Bird Watcher Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Lynne Morgado, has created an amazing junk journal for us. She shares her incredible Bird Watcher Junk Journal 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…
Inspiration can come from the simplest things. When I was filling our bird feeders recently I couldn’t believe how bold the chickadees had become. They didn’t even wait until I was out of the way before they swooped in for their lunch. I laughed to myself and thought, “I should make a bird themed journal.” That’s how inspiration strikes sometimes
I have been a bird watcher since I was 9 years old. My mother had a little bird guide book and we would keep a list of the birds we would see at our feeder. That early love of bird watching is probably the reason I got a degree in Wildlife Biology with a specialty in Ornithology.
I included images of birds I observe in my own backyard as well as images of birds from the Premium Membership bundles that I wish I would see in my backyard. Although I haven’t seen any owls in my yard, I hear one every night. What a wonderful sound to listen to while you fall asleep.
Color nature book plate images are always a favorite of mine and the eggs images are no exception. So of course I couldn’t resist including several in this journal. I enlarged on of the eggs images to create a writing board. For those of you unfamiliar with it, a writing board is a hard surface that is used to slip between pages to create a stable surface to write on. I will show you what I mean in the flip through video.
I created some pages using vintage bird books I have in my own collection. Those pages can be further embellished or journaled on or simply left as something pretty to inspire.
The ring bound style junk journal has become a favorite of mine. I really enjoy creating pages of different sizes and adding lots of embellishments and textiles. I also like the flexibility of being able to rearrange, add or remove pages. It is an easy style of journal to start with if you are overwhelmed at the idea of creating a cover and binding in pages the traditional way. You could even create a page a day until you have enough pages for a journal – punch the holes and add the rings. So easy and fun!
I hope you will join me on my YouTube channel to see the full flip through video. I can’t wait to show you all the little details that really made this journal special to me an hopefully give you some ideas and inspiration.
Bird Watchers Junk Journal Show and Tell Video
Let’s take a tour of it together:
I hope you like this junk journal and find some inspiration and ideas to use in your own creations!
Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Bundles Used:
- Birds & Nest Ephemera
- Snow Birds
- Winter Birds
- Natural History Birds
- A Forest Stroll
- Feathered Friends
- Fall Colors Ephemera
- Bird Watchers Bliss
- Blank Paper Ephemera
- Office Labels Printable Sheet
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Thank you everyone for taking the time to read about my Design Team project. I appreciate it so much! I hope you are all doing well.
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