Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This & That: Art Journal Page 4

If you have an art journal, smash book or whatever you want to call it you shoudl really check out "A Year in the life of an art journal." I'm not normally one for prompts, afterall no artists wants to me limited! However, this year I have been following along and found that playing with the prompts and twisting them the way only I can, has been quite refreshing. Allowing me to think outside of my normal box.  Here is February's 2nd prompt.

THE PROMPT: My Favorite Things
ie: a few of the things you LOVE about someone you love. Can be alive or dead.
THE STUFF: Lists and ephemera
ie: have a few tokens from that someone? Maybe the cover of the CD with "your song" or a napkin from the restaurant you both love to eat at...
ie: Use pockets to store those "things" on your page

I took this challenge very little and didn't read much into it or give it much thought. The first things that came to mind, you know that voice inside of you that says "I could..." Well as I read these prompts, I just went with it, I read a line and wrote down the very first things to come to my mind.

This is a little box of collected things I have. Odds and end and just things that I found that I love for one reason or another. I have a few of these boxes, because I'm hopeless. Anywho, a few details on how I met this prompt listed below! Thanks for looking!

Also don't forget about this month's giveaway! There's so many great goodies beign given away for simply posting a picture of your crafting space as well as posting about me on your blog and getting new followers to say you sent them! Anyways onward to the art journal page.

I hit a two for one here: one of my favorite things: bottle labels as I shared with my odd wine labels I also adore fun beer labels and peel them whenever I get a chance. Not budlight ones, but the fun labels! I also loved that this fell into the "ephemera" category.

I went with a super simple page. Labels layed as a background. Some letters I've collected over time, made of different things. Also added a little envelope with a cute receipt, this page is a bit more personal so I wrote about the person I love ont he back of it.


  1. I so enjoy seeing how people take the prompts and make them their OWN!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

  2. I'm also a label hoarder!! Love the background look.

  3. turned out cool! i love junk journals/smash books! i worked on mine tonight (posted on my blog)..so much fun! :) hl

  4. What a unique idea, super fun to look at!!

  5. love it! i used a beer label too, but it's not half as cool as your page.

  6. Ah, this is so very awesome. Love all the different elements! Great work!


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