I recently signed up for a little challenge called the 'Get Messy' Art Journal Challenge. It's run by Caylee Grey and Lauren Hooper with contributors by some of the most talented ladies. This month is all about simplicity and going out of my comfort zone. I know for a fact that although the beginning 2 weeks of June will be relatively free, the second two weeks will be full of other commitments such as work and assignments. So in order to keep my creative mojo up, I've decided to do this challenge along with my own called the #3toolschallenge. Here, I have to use just 3 tools to complete a page. This can include washi, patterned paper, stamps, paint chips etc. It's so I don't get overwhelmed with ideas and end up not producing anything at all. I think it's a healthy way to challenge yourself, yet utilise what you have.
So this is my first page of the challenge:
The first Get Messy journal prompt is about adventure and my recent trip to Geelong was more than suitable for that. Everything in the picture is homemade and easily available. The list of tools used included:
1- Blue paint chips - available from any hardware store
2- Canon Selphy CP910 - it really does print amazzing quality pictures for the price!
3- Micron 005 pen - for the lines and writing
4- Transform Your Life sticker from Kaisercraft
5- Patterned paper from Kaisercraft
Ok, so maybe I didn't use just 3 tools, but I'm willing to omit the Canon Selphy and pen as a 'tool' as they're basically necessary in every page...
I love the emptiness and simplicity of the page. Don't get me wrong, I still love compacting my pages to the brim, but I guess it's nice to embrace the space too.