Saturday, January 9, 2016


Hi everyone. I you had a blessed week.  This is my second Bible Art Journal entry. And, I am very excited on how it turned out!

Last Sunday, our pastor introduced a year long series that he will be doing one a month, "He knows my name".  I mean talk about confirmation from God on what He has been sharing with me. If this is your first time here, check out the previous posts. I tell you about the song God has placed in heart for this year and you will totally get what I mean.

So here is the final design...

  1. I started with an adult coloring book that I purchased (here is the video that I did to review it)
  2. The pages are perforated so I was able to tear out the image that I wanted which was a flower.
  3. I placed the paper underneath the Bible page and started to trace the flower as best as I could.I added a piece of Washi tape to help hold the paper down.
  4. I then free- hand the word CHOSEN on a blank page of copy paper. I had to make it dark enough to be able to see the word.
  5. I free-handed some scroll work in pencil to make a border around the word and image.
  6. Using Prismacolor pencils, I had fun coloring in the word and image.
  7. Using the Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen, I traced everything again but this time in black. I like this pen, it didn't bleed through except little dots where I did the small letters but not even that noticable.
  8. Grab the Gelatos!!!! I love these things! I scribbled a little blue for shadowing and then taking my finger, the blended it out. It came out so nicely!
  9. Lastly, I used Wink of Stella in clear glitter on the word and flower. It came out so pretty. Unfortunately my camera flash kept picking up the shimmer.
  10. At the end I decided to use my pencil in blue and highlight the scripture.
If you want to checkout the video that I did on this page, just click below.

John 15: 16, 19
v16 You did not choose me, but I chose you...  v19  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
This gives be comfort and a place of belonging. It is kind of like when we were kids and always afraid that we wouldn't be picked for a team or (((gasp))) picked last. With God there is no anxiety. If we decide to "play", He will always chose us for His team. We are chosen to be in His family, in His kingdom, for His purpose... WE BELONG!  No matter what we do, if we look to Him, He will call us Chosen!

This is the audio message that Pastor Jonathan Moore ( of Youngstown, Ohio's Grace Family Church) did Jan 3, 2016.  I promise, you will be blessed.

Thank you for stopping by and God Bless,


  1. Beautiful page Sandy. I love how the wink of stella makes it shine. I love the peace God gives to us.

    1. Amen! This reminds me of John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  2. Hello Sandy, A gorgeous page, love the flower and the shimmer which looks lovely. Love your free hand work.


    1. Thank you so much. I was leary because I am not an artist but I think it worked :)

  3. Hi Sandy this is amazing I love what you have done with the pages. Hugs Jackie

  4. I saw this post - and all i could think of was the chorus from this Michael W. Smith song - "I'm coming back to the heart of worship..."

  5. This looks so lovely and therapeutic, I love doing things like this. What Bible do you use, and what is the colouring book you mention?
    Achama -