Monday, November 3, 2014

Illustrated Faith | Taniesa Vlasak

Monday means another wonderful guest for you today!! I first met Taniesa in person when I was teaching a class at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley. She was SUPER informative, amazingly organized and one of the most generous people you will ever meet! I couldn't wait to have her share a bit about her process with you today!

You can find Taniesa at the Crafty Pickle 

Hi Crafty Friends! When Shanna asked me to share my journaling bible with you all I was honored (and a little nervous because I just started). I grew up thinking that you weren't supposed to write in your bible. Not that anyone told me that, I just assumed because I never saw anyone do it before. To be completely honest I have very rarely picked up my bible in a long time. Now, I find myself wanting to dive into my bible several times throughout the day and the word really stays with me more than it did before. Using my creativity and my love for Jesus has really made this something very special to me. Today I am sharing pages on being Thankful. Being thankful when everything is going just right is easy (for me) but it was the being thankful with times were really very hard that I had to learn. My husband was out of a job for almost a year; our marriage was rocky not to mention the 5 kids that we were raising were hard at times. We started going to church and I started thanking the lord for EVERYTHING even the hardship we were finding ourselves in, because though that I knew that he had a plan (and he definitely did). By having a thankful heart though the rough times we stop focusing on ourselves and focusing on the only one who is really in control and TRUSTING in him. My prayer for all of you today is that you have a heart full of thanksgiving not just this month but 365 days a year. In addition to a few pictures that I will post here, I thought I would share a little video talking about a couple of my pages and what I used. Colossians 3:17 For this page I used some die cuts out of watercolor paper, colored with distress ink and water accented with some gold paint. The sequins are some from the autumn mix in my etsy shop and just glued on with a little bit of glossy accents. I added a transparency page for the final touch. I printed the verse on the portion covering the text and the “Be Thankful” over the journaling column. In the video I show how to attach the transparency in the bible. There is also a thin strip of gold washi tape covering the glue in the center; you could easily skip this step because the glue really isn’t noticeable.

  Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling 1

Thessalonians 5:16-18 For this page I did a lot of stamping, I used the hopscotch alphabet from Close To My Heart and some stamps designed by Shanna for Butterfly Reflections Ink. I stamped everything in a permanent dye ink because I knew I would be doing some water coloring. To add color to the page I used the Neocolor II crayons. I added touches of glitter with my wink of stella pen (hard to see in the photo) It is also what I use over the verse(s) that I journaled about.

  Illustrated Faith: Bible journaling

Here is a video sharing a bit more info.

 Thank you so much Taniesa!!!! Your pages are BRILLIANT and I can't wait to put some of your techniques to work in my own pages! Taniesa is sweet enough to offer a little giveaway for you all today! She wants to give ONE lucky reader a notetakers bible! Please leave a comment below telling us something YOU are THANKFUL for?! Taniesa will pick a winner Friday, good luck!!


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