Since I started working in my Journaling Bible, I’ve loved highlighting some of my favorite verses from over the years.  One of those verses comes from Psalm 119:105.  “Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  As believers, we are drawn to light…God is light, light exposes truth, we are the light in the world, light shines in darkness.  I wanted to highlight this verse, using colors, images and words that reference that light.

This is one of those verses that is easy to remember, but one of those I don’t always put into practice.  It’s easy to sum up…God’s Word illuminates our life (our choices and decisions) and guides us in those areas.  But there are those times, that I get distracted by life, by the world, by my own selfishness and sometimes forget that God’s Word contains all of the wisdom I need, to light my way through this life.

I used several techniques to bring “light” to the verse, by working with a burst stencil, Yellow and Orange water color paints, a light bulb cut file and words/phrases associated with light.  I wanted this page in my Journaling Bible to shine bright, as a reminder to follow that light and stay on the path God has set before me. 

Psalm 119 close up

There are a lot of things that can pull me from God’s light.  I think of those as artificial light…temporary…bulbs that will burn out and eventually leave me in the dark.  And it’s easy to follow that artificial light, when I stray from God.  But I know that His light is constant and everlasting, and is always there, when I am looking for a path out of the darkness.

I have also created a Process Video to go along with this verse, to give you an idea of what went into illustrating this page in my Journaling Bible. 

 

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Supplies:

Sunburst Mask

Reeves Water Color Paints

Gelatos

Light Bulb Cut File

Basic Grey Letter Stickers

Bella Blvd. IF Black Pen

Bella Blvd. Word Phrase Stickers

– Ashley

P.S. This is Shanna and I just wanted to give a little shout out to Ashley’s AWESOME cut files!! If you haven’t checked out her shop yet you are going to want to head over and check them out!!!

Here are the adorable light bulbs, I think I will be cutting dozens!!

This one is one of my all time faves from Ashley!! In fact I used it to create one of my favorite layouts!

Ok I will stop bragging on her, but seriously go check out all of her awesomeness! xoxo Have a fantastic day!

7 Comments
  1. Arden 4 years ago

    I love this! Thanks so much for sharing– I got so many ideas of new things to try in my Bible! I especially love the idea of highlighting verses using gelato. I’m going to try it tonight!

  2. Arden 4 years ago

    I love this so much! Thanks for sharing– it’s inspired me to try some new things in my Bible! I especially love the idea of using a gelato to highlight verses– I’m going to have to try that tonight! Thanks again!

  3. Laura 4 years ago

    Ashley……I love watching your scrapbooking process videos so I was so excited to see that you also bible journal! I LOVE this page. I also never thought of using my gelatos to highlight the verses, great idea! I also love your use of the stencil. Thanks so much for sharing, can’t wait to see more.

  4. Anne 4 years ago

    I love your page. I noticed that it didn’t wrinkle at all with your very wet watercoloring. Did you seal the page with gesso or matte medium before you started? Thanks!

  5. Julie 4 years ago

    I LOVE your work. It was a blessing for me to see your comments and your artwork about light. Last night before bed I wrote about light in my journal. I meditated on 2 Samuel 22:29 “You are my lamp O Lord; The Lord turns my darkness into light.” Thank you for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the process videos.

  6. Jennifer Abe 4 years ago

    I love this page, particularly the colors! What type of ink was used to stamp the small circles? Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Nicole 4 years ago

    I really loved your video. Great techniques used and a great verse to illustrate.

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