100 Days of Bible Promises | Process Video Day 41

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What’s that you say? A new process video?! That’s right, friend- I’ve got a new process video up on my channel! I’m sharing my day 41 entry from the 100 Days of Bible Promises Devotional Journal by Shanna Noel.

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As I mention in the video, this project has been a great stash buster for me. I’m able to use up a lot of things I have left over from previous projects and art supplies I already own ๐Ÿ™‚ I also share how I approach an entry each day- first reading the devotional, then noticing the color scheme for the day and so on.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

When I read today’s verse, Ephesians 2:10, I remembered working through the This Is Love devotional kit from February with that same verse. And bonus! The colors of the kit went so well with today’s page in the book! So basically, a no brainer ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used the stamps from the kit to create a hexagon pattern with pigment ink pads and then used Neocolors to create some interest with contrasting colors. (I used colors Moss Green, Salmon and Jade Green)

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I also used some 100 Days Print & Pray Shop products like the Art Elements and Vol. 2 Toolbox set.

I’m so tickled to get started making more videos, I have truly missed it and connecting with so many of you! You can watch it here ๐Ÿ™‚ See you next time!

โค Jillian

 

 

Only One You Bible Journaling Process Video | Session 1

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Can you believe it’s Wednesday already?! I feel like it’s barely Tuesday! In any case, I’ve got a brand new bible journaling process video for ya! I’m working on session one from the new Illustrated Faith devotional kit Only One You.

I love the look of this month’s kit- no surprise- Shanna’s team at DaySpring is amazing! And for today’s entry I’m in Jeremiah 1:5,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Of course, God is very clearly speaking to Jeremiah in this verse but I certainly don’t think He only knew the days He planned for Jeremiah. In fact, you and I and that not-so-savory neighbor of yours were all lovingly hand-crafted by our Creator and Sustainer! Amazing!

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To create this entry I pulled the new All People All Nations 6×12 sticker sheet. The colors and patterns are a great match for this month’s kit. And of course, wordfetti is always a yes! To highlight my verse I used the Dark Naples Ochre big brush pen from Faber Castell. (I also pulled colors Middle Purple Pink, Cinnamon and Phthalo Blue to go along with the devo kit.)

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I’ve been itching to use this new stencil from Tim Holtz and love the cool backdrop it created for today’s entry. I used Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and a mini ink blending tool to get a great stencil impression.

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I decided to save my journaling for later and do that off camera. But I’ve got a great foundation and probably won’t add anything else after my handwriting.

It took me about 15 minutes of not second-guessing myself (which I’m trying to be better about) to complete this entry. Oh, and also not searching for forever to find just the right supply. It only took me a coupe of minutes to inventory the things already on or near my desk before I got started. Progress! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t already picked up this month’s devotional kit, you can find it here and be sure to use code FAITH25 for 25% off site wide (expires 4/9/18).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great rest of your week!

โค Jillian

P.S. Don’t forget you can find my process video here ๐Ÿ™‚

Hymnal Art Journaling | Process Video

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Hey, friends! I’ve got something kinda different for ya today- I’m getting suuuper messy with a new hymnal art journaling process video. I’ve been very much inspired by Wilna Furstenberg lately and wanted to try some of her art journaling techniques in my hymnal!

First up, supplies! Wilna uses a lot of flourishes on her art journal pages and I had yet to use these beauties from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop.

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I prepped my pages with clear gesso and then started painting! Here’s a look at the paint colors I used. Left to right: Dina Wakley heavy body fuchsia and magenta, Liquitex heavy body light portrait pink, DW lemon, turqouise, peacock and Illustrated Faith’s white from Pebeo. So fun!

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Once I had a layer of paint down I used a Dylusions stencil, texture paste mixed with paint and a palette knife to create these yellow circles. And immediately toned them down with more acrylic paint ๐Ÿ˜€

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Throughout the process I added lots of blue paint splatters with the Illustrated Faith watercolors.ย 

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There was lots of drying with the heat tool and once things were (mostly) dry, I started to glue to Print & Pray Shop printables down onto my page.

While the final look is a total 180 from the type of art I typically create, I really enjoyed the process! It’s very therapeutic to add layer upon layer and totally let your mind focus on the scripture or hymn underneath all the media.

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What do you think? Is this something you could see yourself trying out? I promise you don’t need #allthethings and if you’re unsure about creating this type of look in your bible or hymnal, I’d recommend thrifting a random ol’ book to play around in. You won’t regret it!

Thanks so much for joining me today and don’t forget you can see the whole process for these pages here. Have a great weekend!

โค Jillian

Bible Journaling Sermon Notes | All People All Nations Collection

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Happy Wednesday, friend! Today I’ve got a new bible journaling process video sharing how I got my Sunday morning sermon notes in my bible using the new All People All Nations collection from Illustrated Faith!

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I’m loving all the colors and fun painterly pieces in this collection- and it had the perfect elements to journal my pastor’s sermon about love in Luke 10. Pictured are the supplies I used- the Say it Loud 6×12 card stock sticker sheet, the Shapes tip ins (so fun!) and the die cut paper pieces. I also used the new Basics Tiny Colorful Alphas (I appreciate that they’re transparent too!)

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For a bit more color and pattern on my page I used a new to me stencil from Hero Arts along with an ink blending tool and Distress Inks in a mix of Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon. I have been having so much fun with stencils lately, so get ready to see them a lot more around here ๐Ÿ™‚

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The bulk of my notes were written on the backside of this heart tip in (there’s a grid pattern on the back!) and I clipped it in so I’d be able to reference them later.

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I used a combination of Homespun number stickers to get those little heart bullet points and finished off the entry with a bit of washi on the bottom of the page. Easy peasy and it’s a beautiful reminder of what I learned that Sunday morning.

I hope you will watch my process video to see how the entry came together, to hear an overview of the sermon and then have yourself a great rest ok the week, k? K! See ya next time!

 

โค Jillian

All Things New | Bible Journaling Process Video

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Hey, friend! Have you picked up the latest Illustrated Faith devotional kit, All Things New, from DaySpring yet?! This may be my favorite one of the year so far! It’s filled with such great Truth and I hope you will check it out!

Today I’m sharing my session 2 entry in my journaling bible. When I read the devotional card I knew without a doubt that I wanted this large, brush scripted phrase to go on my page. The verse for session 2 is Romans 12:2 which says,

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Basically, we’re called to be set apart just like Jesus. But here’s the good news, we’re not expected to transform ourselves! (Whew!) God’s Holy Spirit is the One making transformations here. He’s the One renewing our mind. Sure, our cooperation is required, but we’re not the ones doing the heavy lifting.

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I tried a really fun technique in today’s video where I used the Illustrated Faith highlighter washi like you would painter’s tape. Totally inspired by the triangles on this session’s devotional card, I wanted to recreate a similar look on my page. Be sure to check out my process video to see just how that came together. (Spoiler alert: it was pretty easy) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s a peek at those beautiful new Brushed Words sticker book from Illustrated Faith. Cue allll the heart eyes! โค

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I used the following Target handmade modern satin acrylic paint colors to achieve this look: Heather, Lavender, Candy Apple, Coral (lightened with some Illustrated Faith white acrylic paint) and an inexpensive yellow craft paint also mixed with white.

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I love how this entry turned out and the visual reminder it serves as in my bible.

I really do hope you’ll pick up the All Things New devotional kit! There are eight devotional cards filled with wonderful prompts to jumpstart your time in the Word.

Have a great rest of your week, friends!

โค Jillian

P.S. Don’t forget to watch my process video here. K, bye! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

This Is Love | Hymnal Art Journaling

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Hiya, friend! We’re switching things up today! Instead of journaling my last entry from the This Is Love devotional kit in my bible, I thought it would be fun to create in my hymnal ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just a quick not about this hymnal: I found this guy in my church’s choir room and knew it was not the current one we sometimes sing from. I asked if I could have it (they said yes) and have been painting in it ever since! You might also be able to find one at your local thrift shop or even online.

And a note about the cover: my sweet and generous friend Cristin gifted this custom fabric cover for my hymnal. I believe she is no longer taking orders, but give her a follow just in case she changes her mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ok, let’s talk supplies! For this entry I used Neocolor ii water soluble crayons– they’re so dreamy! Check out how I mimicked the look of the kit’s devotional card using the Golden Ochre, Pink, and Purple colors!

I used bits from the You Are Loved collection, like the card stock stickers and washi booklet. Annnnd the new tiny colorful alphas from Illustrated Faith basics line! They’re just so cute!

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I used clear stamps from the kit and the new All People All Nations line with a golden ink to create some tone on tone texture! Remember for these guys you’ll need an acrylic block (top left) for them to cling to. In a pinch you could also use the clear lid from your ink pad! If you’re new to clear stamps be sure to check out this intro here! ๐Ÿ™‚

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As always, it was so fun putting paint to paper, meditating on God’s amazing love for us. I hope you’ll check out my process video to see how this entry came together ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week, friend!

โค Jillian

Illustrated Faith Fruit of the Spirit Collection | Bible Journaling Process Video

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Hiya, friend! Today I’m sharing my first bible journaling entry using the *new* Illustrated Faith collection, Fruit of the Spirit, from Bella Blvd. I was inspired by the 3×4 journaling card that reads,

“by their fruits, you will know them.” Matthew 7:20

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To get some color on the page I used the card swiping technique and what I refer to as “the unofficial paint color of Illustrated Faith” ๐Ÿ™‚ since everyone loves this Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint in light portrait pink.

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To see how this entry came together be sure to catch the process video here. Interested in picking up some (or all) of the supplies I used? I’ve got them all linked below ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT rest of you week!

โค Jillian

 

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SUPPLIES: my bible, Fruit of the Spirit collection kit, washi tape, sticker sheet, stamp set, paper pieces, acrylic paint, favorite black ink pad, acrylic block (for stamping), journaling pens, enamel hearts and bow clip.

 

Print & Pray Bible Journaling Process Video | Loads of Love

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Hey, friend! Happy Valentine’s Day! โค Today’s entry and process video are actually not about Valentine’s at all, so if you’re so ready for this holiday to be over- you’re in luck! And if you are all about Valentine’s day, that’s cool. I got married on February 14th. And maybe you’ll wanna check out these lovey-dovey bible journaling process videos. There is something for everyone here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anywho, for today’s entry I’m in 1 Peter 4:10,

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (NIV)

I love the digital set Elaine Davis created this month for the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop. I mean, red and yellow heart undies?! I’ll admit I was scratching my head when I first saw them. But if you’re going to put underwear in your bible, this just might be the perfect spot!

Peter encourages us to love each other by serving one another. He reminds us that we have received gifts. The Holy Spirit is awesome that way, right? And they’re all different.

I ended up reading after verse 10 and loved what verse 11 says as well.

“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11 (NIV)

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Serving others for God’s glory and not our own is a feeling like no other. Because when we glorify Him we are living out our purpose and oh man, there is nothing like it! But I knowย youย know that! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had so much fun creating this entry and I hope you’ll watch the process video to see how it came together! And I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

โค Jillian

Supplies: my bible, Loads of Love digital set, This Is Love devo kit, enamel heart stickers, Target acrylic paint, black cross washi and Illustrated Faith basics tool kit.

This Is Love | Bible Journaling Process Video

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Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing my second entry from the new Illustrated Faith devotional kit, This Is Love! I’m in Jeremiah 1:5 meditating on how each of us are a one-of-a-kind, unique creation- like Shanna says, we have to look no further than our thumbprint to see how God individually created each one of us.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” (NIV)

Doesn’t that just speak to how AMAZING He is?! And He loves each one of us- wow, God!

I love the colors in this kit and thought, instead of using paint, to pull out those Faber Castell PITT artist pens that I always seem to overlook. I only got as far as highlighting my verse before those clear stickers stole the show.

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For this kit I’m using the Faber Castell colors Cobalt Green, May Green, Earth Green, Chrome Oxide Green, Pink Madder Lake and Light Flesh. I used Pink Madder Lake to highlight my verse ๐Ÿ™‚

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I also snuck in some of the brand new wordfetti from Illustrated Faith and Bella Blvd releasing soon! They were so perfect to wrap up my title. And, I had so much fun using Elaine Davis’ “stitched textures” set from the Illustrated Faith Print & Pray Shop- printed on clear sticker paper they were a great finishing touch! You can find them here!

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I would love for you to check out my process video to see how my entry in Jeremiah came together! And I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

โค Jillian

Additional supplies used: You Are Loved tabbies and You Are Loved fundamental sticker sheet

Believe In the One Who Can | Bible Journaling Process Video

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Hey, friends! In today’s process video I wanted to challenge myself to use bible journaling products that are available in the DaySpring Warehouse Sale– seriously, up to 70% off- that’s just too good to pass up!

Cue alll the Delight In His Day collection pieces designed by the sweet and colorful Elaine Davis! I had so much fun creating this bright entry in Exodus 3, let me show you what I used!

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First up are one of my favorite supplies, the 12×12 fundamental sticker sheet! I love these because you get an alphabet, border stickers, tabs, phrases and shapes- oh my! I’ve actually created an entry using only this supply (check it out here). And I couldn’t resist using these wonky alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd- they’re just so fun (and nice and sticky-these guys aren’t going anywhere!)

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Oh, hey more wonky alphas! Then clockwise, from the top are the Illustrated Faith tape runner (a great basic!), my favorite .35 nib journaling pen, the Elements clear stamp set (another fave and a great deal in the sale), Target Handmade Modern Paints in Bright Teal and Coral and the Delight In His Day clear cuts pad.

Armed with all of these beautiful supplies I set off to create my page. I was inspired by the book Free of Me by Sharon Miller. This was perhaps my favorite book that I read in 2017. I mean, I still thumb through it and enjoy reading what I’ve highlighted.

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I ended up in chapter three of Free of Me and Exodus (what a co-inkydink!) In her book Sharon talks about the habit of using those around us as mirror, “the tendency to treat people as a reflection of yourself”. And in chapter three she talks about the pitfalls of making God about you. Spoiler: it doesn’t go well for us.

I hope you’ll check out my process video to hear more and see how my entry came together!

โค Jillian

P.S. DaySpring’s warehouse sale runs through January 31, 2018- don’t miss it!