Revival Camp Session 6, Day 2

Illustrated Faith Revival Camp Travelers Notebook Session 6 - Lydia Cost

For this page in my TN, I wanted to use a vellum piece from the Flourish collection ephemera pack.  This section of session 6 was focused on waiting on the Lord’s timing, and I instantly thought of the patiently waiting for beautiful things to grow.  I picked out this little glass bell jar terrarium illustration because it instantly made me think of that!


Because it is a vellum piece, I wanted to add a background to my book page to help it stand out.

As I was out the other day, these amazing Vicki Boutin watercolors instantly popped out at me.  I picked them up and thought, “Do I really need another set of watercolors,” and the answer was a definite yes!  I have no liquid watercolors like this in my arsenal, and these are simply gorgeous, vibrant colors!


I layered on another leftover punch shadow piece, another piece of that cellophane bag from yesterday’s entry, and a glassine piece to create a whimsical cluster.  I then stitched my title over that and adhered my pretty vellum bell jar above it!


Lastly I used this great sticker from the Flourish Cardstock Sticker Sheet, a little stitching, and an Elle’s Studio Sticker for my number!  I really love the way this page turned out!



Revival Camp Devotional Kit, Maggie Holmes Flourish 6×6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, & Cardstock Stickers, Ranger Archival Ink, Vicki Boutin Watercolors, Elle’s Studio Alpha Stickers

12×12: So Fun

So Fun 12x12 Layout using Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection - Lydia Cost

This layout was such a breeze to create, and when I sat down to create it, I really needed the outlet to create!  We had these cute pictures taken some time last year, and they just make me giggle!  I knew that chipboard “So Fun” piece would make the perfect title!


This page was inspired by a Suse Fish layout that I loved!

After aligning my squares in the center of the page similar to how she did, I left a space for layering around my photo in the left-side corner, but I wanted to create a little shaker pocket on the left side.  Using my Confetti Punch, I punched a sheet from the 6×8 paper pad, and stitched them inside a little glassine piece.  I really loved the simplicity of it!


I chose to save the corner for my photo for last because it had the most layering.  I played with all the papers in the Carousel collection and also some embellishments from the line.  I chose to hide my journaling in a little vellum envelope behind my photo to stick with a clean layout.


I finished off my pages with a few paint splatters from my new favorite watercolor set from Vicki Boutin!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are having an amazing week!


Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection, Vicki Boutin Watercolors, Sticky Thumb Adhesive Roller, Ranger Archival Ink, American Crafts Paper Trimmer, WRMK Confetti Punch

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