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Magical Monday: Baby Jesus (Faithbook Series #5)

 

My Faithbook post for this month is also a Magical Monday card….just some lovely coloring and holiday music to get you into the true spirit of Christmas!

Baby Jesus

I had special long envelopes in my stash, and wanted to create a scene on a card custom-made for the envelopes with this Wplus9 Drummer Boy stamp set – they seemed to be a match made in heaven! I stamped all the images in hybrid ink, and started in with my Inktense pencils and a brush…one of the great things about Inktense is that it dries permanent – so as long as you strategically let areas dry while you paint others, you can keep the color bleeding to a minimum! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

I’m not certain what I’d call this card fold; the paper is 3-1/4″ by 11″, and the folds are at 5 and 8 inches. You can adapt this to whatever your envelope size is; I wanted this to fit into a long thin envelope I had in my stash.Sandy Allnock Faithbook 5 card fold

The barn wall came out so well – with simple strokes of different colors! I started off with dark ones on the left, and gradually got lighter and thinner toward the light source – the King Himself!

Sandy Allnock Faithbook 5 barn

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on each picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Faithbook 4: You’re a Princess!

 

This is the fourth of my Faithbook Series of posts – this month I’m making cards. And also starting something new, an Inspiration Takeoff! Over HERE I invited folks to send in cards to inspire one of my videos, and Sabrina’s is the one I chose from September’s cards. Thanks to everyone who’s been sending them in!

Watercolor on Canvas

When I saw Sabrina’s card, I knew the design and the ombré would allow me to  try out the watercolor canvas pad I bought recently – I had it sitting here for 2 months, waiting for a chance to play! And the stamp from Taylored Expressions was going to fit perfectly on the 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 rectangle too. I think every young girl needs to hear the words on this stamp! And gold? Did I say gold? LOL! Used some of the items from class here too! (if you missed the free online class, click HERE!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The promised color combinations are listed in the supplies below…the first one mimics the inspiration card;

Sandy Allnock Faithbook4 Gold

The blues and bright pink will be the color scheme for my bedroom makeover to come….hoping to get started on that soon!

Sandy Allnock Faithbook4 PinkBlue

And I wanted to compare three purple distress inks to see if I loved Wilted Violet as much as I thought. And yes! It’s the best purple yet, thank you Tim!Sandy Allnock Faithbook4 Purple

Want to share a card of your own?

Send *one* thank you card (any visual theme), include a post-it with your name and social links. Don’t write inside it – and add a liner if it’s on dark cardstock. Cards should be received by Oct 31; stay tuned for December’s theme to be announced soon.

Sandy Allnock
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Federal Way, WA 98093

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

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Faithbook Series 3: Brusho Grizzly Bear

 

My Faithbook art journal pages might not be your typical art journal pages…but I. am. having. fun!

Brusho Grizzly Bear Painting

Ever since I started playing with Brusho a while back (see THIS POST if you need more product info), I knew there were amazing things to be done with it. Just seeing the Brusho Secrets website was enough to get me excited! I finally had to get this page underway, late one night when I couldn’t sleep; the hymn and the bear wouldn’t leave me alone til I completed it! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Fortunately I remembered to turn the camera on…because, you know, yeah. The number of times that I try something and didn’t expect it to turn out and it did? Hmm. Well, we all got lucky here!

Sandy Allnock - Brusho Grizzly Bear

And for anyone who’s upset that I added the lettering and journalling on top of my bear – remember that now I know how to paint a bear. I can go get a giant sheet of watercolor paper and paint a huge bear! Wouldn’t that be amazing!?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Faithbook Series 2: Copic Art Journal Page

 

Finally – I’ve gotten another page in my Faithbook completed! I had some thoughts rumbling around in my head, and the new stamps from Wplus9 totally inspired the page! (If you’d like to see #1 in the series, click HERE.)

Copic Art Journal Page

The video voiceover spends a bunch of time talking about my issues (YouTube is cheaper than therapy, right?) – but basically, I colored a ton of images from the brand new Wplus9 sets Going Places and Wishing You on Neenah cardstock. Then I stamped the balloons on a  12×12 piece of white cardstock (you can use almost any white paper when airbrushing), used a Copic airbrush, as well as Copic refills and colorless blender on fabrics for the bottom section. Next I pieced the colored images on top using dimensional adhesives. Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Journalling

For the journalling on this page, I started by writing “Your rocks are not my rocks” over and over in black pen in the dark area at the bottom. Just to remind myself that I am not to pick up the words others cast at me! ;0) Those words deliberately disappear into the rocky hills, leaving the emphasis on the white words on the hillsides. That section, which is blurred out because it gets a bit personal, is all about who I am in God’s eyes. Affirmations of Who I belong to. And Whose opinion matters! And recommitting myself to trust in what He says, and dropping the rocks and monkeypoop others hurl my way. It felt good just writing all that out, even though the white pen on the light green hills isn’t terribly readable; the act of writing it was a prayer and a release.

Sandy Allnock Copic Journal Page2

I hope you’re being inspired to do some art journalling about your faith; I talked with a number of women about it this past week in California – and many of us have wanted to do this for a long time. We need to just get started, right?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Faithbook Series 1: Lost and Found Watercolor Eagle

And thus, on this Independence Day Weekend, I inaugurate my monthly faith project! And I think you’ll find this one fairly well-themed for the holiday! 🙂

Faithbooking, aka Bible Journaling

Faithbooking is like scrapbooking or art journalling…except documenting your faith journey! I’m planning on my monthly Faithbook post to be just one other way to share techniques…so even if you’re not a faithbooker, I want to make them valuable learnings for you anyway. And maybe you’ll be inspired to join in the fun too! You can watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The painting is, of course primary here, but I added Thickers for the title, and hand-scribed my journalling at the bottom.

Sandy Allnock Faithbook1 Watercolor Eagle page

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.


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Diecut Cross Wall Art on a card

 

It’s almost Easter – and I needed to get some cards ready! I was excited to find inspiration in my own house – my cross wall art!

Cross Wall Art Concept

The idea behind a cross wall is to collect all your crosses in one location in your home…and make them a conversation piece by doing so. Tell stories about where they came from, who gave them to you, and the stories behind them. When they’re scattered throughout your home, they don’t have nearly that impact – and people won’t ask about one cross on one wall, but a full display? You betcha! It’s art that serves as a living testimonial!

The Crosses die set really got me – because it was laid out like a cross wall! The die set goes with the Rejoice stamps – and not only can you get the stamps and dies as a pair in the He Is Risen set (can I get a “He is Risen INDEED!”???) – but you can get the Faith die set that includes the crosses PLUS a Praying for You die in the set too! I totally should have done that…*doh!* Do as I say, not as I do, right?

Anyway…here’s my video showing you how I made this gorgeous card…and don’t be scared of the airbrushing, this can be done with distress inking too. Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Here’s that closeup of the card…It’s so pretty I may need to do a piece of art to frame for my house!

Sandy Allnock Die Cut Cross Wall Art Card2

This is the card made from the leftovers; I worked hard to get that blending a lot better on this background since more would show.Sandy Allnock Die Cut Cross Wall Card3

And last but not least – the distress ink version! I applied it with the blending tool – Peacock Feathers plus Picked Raspberry.Sandy Allnock Die Cut Cross Wall Card4

I made a whole bunch of these cross wall art cards while I had the Misti out – yeah baby! Lots with sympathy sentiments for my church to use. Sad occasion, but an uplifting card.

OH! and if you are wondering what you need to get started with Copic Airbrush, watch THIS video.

PSSST….check THIS out.

Supplies

So tell me…do you or anyone you know have cross wall art in  your home? I’d love to see pics! (And to know if mine is the only one constantly going kittywompus!)