Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fortifying Faith, My First Art Journal :)

Hello, dear friends,

I've been absent for a while. I've some personal issues, pain and health that require much more prayer. They are areas I don't have much control over, so need to rely ever more on our heavenly Father and Creator.

Here is my first journal. It is all about deepening Faith. It's a journal in which I hope to let the colors flow and to write out positive, up-building scriptures and thoughts that will help lift me up on the days I need extra strength.

You probably know how much I love the ocean and water (I love mountains, plains and valleys, too). The front cover has about 8 coats of glossy Mod Podge over the distress inks, clear micro round beads, rhinestones, and glitter dots. The finish looks as though you are standing over the sea shore looking straight down through the sparkling water to the sand just beneath. It sparkles so much IRL and I hope to figure out how to upload a brief video to show it glisten. The papers are from Heartfelt Creations, and the flowers are from their Fleur de Lis stamps and dies. I also used some 3D Stamp Paint in Gold by Viva Decor. Finally I scattered some of Gina K. Designs Diamond glitter all over before the last two coats of Mod Podge. The result is a translucent ocean of goodness! I should have put some shells or a starfish on the sand before I built up all the layers of clear water.





Inside front cover, tag with Isaiah 41:10
(I've since distressed the little corners of the tag frame)
Tag stamps from Graphic45, The Secret Garden






Thank you for stopping by. Your friendship and comments help more than you realize :)

I'll try to upload a brief video to show you how sparkly the front cover is. Aloha ♥



14 comments:

  1. Absolutely fantastic. Love the colors and all that sparkle. I have seen a lot of journaling Bibles on Face Book lately, perhaps after you fill this gorgeous journal you can get one of those too. Be well my friend! xo~

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  2. I am so sorry you are having health issues and problems, but I know that your faith will help you get through it all. And, your magnificent faith journal is an awesome idea. I just love the rich and beautiful way you have done the cover and the Bible verses are truly a comfort at any time. I will keep you in my prayers my friend and I hope that soon you will be able to enjoy life and feel better again. And doing your artwork is a great way to escape for awhile and forget the pains and personal issues.

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  3. Sweet Rosy, so sorry you are struggling with your issues! You KNOW you have lots of people who love you and surround you with support. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, and I know you got a peace while you were creating. Your colors are so beautiful, as are you!! My prayer is that as you work on your stunning creation, you feel the healing power of art. It is a gift.....love you!!!

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  4. Oh, my...this is absolutely gorgeous! And what a great idea! I echo what Donna, Verna and Judy have said... May you find joy and contentment while creating, while meditating on His goodness! You will be in my prayers.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your health problems. I absolutely love your journal. The colors are beautiful.

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  6. I am so sorry you are in such pain sweet friend, and want you to realize just how many of us love you and pray for you. Your journal is so beautiful and it is so very much YOU. Love you to the moon and back!

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  7. God is good and has his arms around you. Your journal is stunning and an inspiration. Take care and love you!

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  8. Rosy,This is so gorgeous and lovely.Love it all..Wishing you a beautiful day...Sending you gentle hugs and loves..xo

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous Rosy. Sorry you are suffering so much. I hope you find comfort in the precious word of God. Sending love and hugs.

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  10. Rosy, this is amazing!!! The colors and design are just breathtaking!!!

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  11. For some reason the posts disappear the first time and have to redo. Sorry if you get two through,
    Was writing that it is fabulous looking, ocean colours, and yes, positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. Hugz my friend.

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  12. Hi Rosy, I am guessing you are not feeling well right now, since you have not posted lately. I hope you feel better soon. I miss all of your beautiful projects!!! Warm huggss coming your way my friend!!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, my friend. I never think to mod podge, but you make me want to!

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!