POST 013: GET MESSY WEEK 11

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.
♥

POST 011: GET MESSY WEEK 9

A new #getmessyartjournal Thursday has arrived! And although it's officially winter now, my pages this week definetly have an autumnal vibe about them... 


Tropical Leopard

I wasn't quite sure where I was going when I started these pages but I love love love the result? An inky, vibrant abstract leopard print that's pretty on trend for pattern right now! 

- watercolour on brown paper 


Forest Finch 

The bird in the middle is a postcard from my pattern box (I'm slowly but surely finding homes for all100!) and as I stuck this to a mulberry advert of the English countryside, the dotted pattern around kind of grew organically.. I had created the right hand side a few weeks before completing the left, which is all watercolour. I knew I needed patience for it and wanted to wait naturally for it to come!

- watercolour, collage & Felt Tip


Circus & Stripes

The postcard on the left is an old treasure of mine, I think I've had it for about 5 years now... It used to live with many others on various walls of various addresses over those years and I'm happy it has a more permanent home now, in my art journal. I've been watching american horror story: freak show this past week and these pages are loosely inspired from that. The glamour and excitement often linked with the circus and carni life.... Maybe soon I can do some freak pages too? I've always been drawn to the more gothic/ creepy/ unsettling subjects.... ;) 

- collage, watercolour & silver pen 


Magic Forest

I made these pages after receiving a letter in the post (left) which was black with stars all over. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was destined for an art journal home! These pages have a sort if mystical, magical, enchanting feeling to them that I like that extra bit more for being dark and urban...

- collage, acrylic on patterned roller, watercolour, ink & silver pen 



Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise 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.





POST 010: GET MESSY WEEK 8

Another Thursday (this one is freeeezing!) and another #getmessyartjournal week! Much of this weeks pages were inspired / use elements from the spray painting workshop I went to a few weeks ago at medium in Leeds. I LOVED this workshop and am planning to return soon for some festive craftiness :) 



Marble Stripe 

The page on the right I had collaged together ages ago when I had a spell of nail varnish marbling and I just couldn't quite complete it... so this week I paired it with strips of spray painted paper and felt tip stripes. I live the kind of beachy, seventies vibe I get from this... 

- collage, magazine, marbling, felt tip & spray paint




Stencil Bomb 

The left hand page has my stencils on that I created in the medium workshop and the right hand page is one of the pieces I completed there. I didn't want to waste anything I created and this page looks pretty good considering it scraps! 

- collage, stencil & spray paint


Spray Painted Silver 

This page is just layers and layers of spray paint, with some stencilling thrown in. I am currently completely obsessed with spray paint, I think it's driving my boyfriend nuts... 

- spray paint on white paper


White Hot 

This is a quote I found last week and really related to so wanted to cement in my journal.

' I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be ' Roald Dahl 

- acrylic on roller, collage & ink 


I hope you have enjoyed the first week of Novembers art journal, check out my Pinterest and Instagram for more crafty inspiration and life titbits from me :) As well as the #getmessyartjournal hashtag across social media to see everyone else's entries! 

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise 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.