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Welcome to my bullet journal spread for October. This month my inspiration was our beautiful black cat. I thought it was fitting in October with Halloween coming up at the end of the month.
I went for a minimalist theme this month, using only a few colors and very simple designs. Black, silver and gold are really all that I’ve used, with only a few cat doodles using a stencil for decoration. To jazz it up a bit I have used glitter and metallic pens.
As always, all the supplies I’ve used to create this spread are listed below.
Let me take you through my bullet journal theme for the month of October.
October Walkthrough Video
Watch the full design come to life here.
Supplies used this month
Here is a list of everything I used in the spreads this month.
- Vivid Scribbles Dotted Bullet Journal in Pink
Pens / Markers:
- Artistro Brush Paint Pen in Black and Metallic Gold
- Artistro Glitter Paint Pen in Silver, Gold and Black
- Artistro Metallic Paint Pen in Silver and Gold
- Paper Mate Flair Medium Tip Markers for use in the mood tracker.
- Scribbles That Matter Black Fineliner
- Bic Velocity Mechanical Pencil (0.7mm)
- Cat Stencil from Amazon
October Cover Page
The natural theme from October a lot of people go with is Halloween but I didn’t really want to go down the traditional path. We actually have a black cat at home so I took inspiration from that and stencilled some cat outlines.
One of the cats has its paw up like it’s batting something. I lined this up with the O from October to look like the cat is hitting the word across the page. Another cat is sitting on the corner of the page and I added a half moon at the top.
October was done in the Artistro brush pen in metallic gold. I then overlayed it with the Artistro Glitter Pen in Black.
The cats were done in black with the Artistro brush pen and then outlined in black glitter pen to give definition. The moon was outlined and filled in with the silver Artistro glitter pen.
This was a simple design and a minimalist page, but the glitter pens add some feature.
October Monthly Spread
I chose a one page spread for the October monthly. Keeping with the theme was another black cat at the bottom of the page done the same way as the cover page.
The October is done in the metallic paint pens from Artistro in gold with the days of the week in glitter black.
A simple box design for the month in the Scribbles That Matter black fineliner (using a ruler as I cannot free hand straight lines) and the numbers are the gold glitter pen to make them shiny.
October Bullet Journal Mood Tracker
My trackers for this month are on different pages so lets start with the mood tracker.
Again it was a very minimalist design, with the ‘mood’ done in gold metallic paint pen. The days were done using a hexagon shape in silver metallic paint pen.
The Paper Mate Flair medium tip markers are the colors for my mood and are really the only colors for the month that aren’t gold, silver or black.
October Weekly Spread
The reason I decided to separate my trackers this month is that October starts with a Sunday. As I normally start my weekly spreads on a Monday, this would leave the poor little first day all on its own. So I started the week underneath my mood tracker and then continued on from there.
The weekly spread is really just some lines in black glitter pen – on the left of the page the day and the right the date. I wrote everything in the gold glitter pen and each week takes 2 pages. At the end of the week I added a to do list, not only to highlight important things to get done that week but also to keep the lines even.
October Habit Tracker
Finally we have my habit tracker for the month. Done similarly with the mood and monthly with the word done in metallic gold.
My habits were spit into two – from day one to 15 and then day 16 to 31. The table is done in silver metallic, the numbers in black glitter pen and the habits in gold glitter pen. I think I will highlight the boxes in gold as well as I do them.
October seems to have snuck up on me quickly. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year already. I like my take on a Halloween theme without it really being that Halloweeny by getting inspiration from our very own black cat.
If you want to do some Halloween doodles there’s some great inspiration here.