I had so much fun making my February Art Journal! I know we are already 8 days into the month already but I just have to share this project with you. I started creating the Art Journal’s last month and you can find my January art journal here.
I wasn’t sure that I was going to like this idea but after completing January’s I decided that this is something that I would do for the remainder of the year. It also works for me because I scrap my yearly albums chronologically and I will just use the art journals as my title pages for each month .
I had so much fun just stamping, distressing and embossing this art journal. I went for a monochromatic theme as you will see because I call February the month of Love and I associate February with the cliché colors of white, pink and red.
Here is what my page looked like after my first stamping and distressing session. I used the inkadinkado stamping gear set to create the round stamped images. I absolutely love the inkadinkado stamping gear set because there are so many things that you can do with it. Truly the only limitations are your imagination. I then distressed the page with some distress ink by Tim Holtz, I used the Victorian Velvet which is really turning into my favorite distress ink to use. The middle stamping was also made with the inkadinkado stamping gear set.
After all that stamping and distressing you would think I was done but I decided that I needed something more so in came the butterflies. I know you are probably thinking whats the deal with the butterflies. So I am going to briefly share with you that I love butterflies I think they are an amazing piece of nature and of course symbolize new life to me. That is the shortened version of why I love butterflies and now I am going to back the regularly scheduled post .
Here is my embossed butterfly! I stamped my butterfly with some Staz-On Blazing Red and then I used some recollections embossing clear powder and my heat gun. The picture doesn’t do it justice but that’s how my pretty butterflies were created in each corner of the page.
This is what the page looked like before I added the 2×2 boxes for the days of the month on it. Which was my next step. I cut my 2×2 squares with my trusty cutter pillar and cut my month and year out with my cricut. I adhered everything on to the pages and considered myself done. At first I wasn’t quite pleased with it and that was because the 2×2 squares seemed to stark so I decided to do some distressing to them as well.
Here is my final product! I am really happy with this one and I am wondering what creative thing I am going to come up with for March!
Are you doing an art journal this year?