Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Circle Journal - Dawn's journal on Peace

Peace, perfect peace.  Sometimes we don't know we've had it till we've lost it !!  However, as a Christian I believe its possible to have that peace, perfect peace, whatever state we are in.  As long as we keep our eyes on our Lord Jesus and trust in Him, its possible to keep that peace no matter what is happening in our lives.  Some of my favourite scriptures are to do with peace so when Dawn's circle journal popped through my door I was thrilled to see it was on PEACE.  Dawn encouraged us to create however we were moved to do so and to create several pages if we were inspired.  So I did!

This was a big change from the first circle journal where I was paralysed with fear at creating in someone else's journal!  However, I learnt from that experience that the thing to do is not try and create a masterpiece which always ends in disaster but to just go for it and have fun in the usual way.  And so I did and ended up so inspired I did a page, a spread and a tag:)

Here is the tag which is my favourite:

The backround was brayered with Cosmic Shimmer paints.  I loved it so much I didn't want to cover too much of it so only stamped a crackle all over before adding the heart and the writing.  The crackle represents the broken things of the world which cause so much turmoil and the smooth textured heart shows its possible to have peace despite those difficulties.  I love the crackle effect:

Here is the spread with one of my very favourite scriptures which has helped and held me through hard times:

I used Cosmic Shimmer paints again, simply sponged, and then added some stamping:

I wanted the journaling flowing across both pages:

I added the texture paste through the stencil and painted over it with pearl Cosmic Shimmer.

Finally, I found this beautiful blessing in the bible which I hadn't noticed before and its perfect for a page on peace:

I'd like to pray a blessing over all of you reading this too:

PEACE be to you,
and PEACE be your house,
and PEACE be to all that you have.


  1. Wonderfully inspiring work!

  2. Absolutely stunning! Beautiful and inspirational. I am struggling right now, I will hold onto your faith.

  3. This is fabulous with great texture and colours,

  4. I love all of it!!! It is so beautiful! hugs, patty

  5. First off Susan,LOVE the tag, what great effects going on there. And really love the journal spread! That is a scripture I have to keep next to me ALWAYS because of my tendency to "fret" about things! You are right, there is SOOO much to say about peace and what it does for your well being, spirit, soul and body!!! Wonderful my friend! :))) Blessings

  6. Lots of beautiful work. Thanks for linking your bird spread to Art Journal Journey. Valerie

  7. Wonderful artwork on all of these

    Thank you for joining us
    Love Chrissie AJJ guest hostess xx

  8. Susan, I love the contrasts on the spreads and the tags, you have a colourful background and then you apply a white layer that nearly jumps down from the page! Fabulous!

  9. All three pieces you did are gorgeous, Susan. I love your work. It really speaks to my heart, as well as inspiring me creatively.

    I've become rather addicted to the brayer backgrounds i learned from you. Each one is different, but always pretty. Next I need to try using texture paste on my pages. I have my homemade paste made. I just need to take the plunge and use it. :)

  10. Wonderful new pages and an adorable tag as well- glad you are with us again over at Art Journal Journey Challenge!
    Thank you for this fab entry!

  11. Three GORGEOUS creations Susan ! The colours are wonderful and love the crackle stamp ! Love how the scripture flows over both pages of your spread ,it looks really peaceful ! What a beautiful blessing in 1 Samuel ! Your page is so lovely ! I will definitely make a note of this verse to use on some cards , it's wonderful!

  12. You tag background is beautiful, the crackle is the perfect motif. I love the journal pages too, full of textures and stamping.
    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.