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Monday, 28 December 2020
Last Load of Lettering
Topic: Lettering

Today I'm sharing the last four font alphabets I did in my planner this year - that's 52 weeks of a new font every week.

The first is this lovely 'crown' lettering.

Next is the 'purity' font

Then it is 'leads'

And, finally, it is 'inherit'


Some of these I did not use on scriptures in my bible as they were 'assigned' in the same book in which I had already used them before.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:09 PM PST
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
The Scroll of the Revelation
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assignment for this page was to use a 'scroll' in the book of Revelation. I had taught a scroll in a drawing lesson in 2018 so it was easy to revisit that to create this one.


I used some colored pencils for the shading and a brush marker for the lettering.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 17 December 2020
All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name
Topic: Hymnal Art

OK, so I maybe went a little overboard on the background color... It almost obliterates the musi.

I combined stickers from a multitude of sources to build this collage of green and gold.

The letters are from two sticker sets, the top and bottom borders are stickers. The gold metallic window and facing doves are from the same brand as well as the gold crosses at the four corners. Another sheet of stickers yielded up the tall crown and my Happy Planner florals provided the arrangement at the base of the window. A clear set of scripture sticker sheets gave me the cross for the center of the window.

The background is all markers.


The top border covers up the title of the hymn on this page where the hymn fills only 2/3 of the sheet.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:18 PM PST
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Hummingbird In My Bible
Topic: Bible Journaling

I taught a tutorial last year on how to draw a hummingbird. At that time I drew it in my Interleaved Bible. This time I added it to my Journal the Word bible.

I used one of my old lettering lessons (fiddlesticks) to write the verse and used colored pencils for the illustration.

Just one more book and the second year of Cover 2 Cover will be complete.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:51 PM PST
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Where He Leads
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned font to use was 'leads' but there was no verse that expressly used it so I went with the 'follower' instead. The person walking in truth is definately following.

I used clear Happy Planner stickers to decorate this page after writing the verse in the assigned font.


Ddd

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:19 PM PST
Monday, 14 December 2020
Moose In The Tree
Topic: Photo

We spent a lot of time this summer watching the clouds overhead, trying to pick out objects as they floated by.

Imagine my surprise as I looked out the window at breakfast and spied this Moose In The Tree!

Now I can't NOT see it.


Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 3:45 PM PST
Sunday, 13 December 2020
I Love Jelly
Topic: Quilting

"I Love Jelly" may seem to you like a strange name for a quilt but here goes my reasoning: The quilt is made entirely of jelly roll strips AND it spells out the word 'love'. So there you have it!

As soon as I saw the tutorial for this on the Missouri Star Quilt Company I knew it would be perfect for my granddaughter who just announced her engagement.

The pattern is "Through Love" from Taren Studios and makes a lap quilt of 64x78 inches. Although the pattern is for black, white and a single solid I bought the jelly roll used by MSQC with a rainbow of ombre strips and tried to match the color placements they used as much as possible.

This is definitely best viewed from a distance as the effects of the optical illusion are totally lost at close range.


For the binding I used strips from the backing fabric which is a riot of color called 'Smashing Atoms". So much fun.

On a side note, this is the 24th quilt I have made this year. That is a new record for me - the nearest I have done before was the year I made baby quilts for the mission group at church to take to the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. That year I made 23.

 

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:11 PM PST
Thursday, 10 December 2020
I Will Sing Of The Mercies Of The Lord
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is another case where the assigned song was not in my hymnal causing me to decorate a copy from the internet and tip it into the gutter.

From Pinterest I got the idea for the way the staff flows around the treble clef. I added the text using a font 'follow'.

Making dots of color with pastel markers helps to blend one into the other.


When I use these hymns from alternate resources and they include a page number I tip them into my book at the same spot as if they were original to it. I also add them to the index and indicate the page number there.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:59 AM PST
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Here's My Tangled Heart
Topic: Bible Journaling

The heart I did on this page in 1 John is from a tutorial I did in early 2018. The left side of it is constructed by an additive process: The first line is made with shallow scallops, then each of them gets two deep scallops on top. Hearts are added between every other deep scallop and a looped bridge covers the space between the alternates. It is a gradual building of what looks like a complicated design.

In this heart I carried the line into a spiral and finished with a heart 'charm'.

The right side is from a mini-lesson on drawing ribbons.

I used a form of 'architect' lettering for writing the verse on this page.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 7 December 2020
Bible Typography
Topic: Bible Journaling

In the worksheets I did for the Typography For Bible Journaling class last year I had two that were done for1st John - verses that came one after the other so they were on the same page in my bible.

Putting one on the facing page was not possible as that space already had artwork on it.

So I originally thought I could do one at the top of the page margin and the other at the bottom but one turned out to be drawn too wide for the space. Hmmm.

I did use one in the margin but made the other on a loose piece of paper and used it as a tip-in.

I colored both with the same colors of pastel markers to link them visually.


These are the last two verses from the class(es) that I can use in this bible as all of the spaces where the others would go are being used.
 
I do have my interleaved bible with plenty of full-sized pages to fill but these are specifically designed for the size of these margins.
 
I supposed I may get another journaling bible someday with margins to draw in and I can use up the remainder of the drawings in that.
 
Ddd

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:52 AM PST
Friday, 4 December 2020
He Leadeth Me
Topic: Hymnal Art

The sheep for this page is one of four I showed how to draw back in 2018. It was one of the first few tutorials I did.

The combination of this art with the hymn is based on the theme of The Good Shepherd.


No way to color a white sheep on a white page so I went with a combination of pastels for a more playful look.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 3 December 2020
There Is Power In the Blood
Topic: Hymnal Art

The hymn for today is simple in concept and in execution - just two colors of marker and block lettering.

The camera is a little unkind to this page as, in reality, it is solid black and dark red. None of that steakyness shows on the actual page and it does NOT appear to be navy blue and orange!

But, really, the message is conveyed, and that is the important thing.

This is a quote of scripture from Leviticus.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 30 November 2020
Alphabet Roundup
Topic: Lettering

Here it is, the end of another month. It is time to show the workbook pages for the lettering styles I used in bible journaling this month.

First up is 'promise'


Next is 'pray'


Then we have 'soul'


And, finally, 'listen'


These are all done in my Happy Planner using their dot grid paper.

 

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 28 November 2020
Water Dog
Topic: Quilting

I got back to a little bit of quilting today!

I bought this as a kit back in February - a small wall hanging in the 'watercolor' style. All of the squares for the landscape background were pre-cut. I had to buy the fusible grid interfacing. The fabrics and patterns for all the picture pieces were included but I had to provide the fusible and cut them all with tiny sharp scissors.

After assembly I used my domestic sewing machine to free-motion a meander across everything but the dog.


I provided the border (2 1/2" jelly roll strips), backing (woodgrain), batting (warm & natural, hanging sleeve (paw prints), and binding (plain black) from my stash.

This is a little (OK, a LOT) formulaic for my style but when I saw it at the Sewing Expo I wanted to make it as a gift in memorial of our black lab who has been gone many years.

The title of the quilt - Water Dog - refers to Chuck's breed as well as the quilt style (watercolor quilt).

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Rescue the Perishing
Topic: Hymnal Art

This is one of those hymns we sang in church a lot growing up - not so much anymore. I think we used it most on Missionary Nights when the focus was on the mission stations our church had around the globe.

I used the life preserver that I taught in a drawing class a couple of years ago.


I wanted good deep color so I used markers instead of colored pencils.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:35 AM PST
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
The Comfort of God
Topic: Bible Journaling

In these times of trouble the only hope of comfort is our God.

Praise Him for all he does for us!

This is from my typography workbook I did in class.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
A Crown For James
Topic: Bible Journaling

 With an assignment to use the 'listen' font and the crown in the book of James I found that I had used the page already that was most suited to this: James 1:12.

So I borrowed just a corner where there was extra space because of the book title. The illustration is colored lightly enough that the text can still be read through it.


I used colored pencils for this work.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:20 AM PST
Monday, 23 November 2020
Roman Some More
Topic: Bible Journaling

 I've always liked this novelty front withcolored letters embedded in solid forms. For this piece I combined the novelty print with plain print and script. A few graphic elements were included to help tell the story.


I really like the world turned into a heart.
Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:59 PM PST
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Roaming in Romans
Topic: Bible Journaling

 Here's a little typography practice in Romans 8:31. This is a fun little font with a mix of upper and lowercase letters with curls as accents.

There were no sample forms for numerals or punctuation so I made up a question mark.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Love Your Enemies
Topic: Bible Journaling

I was practicing a new font a couple of years ago and decided to use it on this scripture for a typography lesson.

When I transfered it to my bible this week I used a blue glitter pen instead of the gold I had used on the sample in my workbook.


A very short scripture that covers a lot of territory.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 2:45 PM PST

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