Sunday, 23 January 2011

Art Journal A-Z

I am not a fan of art journals because for some reason I don't see the point...in my mind I already put my "art" into my layouts, cards and projects, so why would I need a book on top of it? But I am not dissing anyone who loves creating those journals - there is some stunning artwork out there, for sure - it is just not me.

Or so I thought.

One day I came across the blog of {{Jan}} who decided to create an art journal of a different kind - using tags. Can you imagine my delight at this idea? You know how much I love dabbling with tags and this idea just sounded too good to miss.

I thought about what is important to me when I create and thought that an A-Z art journal would be perfect for using up my scraps and playing with textures and techniques. So, I got myself another lot of buff shipping tags from WHSmiths (20 for £1.99) and got jiggy with it 
(I always wanted to say that).

A = Art Journal
This acts as my "cover" for the journal. I am not sure yet if I just want to string all the tags together on one huge book-ring in the end. Another thought was that I get myself a smaller kraft ring-bound book and glue them all in there when I am finished...oh the choices

Tag: WHSmith ** Paper, Stickers: Sassafras Lass ** PearlsQuixotic Papiere ** Bakers TwineSupply Owl ** Mist: Cosmic Shimmer ** Pens: Uniball Signo (white), Zig Millenium (black) ** Other: Alphabeads, Buttons

B = Bubble Wrap
I love bubble wrap - it brings out the kid in me...I dare anyone to have a piece of bubble wrap in their hand and NOT pop one of those blisters. You can't, can you? 
It must be the most versatile product ever: it protects things, you can use it to stamp with it and it is a fabulous stress reliever - just pop those lil' buggers until there is no tomorrow.

Tag: WHSmith ** Paper, Stickers: Sassafras Lass ** PearlsQuixotic Papiere ** Bakers TwineSupply Owl ** Mist: Cosmic Shimmer ** Pens: Uniball Signo (white), Zig Millenium (black) ** Other: Alphabeads, Buttons

And while I was in a creative mood, I made another mini card. I find that while I overload my layouts and tags with lots of product, I enjoy my cards more simple these days...funny that.
I enter the card into the recent challenge over at {{Totally Paper Crafts}}, where the requirement calls to "add a heart". I am totally in love with this heart shaped sentiment from {{Some Odd Girl}}, it was perfect for this challenge!

Cardstock: Mad About Scrapbooks** Paper, StickersSassafras Lass ** Bling: Kaisercraft ** StampSome Odd Girl **  Pens: ProMarkers 

6 comments:

  1. Totally cute. Love those tags.

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  2. love to look at the tags, kimmie!! gro├čartig!! :))

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  3. these are all fabby and I am in love with all 3 but the bubble wrap tag... OMFG! THAT IS SO AWESOME! I can't stop looking at all the yum and layers and lil details! TOO MUCH AWESOME!!!

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  4. what a cute lil card! i really like the love heart too :)

    your art journal is SUCH a clever idea! and i'm right there with you on the bubble wrap babe...one year at christmas my kids and i fought over one piece of it so much my mom decided the following year she'd just buy us a box and that would be our gift lol! can't wait to see the other 24 letters!

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