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I have been trying to get some inspiration this morning. I have found a fun monthly prompt >

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I have found these pages to be a new twist on my art journaling. You can find them on pinterest by searching joirnaling prompts. I went with the “look up Memorial Day” prompt. I did just that and it brought me to Wikipedia the picture it brought up was Arlington Cemetery. That was all I needed as inspiration to do this page. I also love what the poppy represents so I wanted to include it as well. I hope you like it and please keep those who died fighting for our freedom in your thoughts this weekend. Making this page will help me remember the sacrifices made.

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Index Card A Day Challenge.

I am looking forward to a fun new Challenge I came across a few weeks ago. On June 1st the Index Card a Day Challenge starts. http://daisyyellowart.com/icad/icad-faq.html there’s the link if you want to check it out for yourself. But in a nutshell, it is art on index cards there will be a new prompt everyday for 61 days. While we are patiently awaiting the challenge to start we have been given warm up prompts. This is prompt#8 imperfect circles. I used a paper sack,acrylics,and distress markers. Circles are so fun!

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New to Art Journaling…like me

I am a direction and instruction kind of person. I always follow a recipe or I don’t think it will turn out. Building furniture I follow the instructions. Art journaling has helped me step out if that box a bit.
I really love Dina Wakelys art work. She has a couple books “Courage” and “freedom” these are really good for beginners.

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Last nights inspiration came from her book above. 

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This is the page I wanted to try out on my own.

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There are tons of layers on this little guy. I used watercolor, ink spray, stamped book pages,stamps and acrylic paints, whew. It didn’t take long and was so fun. It is a little hard to paint over all that after making it so pretty.

Sometimes it’s just the words.

A friend (Brooke Erickson) posted this quote on her Facebook page a week or so ago. I really Iike it for multiple reasons it can have so much meaning and just happened to help me a lot the day i read it. I knew when I seen it I had to make a page about it. The color scheme came to me really quick. I could have put more layers and such but I felt it looked good like this. I art journal to bring out my own creativity and try not to over think a page because it just isn’t fun if I do that 🙂

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Map Journaling from Big Piney, WY to Las Vegas, NV

We are heading back home from spring break. We really enjoyed staying at our favorite casino South Point. It was around 90 degrees the whole time we were there. It will be half that when we get back home :(.

My previous post has me starting my map in my art journal of our trip. I think I have finished it! I hope you like it. I hope you try it out and show me your results. It was so much fun to do! My materials used were a composition book with gessoed pages, koi watercolors, stabilo pens and Tim Holtz black distress marker.

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Sunday Art Journaling March 22, 2015

We had another good lesson at church today. As we were discussing the topic a sister said something that I wrote down that I really liked. She said “we are united in one cause. We as sisters can help each other be happy and lift one another up”. I really really like that and thought it would be perfect for my art journal today.

This page was a lesson out of Dina Wakelys book “Courage”. I added the text. These books are fantastic if you are just starting in the art journaling world.

I gesso’d the page because all I am using right now is a composition book. I don’t have stencils yet so I used some corrugated cardboard for the green and blue background. I drew the flower with a #8 pencil and went over the top with a black marker pen. The flowers were filled in with acrylic paints.

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