This Thursdays #getmessyartjournal is a prompt week. The prompt for November was from the beautiful Andrea! Also, this is the last week of get messy in it's current form... 2015 is a bigger and better year for the group and I'm so excited for it all!! 

Journalling challenge: Pick one word that describes you right now. Just one word.
Art challenge: Play with the word you picked. Use letter stickers, cut out your word from magazines and create a collage, write your word a hundred times on a piece of paper and use it as a background, use paint to write your word, … The main focus should be on your word.
The word I chose was strong. It wasn't actually the word I wanted as I think it isn't really a nice word, said or written but, once I thought it... Nothing could shake it! So strong it is, and strong I am. 

 Berry Strong

I am a person who will hold everything in until one day I'm weeping over an advert (actually happens) or something equally as lame and the tears are usually from various events that happens months ago but have suddenly somehow overwhelmed me. This is a side effect from being, or at least trying to be, a strong person. I wanted to write the word over and over and over to demonstrate what it's like sometimes in my head! 

-  tea stain, washi, spray paint, collage, acrylic, gouache & watercolour (!)

 Strong Highlights 

I had created the abstract highlighter pattern a while ago and was waiting for something to fit on the page with it... I chose my word, in ink and I love the free flow of the handwritten word as well as the juxtaposition of a hard word in a soft format. This style of handwriting is very 2014 to me (see our lovely get messy creator Caylee and Anna from Rifle paper Co.) so it's hard not to be inspired by what is around you ;) ! The pages on this are just plain white but when I scanned them into photoshop and dipped the contrast, I got this great textured background which I think adds a kind of grungy feel.

-  highlighter & ink

 Silver Strong

Ah, my one true love, spray paint. The idea for this page and the page below was the kind of inner and outer steel you have as a person. I think everybody is a strong person, in varying ways and some don't even realise there own strength until a crisis appears in life and you have to be strong. I used the silver colour and the stencil cut outs to show the idea of strong on the outside... 

-  spray paint on brown paper 

.... Strong on the inside. And isn't it beautiful, metallic and uplifting?! 

 The World 

Every prompt week, we also make two pages as we would any other get messy week. My first page is a little shout out to someone special to me (means the whole world to me) who is going through a bit of a rough time at the moment. 

-  collage, gouache & watercolour 

Merci ! 

(Literally) thank you a thousand times 

- tea stain, ink, collage, spray paint & washi 

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


  1. Great pages this week. Every page has so much going on - I really love that!

    1. I know Jossie! I'm going to miss our Thursday link ups in December! Do you think you'll still be creating? xo

  2. I hear you 100% on the strong thing. These are wonderful pages, how cool to use the same word in different visual contexts.

    1. :) It's been my favourite prompt so far ! xo