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Inspired By Week 27 Prompt

Happy Monday Y’all! The holidays are official kicked into high gear! I don’t know about you but its a stress mess time of year, but taking those couple minutes to force myself into the studio to create helps alleviate some of that feeling. I wanted to finish of the Inspiby year with some holiday prompts, so for our second holiday prompt I am bringing back an artist that we have previously featured. Say Hi again to Nika Rouss! It’s hard not to want to choose her every week as her art journal pages are all so inspiring! Continue reading “Inspired By Week 27 Prompt”

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Flow With Me: The Creative Flow Project

Hey hey hello!

I can’t believe it is already November! This time of year is always my favorite. Fall… *swoon*.. the leaves changing colors, that smell it always brings with it and of course it kicks off the holiday season! BUT, before we get to all of that, it’s Flow time! Continue reading “Flow With Me: The Creative Flow Project”

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Inspired By Week 21 Prompt

Hello, Hello My Inky Friends!

This week’s prompt we are going to try a little something new. We are going to art journal with a photograph! Yep! It’ll be like combining scrapbooking with art journaling, which honestly, is kinda a big thing right now! Continue reading “Inspired By Week 21 Prompt”

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Inspired By Challenge Week 19 Prompt

Hello My Creative Peeps!

It’s week 19 (already) and this week it was Karen’s choice. Here’s what she had to say about her pick:

“All right, it’s time to get out your Gelli plates – or an acrylic block – or a piece of flat hard plastic – to make a fun journal page for this week’s #inspiby. Now, I don’t have a 3X5 like Lisa Echerd does in her amazing video, but I do have a 5×7, so I will be playing with that. If you want to make one you can find YouTube videos to use gelatin, however, be careful if you try to stamp with it, it is much easier to break than the commercial gel plates.
What’s super awesome about this video is that she shows you a warm rich page she already completed and then demonstrates a cooler colored page made in a similar fashion. Since we focus on trying new techniques and being inspired by others, it’s very fun to see two pages created in a similar way that has a very different feel to them in the end.”

Thanks Karen! Wasn’t that a great video! Now, I know what you are thinking… Gelli Plate.. yeesh. I admit I am both nervous and excited about it as well! I can’t wait to see how Lisa’s video inspires you this week. Don’t forget to give her video a ‘thumbs up’ and also subscribe to her channel 😉  Be sure to also check out Lisa on the links below and show her some love!


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As always, You have until Sunday midnight (whatever your time zone is) to post pictures of your creations to Instagram using the #inspiby tag. You can either recreate Lisa’s layout (please be sure to give her credit if you do) or just use it as inspiration when creating your own! Karen and I would love you to tag us as well! We look forward to seeing what you all create each week!

Have Fun and Happy Creating!

XO-Erin & Karen too!

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Inspired By Week 18 Challenge Prompt

Hello My Artsy Friends!

Can you believe that September is already at its end? Fall is here! Hooray! (Well, OK, it’s not exactly here in Texas yet, but hoping cooler temperatures are on the way!) So for week 18, I searched long and hard for something fun, painty and had some white space. I don’t know about you, but I struggle with white space! I see all this space and think, “Color, there must be color everywhere.” I found the perfect layout when I saw ‘Feather Art Journal #26’ by Wilna Furstenberg.  She created this journal layout in a series of 4 layouts featuring exactly the same pieces, just different colors, and configurations. (If you have the time, check out the other videos in the series. They are truly inspiring as well and what an awesome way to play in your journal!)

Wasn’t that just fabulous? I’m super excited to brayer, drop and doodle with paint! Wilna does such a fabulous job explaining how to do each step. If you don’t have a brayer, I’m willing to bet using the side of an old gift card to swipe on the paint would work. Remember not to get too caught up in doing exactly what Wilna does, but listen to your guts and go with your creative flow! Have faith in yourself and the courage to push beyond what you think your limitations are. You just might surprise yourself!

Be sure to check out Wilna on her links below and show her some love!

Wilna’s Blog: http://www.wilnafurstenberg.com

Digital Art Shop: http://www.iheartstudio.ca

Instagram: https://instagram.com/wilnafurstenberg/

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/19Zn4Wp

As always, you can recreate this layout, or just use it as inspiration when creating your own. If you do choose to recreate, please be sure to give Wilna credit.

Remember you have until Sunday midnight (whatever your time zone is) to post your art journal layout, or whatever it is you were inspired to create this week, to Instagram using the #inspiby tag. Be sure to tag me (and Karen too) in your posts as we love seeing what you create each week! I can’t wait to get into the studio and get inky!

Happy Creating!

XO-Erin

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Monsters & Zombies Oh My!

Hello All and Happy Sunday!

This week, I decided to take a different approach to the Inspired by challenge. I recently acquired these awesome dies from Tim Holtz and seeing as the prompt this week was a spooky one, I thought why not make up some Halloween cards using the art journal techniques from this week. Check out my video below!

To make the cards I used:

Heavy Weight Black Cardstock

Dylusions Paint Pots: Crushed Grape, Squeezed Orange, Fresh Lime

Dylusions Ink Sprays: Tangerine Dream, Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, After Midnight, Pure Sunshine

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays: Witch’s Potion Purple, Golden Sleigh Bells

Lavinia Stamps: Tree Half R2

Creative Embellishments: Halftone Circle Stamp

Distress Oxide Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Neena Cardstock: 110 lb Solar White

Tim Holtz Dies: Thinlits: Monster, Zombie

Sentiment: Close To My Heart Stamp: Wicked S1108

Distress Stains: Monster: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint,Walnut Stain

Zombie: Shabby Shutters, Twisted Citron, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap

Faber Castell Big Brush Markers: Black 199, Deep Scarlet Red 219

Art Glitter Glue

Sookwang Doubled Sided Adhesive Tape

I hope you had as much fun as I did creating this week! I look forward to seeing pictures of your layouts on Instagram!

Happy Creating!

XO-Erin