Today I have some exciting news! Starting from today (July 1st) I´ll be running an art journaling challenge over at The DigiChick and I really hope that you wanna join! The link to the challenge is HERE, but I wanted to tell you a little more about art journaling digitally here in my blog the way I see it.
I guess many are like me and absolutely love looking at all the wonderful pages people make, both digitally and physically. I´ve been dabbling with both digital and physical and I love them both for different reasons. But let´s keep this about digital since that´s what the challenges are all about.
The ground rule about art journaling is that there are no rules! It can be whatever you want it to be. I can understand that this is where many get confused but I wanna show you two layouts that I made so you can see that it isn´t so hard at all.
Now - for the challenge this month I want you to look at my Pinterest board about art journaling and scraplift something from it to get started. I picked two different layouts:
For the first one I used this kit by Linda Cumberland Designs:
To get that beautiful, artsy background paper I simply used one that was already done in the kit:
Then I added the two art dolls, the doilies, paper pieces and the lace that also are in the kit:
Now - pay really good attention to your shadow works. If you want it to look realistic remember that painted objects don´t have any shadows. Think of them as "flat" items. The same goes for any other elements - don´t overdo them. The last thing I added to the layout above is the quote from Family Affair (word art 1) by KimEric Kreations and CU Messy Stitches vol.1 by et designs. Et voilá - it´s done!
For the second one I started with a plain background paper from Wings Things [Mega collection] by Vero:
(You can buy all the things I´m using as separate packs but the price difference is so tiny
compared to buying the whole collection so you get loads more for you bucks this way....)
Then I added layers of stamps from both the kit and the add-on on the paper. Some I changed color to white for variation and to get a gesso feeling. After that I added the girl from the Paper Art Dolls elements from Linda Cumberland. I resized her and mirrored her to better fit my layout. I also added wings from the Wings Things kit and that sweet quote. I also used the text stamp from the same kit and stamped on the art doll. As a final touch I added the butterflies.
I hope this made sense. You can always ask me a question in the comments down below or pm me over at TDC if there´s anything you wanna ask me about.
Now I really, really hope you wanna join me for this challenge - and don´t forget that it´s all about having fun!