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Friday, January 4, 2013

Inspiration Art Journal 2013: TRUST

2013 AJ page w border

My word for the New Year is TRUST. On this, the 4th day of the new year, I’m confessing that I’m not doing all that great in the area of trust. I know that, because it is impossible to trust and worry at the same time. I guess that’s why it needs to be my word for the year.

2013 AJ Trust Verse

What wonderful promises for those who trust in Him: hope, joy and peace.

I created the page with a tissue paper background, adhered to the journal page with Glue ‘n’ Seal. I then applied three Distress Stains (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade). I toned down the intensity by using a white paint with a wet brush, all over the pages. I stamped with some of my favorite background stamps and used my new Dina Wakley grungy silhouette stamp to represent myself on the right-hand page (stamped it on book text).  I used watercolor crayons around the images and the text. I smudged some white paint around the edges of the pages.

Entering in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes

Anything But a Card Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Challenge New Something (new year and new stamp)

11 comments:

harleygirl said...

I like this page! And I like your word. :) You chose a big one, for sure, ha, ha! Good luck and Happy New Year!

Tracey said...

Beautiful journal work....the colours are so soft and pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Paper Profusion said...

Lovely work Barbara - love the hues and their blending. Happy New Year, Nicola x

Candy C said...

Barb, your journal page is lovely. And...I think there are alot of us who fall short in the "trust" department! I love your sentiment you've incorporated into your art journal. It is very inspiring and I thank you for that as well as joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Your use of color and stamps is fabulous! I love your style!

Christy said...

I really REALLY love this page...the coloring is perfect :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card!!

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the Anything but a Card anything goes challenge this week! This art journal is wonderful and that is a great word to pick for the year!

Dawn said...

Your art journal page is beautiful and inspiring! Trust was my word last year. I started off with great intention but fizzled. Although looking back on 2012, I do believe I grew in the area of trusting in the Lord. I thought I would share my trust project from last year with you. http://faithfullyyours.net/Blog/my-word-revisited/

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful art journal! Fabulous work!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Margaret said...

This is such a wonderful journal entry! The colors and stamping are a beautiful background for your inspiring verse and 'self portrait'! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great pages, Barb. Love that DW stamp!