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Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Thursday and prompt day. So excited for this one, because this months I wrote the prompt and I’m so eager to see, what everyone created! I hope everyone enjoyed this little crafty adventure, even if it was hard to figure out, what to create and work with unusual materials.

I must confess, although this was my own prompt and I thought, it would be so easy, it was really hard to create a page with a new material, I never used before and let the page still look like me. These feathers waited in my crafty backlog for years to be used. Now that they are out on the page, I really like them and their bold colors. But they won’t go in my regular craft stash. They are just not my style. But I really do love this children’s book page I found on a fleamarket. Love the drawing and will definitely use more of the drawings on other pages.

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | comparison is a thief of joy | momentstolivefor.com

‘Comparision is a thief of joy’ – one of my mantras at the moment. I love all those crafty, inspiring posts and ideas everywhere, I dig what other bloggers are doing, but… I shouldn’t compare myself to them. Especially shouldn’t I be envious of their success. They worked hard for it in their own way, I have my own way of doing things and it will take time and hard work to come to the point, where others already are. It’s sometimes hard to be happy for someone else, when you are stuck with your own work. But I try to keep moving forward and don’t think too much about the success of others.

Get Messy | live for today | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | thoughtful | momentstolivefor.com

This week just some simple pages. Instead of focusing on a word or text, the design of the magazine photo was my starting point. I wanted to save these pictures and what better place than the art journal.

The text of the last page says: home sickness – only when you’re not around. Doesn’t sound so nice in English. In German it’s a little bit more poetic ‘Heimweh’. The same as ‘Fernweh’, there’s no real translation of this word in English. Wanderlust is far too weak. It’s the longing, the desire of traveling far away places, not just the appetite to do so.

Get Messy | travel | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | Heimweh | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | now & here | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | now & here | momentstolivefor.com

My word for 2014 is ‘enjoy’ and it was wise to choose. I’m still struggeling to really enjoy the moment and be in the here & now, when my mind likes to wander off to past and future all the time. So no wonder I noticed, that many art journal pages this year circulate around the same theme: be in the now and enjoy today. Like these two pages. Do you have a tipp for me, how to focus more on the now? Or do you have the same problem – thinking too much about the past and always planning for and worrying about your future?

Get Messy | today | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | today | momentstolivefor.com

It was so inspiring to see how everyone interpreted the Get Messy prompt from the creative Caylee last week. This is what amazes me the most – the different art journal styles. Therefore I’m more than excited, what you will create from my prompt. It is revealed today on Lauren’s blog – so be sure to hop over there.

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | That's me | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | That's me | momentstolivefor.com

It’s Thursday, it’s Get Messy time, it’s prompt day.

The prompt: Who are you?

The challenge: Don’t use a photograph of yourself.

This was the brilliant prompt from Caylee and it was a real challenge for me. Because, how do you define, who you are? Is it the things you just are, like a daughter, mother, worker. The things you do like blogging, crafting, programming or the things you love, like coffee, washi tape and photography? Or is it a combination of all of these? How do you define yourself?

Get Messy | Focus | momentstolivefor.com

Focus is one of my favorite words. I even got a temporarily tattoo of this word on my wrist last year, that I loved. Because it reminded me everyday everywhere to stay focused on the real important things.

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | What makes your heart sing? | momentstolivefor.com

What makes your heart sing? I found this question pinned to a lamp post, waiting for the traffic lights to become green. I was struck by the wording. So beauitful. I knew, I had to make an art journal page for this phrase. And what makes your heart sing?

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Get Messy | leaving this city | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | I miss the sea | momentstolivefor.com

I miss the sea. The sea is home of my soul. I am calm, if I’m near water – a river, a lake, the sea. It always feels like coming home, when I stand at the beach looking at the waves.

Glitter, gold and silver is something I do not use often, when I’m crafting. But somehow I felt this page needed some. Some big one, so I cut the words from glitter paper. And embellished the words on the other page with gold and silver lines. Sometimes I just need some sparkle in my life.

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Get Messy | deep in the water | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | deep in the water | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | Rituals | momentstolivefor.com

These are some ‘very’ old pages from my first art journal from 2012. The ‘rituals’ page was inspired by A Beautiful Mess’ ecourse. The challenge was, to collect all daily, monthly or yearly rituals in my life. In the end I was suprised, how many there are, I just don’t even notice. But there’s always room for more. I think, it’s time to do a new rituals page, because so much has changed in my life since then.

Get Messy | Rituals | momentstolivefor.com

The other page ‘run baby run’ is a documentation of my first running experiences. The start was very hard and I had to convince myself, that I can run further than I thought. In the end it was worth it. Running became one of the favorite things to do and my body felt amazing. The feeling of finishing the big round although my body rejected this first, just amazing. I still have that high, when I look at this page. My art journal is a treasure chest of memories.

Get Messy | Running | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | Do all things with love | momentstolivefor.com

Very simple and quick. That’s the art journal pages I create at the moment. It’s summer, so I try to enjoy every bit of it and not spend so much time inside. I could take some art journaling things to the park and do it on the picknick blanket, but I still can’t imagine myself sitting in the park with scraps of paper. Maybe soon I will try it. Do you have any tips for scrapbooking outside?

Get Messy | Do all things with love | momentstolivefor.com

In my teen years I had a thing for writing little poems. I’ve got a big collection of those. But somehow I stopped one day. When I started this little art journal and prepared it with beautiful pages from magazines, I was inspired to write again. Therefore this journal is filled with new little poems fitting my mood in this hot summer in Berlin.

Get Messy | I need air | momentstolivefor.com

Don’t forget to visit Lauren’s blog today. She’s hosting the very first linkup for our prompt ‘party’. And there are a lot of creative, talented ladies out there with their creations. Our little group grown big. Don’t miss it.

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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Get Messy | creating beautiful emotions | momentstolivefor.com

I found this little phrase “create beautiful emotions” on a paper bag from the craft shop and I knew instantly that it had to be put in a special place, so I’ll never forget it. It’s so beautifully written. Then I started this new little art journal and found this golden, shiny page I fall in love with. They were perfect for each other and therefore they are now on my cover page of my art journal.

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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

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