Need some ideas for your art journal? Here's a list of 30 creative prompts with examples, plus grab this free printable too! Print it out and keep it nearby when you're ready to create. Try just a few prompts here and there, or for an extra challenge do all 30 of them! There are different techniques, subjects, and mediums to choose from. You can click each example image below to see more details and what products were used. Have fun creating in your art journals!
(Click the image below to download the free printable. Personal use only, thank you!)
2. Washi tape
5. Texture paste
6. Black & white
7. 3+ forms of mixed media
9. Favorite color
13. Collage paper
16. Acrylic paint
19. Gel Press
21. Book page
22. Quote or saying
23. Torn paper
24. Inked background
25. 3+ stencils
26. Favorite photo
27. 4+ layers
Hi there! I'm Rachel - one of the owners and the Marketing Director here at ACOT. Kristin, the founder and heart of this company, happens to be my mom and hero. We lost her in April 2018, so my siblings and I are carrying on her legacy with this amazing business. She is dearly missed and we are still inspired by her every day.
I love all kinds of crafting, but my favorites are scrapbooking, art journaling, painting (watercolor and acrylics), and embroidery. I especially love it when I can combine some of these crafts together! Check out my projects in the ACOT gallery.
Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!
Post your finished project (layout, card, art journal, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 346 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded 1000 Cherry Points, while all other participants will receive 100. You have until midnight (11:59 pm EST) Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, to post your project. See Terms & Conditions.
Don't forget to visit our Contests & Challenges forum on our Message Board for even more inspiration!
Last Week's Challenge 345 Winner is Rona Mallard! Congratulations!
Becky Fleck, the founder of PageMaps.com, created a free resource providing distinct, original sketches that help paper crafters spend less time planning their pages and cards and more time scrapping them. Becky is the editor of Scrapbook & Cards Today, one of Canada's favorite craft magazines. She also designs for a number of your favorite paper crafting brands. You can find many more of her sketches by visiting PageMaps.
Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas layout created with a little of this, a little of that, some metal dies for custom decor and a decent amount of feline cuteness!
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My name is Suzanna and I live with my family in Glen Allen, Virginia. My husband, Michael, and two kids, 19 yo Nikolas and 15 yo Mia, are supportive of my memory keeping and the main subjects of my work. Along with our 2 fur babies, Jasmine and Luna. I have been creating and documenting for a long time, over 20 years. My main focus has always been creating 12x12 layouts but I also like to work in a travelers notebook, create pocket pages, and my new obsession, a memory planner. I’ve been filming process videos and sharing my process on YouTube since 2016.
This month for Technique Tuesday we are focusing on paint! Today, Emily is sharing how she uses water colors to create beautiful backgrounds for cards. She's using the BetterPress system along with the new press plate, 'All is Calm' to c...
Hello crafty friends! It’s Channin here and today I’m sharing a bold and graphic Christmas card featuring several products from Waffle Flower Crafts. Today’s design combines a red, pink and gold palette to create a festive background that is complement...
Hi Cherries! Emily with you today to share two completely different cards made using two of the same die cuts from Spellbinders. Stretch your die cuts by using different colored cardstocks, or inks!
For these two cards, I used the beautiful new
Need some texture paste ideas? Try these ten different techniques! Some of these we discovered just by playing around and experimenting. We often ask ourselves, what would happen if we did this, or added that? That's the best way to learn with mixe...
As I put pages in my 12x12 travel album, I think about when the eye needs a rest. In other words, if I have a highly detailed page (and you know I love those!), I want the facing page to be a bit simpler. So today I am sharing one of those simple pages. This layout i...
Show us what you can do with this week's sketch!
Post your finished project (layout, card, art journal, etc.) on the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge 345 Project Gallery. One random winner will be awarded
Need some ideas for your scrapbooking! Try this list of 30 creative prompts! From different techniques, shapes, and subject ideas, there's a little bit of everything to choose from. Try one here and there, or do it all month long for an extra challenge! Print o...
This month for Technique Tuesday we are focusing on paint! Today Sara is sharing how she makes her photos pop with some Mintay Lilac Chalk Paint & some white acrylic paint.
Find a full pr...
Good morning Cherries! Suzanna here today to share with you a multi photo Halloween layout created with the October Cherry Box. If you haven't already checked it out be sure to watch my unboxing video. This box is a Halloween lovers dream and so fun to ...
I’ve been obsessed with all the wonderful florals in paper collections here at the end of summer and nearly the beginning of fall. A collection that captures the season we’re in beautifully is Fancy Pants Paislees and Petals. I have been wanting to docu...
Hello fellow Cherries! Emily with you today to share 3 fun card makes featuring the October Cherry Box! I was very excited for this Cherry Box because it features all Halloween! Halloween was one of my favorite holidays growing up, and I still enjoy...
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