Hi friends! Happy Valentine's Day! I haven't shared any art journaling with you for a while, mostly because I haven't been doing any. I do have this teeny little page I created a while back that seemed like a good pick for today.
The Making Of:
The page is done in a mini journal measuring 3.5 x 5", so
the surface is slightly smaller than a card front. It's really a
manageable size if you want to get your art on, but don't have a lot of
time. The Psalm 46:10 plain jane is stamped onto some dictionary paper
and the hearts are cut from a paper doily using the Heart Trio CutUps
from TCP. The background and coloring is all done with Neocolor II
crayons and I added some doodling with a permanent ink pen and a little
rub-on down the side for some added texture.
I created this page back in September, the day after I found out we were having twins. To say my entire world felt like it had somehow come unhinged would be an understatement. This Psalm 46:10 verse was one I kept repeating over and over to myself in the hopes of calming the rising panic in my soul. Be still and know that I am God.
As you probably guessed from the colors here, I was hoping for girls. It wasn't long after I created this page that we found out we were having boys and I haven't done any art journaling since. I had intended to remake this page in blues and greens, but somehow my heart just isn't in it. I still cry sometimes when I think about two little boys running around the house. Several family members were convinced I was having girls, and I got so many Hello Kitty baby things from them right at the start that I even get a little sad when I see Hello Kitty now. I've had to box up all of my HK stuff just to keep myself sane. And once again... Be still and know that I am God.
Although my babies will be boys, the heart of this journaling page still fits... a prayer that God would bless our family and that I would remember that it's all in His plan, and not in my hands. So there are two little hearts below, representing our two babies, and a heart within a heart up top representing Mark and myself.
And with less than 5 weeks to go I am FINALLY starting to feel a little excitement to meet these two little boys that will share our world and our hearts. I know they will be perfect for us... and I'll continue repeating this verse throughout their lives ... Be still and know that I am God.
Stamps: Psalm 46:10 plain jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: dictionary page, 3.5 x 5" Visual Journal (Strathmore), paper doily
Ink: Neocolor II artist crayons (Caran d'Ache), black pen
Accessories: Heart Trio CutUps (TCP), rub-on