Dreamy Garden Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Kate Stevens of Pixie K Designs, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a pretty Dreamy Garden Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will be totally inspired by this series!
Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will step out of the way and let Kate introduce herself, and tell you all about her incredible project…
I have had this darling little children’s book on my shelf for some time waiting to be repurposed into a journal. This book was published in 1923 and is in excellent condition so I didn’t need to do too much to it in the way of restoration apart from strengthen the spine and adding some fabric and book corner protectors.
I very much wanted to capture the theme of a child at play in the garden, creating her own magical world of fairies. I used the very sweet photograph of a wee girl and inserted it into the vintage greeting card. I felt this introduced Margaret who plays in the garden and through her imagination brings the fairies to the garden. I love the way the Graphics Fairy images marry so well with authentic vintage ephemera and papers. You will see I have combined both vintage papers and images from the Graphics Fairy site throughout this journal.
I love the colour of the book cover and I have carried the greens through the journal. I used the Sage Meadows Bundle to convey the feeling of an almost secret garden type feel where the fairies come to play with Margaret.
When I saw the tutorial by Heather from Ruby&pearlxo using some of the images from the Sage Meadows bundle I followed it and made some pockets and journaling cards which fitted perfectly with my journal theme. I love watching and following along with the crafting tutorials that are available on the premium website.
I also printed the rose image onto tracing paper following one of Heather’s tutorials from the premium site. I love printing on tracing paper and I love how this image looks placed over the original book page. I am definitely going to experiment more with my printer. Hopefully I won’t break it.
The other bundle I used was the Pastel Wallpaper bundle. I love vintage and antique wallpapers and really wanted to use this bundle when it came out on the premium site. So I have used it as pages throughout the journal and the scraps for collages tags and pockets in the journal. I just love how the wallpaper images look in a journal.
One of the other things I like to do is print twice on a page. I have taken an image from the Sage Meadows bundle and printed it onto A4 paper then taken the image of the clover flower wreath and printed again over the top of the first background image. I then printed another background image on the back of the page so it is double sided. I love how this turned out.
I also resized the bird images so that they would fit onto half of an A4 page so they fill the page when it is folded in half.
The journaling card at the front of the journal and the one tucked into the greeting card are from The Realm of the Blue Fairy bundle.
I really hope you like The Dream Girl’s Garden and it reminds you of childhood days playing in the garden imagining a world of fairies and make believe.
This journal will be for sale in the new year when I am back from my summer holiday.
You can also find me here:
DREAMY GARDEN JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
The bundles I have used in this journal are:
The realm of the Blue Fairy
Chelsea Flower Show Inspired
The Secret Garden
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