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Welcome to the February Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Each month, on the last Tuesday of the month, the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be chosen to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 27th, at noon. The February Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday, February 23rd and closes Friday, February 26th at midnight.
You should be coming to my blog from my dear friend Glenda Brooks' Blog. For a list of the Alumni Blogs, see the end of the post.
I am sharing a VERY DIFFERENT sort of project today...Bible Journaling! I shared my first Bible Journaling project HERE, and decided that I really loved doing it. So, I hauled out my Heartfelt Creations stamps and my brand NEW journaling Bible, and gave it another go!
I am trying to memorize more scripture, using "Bible art" as my method. I chose Ezekiel 47:12 for this week, which works perfectly with the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera stamps! I think many of the Heartfelt stamps will work for creating Bible art. I already have plans for more pages using other stamps! Part of the journey for me is the creativity of choosing stamps and other paper craft supplies for my Bible art.
I am using am HCSB Notetaking Bible (found HERE) for my art journaling. I started out using an old devotional Bible, but I found the pages to be very thin, plus that Bible had no margins. The pages of the HCSB Bible are a tad thicker and are more of a creamy white than they appear in the photos. The margin is nice and wide, but the type is a tad smaller than I'd wish, but since this is not my normal reading Bible, I am fine with it.
I penciled in the verse from Ezekiel 47:12 and then wrote over it with an artist pen. I found the verse in the Inspiring Words Coloring Book by Zondervan. I scanned the words and printed them at 65% and, then I traced them (sort of) onto the margin of the page. My tracing abilities are not so great, and the font was a bit fussy, so I did my best. After I traced over the pencil lines with the pen, I erased the pencil lines.
I then stamped the grape cluster from the Italiana Script Cling Stamp Set onto the bottom of the page with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the large and small leaf clusters from the Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set around the edges of the verse. Since this is not the Bible I read daily, I am ok with covering up some of the text with art. The bold art helps me to connect the verse with a visual aid, which helps me to memorize the Scripture!
Make sure that you allow the ink to dry completely before coloring! I colored the lettering and the stamped images with Prismacolor pencils. The pencils are available in most craft and hobby shops, and online. I have HUGE set, but you can get away with one of the small sets, to start. I recommend using a coupon at your local craft store!
The paper takes the color well, but there is a tiny bit of bleed-through to the back page. The Memento ink bleeds through quite a bit so I may try a different ink next time. Since this is an art journal, I don't mind the bleeding that much. If it worries you, use a journal or another method for placing art into your Bible.
Hop on over to Regina Hamilton's Blog next. DON'T FORGET...LEAVE A COMMENT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO HEARTFELT CREATIONS!
December Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Regina M. Hamilton
Ginny Williams Cagle
Emilia van den Heuvel
Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCPC-3699 Italiana Script Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3696 Italiana Grapevines Cling Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colored Pencils: Primsacolor (set of 132)
Coloring book: Inspiring Words
Bible: HCSB Notetaking Bible
Black pen: Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen