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”


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”


Butterflies and Wings

This week I did a super simple layout. (That was the point of the prompt right?) I decided to whip out the ol’ Dina Wakley journal and flip it open to a double-page watercolor paper spread. I grabbed my Dyulsions and Lindy’s sprays and a couple stencils and went to town. I first sprayed the main design offset on one of the pages. While that dried, I took a sheet of 140 lb watercolor paper and sprayed a bunch of different colors through the butterfly stencil. Once dry I cut the butterflies I wanted to use on my layout out. Once I liked their placement, I glued them down with Art Glitter glue.

Then I took a white gel pen and traced around each of the butterflies, This wasn’t super visible all around them as there is a lot of white space, but it did leave a nice effect on some of the darker colors. I felt like maybe it was kinda blah, I’m not used to white space remember haha, so I took my fountain pen and inked some black around the outside edge of the butterflies (not on the page itself but on the outside edge of the actual cutout.).

Then I hand-typed up my sentiment, cut it out and glued it onto some black cardstock. Cut that out and glued it onto the layout. I used my white gel pen again to draw around each block of words, this helped tie in the white pen around the butterflies and just added a bit of eye appeal to the sentiment. Done and done. It seriously took me all of 10-15 mins to do, well the drying and the cutting did take a while. I had a wicked bad headache when I was doing my prompt this week. Life has been so chaotic with all the other things happening lately with HWG, but when I get into the #inspiby zone, it always makes me feel better! (Even if it’s for only 10-15 mins haha!)

Here are some pictures of my finished layout:

Here’s what the sentiment said:

and here’s a close up of the shimmer and shine of the butterfly wings. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE Lindy’s sprays?

I hope you had fun creating this week too! As I said previously, life has been chaos lately, but I look forward to each week’s prompt and getting to see how you all interpreted it! Until next week!

Happy Creating!



Inspired By Challenge Prompt Week 20

Hello my fellow creatives! Week 20 is here! I hope you had an enjoyable Columbus day (here in the US) or Thanksgiving Day (for the Canadians)! My kiddos were off and we had fun relaxing and getting our wiggles out bouncing around in a bounce house!

This week I wanted to try something different. We’ve gotten to try so many new things over these past 20 weeks, and well this week, I wanted something that could not only work for our art journals, but perhaps be created to hang in our houses, or maybe make smaller and send to friends this holiday season. When I came across Erika’s (Winterlia Designs) video, I knew it would be my choice for this week’s prompt.

Don’t you just love her accent! Erika explains the process so well, and I especially appreciate her advice on using a spray glue versus what she did in the video. Its always so helpful when artists tell us what didn’t necessarily work well for them and what we might be able to do to have an easier time creating! Think of all the stencils we have lying around the house that you could use this technique with? Well, maybe you aren’t all as obsessed with stencils like I am, but I have a feeling, that even if you didn’t have one, you could easily just cut a design from some heavy cardstock and use that as well!

We also get to use spray inks again! Hooray for easy peasy! This is going to be SO FUN! (and did I mention quick!)

As always, you have until Sunday midnight (whatever your timezone is) to post pictures of your creations to Instagram using the #inspiby tag. Don’t forget this is just for fun, so relax a little! (I know this is definitely a lesson I am trying to learn myself!) Be sure to tag Erika so she can see how her art inspired you this week, and as you know, you can always tag both Karen and me too! We just love seeing your artwork and following along with you on your art journey!

Be sure to give Erika some love on all the links below along with a ‘thumbs up’ on her video!

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I can’t wait to see how this week’s prompt inspires you!

Happy Creating!