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Creative Flow #5

Hey hey hello!

Man, January is just flying by! For our second Creative Flow Episode this month, I had fun creating with my mini me! (Well ok, she didn’t help me create it but she sure had fun helping me with the voice over!) As you know, or maybe you are new to the Flow, Tiffany and I both created a ‘flowish’  journal stuffed full of goodies and mailed them to each other. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we upload a video showcasing what we have created using 3 items from the flow we were sent.

Check out my process video below to see what 3 things I chose this week:

If you haven’t already, Be sure to head on over to Tiffany’s Channel and watch her video to see what 3 things she chose to use in her flow!

Here’s what I used to create this page:

Journal from Charlotte over at:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/judgedbyaBOOKScover

3 items from Tiffany’s Flow

Daler Rowney Simply Acrylic Matte Medium
Art Glitter Glue
Daniel Smith Acrylic Gesso- Iridescent Gold
Sookwang Double Sided Tape
3M Foam Tape

Ink Pads:
Close To My Heart- Brown Bag
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Mowed Lawn

Darice- Embossing Essentials- Scroll Frame

Stamps:
Hampton Art Cling Stamps-Grateful
Echo Park- Once Upon A Time Script

Pastels from the Stencil Collection- Gray & Black

Stabilo Woody’s- Brown and Black

Lindys Stamp Gang Ink Spray-Maidenhair Fern Green

Gold Gel Pen
Marvy Le Pen- Black

Gold Leaf sheet

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week and were able to get into the creative flow yourself!
XO- Erin

 

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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!


Instagram

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