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.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
A Little Stamping
I had a printed collage of photos from our visit to the Dallas World Aquarium, so I started with that and pulled papers and a few embellishments. I stacked three papers for my background, then stamped over them to add texture to somewhat mimic the coral in one of the large photos in my collage. I offset the papers because I intended to use a blue fish die-cut for my journaling.
Once I had the collage, title block, and fish die-cut in place, I wasn't happy with the fish and ended up replacing it with a square journaling block.
I added two bird stamps on the page because there were lots of birds at the aquarium, but that fact's not really represented in my photos. I also included some fish and penguin stickers.
Honestly, this is not one of my favorite layouts. I probably would not have used the blue if I had not started with that blue fish die-cut, however I'm happy to have these photos and memories recorded and in our 2016 chronological album!