Modern Art Journal Page

I spent the day trying to get rid of a cold and headache, and ended up recycling an old art journal page I started a while ago. It ended up being a good day.art journal page

The original page started with some white Gesso on the Kraft coloured pages in the Dina Wakeley Media Journal. The Gold stars were stenciled with my own stencil design using Icing Paste from Prima.
And that was it. nothing else.

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So I started to add some Impasto paint sponsored by Trocraft to work with. The paints are amazing and I loved working with them. And those gorgeous pastel colours – just so pretty.
Impasto paints are heavy bodied paints, making them really thick, they are heavily pigmented paints for awesome colour ways.
They are great for creating texture and can be applied with a palette knife, a brush, texture tools or your fingers.
You can water them down a bit should you wish to, and they mix really well into pastes. So yes these are amazing paints for art journaling and mixed media.

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I added some Mont Marte acrylics too in bright pink, orange and Turquoise.

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And then some gold leafing applied with some tacky gel.

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A few palette knife streaks using navy paint and black modelling paste. But the majority of the soft pastel coloured page was done with Impasto Paints (Manor Blue/Mint/Dusty Rose/Lavender)

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And then I tested a new set of Graphite pencils I got recently. Its a cheap set – but works really well and I love them.

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So all in all my headache is still present, I feel crappy but I wished this piece of art was on a canvas for my wall. So there’s that.
Not bad for an otherwise not so great day.

Disclosure: The Prima Impasto Paints were given to me by Trocraft South Africa to work with. The opinion expressed about the product is my own and I do not get paid for it.

Grace Bible Journaling Page

Today over on the @Joy Clair blog I am sharing this Bible Journaling page using one of the stunning new stamp sets.
This page started as something else, but I am happy to say by adding some new stamped images and more color it turned out to be bright and beautiful.GraceBibleJournalingPage_MainJN

I stamped some of the images directly into my Bible, and then added loads of colorful layers. These fun flowers were stamped onto white cardstock and colored using markers.
I then cut them out and adhered them overlapping the original stamping.

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The first layer as stamped using flowers, the flowers colored and then I added some stenciling details in various shapes of orange and purple.
The stenciled dots fill in some of the images as well as add an interesting layer of color and pattern.

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Stamped leaves and paint splatters add more color and detail.

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All my stamping was done using VersaFine Onyx Black by Tsukineko.

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I love how the page turned out using different stamp sets together for a fun look. But most of all I am so grateful for God’s Grace upon my life – without HIM I am nothing

2 Corinthians 12:8 -9
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Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

 

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Grace: It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses,
and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin

Products used are sponsored as part of my Design Team agreements.

Color by Faith New Stamps by Joy Clair in Collaboration with Bazzill Basics

Today I am sharing a couple of cards made with the new Joy Clair stamp releases.
Some of my favourite stamps of theirs are the Coffee themed ones and this one is simply amazing.
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And Here is the Blog hop order for you to follow along with:

Joy Clair Blog – https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/05/color-by-faith-collection-new-release-may-inspirational-blog-hop.html 

Martha Lucia – https://wp.me/p5TnaH-6Rm

Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day_14.html

Kerry Urbatch – https://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-release-joy-clairs-heir-of-god.html

Jowilna Nolte (you are here) http://www.jowilnanolte.co.za/color-by-faith-new-stamps-by-joy-clair/

Betz Golden – https://betzgolden.com/?p=4099

Helen Gullet – www.helengullett.com/?p=17263

Angie Cimbalo – https://cimbacreativefun.blogspot.com/2019/05/color-by-faith-blog-hop-joy-clairs.html

Ceal Pritchett – https://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-bloghop-part-2.html

Lindsay Adreon – https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/easy-custom-sentiments

Jessica Kaiser – https://freshbyjess.blogspot.com/2019/05/may-joy-clair-blog-hop-color-by-faith.html

Karen Letchworth – https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2019/05/heir-of-god-from-joy-clair-stamps.html

Donna – https://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-2019-may-new-release-blog-hop.html

I made two cards using this stamp set and then added some other sentiments, once again showing you how versatile the sets are – they simply work together like Coffee and Jesus.

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I used my first stamp set and just stamped the word coffee repeatedly onto my Bazzill Basics cardstock.
Even though this cardstock is textured the amazing Versafine Clair {Tsukienko} ink makes stamping onto it a breeze.
The coffee cup was stamped onto white and coloured using watercolour paint to pick up on the colours in the washi tape {Heidi Swapp} I used.

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For my second card I used a strip of washi tape again to create a base for my stamped sentiment.

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After stamping the sentiment just above the washi tape strip, I added some thread scrunched up, and then added another sentiment raise using foam tape.
This sentiment is from the Flowers and Friends Set.

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A few diamante and pearls, and a punched heart {XCut by DoCrafts} covered in washi tape finishes off this card.
{TIP} To create the washi tape heart: add a strip of washi tape to thin white cardstock, then use a heart punch to punch the heart out of the washi taped area. Such a quick way of creating your own embellishments that match the rest of your project.

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 Thank you for stopping by today and leaving some love. Without you visiting here, this is just a visual diary for my own records.
Happy crafting and don’t forget to stop by the Joy Clair blog and see what the rest of the design team is up to. But first hop onto the lovely and talented Betz’s blog
Betz Golden – https://betzgolden.com/?p=4099
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Jow

Everyday Occasions with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone welcome to the new release with Joy Clair stamps. The design Team are all creating with the new stamps and you have to see the amazing works created with the new sets.
So hop on over to the blog and follow along. And don’t forget to visit the website to see all the new sets and get shopping.
We are also Collaborating with Bazzill Basics using their gorgeous cardstock for all our cards this month.
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And here is the blog hop order in case you missed it:

Joy Clair Blog – https://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/2019/05/everyday-collection-new-release-may-inspirational-blog-hop.html 

Martha Lucia Gomez – https://wp.me/p5TnaH-6Ri

Jowilna Nolte (You are here) http://www.jowilnanolte.co.za/everyday-occasions-with-joy-clair-stamps/

Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Kerry Urbatch – https://thestampingbug.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-release-joy-clairs-no-problama.html

Angie Cimbalo – https://cimbacreativefun.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-blog-hop-everyday.html

Betz Golden – https://betzgolden.com/?p=4090

Karen Letchworth – https://karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com/2019/05/baby-shark-bazzill-joy-clair-stamps.html

Jessica Kaiser – https://freshbyjess.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-blog-hop-everyday-occasions.html

Ceal Pritchett – https://simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-new-release-bloghop-part-1.html

Lindsay Adreon – https://craftingwhilecaffeinated.wordpress.com/3-simple-handmade-fathers-day-cards

Helen Gullet – https://helengullett.com/?p=17261

Donna Idlet – https://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/2019/05/joy-clair-may-2019-new-release-blog-hop.html

For my card I used the beautiful Friends and Flowers stamp set, combined with the red foiled heart cardstock from Bazzill Basics.
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I added colour to my image using watercolour paint and then a layer of dimensional glaze, and some diamante for the centers of the flowers.

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How clever that the sentiments stamps are designed to fit inside the truck and the number plate. You can create the cutest cards using this set.

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We hope that you are inspired by all the beautiful sets used today. Everyday occasion stamps are the best for all kinds of cards and this one for friends is simply the best.
Thank you for stopping by. Jowilna x

Now hop onto the wonderful Connie to see what she created
Connie Hyde Mercer https://www.craftygoodies.com/2019/05/new-release-blog-hop-with-joy-clair-day.html

Clean and Simple cards with AAA Cards

Today I am participating in the AAA Card Challenge with Joy Clair Stamps.
Join us in the challenge in creating a Clean and Simple card with The theme Up To One Third and the optional twist of bright colours.
Come and play along and join in the fun.
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I used this gorgeous Wellie stamp from the Spring Stroll stamp set.
I stamped the image onto white cardstock, added colour with markers and then punched it into a circle.

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The sentiment was stamped onto the same cardstock and cut into a rectangle, that I raised using foam tape on top of some thread.

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A few embellishments finished off this clean and simple card beautifully. Keeping it all neutral.

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I like how the shade of white turned out to be different than my base cardstock – adding some interest but still keeping it clean.

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I hope you are inspired by this card challenge and will play along with us. Head on over to the blog to see what the other designers created that are playing along.
Until next time x

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