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DreaSlee
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Welcome to the February 2019 Art Journaling Challenge! Enter as many entries as you'd like (created this month) or just pop in for some inspiration!

Art Journaling is a great way to try new techniques, get those emotions out, or just unwind and have fun! Since there is no right or wrong way, and no rules, it can really enhance creativity. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly suggest it, and what better time than now to get started. Also open to junk journals, smash books, and bible journaling.

To upload your entry:
1. Go to the project in your gallery.
2. Click on the 'link/embed' words.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

To do PUBLIC EMBEDDING:
1. Go to the project in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

View Challenge Here: February Art Journaling Challenge

Optional Twist: Include a "faux" version of your Birthstone, or just the color. There's many variations, so if you see another birthstone for your month, please feel free to use it.

February Art Journaling Twist By DreaSlee

Art Journals

Never Allow Yourself To Be Defined . . . . By Vivian Lake

Be Always Blooming ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee (amethyst)
A little rain By Ppilgrim

Rain Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT By DreaSlee (Amethyst)

Happyness By Sewflake

Listen to your art By Vivian Lake

Currentyl Speical By Sewflake

Well Behaved Woman By Sewflake

Steampunk Debutante Junk Journal By Seafire

Cold as Ice By DreaSlee (Amethyst)

Believe in Yourself By Sewflake

Penny's Paper Doll Family ~ FotoBella DT By DreaSlee


 
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Doing a real art journal page this month!


 
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Looking forward to it! No twist, but here's a spread I did with Graphic 45 papers, using tissue from a sewing pattern and some waxes and Distress Sprays.

Penny's Paper Doll Family ~ FotoBella DT By DreaSlee


 
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Tissue paper, molding paste, stamps, Washi tape, stencil, embossing folder, foil, Color bloom spray
Belive in Yourself By Sewflake


 
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Steampunk Journaling By Seafire

OK I bought a G45 Junk Journal Kit at my local scrap store, and this will be a first for me. I am going to try to follow the directions. So far so good.


 
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I found my art journal when I was tidying my scrap room & it's high time I did some more pages in it. I may even be able to "faux" my birthstone, which I've never liked, but what the heck, eh?

I'm in.


 
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Steampunk Journaling By Seafire

OK I bought a G45 Junk Journal Kit at my local scrap store, and this will be a first for me. I am going to try to follow the directions. So far so good.



Beautiful kit! Looking forward to what you do with it!


 
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  • ppilgrim Said:
I found my art journal when I was tidying my scrap room & it's high time I did some more pages in it. I may even be able to "faux" my birthstone, which I've never liked, but what the heck, eh?

I'm in.



So glad you're joining us! I bet you can find another birthstone, since you don't like yours. I couldn't believe how many varieties are out there. But now I need to know. What's your birthstone? Lol!


 
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Here's mine with the twist using amethyst, for the month of February, which I've always loved! I used Lindy's Gang Sprays, Embossing Powders, and Magical Shakers, along with some stencil work with gesso.


Cold as Ice By DreaSlee


 
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Steampunk Debutante Junk Journal By Seafire

FUN! There were some great things about using a kit.

Pros: Easier to pull this together using a kit (vs. designing myself), and by similar papers/embellishments that were at the ready it was pretty quick to make. The instructions were easy to follow, although I did make some mistakes. I love everything steampunk so this was right up my alley. Plus, I got to support my local scrap store which justified the $50 price tag for this kit.

Cons: G45 papers are amazing, but why do the best images occur back-to-back? I had a hard time following the instructions to the letter, especially when asked to cover up or cut great images (see comments on images in my gallery). I usually do end up modifying any kit/make-n-take, and this one needed extra paint, washi, metal gears & brads, 2 new covers, lots of ink, twine/ribbon, grungeboard, die-cuts, paper clips, and some liquid pearls here and there, plus smaller jump rings.


Had a lot of fun making it, but now I have no idea how I'll actually use it.


 
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Wow you work fast! Lol! Beautiful work! I like that you made it your own too.


 
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I have a couple pages to share . . . as soon as I get some photos of them.


 
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Great! I can't wait to see them!


 
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I am really really wanting to start another art page but then I really really want to finish the current scrap page, then finish my file cabinet organization and start....on and on it goes!


 
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Ha ha! I know what you mean. I want to start one too, but have a couple of cards to make first, and then I have DT work to do, so it's not looking like it's in the near future. Lol!


 
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Lots of things happend in the last week but I did manage to get another art journal page done. Now that I am getting "into" this I find that I truly like it and will be going more for a technique journal. That gives me an opportunity to try products before adding them to a layout.

Well Behaved Woman By Sewflake


 
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OK, so I've decided not to do my birthstone (it's opal, btw.) I'm working on getting a series of pages dry enough to photograph without messing them up. They tell a story, so I'll post them as one project.


 
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Well darn, I keep forgetting to do the twist!!!
Picked raspberry is close but no cigar when it comes to ruby!!


 
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Happy Valentine's Day! The twist is optional and just a starting point for some inspiration. But there's still time if you want to make another one.


 
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No twist:

Listen to your art By Vivian Lake


 
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Beautifully done Vivian!


 
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Here is the latest, I am really starting to get into this art journal. I find it to be a "safe" place to try out techniques before adding them to a scrap page!!

Happyness By Sewflake


 
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Fantastic page, and glad you're enjoying it more! It really is freeing!

Here's another one with my amethyst birthstone, represented by the purple bling used as a clasp for her cape.

Rain Art Journal ~ FotoBella DT By DreaSlee


 
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After MUCH dithering, here's mine. The problem with all of my journals is that they're not very shareable. No twist.

A little rain By Ppilgrim


 
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Love it! Fabulous color!


 
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It's not my birthstone, but my birthflower, the iris, which also happens to be purple!

Be Always Blooming ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee


 
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No twist . . . just thoughts.

Never Allow Yourself To Be Defined . . . . By Vivian Lake


 
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Great thoughts and colors Vivian!


 
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