Growing In Unity Day 1

Last November, I was chosen in a facebook group to be a Growing In Unity Girl (go check it out, we have a lot of fun in there!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/537864239611706). Initially I was super excited because I love the stamps Unity has, red rubber cling – the best of both worlds in my opinion. Their images are gorgeous and make it easy to have fun with any medium. After I got over my initial excitement, I became petrified that my week wouldn’t measure up. I quickly talked myself out of that mental game and found some confidence…I wasn’t going to stress something that was (at that time) almost a year away. So here I am at my week and I hope you will enjoy my creations!

Today I have a Bible Journal entry. I’m pretty new to Bible Journaling, but with everything our world is going through right now, I turned to it when I wasn’t able to attend services regularly. Unity has several great printable images available, so I though I’d use them with a little watercoloring. I used the Pray More (https://www.unitystampco.com/pray-more-digital-stamp/) and the Floral Background Duo (https://www.unitystampco.com/floral-background-duo-digital-stamp/) for this entry. I used the verse from the Pray More set to choose my study yesterday and really enjoyed getting into The Word. I really needed to hear this message today and I felt it was a message that most could also appreciate hearing too.

1 Peter 5:7 : Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you (NIV).

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

I am journaling in a KJV Journaling Bible my daughter purchased for me as a gift. I started my page by painting it with a coat of Gesso, I didn’t have any clear left, so I just put a thin coat of white down. I clamped down the opposing pages so they didn’t get paint all over using the Crafter’s Square clamps you find in the crafting section of Dollar Tree. I added a bunch of water to my page and dropped a few watercolors onto the page and let it spread on its own.

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

I printed my digital stamps onto sticker paper and then tried to watercolor the praying girl, Bible verse and floral background, but since I wasn’t using watercolor paper, I wasn’t happy with how my praying girl turned out. The digital stamp has 3 smaller praying girls and 1 larger, so I didn’t have to print it out a second time!! I ended up using my Copic Sketch markers and I was happy with my results this time. For her skin, I used E02, E30 & E93; For her hair, I used YR18, E08 & E59; for her shirt, I used BG13, BG49, & BG75; I also used R29 for her lips and nails. Finally, I fussy cut her out so I could place her on my page.

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

After my watercoloring dried, I used my Spellbinders Large Classic Scalloped Ovals to cut out the Bible verse and background florals. I used my bookmark tags to cut out from the sticker paper 1 tab for the side noting the Bible verse and one for the top noting the date. I peeled the sticker paper off each die cut and placed everything down where I wanted it.

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

I’m pretty happy with how my final page turned out. The process of getting into the word is more important than how your pages appear to others.

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

I had every intention of including some gorgeous washi tapes that I had, but after putting everything together, I liked my end result without the extra embellishments. I wrote in a prayer for me to use throughout the week using my Faber Castell PITT artist pen (M).

AnneMichelle Creates Bible Journaling Entry

Unity Stamp Co is such an amazing company. I am so excited to work with them this week and I hope you check out their shop! Please leave a comment below and stop by throughout this week (more chances!!) which will enter you for a chance to win 1 of 2 grab bags Unity is giving away at the end of my week!!

Published by annemichellecreates

Just a southern empty nester momma who enjoys crafting and DIY-ing.

35 thoughts on “Growing In Unity Day 1

  1. I love your coloring, the water-cooling and then the coloring of Pray More. I have not been able to write in my Bibles, but I think I should check out the Bible Journaling books at my local craft store. I am looking forward to the rest of your week.

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    1. Congratulations on making it to your GIU week. Love this page. Glad you included what didn’t work out & what did! The sentiment is a great reminder for everyone.

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  2. I too have found sticker water coloring tricky although I have seen some people have no issue. Maybe I am too impatient and don’t let it dry long enough. I love how you overcame the issue and created a lovely layout.

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  3. Such a beautiful journaling entry! I wish I could get into it, but I’m a weird person who can’t mark in books. If I do it’s lightly in pencil. 🤦‍♀️ The image stamp is a favorite for prayer notes to friends at church. Lovely work!

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