• ClaireH posted an update 2 years, 5 months ago

    “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. B…

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  • Emma Cash posted an update 3 years, 6 months ago

    I did this one a while back and haven’t had time to post it. This was my first entry with watercolors, any suggestions on how to use them are greatly appreciated!
  • ClaireH posted an update 3 years, 7 months ago

    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

    • Good luck Natalie! Thank you for your art, your faith and your inspiration. You are loved by this tribe!

    • 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.

    • Thanks Natalie. I enjoyed having a fellow-Aussie to look to for inspiration for while Bible Journalling. Thank you for sharing your heart and your journey. xx

      • Thank you Kylie. It’s always nice to hear from the Aussies and to know that I’m not the only one down here doing this Illustrated Faith thing!! ;-)

    • 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.

    • Oh Natalie, I am going to miss you. I look for posts from you each day. You have taught and encouraged me so much!! I know the Lord has great things in store for you.

    • Thank you for sharing your faith journey with us!

    • Natalie, thank you for always sharing such beautiful words & work. You have been so inspiring! May God bless and guide you on your journey. :)

    • 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

      • Thank you Cynthia!
        There’s no doubt that I’ll keep on sharing my bible-journaling adventures. Now that I’ve started, there’s no stopping me! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement.

  • 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.

      • Thanks Sandy!
        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

    • I was wondering what happened to the printables in this tutorial! I thought they were really cute but I can not find them in the shop. When I clicked the link I said that the page did not exist.

      • @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!

    • Thank you so much @elaine-davis for your help!

  • 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

    • love your noisemaker, way to keep it real! beautiful page too, i always look forward to your pages. what type of printer do you use? would the ink bleed if it gets wet?

      • 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

    • Love this! Now I will try to draw the flowers! Thanks for your many great videos.

    • Thanks! You have given me the courage to do this too! I am sooooo afraid of messing up or making a mistake that it freezes me; you have freed me! :)

      • 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?

    • I LOVED this one, Natalie! I’m terrible at finishing them, but you’ve inspired me to really linger in the next one.

    • @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!!

    • Hi Natalie: What are the color names of the Faber Castell Big Brush Markers that you are using in this devotional? Love the pink and yellow. Thank you!

    • Thank you so much for this video! I never thought I could do something like this, and now I really believe I can!!

    • I love this, Natalie! It not only blessed me with encouragement in my relationship with Jesus but, as always, I love your artistic approach, too.

  • 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 learned so new things today. Thank you for sharing!

    • 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 ;-)

    • Now, see, there are a bunch of ways to use these stamps that I never thought of! That is so great! Thanks for sharing these videos, I really can’t wait to try out these new techniques.

      • I’m always on the lookout for new things to try, and these were some quite simple but really fun and effective techniques. I couldn’t wait to share them with you!

    • Because of this video I ordered Blessings or Lessons. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your videos. Thanks for the blessings.

    • Beautiful! I can’t wait to try all three techniques.

  • Today’s post is for all the newbies out there! I forget sometimes that not everyone has been scrapping and crafting for years! Sorry!

    But I love that Bella Blvd, Illustrated Faith and Day Spring haven’t

    • Hi Natalie,

      Your video was very helpful. I didn’t know about the different types of ink. Things are slowly starting to make sense to me on this journey! Thank you.


    • great job!

    • 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 watercolor papers by Peerless

      • 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!

    • *instead of a solvent ink

    • 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?

      Thank you,

      • 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.

    • Where can I find a water pen?

      • 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

    • This is all so new to me, I need so much help and love your examples! I don’t know what basic supplies to purchase first?!

      • 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.

  • ClaireH posted an update 4 years, 1 month ago

    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…

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  • 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

  • Emma Cash posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago

    I saw this sign on Zulily a while back and wanted it so bad! This is such a good reminder since sometimes we like to think to much about ourselves.
  • Emma Cash posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago

    I did this journal today. It plain and simple but really speaks to me.
  • 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

  • ClaireH posted an update 4 years, 2 months ago

    My first entry! Very simple and easy. Glad to be part of the bible journaling family!
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