Hello Advent friends! I can’t believe we are almost at the close of this blessed season — I pray it has been full of hope & joy for you and that you’ve experienced Jesus in an incredibly new + refreshing way!
Today I’m creating in the margins of Luke 2:11 which tells us this….
Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
Just a small sentence, but bursting & overflowing with goodness of what is yet to come as the greatest Gift ever! I set to work praying over these words as I cracked open some paints & selected a handful of Advent supplies.
I quick swiped four “blocks” of color on my page — simply using as much paint as what my brush pulled from the paint pot and added a little bubble wrap love as well.
Since I know inquiring minds will ask, here’s my color palette I chose to compliment the Advent collection of supplies!
After I had this pretty base layer laid down, I began working on a second layer of items from the Advent Collection to use as a focal art piece on my page. I knew I would be journaling a lot in this margin, so I decided to create this layered piece as a tip-in to give me more space to journal behind it.
After building up my tip-in piece from paper cut outs [& rip outs], chipboard shapes & ephemera die-cuts, I used what I had on hand [clear sticker paper “leftovers” peeled up from one of my basics booklets] to adhere my tip-in to my bible page! From trash to treasures, my friends ;)
As if one layered pretty wasn’t enough for my margin, I continued crafting & pulled together one of my most favorite layered tab collections EVER! All that pink + aqua is giving me a hundred heart eyes!! PS — all that extra time spent dilly-dallying with papers to make a tab section that could have just sufficed with a single tabbie? Spent it in prayer. Boom!
Finally, and for sure most importantly, I journaled. I prayed out a conversation of thanksgiving for what it meant to me that God sent us the ultimate Gift of His Son — to live amongst us, to die for us. It’s unreal how faithful & loving He is, friends. What an extravagant gift that we are just so undeserving to receive.