Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Prompt #4

My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Prompt #4 Develop a Creative Mantra for yourself.

Journal your thoughts.

Upload the page to your favorite gallery and link up the url here in the comments!

Scroll down to see my Inspiration Page!

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Jordan Lejuwaan writes at High,

“Studies have shown that people who are inspired are happier, nicer, productive and will not stray away from their chosen path if life gets difficult.

So print a quote and tape it to the mirror. Have an inspirational video as your starting page. Use an inspirational mantra for meditation. Get a principle to live by. In short, get your dose of inspiration each day!”

What do I do after I have my mantra?

Peaceful Meditation free creative commons

Peaceful Meditation free creative commons by Pink Sherbert Photography, on Flickr

Besides creating your art journal page, I highly suggest trying out meditation with your new mantra. There are different types of meditation, and Transcendental Meditation – click the link for instructions – “TM is the only meditation method that has over five hundred independent scientific studies shore up its claims. The studies were done at over two hundred independent universities as well as research institutes in thirty three countries regarding different benefits of TM technique; the results were published in over one hundred respected scientific journals,” according to Tony at Natural Healing for All. He continues:

  • “A meta-analysis in 1989 that was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology compared one hundred and forty six independent studies on the effect that different relaxation and meditation techniques in lowering trait anxiety.”
  • “TM was found to make a larger difference than other types of relaxation and meditation in reducing trait anxiety.”
  • “A study that was published in the Japanese Journal of Industrial Health in 1990, done at Sumitomo Heavy Industries by the Japanese Ministry of Labour , researched transcendental meditation as well as its effect on industrial workers and mental health. In this study four hundred and forty employees learned TM. Three hundred twenty one workers served as controls. After five months, the researchers found considerable reductions in anxiety, impulsiveness, major physical complaints and emotional instability in the meditators in comparison to the controls.”
  • “These meditators also had considerable decreases in depression, digestive problems, and tendencies towards smoking, insomnia and psychosomatic disease.”

I recently watched Oprah’s Next Chapter where she visits The Most Unusual Town in Iowa. People interested in Transcendental Meditation move to this town in order to have support, and live in a community of like-minded individuals. Oprah practices TM herself, and paid to have her whole staff learn the practice this summer, and she claims that everyone in the office is getting along better, among other benefits. The benefit that I keep hearing about that stands out to me is that people who practice TM no longer experience migraines!!!

Video: Oprah Visits The Most Unusual Town In Iowa

Video Description: Rush hour in Fairfield, Iowa, is unlike any other town in America. Twice a day, residents stop what they’re doing and head to two giant golden domes to meditate. Watch as Oprah meets with the town’s mayor and a founder of a nearby community to learn more about the practice of Transcendental Meditation and then tours the Bagambhrini Golden Dome of Pure Knowledge for women.


How to Do Transcendental Meditation

How to Learn TM from the “Official” Transcendental Meditation Program, with an Oprah Special discount for a limited time (click on tuition)


Now create your own Mantra for creativity!

Mantra examples: (click on each one to see a poster example)


Free Printable from the letter


Must Read

Cultivating a Mantra & Ministry in Your Creative Life


Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Prompt #4

Julie Ann

My Mantra: Make Your Life Your Masterpiece


Credits: All by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise

Splatter Graffiti Sweetheart
Blue: AJC12 Parcel 8 Collage
Tulle: Dance Like Everyone is Watching
Cupcake liner: AJC11 Parcel 15

Other – Swirl: Holliewood Stencil; flower.png (yellow): unknown; Sunshine/Freedom/Flower: Elegant Wordart by Bethany; Fonts: Many Weatz, MTF Kim, Pea Aimee


Now it’s Your Turn!!!

Link up your page here (the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

You might also enjoy:

My Vision for 2012 Prompts Archive

Art Journaling Techniques Archive

“I Don’t Know What to Write” Myth-Buster Prompts Archive

Art Journaling 102 Archive

Hot off the press: Wishing & Waiting, Elephant font, Virtuosity and AJC Provisions {Parcel 13}

Friday is here, with lots of new goodies in the store!

Let’s have a look:

Wishing & Waiting

You know all those times you spend wishing and waiting we really have no control over?

Waiting to hear about a new house,
waiting for a dream to come true,
waiting to hear the “big news”,
waiting to meet Mr. Right,
waiting for vacation,
wishing you could help someone you love.
Waiting for your paperwork to go through.
Wishing you could fix the hurt,
waiting to heal.

Sometimes life is about waiting…and wishing.

Be inspired!

Also new, another art journaling font by The Foundry @ Studio Tangie,

Elephant [Art Journaling Font]

Coming home at Studio Tangie:

The October 2011 Digishoptalk Gold Member Kit


Virtuosity is filled with all the good little things you need
to make some fabulous art journal pages.

39 Assorted artsy fartsy journal parts including stitching, borders,
vintage dictionary cuts, flowers, borders and more!
Plus 8 hand painted papers and 1 “cut” bordered paper!

Please make sure you do not already own this before purchase.

Some inspiration…

And for this week’s Parcel

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 13}

24 scrumptious paper tapes
100% original you will not find these tape anywhere else!

Have a great weekend!

“I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster *Updated

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #5 by Tangie!

Which of the four seasons do you most anticipate?

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Scroll down to the the Studio Tangie Inspiration pages! *Updated with a new page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

The Myth-Buster prompts come from the Art Journal Caravan Expediation Navigation Guide PDF inside the kit when you sign up for the Expedition, written by Tangie Baxter.

Which of the four seasons do I most anticipate? That’s an easy answer for me every year, having lived my life in the north eastern U.S. all of my life: Rochester, NY currently; Ohio, and Michigan formerly. Summer. I love summer. We have the best summers, not too warm, lots of sun, pleasant days. We live a block from the beach, on the shore of Lake Ontario. A nice, soft-sand beach with a playground for the kids. I do admit I like living in a place where I get to experience all of the seasons, so each season has a place in my heart. Even though I hate being cold, I would miss snow if it disappeared forever. You’ve got to check this out, a humorous take on the subject by Andy Rooney, God rest his soul, click here to read. And check out this pie chart result over at Pioneer Woman.

So just for you, I’ve scoured the internet to bring you inspiration for this prompt. Perhaps one of these quotations will get your creative juices flowing, and set your pen to paper!

Four Seasons Quotations


Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams

It’s spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  ~Ruth Stout

The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven -
All’s right with the world!
~Robert Browning

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.  ~Virgil A. Kraft



Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose.  ~Author Unknown

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.  ~Henry James

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.  ~Wallace Stevens

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.  ~James Dent

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.–John Lubbock



Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring.” Dorothy Parker

Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.  ~George Eliot

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.  ~Stanley Horowitz

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”



I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.  ~Andrew Wyeth

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.  ~Pietro Aretino

Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.  ~Stanley Crawford

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home.  ~Edith Sitwell

“What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter’s day?”
– Henry David Thoreau


Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #5

Julie Ann

“I Don’t Know What to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #5:  Dreamy Midsummer Night

I created this page inspired from a tutorial in the book “Digital Art Wonderland: Creative Techniques for Inspirational Journaling and Beautiful Blogging” by Angi Sullins and Silas Toball. The techniques involved blending textures and using Victorian-style fonts.

Journaling: Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Credits: All by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise
Papers: AJC11 Parcel 19, Midsummer-night’s Dream
Ephemera: Midsummer-night’s Dream
Balloon,Flying machine: Steampunk Band with Rebecca McMeen
Sparkles: Industrial Velvet
Mist: Cartography Set 10 Mists
Masks: Splatter Graffiti Masks 3, 7, 8,
Wings: Glitteredwings by Tangie
Other: Brush: meganleeson scroll; Papers: Scratch the Surface, Vintage Stained Surface by; Overlay: EHI SS Paper Scratches; Stamp: DDE Book Bag Essentials Coffee Stain by Gina Cabrera; Fonts: TangieAJFCanary, Ardagh, Alexandre, Ithornet(OTI), Olho de Boi


Heather aka sparklyduck75

I forgot to post this page by Heather!!! Isn’t it gorgeous!!! Be sure to go to the Scrapbookgraphics gallery and give her some love!

I love nothing so much as the earth ripening to its lush autumn. The crisp air, the unbridled color, the song of a thunderstorm as spent leaves dance on the wind. I love the peace of nature’s last hurrah before tucking in for that good and silent night.

All Products by Tangie Baxter:
Field Notes: Autumn; Junque Journal collab and Flora Finery art doll collab, both with SherrieJD.
Font: AntiqueType.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

You might also enjoy:

“I Don’t Have Anything To Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompts Archive

If you haven’t joined us on theArt Journal Caravan yet, you are really missing out on AMAZING year of adventure! This year’s Caravan is like none other!

Wonderland (Cheshire Cat Session)- October 2012 Live Workshop SOLD OUT

If you have any questions please email me! My studio is in my home, so there are extremely limited seats available– it will sell out fast.Workshop fee is non-refundable* but is transferable upon written request! (*If for some reason the workshop has to be rescheduled because of acts of God or war, or if  I have to cancel the workshop due to any other unforeseen emergency a new date will be scheduled or a coupon of equal value will be issued to my digital or Etsy stores).
Local Information (there are other hotels nearby, you can always email me for more info):
Sky Harbor Airport
Hyatt at Riverview Mesa (Bass Pro Shop Center)
Hampton Inn on Gilbert Road & the US 60;jsessionid=5TG24D2ME2N14CSGBIW222Q?ctyhocn=PHXGBHX 

Ready to sign up for your Adventures in Wonderland?


Want a payment plan option? You can pay $50 now to hold your spot. TOTAL BALANCE DUE JULY 15th, 2012! The deposit is non-refundable.






Highlights of Week 11

Ack!!  I can’t believe it, I’m running late again.  Sunday was jammed packed and today has been as well, I finally had to just steal away to my computer room and get busy on this post.  I know you’ve been anxiously waiting to see the highlights of last week, right?  You’re not going to believe the amazing pages that are in the gallery, you simply must go take a look.  Please remember, these are only a (very) few of the many great pieces available for perusing.


Like electricity by mimisgirl
This page sang to me!  I don’t know if it was the colors or that flash from the sky, but it certainly got my attention.


Hope, an Anchor for the Soul by smwhite
Can I just say WOW!!!  The texture here blew me away.


Was It Kismet? by talktopam
Awwww!!!  This page is so sweet and romantic… in appearance.  When I read the journaling I was like “Yeah!!  That’s right girl!”  Still sweet and romantic.


ajc12_itinerary_04_Mission Statement by Scrapdragon
I love all the paint and the stamped title.  AWESOME!


Letter_2012_web by MamaB
I picked this page because the contrast of the white page and black writing jumped out at me from the gallery.  Then I read her journaling…


Kismet by profolly
Such a cute page.  I like the feel of it… like it’s a picture with bits of paper yums added to it.


All Ears by lmgdonahue
Okay… if you don’t absolutely adore a guy with bunny ears and blinders something is wrong with you!


Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.


My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Prompt #4

My Vision for 2012: Creativity Prompt #4

What are your greatest creative strengths? In what ways do you want to expand your creativity in 2012? Journal your thoughts.

Upload the page to your favorite gallery and link up the url here in the comments!


About Our Prompt #3


by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Have you ever thought about where your strengths lie in creativity? Are you good at visualizing things or are you good at working with your hands? Are you good with color or are you a natural musician? Do words come easily to you or are you a genius at taking photographs? C’mon, it doesn’t hurt to brag a little, we’re all friends here.

Michael R. Hathaway outlines strong points of Visual, Auditory, Emotional, and Taste/Smell Creativity in his article Developing Your Creative Abilities: Your Creative Strengths. This article could help you identify some of your strengths.


Must Read

  1. How to Find Your Strengths in Art By Philippa Jones, eHow Contributor
  2. Identifying Your Artistic Strengths by Miranda Aschenbrenner
  3. Recognizing and Leveraging Your Strengths as an Artist by Author:


Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Prompt #4

Valentina aka zotova

Tangible Plans™ {Starter Kit & Workshop} by Tangie
{The Spark Project} The Greatest Curiosity The ENTIRE COLLECTION by Tangie
Steampunk Je T’adore {Collab W/ Studio Rebecca} by Tangie
Silhouette {Collab W/ DeCrow Designs} by Tangie
Dance Like Everyone is Watching by Tangie
Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 44} Apprentice Art Box Edition by Tangie
Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 18} Apprentice Art Box Edition by Tangie
Dodo [Art Journaling Font] by Tangie
Dormouse[Art Journaling Font] by Tangie


Julie Ann

Creative Strengths


Creativity: Thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things.

Appreciating Art: appreciating beauty, excellence, and skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to  everyday experience.

Visualization: I visualize in color, in pictures, 2D or 3D. I can see something and visualize a new design for it.

Dance: I feel the emotion and soul of music, especially when I was a dancer. I let the music decide & move me when I was choreographing steps.

“Curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.”

Quote: The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that……… it will happen.  Carl Ally,executive producer

Accomplishments: Interior Design Degree from Michigan State University, Published nationally and internationally, Teaching


Credits:Following is by Tangie Baxter
Butterfly: Up Up Away
Leaf: Creative Felicity with Juliana Kneipp
Papers, elements, circles, borders: July Grab Bag Deconstructed, Deconstructed No. 2, Deconstructed No. 3, Deconstructed No. 4, Deconstructed Sorbet
Lighting: AJC11 Parcel 33 Lighting Effects
Flowers, Word, Swirls, Penciled Circle, Heart Border, Bird, Cloud: Glorious Vision Collab by Studio Girls
Other: Alpha: Urban Vintage by Traci Reed; Creative: Oscraps Define Yourself; Template: XXThings About Me by ScrappyCath Designs
Fonts: TangieAJFTweedleDeeALT, TangieAJFDormouse, TangieAJFCanary, Pea Beth, Pea Hannah Rocky Road


Now it’s your turn!

Link up your page here (the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

You might also enjoy:

My Vision for 2012 Prompts Archive

Art Journaling Techniques Archive

“I Don’t Know What to Write” Myth-Buster Prompts Archive

Art Journaling 102 Archive



Hot off the press: AJC Provisions {Parcel 12}

Happy Friday!

With Tangie in Las Vegas for her workshop, I can tell you that
I’m pretty jealous of everybody who will be meeting her!
So I’m diving into her store to make up for it :-)

And this is what I found

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 12}

Rub-On Overlays

These rub-ons are perfect for adding just a bit of texture or grunge on your art journal pages!
This set has a chevron pattern in 24 different overlays in all different sizes.

Happy scrapping and till next time!

Art Journaling 102 – Digi Technique Feature: Curves

Welcome to our fourth exciting 

Technique Feature of 2012


(Note: This post is image-heavy, so  please be patient in case it takes a while to load. Thanks bunches!!!)

Let’s face it, curves and waves make for excitement and flow in a layout! Why wouldn’t you want to try them out? There are a number of ways to incorporate curves into your pages.

  • Use pre-made shapes
  • Use the pen tool in Photoshop
  • Have text follow a curve on a path
  • Warp your text in Photoshop Elements to make it wavy
  • Use curved layout, paper, and shape templates
  • Draw curves in Artrage (software)
  • Make curved borders
  • Use swirls and spirals

Let’s see inspiration from the Studio Tangie Creative Team, and then I also have found more inspiration from the Scrapbookgraphics Gallery. Plus, as a bonus, there are links to online tutorials for creating curves!

Inspiration for Technique: Curves – Studio Tangie Creative Team

Julie Ann

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” – Joseph Joubert

I chose this quotation because the theme of our “My Vision for 2012″ prompts in March is creativity, and this quote spoke to me on that subject. I can’t imagine going a week, or even a few days without creating something. My husband is a musician, and he works on his music every day as well.

Technique: I used a curved template, as well as a curved text path in Photoshop Elements. As a finishing touch, I added a border with curves in it, and stars with swirls.

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise

Key: Thoughts of Thee
Button: Gee That’s Swell, Mixed Media Cobalt
Splatter: Stacy Jane, Mixed Media Lime
Stars: DODDOS, Collage Fodder Stars, TCOI C16
Metal: TCOI C7
Tape: Wonderland, Mixed Media Lime
Circles: AJC12 Parcel 7
Butterfly: Mixed Media Buttercup
Eye: Unconventional Wisdom
Gear: Steampunk Lab
Eyepiece: Steampunk Band
Papers: QQuickety Split Vol. 5,Quickety Split Vol. 7, Painted Grunge, Art Stomp with Roben-Marie Smith, Asian Abundance with Amanda Sexton
Border: Quickety Split Borders 1

Other – Body: Divas by Tumblefish Studios, Get Funky by Crowabout StudioB; Textpath: Scrapsimple TypePath Curve 2101 by Valerie Randall


Carolyn aka cfalbro

Technique: I simply used a bunch of curved borders and circles.

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter
Papers and Elements from
As If By Magic
AJC 2011 Apprentice Art Box Parcel 48
Quickity Split Snippets 1
Quickity Split Borders 3


Inspiration for Technique: Curves – Scrapbookgraphics Gallery

Please click on the image to give the artist love in the gallery!

Karen Bowers – Technique: love the curve of the repeated photo where she used a rainbow gradient overlay with the style set to “radial”

I love this photo of me little, grinning my head off because I’m on my bike and my dad is watching me. Since my AJC 2012 trick is to make brushes out of favorite things, I turned little me into a brush. I put a rainbow gradient overlay with the style set to “radial”. I put a soft inner glow in the large image of me. I like how “little risk taker” can be read two ways.

AJC 2012 Parcel 3 (rub ons) by Tangie Baxter
Phuong Ton’s August (paper)
Fonts: Jellyka’s Endless Voyage and Suzanne Walker’s Pollyanna



php57 – Technique: love the swirls of opulent feathers on this whimsical page

Credits: Tangie AJC12 Parcel 8; RMcMeen Elle kit



PatsFanGran - Technique: the curved text path is just utter perfection

Wordography #9 Serendipity



Zuzu – Technique: love the curved text path, the text around the sun, and the fun curved border too!

Week #10 – The song in my head

SInce we’ve had a mild winter here in upstate NY, I’ve been humming this song a lot! Thanks to Tangie for the Type on a Path tutorial! (in the AJC Forum)

Tangie – AJC 11 Parcel 42; Bountiful; Dot, Dot, Dot; Quote Borders; AJC 12 Vintage stamps; and Door Opens

Studio Miki – Luna
Tumblefish Studio – Freestyle
Wish Bliss Studio – Some Kind of Wonderful and Mermaids (both retired).



chinaca – Technique: swirls, butterflies and text on a curve! love it!

Itinerary 10 – Dearth




Nevermore – Technique: what cool curved waves! also she posted a video of the curved journaling in the Art Journal Caravan 2012 forum for us…so awesome!

Week 10: A Maid that Sleeps in Love

Went to town on recolouring on this one. Example, the boat was deconstructed, overlaid with Flergs’ papers which were all hue adjusted. Waves were recoloured with Match colour readjustment and then merged with a Doris Castle paper. And so on. I have posted a video in showing how I did the hand journalling of the lyrics (ArtRage 102) if anyone has any interest.

Background: CreateWings “Create”.
Border: Beth Rimmer “Border Insanity”.
Journal: Rosey Posey “Natural Abandon”.
Boat: Tangie Baxter “Keep Moving Forward” with various Flerg papers.
Waves: Ruth Davis “Sea Breeze” and “Wave” with recolouring and a Doris Castle “Sentimental Sophisticates” paper blended in.



rabbitTechnique: what’s not to love? curved photo! curved element of dividing cells swirling through the page, curved title, and curved subtitle!

Week 9: Serendipity


Photo: self
Sun: combination of two from Tangie: Musical Theatre
Dividing cells: It’s All Relative kit by Finecrafted Design @ Deviantscrap
Ovum & DNA from the web
Borders: Jolie Papier by Tumblefish Studio @ Deviantscrap
Backgrounds: own
Fonts: Starburst & Lucida Handwriting



suslynTechnique: I love the curves in the body on the silhouette in this ATC , and also the waves on the bottom border!

On Hope Street

From the Frameworthy Gallery: I was inspired by her Encaustics gallery. While she seems to use a lot of squares, with some curves, I’ve deviated from that considerably using mostly curves and a few squares.

We’re moving in July. We both have some trepidation at the idea, for different reasons. So here’s for hope.

Thx for the challenge.

Credits: Papers and elements from The Body Electric and Tell Your Story (Circle of Life Scraps) and The Livin’ is Easy collab bySugar Moon and Circle of Life Scraps.



RucolaDesigns – Technique: very cool curvy arrow with curved text on it, and various  curved lines…very fun!

I tried to play with the fonts and curves.

Credits: Paula Kesselring – Spring Garden
Font: Mad Hatter by Tangie Baxter – AJC Parcel 04
Fonts: Jump Start, Myriad Pro, Stamp Act



tam65 – Technique: this is a dreamy text path….talk about curvy!!! love!


The journaling says….i believe in dreams. Without dreams I would be lost. I guess that is because I am a planner and person who stores their dreams just waiting for the right moment to transpire so it can become a reality. I know too that dreams are fluid things and that is why this year I am tying to stop and smell the roses.


paper from Moonlight Hallow by Tangie
gessolace from AJC 12 parcel 4 by Tangie
paint from AJC11 parcel 1 by Tangie
swirls, eye, stitches and paint swirl from Art Journaling kit 2 by Holliwood Studios
hearts from AJC 12 parcel 6 by Tangie
sparkles from Dream Spilling by Tangie
water blooms by Rosey Posey
text path by Sahlin Studio


Related Tutorials: Technique – Curves

Join the conversation! Leave a comment below and tell us what you think about this post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

You might also enjoy:

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Splatter Graffiti 50% OFF Frenzy!

This sale will only last while I’m in Vegas teaching at the Convention!
It’s a  very rare Graffiti Sale!

Highlights of Week 10

Week 10 was a busy week on the Art Journal Caravan.  We had some really great prompts (as always) and lots of encouragement and inspiration.  The girls are well on their way to self discovery, it’s a beautiful thing.  You know, it’s not to late to join in the fun.  If you’d like to be a part of the most amazing Art Journaling Journey on the net you’re welcome to join us.  Sign up HERE for the Art Journal Caravan.  Are you ready to see what the Caravaners have been up to?  Remember, this is just a peek, you can see all of the pages created HERE.


Poetry Journal Cover by Karen Bowers
This is stunning!!  I’m horrible at creating covers.  Just the thought of it makes me want to run and hide.  But after seeing this artist’s creation, it doesn’t feel so scary, maybe I’ll give it a shot.


Your Own Voice by aertre
I love all of this journaling.  I think that journaling can be so incredibly healing and I love it when people do it.  As this artist states, “I am trying to journal more and get my feelings out”.  Good for you!!


betrayed with aplomb by mimisgirl
Ummm… WOW!!!  I’m not really even sure what else to say.  I felt very inspired by this page.  It brought an entire ocean of emotion crashing in on me.  Again, WOW!


Week 8 by violetsnana
Here’s a really fun one.  I like the big map being the focus of the page and below it the artist mentions the places she’s traveled.  A very interesting new take on lists.


Psalm 91:4 by anniesmom
This page is so soft and pretty.  I like the painted wings and the floating heart.


Week 4 by MsKaty
I thought it was neat that this artist used her lost inspiration as inspiration.  Glad to have you back on the trail MsKaty.


AJC 2012 – #10 There is Nothing … by Artgirl
Who doesn’t love a bunch of birds on a wire?


Thanks for joining me for another week of highlights.  Don’t forget to check in next Sunday for more great inspiration.  Until then… I’ll see ya on the trail.





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