Friday, 18 September 2015

How Many Times?..... Just Keep On Asking

I have so much stuff, hassly stuff, going on at the moment that it made me lose my inspiration and I have found it virtually impossible to pick up my paints, etc.  This is doubly sad because I recently had a birthday and got some lovely new goodies to play with and even that didn't get me going!!!  Anyway, to cut a long story short I eventually picked up my art journal and started to play.

This page is really inspired by those hassles.  I've been praying about one thing in particular for a long, long time and I've sometimes been tempted to give up asking God for a solution..... But I never have given up because Jesus said quite clearly to ask and the word He used means to KEEP ON asking and then, He says, you SHALL receive.  So that is what I have been doing and there are signs that a solution might, just possibly, be in sight at last though there is a long way to go yet.  God is faithful and hears our every single prayer and He answers at the right time and in the right way, whatever that might be.

Here is my art journal page.  Since the title is How Many Times I used my yummy new Mini Numbers stencil from The Crafters Workshop which was perfect for the current challenge at Country View Challenges which is 'Numbers'.

I started off by scraping a couple of different yellows all over the page and then stenciling a houndstooth pattern, yes another new stencil from TCW again and I love it!

Then I stamped the text and stencilled the numbers:

It was looking a little flat so I added texture paste and sponged over the top. I added the words on strips of card since I couldn't write over all the texture paste:

Have you been praying for something and not had an answer yet?  Don't give up, but keep on asking!  God is faithful and He WILL answer.

I'm linking up at:

Country View Challenges
Art Journey Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday


  1. Susan, my friend! I believe His heart is for you to be intimate with Him about ALL things, like you said, continuously! Abba Father loves for His children to be ever before Him. I don't see that as a sign of not having faith, I see it as continuously wanting to be after the Father's heart and desire for your life! As we all know, His ways are not our ways and His timing is not our timing, BUT you be relentless recalling His promises back to Him for you and remaining longsuffering before Him. I believe He will honor your faithfulness to be ever before Him! Many blessings, peace, and strength during this time of waiting my friend! Your page is FULL of color and FULL of your heart! I love it! :) Hugs to you! :)

  2. So sorry to hear you are going through a bad time! What a lovely journal page though!
    Hugz Tinz

  3. Your page is wonderful, Susan!!! Your words are true and right on and we reap a reward when we don't give up!!! Staying before God is a good thing and when we know that we know that His timing is right, we can be patient even if some days are harder then others. ((Hugs))

  4. It's beautiful. I really like your page Susan.


  5. all those layers have created wonderful texture! Beautiful color too, and love the white on black words!

  6. a wonderful journal page - and great words too! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x