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Cat and Butterflies Art Journal Page

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I am trying something new, and that is doing the art challenge for Oddball Art Co! I am in love with her designs! I just found her (I know, I am behind the times, lol) but now that I found her I want all the digi stamps, lol

I was inspired by the theme, which is “Life Size Leprechauns and Unlucky Clovers.”

I found this fantastic cat on her website I knew that the cat should be on a rock in a field of clovers. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

I used college elements for the rock and the four leaf clovers. I used dictionary pages for the background with distress ink, paint, and stencil. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

By adding butterflies and dots and quotes to the page I was able to add a lot more interest. I am really loving challenges, I think it allows me to grow as an artist and expand my abilities. 

Cat and butterflies March Oddball Challenge
March Oddball Challenge

This was such a fun challenge, and I can’t wait for next month’s challenge.

If you would like to participate you can find all the info here:

March Oddball Challenge.

What art challenges have you participated in?

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No Sew Junk Journal

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In a few months my husband and I will be taking a short trip to Las Vegas! It will be nice to get away and have a small vacation. Since I was so excited I decided to create a no sew junk journal to put all the tickets and postcards and other goodies in. 

I used an old text book as the base and added some fabulous purple Elvis fabric and glitter paper for the spine

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

For the papers inside I used Vegas maps, glitter paper, holographic papers, and other random paper I had in my stash. It was fun to pull out some fun papers and adhere them into to the book in preparation for my trip. 

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

What junk journals have your created for your travels? 


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Watercolor Page and Story time

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Today I am painting this Prima Princess water color art journal page and doing a little story time. I wanted to talk about why I started Take Time to Create and what it means to me. 

 

I am passionate about taking time to create everyday and that is what I encourage everyone to do. We are all so busy and running from here to there that we forget to stop and relax and to create. Creating can be anything from art to gardening to cooking. Whatever you need to do to feel creative. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

Creating everyday helps keep my stress at bay and having a blog and YouTube channel keeps me on schedule and motivated to provide content to you guys. It is what works for me and I love it. I enjoy creating and sharing!

I love teaching and seeing what you guys create. 

Prima Princess Watercolor Page
Prima Princess Watercolor Page

What do you create? What do you to keep the stress at bay? 

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New Beginnings Art Journal Page

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Today we have a page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal and this journal’s theme is New Beginnings.

I love this theme, and it reminded me of springtime and caterpillars turning into butterflies. 

This page is an update to the vintage pattern collage girls that I have done in the past. You can visit that blog post here:

Vintage Sewing Pattern Collage

New Beginings
New Beginnings Art Journal page

It was a lot of fun to revisit this technique and improve upon the designs and add more detail. The traveling art journal is expanding my boundaries and helping me be more creative. 

New beginnings art journal page

I hope you enjoyed this take in new beginnings. What makes you think of a new beginning and how would you journal it?

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Sword in the Stone Art Journal Page

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I have another page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. This theme was a little harder for me, and really challenged me creatively, but in the end I think I found a creative way to approach this theme. 

 

So the theme of this journal is medieval gypsy. I am not sure exactly what that means so I just went with the medieval part, specifically the legend of the Sword in the Stone. 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

I love this story, and this page reflect this. I created a rock out of fabric, and the background is textured with tissue paper and colored with dylusions sprays. 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

The best part of this page is that the sword actually goes up and down! So much fun! 

Sword in the Stone
Sword in the Stone

I am really loving how this Sisterhood program that I am in really helps me expand my boundaries and stretch my creativity. I can’t wait to see what next month will bring!

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Dylusions sprays https://amzn.to/2V1O7KI
Ranger journal https://amzn.to/2XlctRU
White gesso https://amzn.to/2NdBUju
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Tim holtz grunge board https://amzn.to/2Xcb1B5
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Distress ink https://amzn.to/2T3jaZf
Folk art paint https://amzn.to/2TXCpAS

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How to Create a Junk Journal

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Junk journals are all the over the internet right now! I have always loved junk journals and I want to show you how I create mine. 

I use my journals to try out new products or when I go on vacation I like to take my journal and fill it with all the goodies I find along the way like tickets and postcards. 

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

These are so much to make with a vintage pattern. I add all kinds of emphrema and washi tape and bits and bobs from my studio. 

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

For the binding I like to stitch the side, but you can use a long stapler if you want. I add a ribbon to keep it all together.

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

These are so much to make and I like to take mine everywhere!

If you try it out let me know how it works for you. 

 

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Paris Art Journal Page

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Sometime things just get lost. That is exactly what happened to my journal that I created for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. Mine was lost in the mail! All that hard work gone. But we are only half way though so I created a new one and I am sending it on to the girl that did not get it. 

 

If you are not up to speed with the Sisterhood here is a link to my very first post about it.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal

Paris art journal page
Paris is always a good idea.

I have been loving the journaling and the themes that everyone is coming up with. This whole journey has been amazing! And I will admit that I even liked creating a new travel theme page, lol. 

And getting out my watercolors was so much fun and refreshing. I need to grab them more often. 

paris art journal
Paris Art journal page

So is this journal swapping something you might do you with your friends? You can even do a version with quilts or crochet. The ideas are endless. 

Designs by Rachel Beth Watercolors https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRachelBeth

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Elephant Art Journal Page

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Elephants are one of my favorite animals! Such a wonderful creature! I found a photo from a National Geographic Magazine of 2 elephants and I just knew they would be perfect as a focal point for an art journal page.

I wanted to do a bright and colorful page. This is outside my norm, and it was fun to push my boundaries. I used some Prima marketing oil pastels I received in a goodie bag. I haven’t used them much, you better believe that I will be using them more in the future, lol. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the page. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

This was such a fun page to create! I love the bright colors with the elephants painted in black, it really allows them to stand out. 

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Winter Theme Art Journal Page

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Are you getting excited for the holidays? I am! I am taking the next few weeks off from posting, it will be a much needed break to recharge my creative juices.

But before I take a break I wanted to share a winter theme art journal page with you.

I found these 2 really cute graphics. They are called the Dumpling Dynasty. I am not sure where they came from, but they are adorable. I am not even sure if they are winter themed or not, lol. I just loved the blues and thought it was perfect for my page.

Winter Theme Art Journal Page

Since they were so cute, I thought they would be the focus of the page.

I added a Graphic 45 card as well to complement the Dumpling Dynasty kids.

Winter Art Journal Page

To fill out the page I added ribbon and snowflakes and string and a tassel. The background was painted with blue and white acrylic paint to create the ombre effect.

Add white and blue splatters to get a pretty snow effect and your page is done!

Winter art journal page
Winter art journal page

I really enjoyed creating this page! The blues and whites look so wintery.

I will see you after the break! Keep on creating!

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Christmas Art Journal Page

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Christmas is almost here! Whew I do not know where the year went!! Now is the time to start my Christmas Art journal pages. 

This page was a lot of fun. I started with a page out of a children’s book as my focal point and built the page from there

 

christmas page 1
Christmas Art Journal Page

I love creating pages like this, it is all about layering. Start with the flatter layers and get bulkier as you build. The layers and textures create interest and makes the page fun to look at. 

 

christmas page 2

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