The spread I want to share from one of my journals that I love was totally inspired by Barbara Strembicki from Joggles! I love watching Barb's videos because she is so precise and descriptive with all her details and there's just something about her voice that makes me want to keep coming back for more! I think I have watched them all, but the vid that inspired me for this spread was one that my Google+ friend Zsuzsa suggested here! In this video, Barb is actually doing "art cards" and I totally have that on my list to try my hand at, but in the mean time, I wanted to do a spread in my journal inspired by that!
This was a fun spread that started out with lots of kinks and ended up something I liked. I began with gesso on the page because initially I didn't know where I was going with the page. Sometime back, I made a whole bunch of homemade acrylic sprays experimenting with various brands of acrylic paints and ended up liking the sprays I made. Beats buying sprays when you can do it yourself! LOL All that said, I hadn't used them in awhile, so needless to say the pump sprays had sat and gotten clogged. After trying several and getting a few sprays here and there and clumpy this and that, I just decided to quit! LOL After I walked away and it dried, I liked what I ended up with, so I marched on! I used a cool background stamp that was circles that I knew I wanted to use and a homemade circle stamp that I used as well. I then took the top off of one of the clogged sprays and drew a few circles to start my doodles. Those didn't turn out so hot either, geez Louise! LOL So I pulled out my favorite Silks Acrylic Glazes and moved on!!
I followed Barb's ideas and drew several circles using different glazes and finally liked where it was going and continued on. I finished the circles using a Sharpie fine point and doodled away! When I was done, I embellished with glitter glues and paint pens and then shaded with my can't do without charcoal pencil and smudge stick. I had some scrap paper that I cut into a couple of sizes and adhered down with some Tim Holtz tape using Liquitex matte gel medium. I also shaded those with charcoal pencil. I used a Unity sentiment stamp from the July 2014 Layers of Life set with Colorbox ink and clear embossing powder on some white card stock that had been stamped lightly with a background stamp. I distressed the edges with StazOn black ink and adhered it down with the matte gel medium. I also shaded that with my charcoal pencil. I liked how my kinks ironed out! LOL!
Part of being who I am as a Christian is becoming ALL God has called me to be! In that I NEVER apologize for who I am in Christ because in His Word, Jesus states that "Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in Heaven." (Matt 10:32). I want to make sure that I confess Christ above all else and give Him the glory that He richly deserves for ALL He has done for me! It is a process, becoming, but thank God that He left me One in the Holy Spirit to help peel back the layers of ALL He is through revelation as I seek to grow in Him! God is NOT done with me yet....I am a work in progress! What about you?
You be blessed today, you wonderful work of God, as you confess Christ!