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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #13

I'm busy preparing to share the Word and illustrated Bible journaling at a mini-retreat this Saturday, so I have lots of journaling bits & pieces on my desk today. I snapped this photo after completing a sample page. My next step is to straighten everything up, but that will have to wait for the morning!


I'll be sharing about serving the Lord in our everyday lives and being salt & light in the world, so I spent time meditating on Matthew 5:14-16 as I created this illustration.


I used a One & Done Line Art Trasfer Sheet and graphite paper to get the world illustration on my page first, then outlined the image with Micron pens. I added the blue and green with Gelatos. I cut the Texas outline from a piece of Texas-themed patterned paper and adhered it in North America - yes, I realize it's a little out of proportion, but y'all know everything's bigger in Texas! The yellow light beams were created with Gelatos, also, with a very pale yellow colored pencil in between (although the background still looks a little white in the photo).


I added journaling and the stamped sentiment to complete this page and am looking forward to sharing ideas for letting our light shine at the upcoming retreat.

Joining in very late today with Julia at Stamping Ground for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. What's on your workdesk this week? 

7 comments:

Karen said...

This looks much more like my desk when I'm in the midst of a project! Nonetheless, I think your desk is still more organized; sometimes I have piles to look through to find what I want!

Lindart said...

Lovely page, have fun at your mini-retreat! Your desk looks very nice and creative! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

Patio Postcards said...

Hope you have fun at the workshop this Saturday. I like your big Texas!

Anne said...

Your desk is quite tidy and organised :-) Enjoy the retreat. Anne x #21

Sharon Madson said...

OH, I wish I could attend your workshop! I am trying to do Bible Art Journaling. I love the word of God, but I am not very creative with actually doing art in my Bible! Enjoy your workshop! Thank you for stopping by my ?Blog and commenting. I really appreciate it. #38

Sarah Brennan said...

Hope the workshop went well today. Love the bible journal page. The gelatos are really vibrant. Sarah #11

Bubbles said...

What a fantastic workdesk! I love the penny-farthing stamp... and the words - how inspirational :)