I wanted to do a little something different today. I love working in my Bible, but sometimes when I come across a really good quote, I like to work in my art journal. On Monday, I heard the news that Elisabeth Elliot entered “through the gates of splendor”. As a former missionary and a homeschooling mama, I’ve read and taught so much about her and her husband and the tragic story of losing him on a mission trip in Ecuador. She was such a wise and inspirational woman.
On Facebook one of my friends shared this article of quotes from her and I was inspired to add them to my art journal. She has so many words of wisdom and this particular one really stuck out at me about where my security lies. I knew I had to journal that one first.
“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.” – Elisabeth Elliot
I have lots of created backgrounds in my journal, so it was easy for me to start adding alphabet stickers to it. I used stickers from the Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit by Bella Blvd as well as some additional stickers by Bella Blvd. I used some paint to color in the white alphabet stickers to give them some color that matched the background. I also outlined and doodled to make it pop. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to add another quote to the other side.
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SUPPLIES: Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit by Bella Blvd | additional stickers by Bella Blvd | Dylusions Large Art Journal | Dylusions Paint – Vibrant Turquoise, Bubblegum Pink, Squeezed Orange | Tim Holtz Distress Paint Mustard | Christy Tomlinson/Pink Paislee stencil | Dina Wakley Night paint | Uni-ball Signo White Pen
Gorgeous and I, too, have been really thinking of the lives and legacies of Jim and Elisabeth Elliott. Can you imagine…it was nearly 60 years ago that Jim entered the gates before her. We know Jesus declared “Well done…good and faithful servant!” I cannot even imagine the reunion. She invested well her time and her deposit in something moths, rust and thieves could not steal. Thanks for the inspiration and the sharing.