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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Inspired Faith - Lessons 6-8

Sharing a few more illustrated Bible journaling pages inspired by the free Inspired Faith class at Scrapbook.com. (See my pages from Lessons 1-5 HERE.) Each lesson focuses on a particular product or technique and includes thoughts on the scripture being illustrated.

Lesson 6 focused on stencils and coloring along with the scriptures in Ephesians 3:17-19 that talk about being rooted and grounded in love. I created a stencil for the blue arrows using a Stampin' Up punch I had in my stash.


I drew the Polaroid photo frame and hearts, then used watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to color and paint them in.


Lesson 7 focused on art journaling with Gelatos and included a tutorial for creating an art journal page based on Matthew 6 and how much God cares for us. Instead of creating an art journal page, I used stamps to add my words and the image of a bird in the margins of my Bible.


I then used a waterbrush and Gelatos to paint the image as I meditated on this reminder not to worry.


Lesson 8 focused on watercoloring with distress inks, however I just used my watercolors to imitate the illustration near Solomon 4:7. I added a die cut plane and some cloud stickers to complete the scene on my page.


Have you checked out this class or any of the other free classes at Scrapbook.com lately?

6 comments:

alexa said...

I am always intrigued by the Bible decorating/annotating. Your colouring work is very delicate ...

Patio Postcards said...

I agree with Alexa, your decorating, sketching work is quite detailed. Ephesians has come up this week 3 times for me. Ummm. First time was in regards to making a baby shower gift - a growth chart & using a quote from Ephesians about being rooted in love ... I like how The Universe connects us all.

Barbara Eads said...

At first glance, your top photo almost seems like it's fabric and embroidered! Love your artsy work.

Karen said...

I'm keeping up with my daily reading, but if I were to add illustrating as well, I doubt I'd reach my goal for the year. I'm auditing a class this fall at the University of Rochester on the Old Testament, and looking forward to it. Love you art work.

Missus Wookie said...

No, I didn't know there were any free classes at scrapbook.com. Like Karen I do daily reading but I rarely add art work or sketches in. However, when I do (and it is more often now I've added coloured pens etc. to my pencil case upstairs) I always think of your pages.

Susanne said...

Oh thanks for sharing, I still have yet to get to that class. Maybe in August.