Hola from Sunny Spain! Yes I am on my holidays in Palma Nova, but scheduled this to go out whilst I was away. Over at Kerrymay Makes a Mess Facebook group last year we ran a challenge for a Travelling Art Journal swap. In the end we had three different circles going and I am pleased to say I have received my journal back. I have been meaning to film the flip through for a few weeks now, so I finally got my backside into gear and have done it. You can see the finished flip through of my book below. Please do drop me a comment on You Tube and leave a thumbs up.
The title image is a collage of the other books and pages that members passed around, there is such a lot of talent in the group. Below I will share some of the pages from my book so you can see a close up of the art and mixed media art journal pages.
Here's the cover of my journal, it just is a cheap Paperchase sketchbook which I picked up for £1 then decorated the cover.
Travelling Art Journal Pages
Here is each page of my fabulous book, I love it.
Aren't they just amazing? I also currently have a Junk Journal Challenge going on in my group you can read about it here Junk Journal Challenge 2018 (It's not too late to join in), simply head over to my group Kerrymay Makes a Mess or share your images with the hashtag #kmmamjunkjournal on Instagram or Twitter.
Take care and I will see you on social media
I made these gorgeous 'Planner Girl' style desktop backgrounds last week and they are far too pretty not to share right? The images are full quality jpeg images and should fit any standard desktop size on a PC or laptop.
Simply click the image to save the file and then locate where you saved it. Right click and click set as wallpaper background, that's all there is to it. Enjoy!
Planner Queen Desktop Background
Plan It, Do It Desktop Background
Planner Queen Desktop Background (Without the dots)
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The colours blend so beautifully they are so vibrant and pigmented that it just makes painting a dream.
In addition to the backgrounds I added Archival Ink in jet black to the page using an embossing folder which I added ink to. I then used a Heavy Texture Modelling Paste and a stencil from Ali Express to create texture. You can get some great and very cheap art stencil masks over at Ali Express and they are all less than £2.50.
This is the second page I have created in this way, the first page I created for a swap I took part in on Instagram. I love the end result of both the pages. This really is stunning paint, I can't wait to get the whole set.
Have you tried the Daniel Smith watercolours yourself? What did you think? Pop me a comment below.
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Setting Up My Planner Dashboard
I also had received some gorgeous paper in an ephemera swap I took part in over at the Dream, Create, Journal Facebook Group. It is so beautiful and I knew it would look beautiful as a dashboard. The paper is double sided and features the work by the artist Maria Pace Wynters - mariapacewynters.com. I cut the paper to size, then put it through my laminator to make the dashboard.
Finally for the dashboard area I used a gorgeous junk journal style tag from Susie Bray over at QueenMabelandDoris. I love how it all looks so fresh and all the elements compliment each other. The metal clip I brought in a set from Ali Express - Metal Binder Clips.
My Current Planner Insert
One thing I am totally in love with is this perfect Rainbow Bright Travelers Notebook insert which is from the lovely Stephanie from Scurry and Peck, it is so pretty and uses dot grid paper that is of an excellent quality and vintage Rainbow Bright wallpaper for the cover. It's so unique and compliments the inside of the dashboard perfectly. We joked that the girl on the left is like Rainbow Brights older sister.
So there we have it, my summer planner set up, so bright and pretty. I love it all and it motivates me to keep going back to my planner...not that I need an excuse! What's your current set up? Pop me a comment, would love to know what planners you are using. You can tag me on social media using #kmmam (Kerrymay Makes a Mess) my Facebook Group.
The craft cart is a great way to store my on the go and go to craft items. My craft room is downstairs and my lounge is upstairs, so it's great to have the trolley in my lounge to use whilst watching tv.
I do have a place for my art goodies in my craft room, so I need to be careful that the tote doesn't become a dumping ground for messy craft items by making sure I am only putting things in there that are on the go items or things that I frequently use (which is not 100% the case at the minute).
KMMAM Junk Journal Challenge Returns for August 2018
20th July-1st August post a picture of your supplies
10th-20th August - Post updates of your progress
25th August - Post a sneak peek of your pages
31st August - post a pic and or video of the finished journal.
Use old supplies up that you may be hoarding or that you were going to throw out use scrap paper, old paper, doily's, ephemera and they can be bound however you choose (rings, sewn, stapled, embellished or not), so start gathering your bits and pieces now.
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Just a short post today to share the video, see the full post here Blog Planning Organisation and Planning Goals for 2018 and for my old planning system you can read about that here - Blog Planning, Organisation and Productivity. Don't forget to like my Facebook below too for all the latest posts.
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