Monday, November 29, 2010

Post # 150 - Green, Blue, Purple & My First Art Journal

I can hardly believe that this is my 150th blog post! I am truly enjoying having a place to share about my life and my scrapbooking projects. This blog has helped me get back in the habit of journaling regularly and has allowed me to meet bloggers from around the world. Thanks to each of you who read my blog and those who leave encouraging and informative comments - I appreciate you allowing me to be a part of your day!

It is already Week 5 of the 6-week BPC Color! Or Is It Colour? workshop. We have covered six colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and will be working with whites, blacks and browns next week, plus completing our mini-albums. Here are the blue and purples pages for mine. (You can see my other pages here and here.)

I've only completed one more of the Build It layouts so far, featuring the color green.

Jessica Sprague's free class Inspiration Everywhere started today, and the first project was to create an Art Journal. I've seen several Art Journals on other blogs, but have never created or used one myself. I enjoy journaling and think this will be a different way to document my thoughts and activities. I started with a plain composition book that I had on hand.

Next I used the psd template Jessica provided and changed some of the digital papers. I especially like the one I used for the border on the front and for the back cover - it is Mary B's Autumn Delights Green Russet. I think it has an artsy paint splatter look.

I decided to add a few embellishments and letter stickers to the front of the journal, so here's what the final product looks like.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's material and getting started using this cute journal.


  1. Great pages Melissa and I love your Art journal, it is so pretty :)

  2. Love your LOs.

    Journal looks brilliant. This is my first one too. I'm off to look at today's prompt now :D

  3. Beautiful art journal! I've never done one either. I'm taking Jessica's free class, but will have to save the ideas for the new year. Too much going on in December!

  4. I'm afraid that my Colour layouts have been put to one side now that Christmas is round the corner - but I have been enjoying reading her detailed notes very much.

    I see from your sidebar that you are a Laura Ingalls Wilder fan - well, meet another one! Always been a favourite with me

  5. Love to see what you're doing in the Colors class! I've kept up with the mini-album, but been very lax about the layouts. That art journal is beautiful!

  6. Great layouts - I recognize some paper I used to have on that last one. I've been toying with the idea of art journaling also, just haven't acted upon it.


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