Friday, 15 June 2018

Plan With Me! Dreamer of Dreams

I don't very often share these types of videos but I thought I would just turn the camera on whilst I added loads of stickers to my planner lol!




I used the Dreamer of Dreams and the Wild at Heart Collection from my shop.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Updates to stickers!


Hey peeps!

Just to let you know that I’ve made some changes to my stickers...

1. On my functional sticker sheets I’ve changed the icons so they are chunkier and therefore bolder and easier to see

2. I’ve added a couple of different icons and made some more obvious or more universal

3. On the planner box stickers I’ve added appointments instead of all the plain strips

4. All stickers now have different paper! I’ve found better paper, more expensive paper so I’ve switched (and I’m actually switching again next month as I’ve found even better!).

I hope you like the new and improved stickers, I certainly do. I'd love to know what you think!

Anna x

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

June Collage Sheets

Have you ever wondered what my Patreon is all about and what I create over there for my Patreons?

Like a lot of artists, part of my Patreon package is collage sheets and I thought I would show you the collage sheets that my Patreons will be receiving in June 2018 so you can have a look, see what I have been creating this month and if this is the sort of thing that could perhaps be for you (please bear in mind that the art in the collage sheets and the number of collage sheets vary each month but this is fairly typical).

If you like what you see why not join in the fun or just follow me on Patreon for my Patreon only updates (updates are free). You can find me at: https://www.patreon.com/mrsbrimbles

Thank you to my current Patreons who are supporting me as this helps me to be able to create more content for you free on my YouTube channel. Big, Big love xx


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Filofax Notebook Review

Filofax have very kindly sent me a notebook to share with you guys. Do you have one? What do you think?


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Art as self care

Art journaling for me is an act of self care.  I've been crazy busy in May with work (as a lecturer in a university, May is exam month so lots of marking and student support) plus I've had some complicated family stuff going on.  All that has taken it's toll and art has taken a back seat and I feel it.  I've spent a morning working on a couple of art projects and immediately felt lighter.  Look after yourself, make time for you.

Here's what I've been working on:


This is a page I made with some of Anna's collage sheets- I love how vibrant they are.  This is a page in a collaboration journal - I'm working with a couple of friends and we've each chosen an artist who we can be inspired by.  This one is inspired by Laura Horn, the collage sheets were perfect for this because the paper I've printed them on is light so great for posting through the mail.

Next up I have created a journal for myself using an old book.


I've gutted it's pages and added my own mixed media paper.  Becaise this journal is called 'The Mermaid' s Purse I thought one of Anna's collage sheets was perfect to line my book.  It totally made me think of magical seas and mermaids.


I'm looking forward to working in it over the next few weeks and am confident that I'll be inspired by this beautiful work each time I open it.

Don't forget to check out Anna's Patreon which includes all of Anna's beautiful collage sheets including these gorgeous pages as well as art tutorials. You can find more of my art here, on my blog, or on Instagram.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

June Brimbles Box


So here is a look at the June Brimbles Box!


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Watercolour Journal Spots and Journal Cards





This month as part of the Mrs Brimbles Creative Team I have been playing with watercolours and drawing gum again, but in a completely different way to last time. In Anna's latest Patreon tutorials, she has been showing us how to create something called 'Journal Spots', journaling cards that use drawing gum to create a resist area that we can then use to write or journal on. I love them!


I have created 4 different cards, each with a different purpose in mind. The one above is for my Happiness and Bloom Journals (both of which are junk journals). I have used the cards as prompts for further journaling. The one below is one of my long term goals: To move to Spain, it is something that I WILL be doing, even if takes until retirement to get there.


The Growth and Happy journaling cards are my Words of the Year, so something I have been holding dear and trying to live up to. Happy seems to be working for me at the minute. I have been much happier in my work and this has had a knock on effect in all areas of my life. I have used the card to document my weekend at Cambs Planner Con last week and you can see this in my journal below. It was such a lovely event and great to finally get to meet some of the lovely people I have spoken to online and to see friends that I have already met through the planner and journaling community. The page also uses stickers from Anna from both the ones that were sent with our ticket and ones from the latest Brimbles Box (Planner Nerds Bright's).


I've loved creating and using the Journal Spots and it is something I will be creating and making again. Do check out Anna's Patreon Page, she has updated it to include lots of new goodies and rewards including a tier where you can get the Brimbles Box included.

Take Care and I will see you soon,
Kerry xx

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