English Garden Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Lynne Morgado, has created a fabulous junk journal for us. She shares her incredible English Garden 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…
I really enjoy romantic period and historical drama films. In the Jane Austen films I have always been fascinated with the little hardcover books that many characters would carry. Seeing the ladies strolling through the gardens reading or perched somewhere on a window seat, their legs tucked up under their dresses engrossed in an open book has always made me happy. The two junk journals I created this month are my re-imagining of those wee books.
Not wanting these journals to be too feminine and frilly but to have a look of sensibility (see what I did there), I drew my inspiration from the colors in the fabric I used for the covers. The journals have a slightly darker, richer color scheme. The Family Album Pages bundle was a perfect compliment to that.
There are also pops of color to lighten and inspire. For some of those brighter colors I was looking for I went back to one of my favorite bundles: In the Garden Ephemera. I created several journaling cards and tags with the beautiful images found in that bundle.
I created a few pieces of grungy, well loved letters & poems with the Script Ephemera 2 Bundle. I printed the script images onto tea dyed paper, folded, creased and distress-inked them to make them look authentically aged, re-read and re-folded time and again.
When I create smaller journals I like to leave lots of space for journaling. That is what I have done with these journals as well. You will find vintage book pages, sheet music & beautiful nature related pages, but also plenty of parchment paper and tea dyed paper pages to add your own ephemera or writing. There are pockets and tuck spots for the safekeeping of any added ephemera too.
The Washi tapes from the Family Album Bundle gave me an idea and I used them for something completely different than they were intended. I printed the Washi onto card stock and then cut the images on a diagonal creating double tuck spots. I love the patchwork look of the Washi strips together.
For the end papers I was looking for a paper with an intricate repeating pattern. I wanted to add a hidden pocket by matching up the patterns so that the pocket would blend in. I went right to one of my favorite spots on the Premium Membership site: the Printables section. The Printables section has an amazing selection of images that are all categorized for ease of searching. There I found my end papers in the 8 x 10 papers section. They are gorgeous wallpaper pattern papers.
I hope you will come over and visit me on my YouTube channel and see the flip through video of these journals. I am excited to show you all the details and also a couple more surprises about the project.
English Garden Junk Journal Show and Tell Video
You can see the rest of the details as well as the other ways I used the bundle images in my flip through video here:
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:
Script Ephemera 2 Bundle
In the Garden Ephemera Bundle
Family Album Pages Bundle
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Thank you for spending some time reading about my May Design Team junk journal. Take care everyone.
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