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Get Messy | simply happy | momentstolivefor.com

It’s Get Messy Thursday for the last time like you used to know it. The creative group of Get Messy vixens is looking forward to some amazing changes. More to that surely soon on Lauren‘s or Caylee‘s blog. The two creative, most inspiring founders of Get Messy. Thank you, you two for this fabulous journey. It was such a happy adventure!

I’m still not back from my blog break, most likely not till the new year, but I wanted to honor the end of the first part of Get Messy today with a post. Get Messy has given me so much, of ideas and inspiration for my own projects and life. The supporting and lovely group is just unbelievable and I’m thankful for knowing them and being part of it.

And here’s my page for the prompt today. You find the linkup on Lauren’s blog. The challenge was to choose one word, which describes yourself best at the moment and use it in your design for background or embellishments. The focus should be on the word.

Get Messy prompt | one word | 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 | open your mind | momentstolivefor.com

Another two pages from my travel art journal. Since I had no craft supplies with me besides pens, most of my pages are text heavy. But it was a good challenge not to use washi tape or papers to fill in the blank, simply text. The snippets of titles from magazines I had put on the pages, felt like little prompts and therefore the themes of the pages were clear.

Get Messy | do & don't | 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 | girl power | momentstolivefor.com

These pages belong to my travel art journal I took with me on our vacation this year. Because I didn’t want to take many craft supplies with me, I prepared it in advance with scraps from magazines and washi tape. All I did on vacation was to fill in the words. But I loved it that way. It made me focus on the content rather than the design aspect. Although I tried to use the words to give the pages a special look.

Get Messy | little escapes | 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 | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

The text says: There’s no alternative to reality – Live and let live.

 

You are all so amazing. Everyone created so beautiful art journal pages from my prompt last week. Still amazed by all this creativity and your stories behind the pages and thoughts on being adventurous. I didn’t had the time to comment on everyones post yet, but I hope I will find the time on the weekend. I’m so happy to be part of this creative, inspiring group.

Get Messy | capture life | 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.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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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.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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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.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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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?

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

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.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com