Hope Found

Hope Found Art Journal Page - Lydia Cost

I was blessed enough to find myself with enough time in the morning to crack open my art journal.  I rarely get her out these days, and I sure have missed it!  There is something so therapeutic about simply creating without a thought of the end result!  I pull out my art journal when I have a lot of things I need to work through with the Lord, and that amount of outpouring simply couldn’t fit in my Bible!

I know I’ve said it before, but I love the American Crafts Wildflower collection!  These two amazing floral illustrations are from the paper pad, and they became my focal point after I fussy-cut them out!


My idea of art journaling varies each time I use it; sometimes I have more of a Wilna style and sometimes I have more of a Suse style.


Do you guys art journal?  I’d love to see some of your pages!  Put some links in the comments, so I can take a look and leave some love!



IF Watercolors, Brea Reese Modeling Paste, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Brea Reese Paste Applicator, Tim Holtz Floral Stencil, Prima Artisan Powder, Acrylic Paint, American Crafts Wildflower Paper Pad, Heidi Swapp Background Stamp, Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs, Bombay India Ink

Day 15: Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Altered Book Page

Isaiah 11:2 (ESV)

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
    the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and might,
    the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

It’s hard to imagine myself explaining what the Holy Spirit has done in my life, so I’ll just leave it to the verse above.  The Holy Spirit grants peace, wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and a fear of the Lord.  The Holy Spirit is responsible for turning me from my sinful ways and bringing me into the light!  It is the part of the Holy Trinity that resides within me and gives me breath.

I wanted to create this page in my Gratitude Documented Altered Book because it was feeling a little neglected the past couple of days!  I’m so glad I did because I just loved the way that it turned out!

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Holy Spirit_3

I knew that I wanted some bold letters for my page so I set up using a paper pad, clear embossing powder/ink, and an Illustrated Faith stamp set.  I have always loved having some clear embossing powder on hand for this particular thing!  I don’t personally own a die-cut machine (a shame, I know), so I have to resort to creative ways to cut from designs.  After the embossing was finished, I could easily see the outline of the stamped letters I wanted to cut.

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