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CREATE2015: The March Edition (Canvas Wall Art and a Giveaway)

March 9, 2015



For 2015, my word of the year is CREATE. As part of this, I’m challenging myself to create or complete a project each month.

For March, I plan to make a piece of canvas wall art using black paint and lyrics. Examples of this are here, here, and here.

I’m spending some time looking for the right lyrics so that I can finish up this project by the end of the month – any suggestions??

ALSO. Remember that January project? The nearly-disastrous art journals? They are done. And I am so happy with them. They aren’t perfect. I learned a lot of lessons and would do several things differently if I created another set. But. They. Are. Complete. And I love the result.

I found the metal hinged rings that I envisioned next to a stack of highlighters at OfficeMax. Go figure.

For the cover, I cut (by hand) sand-toned card stock slightly larger than the other pieces of paper to cover a few irregularities in the edges. (Note to Self: Order a real grown-up paper-trimmer for the next paper project). I attached a title tag. And done.

The pages would look perfect with 2″ x 2″ prints from Instagram or with journaling. The cover would look so crisp spruced up with one of Artifact Uprising’s square prints.

Here’s the catch: I am loving working on my Project Life albums right now and I’m sort of one-track mentally when it comes to learning a new system. So I can’t imagine trying to fill these art journals while also completing my Project Life albums, at least during this learning phase. So I’m GIVING THEM BOTH AWAY TO YOU. (If you’re curious about the paper in the journal, check out the original post about these.)

Here’s how you can enter to win one:

Subscribe via email in that box in the upper right before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. That’s it. I’ll select a winner from this blog’s email subscription list and announce and email the winners. Here’s the bonus: you can enter more than one time by sharing one of your favorite posts from this blog on Instagram or Pinterest. An extra link on each of those outlets will count as an extra entry, so every person can enter four times. (Just remember to tag me so that I see the link!)

I’m off to stalk Pinterest for lyric inspiration….

Read about February’s CREATE2015 project here.