also this give some extra texture and distress look on the background. I use mini cooking rubber spatula for this step.

On corners of the page, I added some dots on the page using the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil, acrylic paint, and make up sponge. I layered and overlapping the paint on the page.

I mixed texture paste and fine glitter to create glitter paste. I added it in the middle of the page with Glass Heart ARTplorations Stencil and spatula. I dried it with craft heater. When using craft heater with texture paste, you need to be very careful to not heat it up too hot becuase it will be bubble.

I scribble some Red Cherry Gelato on the heart and sprayed it with some water. I used the brush to mixed the color on the heart. I wiped it off some extra with paper towel. I dried the color with craft heater.

I added some of the DecoFoil glue on the heart randomly, dried it, and then added some of the Gold Foil Transfer Sheet on the heart. I used bone folder to transfer the foil on it. You also can use your finger if you want to.

I added the shadow around the heart with watercolor pencil and damp brush. For this step, you can also use your finger and water to smudge the watercolor pencil pigment. It is easy and simple.

I stamped the All Your Heart – Say It Big stamp on the page using VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad. Then, I dried the pigment ink with craft heater.

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I hope today’s tutorial inspire you to start a project. Have fabulous day!