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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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Get Messy | new art journal | momentstolivefor.com

Sometimes I’ve get stuck on something, like my art journal. The format isn’t working for me at the moment. It’s a normal DINA4 spiral binding notebook, but in the moment I’m more of a square-kinda girl. When I found this little slim notebook (square and only about 20 pages), it was the perfect fit. And it worked. Within this weekend I filled every page with pictures from magazines, that inspired me. Now all I have to do is journaling and a little decoration. Let the art journaling begin.

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I fell head over heel in love with several beautiful magazine pages like this one and like the cover picture of my new art journal. The colors are just so clear and magical at the same time.

Get Messy | the heat is on | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | the heat is on | 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 | Befreit | momentstolivefor.com

Thursday. It’s art journal challenge time. Here are two pages from my old art journal with an prompt from the first art journal Ecourse “Art journal all year” by A Beautiful Mess. The challenge was to use some old fabric and work with it in the design. I like this page, but fabric is not my material. I’m a paper-loving girl. So this was a fun, but exceptional adventure in art journaling for me.

Get Messy | Things I love | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | Things I love | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | Things I love | 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 | Let's have a party | momentstolivefor.com

Let’s have a party! Drum roll! This is the very first prompt on Get Messy – an art journal challenge. The creative Lauren made this prompt up and if you would like to join us, hop over to her blog to read the details.

Get Messy | Let's have a party | momentstolivefor.com

This would be one of my favorite parties: a big garden or meadow surrounded by lovely trees and decorated with lots of colorful garlands and paper lanterns. In the center a huge table with flowers as centerpiece, along with yummy cakes, bowls filled to the brim with berries and ice cream.

When you come close to this place, you hear the laughter of all of my girlfriends from around the world. They are sitting in a hammock or on picnic blankets, sipping Hugos or other summerly cocktails. And this party would last till the stars and the first fireflies appear.

Get Messy | Let's have a party | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | Let's have a party | momentstolivefor.com

I need new words. This thought was on my mind for some time now. Do you know this phenomena: you use always the same words to describe something or when you comment on a post for example? Even when I learn a new word, I use it more than I should be. Therefore this page was perfect for learning and documenting new words, that I can refer back to, if I need one.

Get Messy | I need new words | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | I need new words | 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 | be brave | momentstolivefor.com

Hey there. Time to show you some new pages from my art journal. Since my week was really busy, I hadn’t any time to create some new pages. So here are four from my very first art journal – inspired by the first art journal Ecourse “Art journal all year” by A Beautiful Mess.

Loved the challenge to create my own pattern with geometric shapes out of scraps of paper. For the ‘brave’ challenge I chose a map of the Arctic as background, because I thought about the first brave men and their expeditions to the unknown North.

Get Messy | Ordnung | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | be brave | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | to do | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | music in my head | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | to do | momentstolivefor.com

Don’t forget to visit the other amazing ‘Get Messy’ ladies. From now on Caylee hosts all links to every blog.

More than that, you can follow us on Instagram with the hashtag #getmessyartjournal and on our Pinterest board. If you are interested to join us on our art journal challenge, just write an email to one of us (blog (at) momentstolivefor.com).

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Get Messy | the happiness advantage | momentstolivefor.com

At the moment I’m reading “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor and am so impressed by it, that the thoughts circled in my mind even while art journaling. It’s no surprise so, that two pages where inspired by this mind changing book.

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Get Messy | the happiness advantage | momentstolivefor.com

The first page reminds me of the core message: ‘Not success brings happiness, but happiness leads to success’. It says, that you have to think positive about your work to be successful at work, not the other way around. Therefore it’s essential to find ways and elaborate behaviors that fuel happiness.

The second page was more a way of questioning this thesis. Foremost the statement, that you just have to think happy thoughts to become happy. But what if I can’t manage to replace the criticizing and negative thoughts? How do I do this? Don’t get me wrong, I like the book and its statements. There will be for sure another art journal page in the future inspired by it.

Get Messy | a #happy mind | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | a #happy mind | momentstolivefor.com

Don’t forget to visit the other amazing ‘Get Messy’ ladies:
Caylee, Lauren, Olya, Andrea, Sophie and Vanessa

 

More than that, you can follow us now on Instagram with the hashtag #getmessyartjournal and on our Pinterest board. If you are interested to join us on our art journal challenge, just write an email to one of us (blog (at) momentstolivefor.com).

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Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

Amazing, exciting news: our group of creative art journaling ladies grown again. Please welcome Andrea, Vanessa and Sophie and get excited with us. Like I wrote last week, it’s so impressive to see the different styles of art journal pages from every lady. So hop over to the other blogs to see their beautiful designs:

Caylee, Lauren, Olya, Andrea, Sophie and Vanessa

More than that, you can follow us now on Instagram with the hashtag #getmessyartjournal and on our Pinterest board.

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

This week I share a special art journal of mine with you. I created it in a time of my life, where I was very frustrated and sometimes even fighting depression. Although it was a hard time, I treasure this art journal so much. The cause: I used an advertisement magazine from Opus and only monochrome colors to work with. And this makes it special. It was fun to work with these restrictions and I just loved the photos within the magazine. They almost spoke for themselves.

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | monochrome art journal challenge | momentstolivefor.com

If you are interested to join us on our art journal challenge, just write an email to one of us (blog (at) momentstolivefor.com).

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