Adelaide’s Journal of Letters
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous returning Junk Journal Design Team Members, Lynne Morgado, has created an amazing junk journal for us. She shares Adelaide’s Journal of Letters with you! Each week we spotlight another Mixed Media project, created by one of the amazing designers on our team. The designers are tasked to use images from our Premium Membership Site to provide inspiration for your own projects. Be sure to check out her Show and Tell Video below. Please scroll down to the end of this post to see her video. Be prepared to be inspired! I will now allow Lynne to tell you all about her art in her own words…
Hello everyone, I am so happy to be back to show you my December Design Team junk journal project. I hope you are all doing well. This traveler’s notebook style junk journal is called Adelaide’s Journal of Letters.
My initial inspiration for this project came when I was lucky enough to find on Ebay a box of letters, greeting cards and assorted ephemera pieces that belonged to a woman named Adelaide. Handwritten letters are one of my favorite things to tuck into a junk journal. I am fascinated reading them and peeking into someone else’s story. The other assorted ephemera pieces included things like wedding invites, programs for graduations, performances and more. As I looked through them I noticed that most of the ephemera had a black & white color scheme.
When I first saw the beautiful Black & Cream Ephemera Bundle a while back on the Premium Membership site I was instantly inspired to make a journal using Adelaide’s treasures.
Another big inspiration for this journal is Sheena from Luna Rozu. If you are unfamiliar with her journals you can see several of them here on the blog as she was a design team member.
I also included a small collection of embellished envelopes & letters. The envelope collection is another inspiration from Sheena and a creative way for me to include more of Adelaide’s letters since the journal had become a bit overstuffed.
I also used assorted textiles in the black and cream color scheme to embellish the journal.
The black & cream ephemera bundle has so many amazing additional printables that the Graphics Fairy team has created for us. I absolutely love the journal cards and used quite a few of them to create additional journaling ephemera and tuck spots in this journal.
The washi tape sheets I printed onto premium copy paper and printed a light grungy paper on the backs and used them as pages instead of cutting them up into tape strips.
The covers are both pattern and marbled papers from the bundle as well. I printed them onto a matte presentation paper, glued them back to back and sewed around the edges.
There is a beautiful image of a strip of lace in the bundle which I enlarged and used as a long side tuck spot.
I’m sure I have mentioned this before that the quality of the digital images on the Graphics Fairy Premium site allows for images to be printed at different sizes while keeping the same detail and clarity. Another of the decorative trim type images from the bundle I printed onto cardstock and created a belly band.
For the backs of the journaling cards I wanted a light, only slightly grungy paper so they could still be written on, but not just plain paper. I used a couple of the journal pages from the Rich Marbled Endpapers bundle. I cropped the images to isolate the ivory marbled papers and then enlarged them to print onto the back of the 8 1/2” x 11” sheets of journaling cards.
There is a full flip though video on my YouTube channel. I hope you will visit me and see all the details of this junk journal as well as some of the fabulous ephemera keepsakes that Adelaide had saved. Thank you for taking the time to read about my December Design Team junk journal. Take care and happy creating.
Adelaide’s Journal of Letters Show and Tell Video
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Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Bundles Used:
Black & Cream Ephemera
Rich Marbled Endpapers
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my December project. I hope you find some inspiration. Take care and Happy Creating!
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Hellen Edwards says
What an absolutely glorious journal!!! Thankyou SO much for sharing all your inspirational ideas . LOVE LOVE LOVE it. xxxxx
Karen Watson says
We’re so glad you enjoyed Lynne’s wonderful Journal Hellen! 😊
Mary Beko says
Love, love love the junk journals….so creative and just all around fun…..
Karen Watson says
Thanks Mary! I thought this was such a fun journal too!