“My Rock” – Revival Camp Bible Journaling Process

img_8946It’s that time of year again…Revival Camp is in full swing over at Illustrated Faith.  This is a fun summer project started many years ago by Shanna Noel over at Illustrated Faith, and I have participated for the past couple of years.  It includes a themed devotional, meant to focus on the some of the most basic tenants and principles of our faith, as a revival of sorts during the summer months.  In the past, the theme has been an outdoor, camping feel, but this year they changed it up and went with a travel theme, and I could not be more excited!

You can see a video of my process over on my YouTube channel:

img_8927This week I was working on a prompt by Llanet Fernandez, one of the inspiring ladies on the Illustrated Faith Creative Team.  She drew connections between the rocks used by Moses in the Old Testament to bring water to the people and our ultimate Rock, Jesus Christ.  I loved the connection and the reminder that even in times of wandering through the wilderness, our Rock will always provide.  The prompt I focused on was in Isaiah 48:21…

“They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow from the rock for them; he split the rock, and water gushed out.” -Isaiah 48:21

Llanet challenged us to listen to the song “Open Heaven” by Hillsong Worship and to break out of our despair with worship.  What a wonderful exercise!  So, while journaling on this page, I had the song on repeat and at full volume!

img_8931The page came together very simply with layers of the “Here & There” 6×6 paper from Crate Paper.  I loosely organized a few of those pages into rainbow order, tore them for a textured effect, and then adhered them on the left side of the page in a layered pocket layout.  This allowed me to tuck the title and other ephemera pieces in later.

I stamped out the title of the page, “My Rock”, using Tim Holtz foam cling alpha stamps and fussy cut them out from a spare piece of white cardstock.  After deciding on the placement of the title, I added song lyrics typed out using a type-writer font on my computer.  Maybe not quite as dreamy as using a vintage typewriter, but a similar effect nonetheless.  Once the lyrics were placed appropriately, I also chose complimentary ephemera pieces that came with the kit to nestle into my pocket layers.

img_8937To soften the hard line formed by all of the paper, I grabbed the washi tape that came with the kit and tore a long piece in half.  This more organic look provided just what I was hoping for, so I used it along the edge of the paper layers and along the top and bottom of the page.

Iimg_8945n order to make room for the rest of the song lyrics I wanted to include on the page and still have a spot for journaling, I created a small pocket in the open space in the lower right hand corner.  Using a tag, I was able to include some journaling, and the rope piece I found created a little more texture and interest on the page.  Plus, the pocket allowed me to include the rest of the lyrics!

To finish up the page, I used one last piece of ephemera as a tag at the top.  Then I added the date and underlined the verse I was focused on.  This page was so fun and easy to put together, and I am really pleased with the result!  Are you participating in Revival Camp this summer over at Illustrated Faith?  Let me know in the comments below what your favorite part is so far!



Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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Published by Elisa

I'm a mom of 3 who loves all things creative! My current passion is bible journaling, a creative outlet that has really shaped my faith journey. I'm also excited about diving into some memory-keeping projects and dabbling in a bit of art journaling.

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