Friday, 16 October 2015

Let Every Season Yield Its Fruit

It feels like an age since I last posted or indeed did any creating.   I was ill with a horrible bout of laryngitis and felt so rough I couldn't even pick up my art journal :(  However, I'm better now and have been having fun doing something creative again and I'm looking forward to seeing what you've been creating too.

Here is an art journal page inspired by the colours of autumn and also by a reading in my daily devotional.  As we go through life we pass through different seasons, not just in our age but also in our circumstances or our health.  Sometimes, if you are anything like me, you might be tempted to think it is a barren season, a time of not achieving anything.  But if we put our trust in God and try and live for Him, then God will make out of every phase in our lives something beautiful and good. We will be:
like a tree planted by streams of living water
that yields its fruit in its season
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does he prospers.
Ps 1: 1-3
Here is my page:


I love the richness of autumn colours.  I started by spreading different colours around with a baby wipe and then building up different layers with stencils:


Plus a little stamping:


Finally texture pasted trees.  This was a new batch of my home made texture paste and it was too runny so it bled a bit.  I need to thicken it up with talc.  Of course I should have done that before I spread it, but I was too impatient!  I sponged the paint on the trees with the stencil still in place. 


So in every season of my soul I will follow God and praise Him and will do the good things He has for me to do.  All my seasons can be beautiful and good if I allow Him to work in my life.

I'm linking up at:
Craft Stamper October challenge
Country View Challenges - Add some texture challenge
Art Journal Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday




8 comments:

  1. I like this. I have thiskind season now. Not so good week, but the psalm and your thought are just for me. Thank You!

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  2. How pretty and inspiring! I love all the layers.

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  3. Beautiful page and a very meaningful post. Glad you're feeling better Susan and creating again!

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  4. A wonderful page, Susan!!! I think the trees look great with that white outline on everything!!

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  5. love the layers of your background. And you know when you're really sick when you even don't want to craft. good you're on the mend.

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  6. Such a great journal page! Love the stamping and stencilling layers and the hot bright colours .

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  7. Such an awesome project!

    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  8. Gorgeous journal page ..... I love the rich colours. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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