Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Finding Fun (Houses)

It's week 2 of Carolyn's Finding Fun and the theme this week is Houses. While I was listening to the Paperclipping Members-Only Webinar on National Scrapbook Day, I decided to add a house to my art journal. My computer is at my desk rather than my craft table, so I simply opened my art journal to a new page & pulled over the trash can that sits under my craft table. I constructed a house with bits & pieces of packaging, ribbons, and patterned paper that I was throwing away. I then added more detail with some markers and colored pencils.

[Disclaimer: I am not an artist. I really can't draw (unless stick figures count). I'm not an architect and have never worked in construction. However, the idea is to have fun - which I did. Feel free to laugh out loud . . . that way I'll know you're having fun, too.!]

Be sure to check out Carolyn's other ideas to celebrate Houses this week!

15 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love what you've done,Melissa.

Ellyn said...

hmph, not an artist huh? I would disagree! What a wonderful house you've created!

Tammy said...

Great job! I think it looks cool. Love the ribbons you added. I am with you - no artist here either so I always shy away from art journals.

Rebekah said...

I've been wanting to try a house too...and it would fit perfectly for my gratefullness post in my art journal this week...yea! TFS...it's a fun page!

Rebekah said...

And I've been meaning to look at her blog challenge, sounds neat, anything to get me a little more creative if possible!

Carolyn Phillips said...

Wow, I love how you've used all the bits that would have been thrown away - and as for not artistic, well I certainly think it is arty.
Thanks for joining in.

Sian said...

I am always drawn towards house motifs - they really resonate with me and this one I love! It's warm and cosy and happy looking. What could be nicer?

Alison said...

Looks like very nice house to me Melissa!
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

This is adorable Melissa! I've thought about art journaling, but I felt like you, I'm not an artist. But this looks so fun! Really cute!

humel said...

I didn't laugh - but I did smile :) It's a lovely, fun page x

Fishcake_random said...

I love this!!!
Even a name plaque above the door just like Winnie the Pooh lol
x x x

Sandra said...

Ooohhh I like it ...very, very much

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job! I love making houses out of bits and pieces - the shapes are so easy to work with.
Rinda

Beverly said...

I think you did a magnificent job, love the colors and the style :)

BJ said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments, just found your "Finding Fun - House" and it is super. I especially like how you have used the packaging. BJ