Saturday, August 4, 2012

My very first art journal page!

I have been really inspired by all of the beautiful and creative art journals and pages that are out there these days.  I have always loved to keep a written journal, so keeping an ART journal sounded and looked very intriguing! And the best part about it is that the possibilities are limitless!!  Keeping an art journal is such a wonderful way to remember all of these things in a beautiful and meaningful way - to me!

There are so many inspirational blogs right around the corner!  Scrapping the Music  has so many talented people participating in the challenges, and a lot of them submit the coolest art-journal pages!  And speaking of Scrapping the Music, the design team coordinator is Michelle who's blog, so appropriately entitled "Inspiration Everywhere," is filled with all kinds of inspiration and creativity!!!  In addition, some of my fellow (and  very talented, I might add!) design team members keep art journals, too, and their blogs are equally as amazing and inspiring.  Patricia's and Linda's blogs both have wonderful examples of their art journal pages.

But what really inspired me to make my very first pages happened during my blog-hop this morning!  I came across my good friend, Kelly's blog.  She had actually made her first art journal page, too, and she goes through the process of her inspiration and how she made it!  I love reading her blog!!!

I have to tell you, Kelly, I just ordered the journal that you suggested from!  Thanks for the inspiration, my friend.   I have a pseudo art journal because my daughters got tired of hearing me wine about wanting to start one, and bought me a "Smash Book" (by K & Company) at our local Hobby Lobby. And without any further ado, here is my page.
(Please keep in mind that it is my first atempt!)

I used fabric, mod-podge, paper, mists, and flower iron-ons from Donna Downey.  I took the photo of the flowers I planted at the beginning of the summer and the lyrics from a favorite Beatles' song!  Pretty simple, huh?

Thank you all for stopping by my blog today.  And thanks so much for your inspiration, too! I can't wait to get my new journal and get started with more in-depth techniques . . .  I think I am hooked!


  1. Awesome, Sharon! So glad you are diving in and experimenting. It is fun to just play and I need to do that more. You did awesome...have fun!

  2. This is soooooooooooo amazing!!! LOVING the colors and love love love the flowers!!!!

  3. For a first attempt, I would say you did a marvellous job! This is phenomenal! Love, love, love it <3

  4. oooooh yay!!! (she has been assimilated! : .)

    a fantastic first attempt! love your effort!!! and song lyrics are such a perfect jumping off point!

    can't wait to see more!

  5. That looks great!!! Gorgeous work!!!

  6. Wow, Sharon, you rocked this art journal page!! Love it!! I'd never had known it was your first!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  7. Yah!! You rock girl.. Arn't those journals the best! I have a few no time at this moment.. You worked it to a T.. Love it!!! TFS! :))

  8. So cool! One of those things I always want to do but haven't.

  9. Just got back from a weekend away with the family camping....and found your post!!!!!!! Definitely made my day!! Well, Sharon, this first art journal page is just a bunch of WONDERFUL :) love love LOVE it! I'm so happy that we're on an artful journey together (and using the same Journal too! lol!) I can't wait to see more!

  10. Wowza!!! Sharon, your first art journal page is WONDERFUL!!! I'm so glad you decided to give it a try! I love the lyric you used, and the collaging is awesome! Thanks for the shout-out! I feel honored!!!

  11. beautiful pages Sharon - good for you!

    Art journaling has been a saving grace in my life and i hope it is for you too!

    Love, Violette


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