GET MESSY 2016 | CREATIVE TEAM BLOG HOP

Our time as a collective creative team for get messy is coming to an end. I have loved being with this group of talented ladies so much and have seen my art change, my ideas grow and my confidence soar throughout the year with them by my side. I am so happy to be returning to the Get Messy CT for next year but also sad not to be with all my comrades of 2016!

We decided as our last Creative Team venture, to create a blog hop. We are all talking and sharing about one creative team member each, and then linking together as a chain so you can visit from blog to blog and learn a little more about us all. 

I will be dedicating this post to Emily - make sure you visit her blog here to follow the blog hop! 

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Emily is a truly lovely person, inside and out. She is such a cheerleader for everyone in get messy and has a fearless style, not afraid to try anything new or admit when she is struggling. These are a few of my favorite things she has created (highly edited because I saved at least 20 images!) ... 














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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal. Join Get Messy now! " 

GET MESSY 2016 | GIFTS | WEEK 3+4

These past few weeks have been full of Christmas commitments and travels. I enjoyed it thoroughly and am now looking ahead to 2017! I made my last few season of gifts pages super festive though, so here are my most recent pages, to finish off December. 






I hope you all had a very merry and messy Christmas! 

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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal. Join Get Messy now! " 

GET MESSY 2016 | GIFTS | WEEK 2

My week has been full, distorted and distracting. Reflected in my pages by limited text and rapid movement. A real time for me to express through art rather than any other way. 










All my pages this week are made from layers of ink and acrylic. I love the effect and the semi transparent effect you get from blending the two mediums.  


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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal. Join Get Messy now! " 

ZINE SQUAD | SEASIDE

Our latest zine squad victim was Gilly. A get messy original and of course, very deserving of a seaside-y zine!

As I live in the same country as Gilly, I was last to receive the zine. This means I added to loads of pages because I literally just can't help myself!

Original Squad: Katie, Vanessa & Myself
Guest Ziner: Cait



This has to be Cait's beautifully abstract page - I collaged on the mermaid and just love that it has the pink and blue colours in the image as well! She is a photo of some street art I saw in Lisbon on a trip last year. 



Vanessa on the left I think, mine on the right. I also added the watercolours border around the lady. The painting on the right was actually one that Lauren sent me a while ago, I just added inky blue layers. 



Again, adding collages to Cait's paintings! This boat comes from an old treasure island book I brought from a charity shop recently. 



My double spread. I collaged on some lino prints of tarot cards I made a few years ago. I wanted to create a really vibrant centre piece and am obviously happy with this! 



My seaside girl on the left, not sure who's print this is on the right? 



I think that's Katie's whales on the left and I collaged another treasure island boat along with other seasidey ephemera on the left, 



My collaged pieces also made in into this page... 




Vanessa's page on the left had a fun flip through element. I added the inky parts and text to the seagulls. 



Ink and salt, perfect for seaside adventures !


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You can find all of our other zines here and to see sneak peeks and progress shots, follow @zinesquad on instagram!

GET MESSY 2016 | GIFTS | WEEK 1

Welcome to a new get messy season! We are now exploring the season of gifts. Taking stock of the year so far and preparing for 2017. 


2016
- collage & pen

I cut up the background of a previous page to make my expressive lines around Selma (me). My year has been pretty full with equally good and bad news and events. I feel like this has been a very adult year for me and as I approach my 30's. I am vowing to make next year fun and full of adventure and fearlessness as it is the last official one before I enter a new decade. 


Just mine
- collage, pen, ink & water

I posted a tutorial on the get messy website about creating effects with ink and water, seeing everyone's take on this got me inspired to put it into my journals again! I love how quick and simple the technique is and it never looks bad or the same. 


All directions
- collage & pen

A quick synopsis of the past year. 

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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal. Join Get Messy now! " 

DAILY MOLESKINE 2016 | NOVEMBER

November daily pages - only one more month left of this journal!









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You can see the rest of my 2016 so far here 

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