Friday, December 22, 2017

Glory Art Challenge #12 - Content

This is the last Glory Challenge for 2017.
If you have not already visited Patter's blog to read her thoughts on the word "content" please visit her blog HERE

For those who visit this blog... my prayer for you is that your Christmas Celebrations be safe and full of happy memories and may 2018 bring you all good health and blessed times.

For my digital art I have used a kit called Merry Little Memories by Dawn Inskip 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #11 - Broken

If you have not already visited Patter's blog  HERE , please do so as her teaching for this challenge was so well timed for myself . I was feeling a little brokenhearted at the time and Patter's words of wisdom really helped pick me up.

Here is my digital art and I chose a scripture from The Message as I really liked how it is worded:

Digital art created with a template by Dawn Inskip which she is giving away at the Lily Pad HERE
The kit used is called Emotional by Dawn Inskip 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Glory Art Scripture Challenge 2017 #10 - Relationship

Please visit Patter's Blog HERE  so you can read her teaching on the theme she chose for this challenge.

When I went to Gateway website I discovered the verse I have used on my digital art and wanted to use it as I felt I needed to think about my relationships with those whom I come in contact with.
Jesus set us the example of how we are to relate to others. Do I really practise the "mindset of Jesus"? my honest answer is NO.  So often I get caught up in the trap of "gossip".

How can I have the mindset of Jesus that I so badly need? The only way I can is to get to know Him better and to do that I need to grow closer to Him in reading and meditating on His word.

For my digital art I used a kit called Connect by Dawn Inskip and the Stick figures from from a set of Stick People by Dawn Inskip with a style by Sahin Designs added to it. 
font used is Anke Calligraph 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Art Journaling at The Digi Chick

I thought I would share an artjournaling page I created for a challenge at The Digi Chick as it made me think about some of the priorities in my life.

Credits for the digital kit I used to create this page:  Novembers Topaz Collection by Aimee Harrison at The Digi Chick which you can find in the store HERE
Font - Casual 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Glory Art Challenge #9 - Overwhelmed by Patter Cross

This month is flying by to fast for me.
If you have not done so please visit Patter's blog HERE  to read her teaching based on her chosen theme of " Overwhelmed".
It took me some time to finally find the verse I have used on my digital page.

the digital items I used to create this page are all by Kimberly Stewart at Plain Digital Wrapper.
font - Yeah Papa 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Glory Art Challenge #8 - Put on Love

Please visit Patter's blog HERE so that you can read the words of wisdom she has shared and also to see her lovely artwork.

Maybe one day I will go back to doing paper art again for these challenges but life has got a little too busy for me at times these days. I do enjoy doing digital art as it is quick and easy... no messy paint where you do not want it or glue blobs where they are not supposed to be and you can alter colours to suit what you want to create.

Here is my CD case size artwork:

The digital kit I used for this is Love and Stuff by Kristmess Designs 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Glory Art Challenge #7 - Story

Please visit Patter Cross's blog HERE to read her teaching based on her challenge for this month.

I found a great scripture to use from The Voice bible.  This verse tells me that I need to be more prepared to share the Good News with others. There are times I feel I do not live a life that shows the good news of Jesus.  I need to  be more saturated in His Word so I can be better prepared to share the best Story ever told.

All digital scrapbooking products I used are by Patty B Scraps.

Glory Art Challenge #6 - Encourage

This was last month's challenge hosted by Patter Cross and you can find her teaching and artwork on her blog HERE

I forgot to share this last month and did not realise until I came here today to share the July Challenge.
Here is my Encourage digital artwork:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #5 - Attributes of God

Each month I take part in the Glory Art challenge hosted by Patter Cross on her blog which you can find the current one  HERE   and I do encourage you to visit Patter's blog so you can read the teaching she has shared.

I chose God's attribute of "mercy" for scripture and my chosen scripture comes from the International Children's Bible which lately I am finding has such great wording. I decided to order this version of the Bible which arrived last week and I am so pleased I did as I now know what I will buy for my 8 year old granddaughter for Christmas as it is a lovely Bible. It has some illustrated pages which is lovely artwork and as I already have discovered the wording is easy to understand.

Here is my digital artwork for this month:

I used the digital kit called Inner Self by Nutkin Tailz Designs. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #4 - Perseverance - Hosted by Patter Cross

For this month the word Patter has used is "Perseverance". You can read her very encouraging teaching  HERE 

I went to Bible Gateway website to help me decide on what scripture to  use on my digital artwork. I typed in the word "persevere" and one verse that stood out to me was Revelation 2:3 and when I then checked to see what the verses surrounded that verse I felt the Lord was telling me something... even though I have been triumphant over the difficulties I have been facing I have to a degree lost my first love.
The difficulties I have been going through are that on 31st March my dear husband had a massive heart attack on the morning of the day our town became cut off by floods. The Ambulance being a 4wheel drive got through the water already coming over on the the ways into our town so Ken got to hospital where that afternoon he had a procedure performed to put a stent in his heart. With the flooding I was not able to get to visit Ken from the Friday morning until the following Tuesday. Thankfully no flood waters came into our yard at all.
Ken spent a week in hospital and while there contracted a chest infection which hampered his recovery so it has been slow but now the coughing has stopped he is getting better more each day. But life has changed some in that he now needs to take medications which neither of us had to date needed to take. The medications are ones that he will need to take for the rest of his life. We are also now looking at how we can improve our diet to help him keep his heart healthier.

I praise the Lord for the answered prayers as there were people all over the world praying for Ken.
Now I need to stop just going through the motions of living... I need to get back the real Joy that I know I should have because of all the Jesus has done for me.

Here is my digital artwork:
I used the kit - Wind Song by Ems Arts

Monday, March 20, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #3 - Daily

Each month Patter Cross shares a word and teaching based around that word. She shares very encouraging  teaching and lovely artwork based on the scriptures she shares.
For this month the word is  "Daily" and you can read Patters blog  HERE

When I searched for what scripture I wanted to use on my digital artwork, I found in the International Childrens Bible the verse I have used.
Day by Day our Saviour helps us.  Day by day He provides our daily needs. Day by day he asks us to take up our cross and follow Him.  We do not have to be concerned about tomorrow... only just this day.

Just now the song from the musical, Godspell came to mind and it is a song that I often in my mind sing the lines:

Oh Dear Lord
Three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly
Day by Day

In case you are not familiar with the song here is a Youtube of the song:

Now here is my page for this month:

I have used a template and kit - Sing to the Lord by MDD Designs at GoDigital Scrapbooking 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #2 - Jesus

For this month Patter chose for us to centre our thoughts on JESUS and who He is to us, personally. Once I started to read Patter's teaching ( which you can find HERE ) two scripture songs came to my mind. One of these songs - You are My All in All, I used on my digital page and the other is  a fairly new song to me that I really enjoy and used on a challenge page last month at The Lily Pad when we were to create a page about a favourite song.
I will share that page first and then my one for this month's Glory Art.
Patter each month shares prompts for journaling and this month's is something I might share  later in the month or early next month as she asks the question  " When did you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour? "

I have linked this image to my gallery over at The Lily Pad.
 Now,  I will share a link to the song in case anyone visiting my blog would like to listen to it:

Here is my little page for this month which I will display in a CD case in my home:

The digital kit I used to create this page is  Faithful by Kristin Aagard

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Glory Art 2017 #1 - The Bible

Please visit Patter Cross's blog HERE  for her teaching on this her first Scripture Challenge for this year.

Patter chose to start the year with us looking at  "The Bible". What  a great subject to make us think about. God's word is so vital to our relationship with Him. It is the way we can grow closer to Him and grow in our faith.

Here is digital art for this Scripture Challenge. It is once again a small piece of art I will display in a CD case used as a frame.

Digital products I used were the book, watercolor background paper and lily are all by Designs by Helly ( who is now a retired designer and no longer selling her designs); patterned papers and flower from a kit called Home Cooking by Connie Prince; fonts - Lobster for title and Kokila for the Bible Verse.