In January I started an ART JOURNAL.
It is a lot of fun. I have always had trouble just doing "scrapbooking." Now I incorporate my art, designs, and sometimes "wacky" ideas into a scrapbook page with some journaling- or not. I totally enjoy my "art journal scrapbooking" pages now.
What I do is to start with a 12x12 digital page. I either "paint" it myself or I "place" a pre-made page onto my background in Photoshop CS4. I then add pictures, artwork, and journaling. I have about 12 pages already done and more to work on. I belong to an Art Journal Caravan which is a group of people from Scrapbookgraphics.com.
The group is led by a designer named Tangie Baxter.
Tangie gives us a word and then we use that word to make a page. We also get quotes and affirmations and sometimes free digital art. If you are interested in joining, either leave me a comment or go over to scrapbookgraphics and take a look. I used some design elements from Tangie Baxter from the Art Journal Caravan 2011 intro set. (StudioTangie@www.scrapbookgraphics.com)
It is a really fun way to journal your life.
It is also fun to use the photoshop tools to make a unique page. I will be posting my pages when I am working on other projects so you have something to look at on my blog. It would be great if you could leave a comment so I know someone is looking at my stuff. Thanks for visiting!