Sunday 5 February 2012

Art Journal challenge #2

I know that many of you have asked for another Art Journal challenge, so here it is. 

The theme this time is "FILLED WITH LOVE".

What we will ask is to draw/stencils/die-cut hearts and "fill" them with what you love... It can be pictures of your loved ones... your favourite colours... favourite food... favourite movies.... Anything/one you love and want to journal about should be INSIDE the hearts... The rest is up to you... 
Any question, please ask in a comment below, and don't forget to come and see the answer ;)
Pour notre nouveau challenge Art Journal, je pourrais traduire par "rempli d'amour" ... St Valentin oblige... 
Nous vous demandons donc de dessiner/peindre/couper des coeurs et de les remplir avec ce que vous aimez (famille, couleurs, nourriture, art, films, hobby, passion...) ce que vous voulez, mais ça doit remplir les coeurs que vous mettez sur votre page.
Si vous avez des questions, posez-les dans un commentaire et pensez à venir voir la réponse ;)
Vous avez 3 semaines pour participer... et vous pouvez gagner le lot ci-dessous. 

Challenge is open to all countries
and will close on 
Sunday 25th February

One lucky participant will win the following "love kit":


Some of the  DT members (and myself) had a play and here's what we came up with...

Gay filled her hearts with what she loves in crafts: Text and texture

Gio loves sewing, so her AJ page is all about sewing and stitches

I love drawing (that's very new), but there are things I already like to draw more than others. 
Ps: I did not draw in those hearts... I scanned my drawings, photoshoped them to fit in the hearts I then printed, cut and glued on my page. My fav. animal is the tiger... probably why I enjoyed drawing that one so much.

by Linda Elbourne

So who's playing?

I really hope we will get lots of entries as we did last time and can't wait to see your AJs
(My 8 year old daughter Melissa is already on the starting blocks... ready to go LOL)

See you on your blogs... 


  1. I am so glad we are continuing with the AJ great theme and I will be back.....soon! Fab DT AJ's and fabby prize!!

    Maggie H

  2. H'mm, not sure I'm into hearts but we'll see when I get another chance to play... Lovely samples from the DT and great to have another challenge x

  3. Ooh, thanks for this, just what I need to get my hibernating mojo going. xx

  4. Oh my goodness, you drew that tiger?! Wow!

  5. I've never done any art journalling before and don't have a journal - yet! so can I enter just a page? Is there anything you have to do to make this AJ as opposed to scrapbooking, I have done a page but not sure it qualifies?? Thanks BJ

    1. Just email it to me ( and we'll take it from there ;). Can't wait to see it.

  6. I have resubmitted my page and deleted my original link as I had used the general blog reference and not the specific page one. Also I have added bits to my original entry too. So inspired by AJ that I have now done my second page too......... Gosh!

  7. New to journalling (this is only the third page I have done) but I wanted to join in and play with paints and pastels. Beautiful samples. I love the different approaches everyone has to the same subject, very inspirational.

  8. Thank you for this new challenge and for your very inspirational samples and thoughts... I had lots of joy and fun to try and join you !! hugs

  9. WoW, just love the fabulous samples by the DT! First time playing here; thank you for the challenge!

  10. Hello!I've just got my first blogspot but have no idea yet how to give you a link to a picture I take of my hearts journaling!Hopefully I'll manage.Anyway it's very nice to be here and to meet you all!Best wishes Alex x

    1. Hi Alex, welcome to blogland and the Craft Barn.
      Get in touch with me ( and I'll help you out.
      Also you might want to check that post ( to find out how to change your settings to help us get in touch with you more easily.
      Have a great weekend,

    2. Hello Izzy!Thank you for your message,and I shall look at that link now.I have missed the closing date of this challenge but will def do the next one!Also I would love to come for a class or 2.Take care
      Alex xx

  11. Really enjoyed the challenge and the DT inspiration. Really enjoying seeing all the entries too. Thank you. Cherry x

  12. fab pages from your DT. enjoyed this challenge and must do more art journalling. x

  13. Wonderful samples by the DT. Hope there is an art journal challenge in march too. Had so much fun. I'm late...als always

  14. Just about scraped in - spent half an hour frantically typing it up (after I'd realised it was due today not tomorrow)saving it every 5 minutes and then Blogger wiped the whole post - and did an auto save so I lost everything **SCREAM**!!
    Anyway - got here in the end - some wonderful samples from both the DT and everyone entering


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