I’m a Fan of… Sandy Allnock!!

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Sandy Allnock

If you love the artistry aspect of crafting, then you will absolutely love to learn from the talented artist, Sandy Allnock! I have been a subscriber to her YouTube channel and Instagram for over a year now – and I have learned so much. She also has a Bible Art Journaling channel which I equally love! She is a gifted speaker, teacher, artist, paper crafter, and author. I always leave her channel feeling uplifted and inspired. As a cardmaker, she teaches how to make custom backgrounds to go with the stamps you may already own. It opens up so much versatility for your stamps to get more mileage!

In my mind, I feel that she could pretty much draw or paint anything using any medium available to her – but her specialty is in teaching with watercolor paints and Copic markers. On her website, she says, “My desire is to use my God-given gifts to encourage others to find their own artistic gifting, whatever that might be.” And, she does just that! She also offers online art classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced artists.

I would like to congratulate Sandy Allnock with this virtual Multiplicity Crafts Fan Award! Keep up the great work, Sandy! ♥

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Please take a moment to check out a few pictures of her work below… Also, don’t forget to drop by her YouTube channels (linked above) and her blog to see what amazing things you can learn from this gifted artist!

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Sources: sandyallnock.com, canva.com, youtube.com, instagram.com, art-classes.com

 

 

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Bible Art Journal Flip-Through

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Hello one and all! Today, I will be showing you a video of all the entries in my Bible art journal thus far. My sweet husband, Josh, got it for me as a gift for Christmas (2016), so I’ve had it a little over a year at the time I’m writing this. In this time, I’ve completed 29 pages of art to go along with each particular scripture I’ve chosen. I find this is a creative way to worship, memorize scripture, and meditate on the Word. For more about Bible Journaling, you may be interested in my previous post, “Bible Journaling 101”.

I hope you enjoy my Bible Art Journal Flip-Through video below:

 

Bible Art Journal: The Nativity

Can you believe Christmas is almost here?! I hope each of you are having a blessed Christmas season, as we remember the birth of Christ. In keeping Christ in Christmas, I decided to share a Bible Art Journal entry.

First off, I love the look of stained glass. So, I Googled “stained glass nativity” and had some beautiful images to choose from for inspiration. If your Bible Art Journal is for personal use and you’re not selling it or taking credit for the image, it is perfectly fine to use images found online for inspiration/ideas. Since I have this public blog, however, I have credited the original artist’s website below.

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Image from: shop.juliashouse.org

I found this beautiful image but took my own creative license with the image and added a few “extras”. Since my Bible Art Journal only has a narrow side margin in which to journal, I decided to focus on the center stained glass panel of baby Jesus.

I used a ruler to draw the straight lines and free-handed the rest. When drawing a complex image, it’s important to draw in sections. Don’t feel overwhelmed with the image, as a whole. I begin in pencil; then, once I’m pleased with the image, I outline it with my Sakura Micron Pen.

When the ink is dry, I erase the pencil. The ink only has slight ghosting but does not bleed through the page. I LOVE this pen for Bible journaling. Then, I used my PrismaColor colored pencils to color in the image and added a few stars in the sky with my Uniball Signo white gel pen. This is the finished art…

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“The Name of Jesus” Bible Journaling Entry

Hello everybody! I’m here today with a new Bible Journaling entry to share! I have a few additional posts, all about Bible Journaling. If you want to check out my previous posts, I will link to them below:

Bible Journaling 101

Song of Solomon Bible Journaling

“Love” | heART of Worship Bible Journaling


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The scripture I am focusing on today is found in Philippians 2:10 which says, “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth…”


The beauty of Bible Journaling is that it can be done in a notebook journal… so don’t feel that you must make a big investment to enjoy this type of art and study. The point of Bible Journaling is to learn, memorize, retain, and reflect upon the sacred scripture. In the supplies list below, I will link to a Bible Journal and supplies – but again, don’t feel that you must have anything fancy in order to still enjoy this form of art.

Supplies:

Bible Journal     Scissors     Cardstock

Colored Pencils     Sakura Brush Pen     Glue Runner

Step-By-Step Instructions:

STEP 1: I actually found the graphic for my Bible Journaling entry from a church program! I used my scissors to fussy cut out the name “Jesus” from the program cover.

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STEP 2: I wanted to add a shadow effect/black outline behind the text, so I placed my cut-out text “Jesus” onto a piece of black cardstock paper. I traced around the text then cut it larger to create a shadow. Afterwards, I glued text “Jesus” onto the black cardstock. Set this aside for now.

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STEP 3: In my Bible column, I wanted a banner. So, I drew the banner onto a piece of scratch paper first to make sure I liked the design and also in case I made any mistakes. After I was pleased with the design, I put my scratch paper behind my Bible column and traced my hand-drawn banner onto the column with a pencil. After I was pleased, I went ahead and used my black brush pen/marker to outline. I recommend the Sakura Brush Pen (linked above) as it is designed for this very thing and will not bleed or feather.

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STEP 4: The final steps are to glue the “Jesus” text under my banner and to use my colored pencils to color everything in, including my background. This completes this entry!

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This project was very enjoyable for me and I hope you will give Bible Journaling a try! Also, I must mention… if you are looking for a wonderful drawing instructions, check out The Revision Guide on Instagram. I will link to her step-by-step banner drawing which helped me to draw my banner.

See the link here The Revision Guide

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10 Ideas For Your Paper Scraps

Cardstock comes in all colors, sizes, patterns and textures. It is the one supply that paper crafters cannot do without! So, why not make the most of your cardstock?! In this blog entry, we will be discussing 10 fun ideas for your paper scraps and how you can cut down on waste by doing so! 🙂

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Paper Bows

Paper bows are easy to make and are a nice embellishment to add to your cards, scrapbook pages, or gift boxes. These little bows can also double as toppers for paperclips to add a cute, decorative touch. Paper scraps are perfect for bows since only a small amount of paper is needed. You can find free bow templates online or simply purchase a bow punch that does the tedious work for you!

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Shaker Confetti

Shaker cards – an ongoing trend in the card-making world that’s a crowd pleaser! Many crafters fill their shaker cards with sequins… but with a few paper scraps, you can make your own shaker confetti! Simply use a hole punch on your paper scraps and create your own shaker mix! You can use shaped punches or a standard hole punch. Experiment with mixing and matching colors… it’s so fun to customize your own shaker confetti!

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Die Cut Sentiment Banners

I would say that the majority of handmade cards usually include a sentiment on the front of the card. Why not use your paper scraps and make up some sentiment banners ahead of time?! It saves time when making cards. I usually set a side a night or two to go through and die cut all of my small scraps into little banners using my Sizzix machine… kind of like a die cutting party! Haha! 😉 You can even stamp them ahead of time if you want, or leave them blank for future use.

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Crinkle Cut Gift Packaging

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays… there are many fun gift-giving occasions. Put your paper scraps to good use by making your own crinkle cut gift packaging! Simply cut your scap paper into long, skinny strips and fold in a zig-zag pattern. Mix and match colors and patterns for a fun look! P.S. Find out how to make your own gift boxes HERE.

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Bookmarks or Bible Journaling Panels

Bookmarks are so fun and easy to make with your longer pieces of scrap paper. Simply cut scraps down to 2×6″ and decorate as desired! This is fun for kids and adults, alike. Not only is this size great for making bookmarks, but it is also nice to use as side panels for your Bible art journaling!

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Pocket Letter Inserts

If you love to partake in swaps or have a pen pal, you already know how much fun Pocket Letters are to make! What I love to do is go ahead and cut my scrap papers down to Pocket Letter size so I have many colors and patterns of paper to choose from when I start creating! These little 3×4″ cards are not only great for Pocket Letters, but they also double as Project Life cards!

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Gift Tags

Gift tags are easy to make on your Cricut machine or by using a tag die cut. You can make them as small or as large as you choose – which is why they are another great idea for all sizes of scrap paper! Gift tags are fun to embellish to coordinate with the gift, jar of homemade jam, or card which they are attached to!

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Embellishments

Handmade embellishments are so versatile and can be used on so many different craft projects! Most embellishments are small, so your paper scraps will come in handy to make a whole variety of embellishments. You can make miniature pinwheels, paper roses, and ephemera – just to give you a few ideas. If you’ll notice in the card pictured below, I used paper scraps to make the tiny flowers to embellish this card. So much fun!!

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Polka Dot Card

Not long ago, I designed a clean and simple polka dot card. Well, the idea stuck and I’ve been making these cards for a while now for various occasions! Polka dot cards are perfect for when you want a colorful, handmade card but are strapped for time. Simply use a 1″ circle punch and punch out circles from a scrap piece of patterned/colorful cardstock. Arrange on the card front, adhere, and decorate as desired. Super easy!!

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Envelope Seals or Stickers

This idea sort of feeds off the previous idea in using the 1″ circle punch. Simply punch out circles from a scrap piece of paper, stamp, heat emboss, and run through your Xyron Sticker Maker. Presto! You have your very own custom envelope seals! You can stamp them with your initial for even further customization! I made my very own Christmas envelope seals last year and really loved creating them! Additionally, you can use your shaped punches or die cuts to make your very own stickers from paper scraps!

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I hope you found these ideas helpful! I’m sure there are hundreds of more ideas which you can use your paper scraps for – so put them to good use! For more ideas on how to organize your scrap paper, please see my previous entry HERE.

The video for this post may be seen on my YouTube channel by clicking the link below:

 

Thanks for dropping by today… happy crafting!

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Song of Solomon Bible Journaling//heART of Worship Sundays

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As part of the Scrapbook Blessings Club design team, I am bringing a Bible Journaling page to you today. Not only was this page a joy to create, but I also found tremendous insight from the scripture I am using. The scripture for today is found in Song of Solomon, chapter 2, verses 10-13. It reads…

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“My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”


Please see the video below to hear about the encouraging insight I discovered from this scripture, as well as how I went about creating the art journal page to go along with it. Also, I have a list of all the supplies I used posted below. Have a blessed week!!

 

Supplies List:

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Bible Journal     Crayola Colored Pencils     Crayola Twistables     Adult Coloring Book    

White Gel Pen     Glue Pen     Snowflake Punch     Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen

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“Love” | heART of Worship Bible Journaling

how-love-wmFor today’s Bible art journaling entry, I am going with the theme of love. The scripture I chose in 1st Corinthians 13 was actually the one that was read at our wedding – so it has a special meaning to me. Verses 4-7 state: “Charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”

Remember, it’s best if you prime your page using a clear Gesso before beginning. I like to coat the front and back of the page so the paper won’t curl up on the edges. Once the Gesso is dry, you’re ready to begin creating. I have all of the supplies you’ll need linked below.

Find out what I created in the video posted. The video contains an easy step-by-step tutorial which is great for beginners. I hope you enjoy today’s Bible journaling entry. 🙂


Supplies List:

Bible Journal     Clear Gesso     Gesso Brush     Gel Pen     Acrylic Block     Memento Ink    Scor-Tape

Zig Glue Pen     Calligraphy Stamps     Crayola Twistables     Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen     Scissors

 

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