I know some of you have been patiently waiting for this and others are a bit scared about it . It is ok. Let me talk to you a bit of what I think AJ is. I want you to think of it like a diary, where you only get to share what YOU want to share and WHEN you want to share it. Sometimes I start with a quote I see or a color or sometimes I am restless and my head is buzzing and I just sit and start LITERALLY adding all the elements in a kit into a background. Then I click the little visibility button (the little eye in PS or CS) and start making one by one appear and see if it "talks" to me. If that element has any relevance to what I am feeling right now. Sometimes just one single element can make my entire disposition change and my page take a new route. I know this is all very HOCUS POCUS talk, but it really is about putting in "paper" how you feel about anything, or anyone. It is about putting down your feelings of that specific time in your life. For this challenge you have a few options, because not all of us will end up with an AJ that is messy. Art Journal pages do not have to be messy, they can be clean, they MUST be YOU! You just need to find your inner-art journaler. Here are your options. NOTE: In both options I want to be able to see Word Arts that express a feeling. 1. Go messy, go BIG! Use everything AND the kitchen sink, let your imagination go and do not stop until you think your AJ page is done! Use more than one Word Art about your feeling. (the WAs can be one word or more complex ones) 2. Thread with caution. It is ok, to be a bit scared and thread with caution! Expressing your feelings is a scary thing! Use one Word Art to express your feelings. Keep it clean but give it a bit of an artsy look. Try it, you probably will like it! PS. If you want more techniques or more about Art Journaling you could go to our Art Journaling area here in our forum. Search for "technique" to find a few fun technique challenges, videos and tutorials. Do you need some inspiration? Check out our Arj Journaling Gallery! I am going to post some samples here of both possibilities, again these are just for inspiration, yours does not have to look anything like this, just will be MORE like YOU and your "feeling". MESSY! CLEAN/Artsy Can you be so lucky as to have two wonderful Pad members do an almost side to side comparison of MESSY and CLEAN using the same kit? YES!!!! I feel like I need to show you a couple more of CLEANER versions of AJ, so you really believe me they exist, ok? Here they are. The rules are as follows: Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Please post your page in your page thread you created in this folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. You should also post your page here in this thread, and people can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).