Bright Pink Watercolor July 2020 Plan-with-Me

I am a huge fan of paint in my bullet journal. Let's talk about my bright pink watercolor July 2020 bullet journal layout.

I was inspired for my July spread almost immediately after creating my June tie-dye spread. Naturally, I am a huge fan of paint in my bullet journal and I decided to use it this month as well. This article walks through the creation of this spread, shows the creation, discusses concept and theme, and lists the products that I used. Let’s talk about my bright pink watercolor July 2020 bullet journal layout.

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Bright Pink Watercolor Theme Breakdown

The initial plan was to do a sort of tie-dye look like I did in June but with pinks. However, I did not use enough water and when I started blotting the paint it started having a sort of weathered look. Then, when I tried to replicate the weathered or tie-dyed looks in the weekly spreads it was a fail. However, I still love the overall bright pink textured watercolor look.

Bright Pink July 2020 Layout Explanation

The layouts this month are identical to every month in 2020; however, colors and tools used do change monthly. This month, I chose to stick with black and white lines and headers instead of using gold like I have the first six months of this year. I decided to break away from that box. I created the main header on the cover page with both 2mm and 1mm black paint pens. Then, the same is true for the weekly. I outlined the boxes with 2mm and the headers with a 1mm black paint pen. Then, I drew in the subheaders for the weekdays with a very thin white gel paint pen. I love the way this turned out!

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Sunshine Yellow July Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

It is officially summer, and that means bright, happy colors and sunshine activities. My bullet journal is no different! Each summer I like to use a yellow theme to celebrate the warm sunny weather. I decided that this year, July would be the month I used yellow. Keep reading to see how I created my sunshine yellow July 2019 bullet journal!

The Sunshine Yellow Theme Process

This month’s yellow theme is one I picked out back in April. However, I was not too sure how to execute the yellow theme. Additionally, I knew that I wanted to incorporate my sunshine washi tape since my yellow summer layouts are the reason I created this tape.

I got busy and completely forgot what I was doing for July until I found my notes. In my notes, I had a few keywords and as I read them, I was inspired. I knew that I wanted most of the layout to be yellow. Yellow is a color that makes me super happy because of it’s bright summer-y feel. So, I decided to create a layout similar to my July theme, except I would create a border on one of the pages with my tape. I do enjoy how it turned out!

The Layout Descriptions

Per usual, my July spread includes a hello page and then weeklies. First, let’s start by talking about the hello page. For July, the hello page is painted almost entirely in a bright golden yellow color. Then in the seam of the page, I have added a stripe of sunshine washi tape. Finally, in a minimal gold script, I have “July” written across the center.

Next, let’s discuss my weekly layouts. I generally follow a general design. I painted the space of this layout in the same yellow paint as the hello page. Then on the left page edge, I used the sunshine washi tape. Next, I outlined the seven columns found in the center of the two pages in gold ink.

Additionally, the header is in a gold minimal script font on the left page. Then, on the right page is the week number, again, in gold. Lastly, the letter and number indicating the day and date are in yellow at the top of the day’s column.

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13 Amazing Hello July Bullet Journal Layouts

Does anyone else feel like this summer is flying by too fast? I sure do! Summer is my favorite season and July is the month we experience peak summer weather! No matter how you are celebrating and enjoying summer, I wanted to share some fantastic hello July bullet journal layouts!

July Dandelions by @seala.bujo

July Dandelions by @seala.bujo

It’s dandelion season where I live so this layout is super fitting for July! Not only is the subject fitting, but the colors are too! This layout is super bright featuring yellow and green.

Hello July Peacock by @cynthiabujo

Hello July Peacock by @cynthiabujo

This little peacock is absolutely adorable! I love the colors used on this peacock. Additionally, the lettering is beautiful!

July Mountainous Night by @shaydacampbell

July Mountainous Night by @shaydacampbell

I love hello bullet journal layouts like this one that uses circles as if they are windows. I feel as though I am looking through a window into another world and its perfect for a hello layout!

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Hello Sunshine in July for MariaVictoria

July is a sunshine-y month! And for that reason this hello July page is perfect! I created this page for MariaVictoria using Arteza watercolor brush pens and Faber Castell Liner in Medium. Regardless, I love how this layout turned out!

The original idea was to keep in on one page. However, for some reason, I decided to put the sun on both pages while keeping the header on one. I really do enjoy the effect this gives!

Hello Blue Snowcones! by @haleys_journal

Hello Blue Snowcones! by @haleys_journal

Ever had a snowcone? I LOVE them! Also, I love how this page incorporates snowcones! With it being warm and summery, you can’t go wrong with a summer treat!

Watermelon in July by @temi.journals

Watermelon in July by @temi.journals

Watermelon is a staple summer food. About this time of year, you find it watermelon featured in dozens of bullet journal layouts, and I love it! What makes this watermelon layout different then others is the texture of the artwork. The watermelon looks like a painted version of reality. How cool!?

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Hello July Red Roses for Alana

Here is another layout I created for a client. Alana’s notebook was full of watercolor flowers. For July, I created watercolor roses, and I love how they turned out. I think the use of watercolor and a floral theme are perfect for every month!

Summertime in July by @creative.krista

Summertime in July by @creative.krista

This layout is super creative. I would have never thought to do this for a theme before. Further, the hanging and taped up photos of summer items are so cute!!

Hello 4th of July by @jordanhowardjournals

Hello 4th of July by @jordanhowardjournals

Where are you from? In the United States, Independence Day falls on July 4th. So, this is an awesome layout to celebrate the 4th with red, white, and blue flags, fireworks, and ice creams!

Hello July Pink Flamingo by @ennbuljo

Hello July Pink Flamingo by @ennbuljo

Do you love flamingos? Of course, you do! This layout uses a flamingo in a super creative way. Additionally, the flamingo is paired with a pink rose and fun triangle. Also, the lettering is gorgeous!

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Hello July Midnight Sky

This layout is one of my favorite hello pages that i have created for myself. I used watercolor pens to create a midnight with lights feel. Everything in this layouts except the black ink is watercolor. This particular hello page is even inspiring this year’s summer themes!

Hello July Ice Cream & Watermelon by @ana.b_art

Hello July Ice Cream & Watermelon by @ana.b_art

After writing this post, I am going to want to eat ice cream! This page is another adorable summer themed Hello July layout. It features some yummy ice cream and watermelon!

Hakuna Matata Hello Juillet by @ladoufamily

Hakuna Matata Hello Juillet by @ladoufamily

Who doesn’t love a good Disney theme? I am in love with this Lion King hello July page! Not only is the detail incredible, but the artwork is very well! Additionally, the lettering is beautiful!

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Night Sky July 2018 Bullet Journal Plan-With-Me

This month’s bullet journal layout is far different than my layouts usually are. Normally I keep my bullet journal fairly minimal and simple, I keep color and art to a minimum; however, this month Life of Colour sent me their watercolor brush pens to try out, and I just had to create my July pages around the idea of watercolor. This post may contain affiliate links.

Theme | Watercolor Abstract Night Sky

If you follow me on Instagram, then you are well aware of my love for watercolor and how often I try to incorporate it. That being said, when Life of Colour contacted me about trying out their pens and becoming an ambassador, I simply HAD to say yes. After messing around with the pens and creating their ‘pen test” page (see below), I can safely say that these watercolor pens are amazing!

I messed around with the pens for a few days, then inspiration hit! First, I needed a new theme for July but had been too busy to give it any thought. I have always loved seeing super artistic bullet journaling Instagrams who create night sky art that is phenomenal. While I could never do something so beautiful with any kind of pen, I thought that I could embrace my imperfect art style and create something sort of abstract—a night sky was the perfect fit! Thus, I created my night sky themed July bullet journaling layouts.

 

Layouts

I chose the night sky theme. However, you really only see that at play on the title page. The title page is covered completely using the blue and gray watercolor pens speckled with “stars” using the yellow pen. I blended out the starts using the water blending pen that came with my Life of Colour pen set I also used the yellow pens in the center of “July” and then outlined it using a black Tombow Dual Brush Pen. The goal of this layout was to be messy and abstract, I did not want perfection because the imperfections are my favorite part of watercolor.

After I created the title page, I focused on my monthly page. I wanted to switch things up even more while I was being uncharacteristically artistic. I put the calendar on the right side of the page and put my goals on the left. This month I felt there to be no need in taking up space with labeling the month since I had a hello July page. I filled the background of these layouts with the yellow watercolor.

I kept the weekly layouts incredibly similar to normal. The main difference was filling the top with the yellow watercolor. Additionally, I used the same blue and black watercolor night sky method on the days of the week. I was so inspired by this theme that I ordered some night sky washi tape to add to my weekly layouts. This month may easily be one of my favorite layouts so far this year!

 

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