It’s the sixth and final week of Messy Lists Art Journal Challenge – the collaborative project between 30 Days of Lists and Get Messy Art Journal. The past few weeks went by a lot faster than I expected and it may be difficult to adjust to a schedule that doesn’t involve art journaling on a regular basis. I can obviously continue art journaling, but it was much easier to get into the habit when I had list prompts and art prompts prescribed.
Last Saturday was International Scrapbook Day, and you can tell my brain was more focused on scrapbooking than on art journaling…which isn’t bad, just different than some of the other pages.
Week 6: Messy Lists Art Journal Challenge
The quote this week felt right for the end of the this project. I used some pieces of scrap paper that I had around and put them on a large flat card that arrived in the mail this week from a dear friend. I also included some scrapbook embellishments, too. I recently heard a podcast say that mounting images the way I did above (with the paper boarder behind the forest image) a little old fashioned, but I like the layers.
I’m obsessed with Kristin’s binge-watching mini-album so I was excited to tackle the Currently Watching prompt for Messy Lists. I painted the background with a stiff brush and then stamped the title on some scrap paper. I used some woodgrain cardstock on the right-hand page, stapled a scrap piece of the same transparency I used last week on top of it, and then added my journaling. Again with the mounting layer that I did in the last layout. What can I say, it’s my comfort zone :)
Can I tell I was a little tired when I put this page together? I was working on my Project Life album and had an extra 3×4 photo of Rintu and I in bed and wanted to use it for the “Home is…” prompt. My journaling is a lot shorter than I planned and I’m now seeing that I didn’t cut off the perforated edges of the paper from where I removed it from the paper pad I was using. Sometimes done is better than perfect.
I had some Project Life cards on my desk and a 6×6 sheet of yellow cardstock that I adore and decided to use them in this layout…I gave myself permission to take the easy route with this layout and used some new washi tape I picked up from Diaso last week. I scraplifted this layout from my September 2015 Midori for 30 Days of Lists. It’s easy and a good way to use some supplies that you have on your desk.
Speaking of scraps I have on my desk, I used a tag to remove some ink from my stamps from my 30 Things About Me at 30 mini album. Instead of recycling the tag, I went ahead and wrote my final list on it. The prompt is: I feel most at peace when…and getting this tag off of my desk is one thing I should add to this list! One of the art prompts was “upside down” and with the ghost of stamped images in all different directions, I thought this was a good interpretation of that prompt.
I’m not sharing my layout for the prompt “luxuries” because I noticed a huge spelling error that can’t be forgiven. At least I can cover it up so the error won’t haunt me!
You can see my Messy Lists art journal pages in previous posts: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5.