Hello beautiful people!
Look at this! I’m posting before the end of the month! Hooray! Note: This is a seldom thing for me, since I tend to forget that the month is almost over … so I post late … so yes, I’m very happy about this! This spread took me approximately 3 hours to do (with breaks obviously) — but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a HUGE perfectionist with these and my eyes can only focus on the little dots for so long. So it probably won’t take you as long
I hope you all enjoy it!
I was having a difficult time coming up with my own ideas this month, so I looked for inspiration EVERYWHERE! The inspirations I used are:
- Title Page: @studyquill Instagram
- Weekly Spreads One: @thejournaltea Instagram
- Weekly Spreads Two: @bu.joos Instagram
- Limited Edition Dual Brush Pen Sets, Desert Flora
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set, 10-Pack, Portrait Colors
- Tombow 66403 Mono Drawing Pen (3), 3-Pack, 3 Piece
- 4 Roll Black Masking Tape (Bronzing) (the black background with only stars)
The colours I used specifically for this set up are 158, 942, and 993. For the Tombow Mono Drawing Pens, I used 01 and 05; for the little small details such as the flowers, I found 01 the best.
Changes & additional notes
The first page of the title page was left blank. I saw some people doing these amazing word collages, putting a word a day on the spread. It looks like fun … so why not? I’ll remember to put a photo up later!
On the monthly spread, I added a “tasks” section that I’ll have throughout the month. There are little note sections on the Weekly Spreads but I wanted to add one on the monthly for events throughout May as a whole.
The budget and expense tracker has only SLIGHTLY updated. At the end, I added a savings tracker. I saw some people doing these cute savings jars in their bullet journal but they did it at the beginning so they don’t have to re-draw it every month. I might do this in my next journal but for now, I want to add this to keep myself in check!
And lastly, I re-vamped the weekly spreads a tad. I added a month at a glance calendar, did the trackers differently, and did the layout differently for fun.
I decided not to filter so much for these photos. I literally just used natural lighting, and then put the photos in Afterlight to up the brightness (+60), the clarity (+15), the temperature (+10), and the sharpness (+10).
May 2019 Layout
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May Title Page
May Monthly Calendar Spread
Book Blog Tracker & Fitness Routine
Budget & Expense Tracker
Weekly Spread Week 18
Weekly Spread Week 19
Weekly Spread Week 20
Weekly Spread Week 21
Weekly Spread Week 22