I am on day 5 of doing something creative everyday and I am still going strong. This challenge to myself has made me clean up my scrappy area, finish my 2014 album, make cards, create layouts, and get back into my crocheting. I made a bunch of cards on Saturday for World Card making day and finished an art journal page that I have been trying to finish for weeks this weekend. Plus finishing my 2014 album was like a huge weight was lifted off of me and now I can finally get cracking on my 2015 album.
I have also gotten a decent amount of my Week In The Life started! As I said when I first started this challenge though the creativity does not have to only be with paper crafts and you don’t have to finish a project either you just have to get creative. As a crafter I am definitely one of those people, who has in the past, fallen into the trap of purchasing more crafty stuff then I am creating. I don’t want to purchase all this awesome stuff and never use it and I was finding that with working and taking care of the kids I wasn’t making that conscious effort like I used to find a few minutes each day for myself to get crafty. I was coming up with excuses all the time.
NO MORE EXCUSES
It was time for me to find a way to get back to what makes me happy and crafting makes me happy, which is why I came up with this challenge for the month of October. I am hoping that I will maintain the same level of craftiness through the entire month but for now I am just happy that I am getting crafty.
Here are some of the cards that I made for World Card Making day. I made all of these with my Cricut and love how easy it is to put a card together with just some paper and my Cricut.
I love how this art journal page came out and I used two of my new favorite paints, Dylusions and India Ink to create the background. Then I added a die cut, some modeling paste with my butterflies and then I traced the outline of my butterfly stencil with my white uniball pen. I am still finding my way with my art journal book but I am loving the process and the fact that there are no rules when it comes to my art journal.
This page in my bible journal isn’t done yet because my heat gun and bedtime for my bed don’t seem to work together so if anyone has any suggestions for a quieter heat gun please let me know. Anywho I have managed to prep my page with clear gesso (Prima’s art basics gesso is awesome) and stamp my gem images in the margin of my bible my last step will be to add some water color to the page but that will have to wait. I got this idea from Rebehak Jones who I follow for her bible art journal challenges and this type of layout with the diamonds was done a few weeks ago. I was wondering where I was going to find gem stamps and then I remembered that Close To My Heart had the perfect new stamp set!
Last but not least I got some crocheting done this evening and I forgot how relaxing it is to me. I truly hope to finish this blanket before the end of the year and if I do finish the blanket it will be my first blanked that I have finished so keep your fingers crossed for me.
Let us know what fun creative fun things you have been getting into over in the Facebook group!