I am a newbie Bible journaler. I bought the Beautiful Word Bible and wanted to journal the fruit of the Spirit. There is already art for those verses, so I just added metallic highlights to the print. It was an easy way to ease into drawing in my Bible! View
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.” Luke 6: 20-22
I challenge you to a Bible Journaling Contest. The end of the year is approaching and we need to make the most of our time with the Lord. This contest is all about spending time with the Lord and I think that is time well spent. The rules are simple; you are to do one entry each day (yes you can only do one entry each day) from the first of…[Read more]
I refuse to use the term ‘it is with a heavy heart’ because that statement would just simply be untrue! But the truth is this will be my last time posting on the Illustrated Faith blog as a Creative Team member as
Natalie…Thank you so much for all of your “inspiration”…both spiritually and creatively. My story is similar in many ways to yours. God has told me to “Be still” for now. I am excited too to see what He has planned for me. God bless you and your ministry and hopefully you will pop up again somewhere in the future. God Bless…Nancy
Thank you Nancy. I’m not entirely sure where the next part of my journey will take me but that’s ok. I trust that God only has plans to prosper me and not to harm me. To give me a hope for the future.
Natalie, you are one of my favourite IF bloggers! Your heart for God and your amazing creativity have inspired me so much. I pray you continue to reap an overflowing of blessings as you continue your walk through life with Jesus. I look forward to still seeing activity on your IF feed though! ;)
Thank you Audrey for those lovely words and prayer. You will without doubt continue to see me illustrating my faith and generally getting creative on my IG and other social media platforms. I can’t help it!! ;-)
Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, Natalie! Today is my one year anniversary and I’ve loved learning from you and hearing your heart throughout this past year!! So excited to see where God takes you in this next chapter!!
Thank you Rebecca, and a happy Illustrated Faith birthday to you! Isn’t it exciting to see how far you’ve come on this journey already, and how much more shall surely be in store for you. I know I’m excited to see where God is leading me next.
Beautiful closing post. I am going to miss those late night notifications when your videos pop up! We are so thankful to have had you as a patient and responsive teacher. Thanks for sharing your family with us as well. Prayers and well wishes for the next part of your journey!!
Oh dear! So sorry to hear that you will no longer be posting on Illustrated Faith. You are my favorite contributor. And I will certainly miss your lovely Australian accent!
I am not on Instagram, so I will check your blog for any future Bible pages. You have blessed my life these past months. May God bless you on your journey.
Thank you Sandy! You will most definitely still see me around posting my faith journaling and illustrated bible pages. Are you on Facebook, because I post there a lot too? My link is: facebook.com/onescrappydoctor
So love your videos and the wonderful ideas of praise you create. We will miss you and Junior but hope that you will continue to share your faith and praise as one of the many beautiful women that share on the Bible journaling community.
Thank you Natalie for your faithfulness.
Love in Christ, Cindi
Have you seen the new Illustrated Faith watercolour paint set in the Day Spring shop? It’s totally my new favourite! The colours are bright and bold and include some of my most used tones. Today in my video I
Sewing in my bible came naturally to me as an extension of the way I usually craft. I can barely make a layout or card without running it through my sewing machine at some point. In fact, can I admit before you
Here we are celebrating Illustrated Faith’s 2nd birthday and I couldn’t be more excited! What a journey it’s already been, and so much more is promised to come! I count myself extremely blessed to have watched
Always enjoy your messages. Loved seeing your Bible and being encouraged not to worry about making mistakes or mess! When I saw the page covered with colored circles, I stopped the video to see what verse you had illustrated…Daniel 1. I can’t wait to try this.
Thanks again for your lovely videos.
Yes, that Daniel page is one of my favourites. It was quite simple to do really… just stamp a circle in varying colours! But it looks quite effective doesn’t it?
And I’m so glad you totally got the message about just going forth and getting stuck into it. Forget the end result! Just enjoy the time in the process.
As I work through each devotional I admit to using it as a bit of a testing ground for trying out new techniques and different ideas for embellishing. Certainly in the first instance I’m loving the devotionals for
A sermon that one of my pastors preached a couple of weeks ago keeps going around in my head. In fact, it wasn’t even a sermon actually – it was ‘just’ the communion message on healing. But clearly when God wants
@maddie-mrn Those printables are no longer available because the artist that designed them no longer works with Illustrated Faith! We’re so sorry that you can’t get your hands on them through our shop but I think you can still find them through her personal page: http://shop.alliescraps.com Feel free to contact her if you’re interested!
I have to admit I’m laughing out loud as I type out the title to my blog post today. Obviously it represents the theme of my bible journaling entry that I’m about to take you through, but I’m giggling because of
I’ve got a Canon laser printer. I’m not sure if the ink would bleed if it gets wet… I’m thinking it should be fairly waterproof. But because I tend to print onto plain thin cheap ordinary printing paper what it would definitely do is warp and buckle and not stand up very well to any wetness. So I don’t tend to mix wet mediums in with my printables ;-)
Can I get real for a second? Every single month I start off with the intention of completing the entire Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit, but some months I fall short. I mean, I always finish reading it and
I think that’s a common fear we’ve all faced at times, but I definitely believe you just need to take a deep breath and plunge in! Forget the pressure of trying to create something ‘perfect’ and just enjoy the process of creating. And at the end of the day I remind myself that this part is just paper and stickers (it’s really of no relevance), what’s important is our heart response and our time spent in the word right?
@natalie-elphinstone I have enjoyed seeing you work your way through this one. Seeing your posts definitely encouraged me to think about one overall theme for each study I do. I just finished my first devo yesterday–Gina Lideros’ His Love Never Fails in part because I made myself stick to just three colors! You’ve got me really looking forward to Yes and Amen!!
My girls have always been crafty (no surprises there!) and we’ve often used our weekends to gather together at the kitchen table spending time together and getting creative. They’ve scrapped with me, made cards
Join with me today as I unveil the latest Blessings or Lessons kit. Come along for the ride as I open the box for the first time and experience the discovery by my side. You’ll get a little insight into my
I so appreciate these process videos – thank you so much Natalie for hosting this one, and the last stamp one! I love trying out the new techniques! As a “newbie” at this I love the little tips and tricks – even the simple ones that you probably think everyone knows – I just love seeing the different and new ways to document my faith! This month’s kit is so GREAT too! Would love to see a video on using watercolor and making it look cool – I tried my hand at it for the first time this past weekend and need a little more work at it yet! Or different painting or coloring techniques! Thank you for investing your time in sharing the tips – off to go watch some more videos!
You’re so very welcome! I love trying out new techniques and sharing the things I’ve learned, and this month’s kit really lends itself to these fun stamping techniques. I hope you’ll have a chance to try your hand at some of them now ;-)
Thanks fort he great tips! I like that you used your own bible as examples, I always find it inspirational to see how others use products and apply them in their journaling. I’d like to know what the paint card thing was that you used to paint over the Stayzon ink? Thanks! ~ Heather
Thank you for the video! I have avoided stamping because I tend to smudge but I’ll give it another try!
What were the paint chips on the key ring you used to demonstrate water coloring over the StazOn? That was very cool and I’d love to know more about it.
They are super cool aren’t they? As Heather said, these are Peerless Transparent Watercolour papers and I find them one of the most convenient and fun ways to carry lots of different watercolours around. I love how mess-free they are, and my kids enjoy them too!
Hi Natalie! Love to see someone who stamps in their Bible as much as I do! I often use a black pigment ink in stars of a solvent ink before coloring. Have you tried that? and if so, have you had problems with it not being waterproof?
Yes, you’ve got to be very careful with pigment ink if you’re going to use anything wet like watercolours or markers because they certainly can (and will) smudge and bleed. But you can always colour with dry mediums like pencils or chalks.
You can find waterpens in virtually all art and craft stores. I got mine from Studio Calico, but that’s because I was buying other stuff there at the same time. I’m sure you could find them at Amazon, Michaels or Joannes
All you really need to start is just a bible and a pen. Maybe something to add colour with like pencils or paint. Stamps are always great value because you can use them over and over, and then of course you’ll be needing some ink to use with them!
To be honest, that’s why I love the Illustrated Faith kits because you get so much product, it’s all coordinated, and you can be creating whole pages with them without needing anything extra!
Agreed with all the above! Super helpful and I especially needed the info on the different between inks. I always here people talk about different brands but then I go to the store and see different types of the same brand and don’t know what to get! I have it straight now lol!!
Hi Laura, it is my understanding that once the monthly kits are sold out, they are sold out for good and won’t be restocked. There are new ones coming out every month and the next one is coming out later this week.
This is an entry I did earlier this week. It talks about how to never stop praying for anything. A lot of us think that God doesn’t answer our prayers, but He does. This discourages us and sometimes we think that praying has no use if God isn’t going to answer it. Now He might not answer them in the way we want Him to, but He answers them in the…
In my church we have regular leadership team meetings. It’s where the senior Pastors impart teaching and wisdom into the group of people who have been designated leadership roles within the church. Both the T
What a great page in your Bible Natalie – thank you for sharing the video. I am new to the Bible Journaling, and have been intimidated by the paint – this was great to watch and show me how easy it really can be! I love it – thank you!
Thank you for the beautiful lesson and the process video. The scripture has been clarified for me and has a whole new meaning to me. I really appreciate how you simplify the scripture and really make it plain enough for me to understand and apply in my life. You are such a blessing! Thank you!
I can’t take much credit for that I’m afraid – this was all straight from a teaching session from my Pastor. I’ve just been chewing it over and adding my own interpretation of it I guess. But thank you!! xx
This happens to me more often than I care to admit…. Amid the crazy business of the day I’ve managed to carve out some time to sit down and relax and spend some time with God in the word and illustrating my
Some one once said “we have translated the Bible into many languages but never to a creative one” and that is exactly what Illustrated Faith is striving to do; provide a place to see the bible through a creative mind.