I thought I would try something totally different today (for me anyway)... making my own paper paperclips. The finished result is definitely a triumph and I will be making more, they are perfect for your planners and journals or as a cute gift.
I have used a variety of different papers that came in this months Lollipop Box. These papers are actually perfect for this craft as they are just the right thickness. (Disclaimer: I received this box as part of my Creative Team role).
I love that moment when you start to work on a new journal. It is however always difficult to know where to start with it and what to put on your first pages. The October kit; 'Once Upon a Time' from the Lollipop Box Club however is PERFECT for the first few pages of a journal as this month it is all about telling your own story. Join me in a bit of journaling for mental health and happiness.
Yay hello everyone, here's my first post for The Lollipop Box Club since I made it on to the creative team. Today I am sharing a junk journal I have made using the gorgeous September Kit. As part of my own Facebook group Kerrymay Makes A Mess, I set a challenge every August to create a junk journal.
It's been a long time since 1, that I have created any watercolour art and 2, that I have done a post for Anna Brim, but yay, I can say that I am happy to be back doing both. I was so inspired by Anna's watercolour snowdrops video tutorial over on her patreon page - patreon.com/mrsbrimbles, that I decided to add my own twist to it using Colourcraft Crystal Colours Brusho as well as watercolour and stamping ink. I still used drawing gum to create a resist for the snowdrops. You can see my full process in the video below.
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Hi everyone, wow it's nearly Christmas, time flies! Today I have been playing around with a few things from Anna Brims Patreon goodies to create a Wintery themed art journal page. I'm in love with this page, the colour, the texture, the mood, it all sings to me and makes me warm and fuzzy.
For this page I followed a video tutorial of Anna creating a moon page like this one, but with a painted unicorn... you can get this as a collage sheet and I tell you now, it's stunning (you can see a sneak of it below in the photograph).
Hi all, wow I have been feeling so inspired from Anna Brim's latest patreon videos. This month has great content in both the videos and collage sheets that I had so many ideas for this blog post. I decided to take inspiration from a video she shared with her patrons about using post it notes and doodles. I decided to add my own spin to it and use a painted watercolour background using Daniel Smith half pans, then added doodles to that before cutting the whole page up to make a mixture of ATC Cards, Journal cards and post cards. You can see the whole process below.
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Hi all, long time no see. I thought I would do a Plan With Me this week as I haven't done one forever and this kit is really singing to me. It's a stunner, a mermaid style planner kit from Hazy Days UK. You can grab a kit here, use code KERRY15 for 15% off a £10 spend or more and my free sampler sheet too. I'm not going to ramble on here, you can see the process in my full chatty video below.
I adore keeping a travel journal, what a perfect way to document your holiday and to save memories. My latest journal took advantage of the July and August patreon resources and printables from Anna Brim's patreon goodies. I also sourced ideas from Anna's Adventure Journaling course. It's always a sad occasion coming back from your holiday's and I really loved my latest one in Palmanova, but I also love finishing off my journal and seeing it come together.
Happy National Scrapbook Week
This month as part of the Mrs Brimbles Creative Team I have been playing with watercolours and drawing gum again, but in a completely different way to last time. In Anna's latest Patreon tutorials, she has been showing us how to create something called 'Journal Spots', journaling cards that use drawing gum to create a resist area that we can then use to write or journal on. I love them! It's also National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, so happy scrapping!
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