Saturday, September 14, 2013

Art Journal!

I was a guest designer over at Viva Las Vegastamps! in July, such an honor!  For my projects I started an art journal, something I thought I would do…but I love creating in it and when I gather all thoughts about what inspired each page I am going to actually journal in it!!  I will share those pages at the end of this post but for September there is some new challenge inspiration over at VLVS! so I went back to work in my journal!


For my new page I was inspired by a couple of things:  the colors, the map and the idea of recycling.

I recycled a page from a road atlas and cut some hexagons for a layer in my background.  I sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist, used the UmWow Studios hexagon masks and VLVS! six hexagon background with Distress ink and gesso first.  I also used the VLVS! be true, bottle and  writing background images.  You will also see some of my FAVORITE UWS star confetti and I used the star confetti mask.  I finished it off with a bit of May Arts jute twine.


And here are the cover and my first couple of pages in the journal…

Journal Cover Adventurer IMG_8165

I am having so much fun with this journal and when I finally get to writing in it I know I am going to fall  in love with it all over again. 


  1. You have a fabulous start to your journal, Michelle! You are so talented and one of my crafty idols :)

  2. great take on this--I didn't even notice the map for the first few times I looked at the inspiration board!