so honored – the secret


So, finally I can tell you about my secret project: the sweet & lovely Caylee features me on her blog today. I’m so, so honored. This is a dream come true for me! Thank you so much, Caylee. And thank you for your oh so kind words.

I love Caylee’s concept for feature posts. It’s genius. She doesn’t want you to answer her questions via text, but instead craft something in your very own style. This was the most fun I had in a long, long time crafting an entire evening and designing these layouts. Hop over to Caylee’s beautiful, inspiring blog to see the other layouts. Thank you again, Caylee, for this great opportunity and the fun I had thanks to you!


Be sure to look at the other featured bloggers too. They are so inspiring!


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Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | exhausted |

Good morning, hopefully you had a great week until now. Today is public holiday in Germany, so I will have time to do a little crafting and art journaling. But before I start, here are three new pages from my art journal.

I like to use the shapes of page elements to journal around it, like here on “exhausted” around the ripped paper fragments. Additionally I use a light grey pen. This way the big elements stay in focus and not the journaling.

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | exhausted |

Some days I use my art journal to try new techniques to work with materials. Like here on “Experience”, where I worked with colored transparent paper. Additionally I tested, if I could write on it with a black marker and above that with white gel pen. It worked very well and I’m a little bit wiser.

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | experience |

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | epic crafting |

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | epic crafting |

Click on the banner to see all posts from the art journal challenge. And don’t forget to visit Lauren and Caylee‘s posts with their new beautiful art journal pages.

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge |

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Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge

So excited for this new adventure: inspired by the e-courses of A Beautiful Mess (52 Weeks of Art Journaling and their old course Art Journal All Year, no longer available), the sweet and ever inspiring Caylee and Lauren started a crafty challenge – an art journal challenge, named Get Messy. Since I’ve took the old course too and am always open to a good challenge, I’m so happy to join them on their journey. So every Thursday we will post pages from our art journals.

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | what to do |

I created these pages last year in anticipation of our move to Berlin. Most of the time I use magazine pages as background or center piece and lay the layout around it. But that’s mostly the lazy way. On good days with time and motivation I design my own background and do more complicated layouts.

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | I'm dreaming |

Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | Berlin City Girl |

Take a look at these lovely, inspiring art journals:
Caylee & Lauren


PS: Originally I wanted to show you some other pages from my art journal, but I started to take photos from these pages and then my camera broke. Yep, in the middle of the photoshooting suddenly a black bar appeared on all of my photos. As always, when you really need to use something, it breaks down in exactly that moment. But I’m not really shocked. I’ve expected this to happen for some time now, because I had problems with the camera from time to time. It’s already five years old and I’ve took a lot, lot, lot of photos with it. So it’s not unusual, but naturally annoying. Hopefully I get the camera fixed soon or buy maybe a new one?