A midsummer’s challenge…


My art journal has become my refuge. my escape. my amazing happy place. If you’re in my Art Journaling class (part of Camp Scrap at www.craftwithmay.com) you know this. I couldn’t come up with something for this week’s challenge and I thought… I could art journal a quote!


First I colored the whole thing with my blue pencils. Then I added a star stencil, a lady (colored with pencil), some glitter, and some paste.


I love projects like this – simple and fun and I ADORE having quotes and thoughts in my journal to inspire me whenever I need it. Or encourage me – whatever the case may be.


This week we’re all about summer- won’t you join in the creative fun? Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.


  1. So many great elements to this inspiring little page. Pencils have recently become my coloring tool of choice, so I was excited to see your work with them. And you know I love glitter! The quilled flower? Perfect! Beautifully done, May!

  2. Wow! I really like this page. I like the placement of the woman, who looks like she’s glancing expectantly over at the blank page waiting for it to be filled. The color palette is really unique and your sentiment is full of creativity and imagination. Love how it all came together!

  3. Victoria H. says:

    Oh this page is gorgeous, it just draws me in and gives me a warm feeling of joy. I love the colors, the small details of stars, glitter and her flower in her hair. Your camp is so fun and inspiring!

  4. Carol Mc says:

    Love your journal page. Such beautiful colors & stars.

  5. michelle t says:

    Pretty page. Love the dark but at the same time soft color. So pretty, inspiring. Michelle t

  6. May this is really a great journal page… sometimes we need to go within and that is what this looks like to me… a great inner page with deep meaning on a lot of levels for you… GREAT page color and layout… Love, Light and Peace…Bonnie

  7. Fun! Nice sparkly elements!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Marcie Lovett says:

    Great page, May. That flower looks suspiciously like it was quilled!

  9. you guys crack me up! It is a plastic (OLD) Jenni Bowlin flower.

  10. Such a beautiful page May! Love the shimmery detail!

  11. Linda K says:

    a really lovely page May!

  12. Beautiful page May and really love that quote that you used. Gorgeous shades of blue.

  13. Marcie Lovett says:

    After the discussion of quilling on the chat, May, it just seemed so timely!

  14. Beautiful quote and so is the page! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

  15. Just stunning May

  16. Love your beautiful page and great sentiment, May. Wonderful design! :)

  17. Such a beautiful page and a wonderful quote, May. I love the shades of blue and adore the paper quilled flower ~ wonderful! :)

  18. stampersuzz says:

    Inspiring indeed! Love your pretty page!

  19. LOve this shades of blue and the face is absolutely perfect! Barbarayaya

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