English Rose 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 English Rose 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…
This month I was again feeling the hope for Spring to be here and a garden full of flowers. My love for roses and English Gardens inspired me to make this rose themed traveler’s notebook style journal.
The pinks and red in the journal also give it a bit of a Valentine’s feel. The Victorians used flowers to send messages and a red rose is said to be an expression of true love and a pink rose is a sign of warm affection.
The cover is a fabric patchwork style and I challenged myself to mix patterns and not overthink it – just create. I sewed a piece of soft canvas to cardstock cut to the size I wanted and to that I sewed my fabric bits & pieces before lining the inside cover.
The image that I used for the inside of the cover is from the Wallpaper Samples Bundle. It was definitely out of my creative comfort zone in terms of not being matchy-matchy with the cover, but I am really happy with the result. The bright, gorgeous greens coordinate nicely with the pop of color from the green crinkly seam binding closure.
This journal belongs to a young Victorian woman and she has saved some sentimental letters and poems in her journal. I chose some of my favorites from the Script Ephemera bundles and printed them directly onto the tea stained pages.
Throughout the journal she has also tucked away rose images that she has collected over the years. Like me she has a fondness for botanical book plate images. She is the young lady in the pink dress. An image from the In the Garden Bundle that is one of my all time favorite images from the Premium Membership site. She is perfect to be the caretaker of this journal. I wonder what her name is? Any suggestions?
While there are lots of textile embellishments and ephemera pieces tucked in the journal there is also plenty of blank space on the pages for journaling. One of my favorite textiles to use is sari silk ribbon. It comes in such beautiful colors and is very easy to sew or glue to page edges and ephemera for texture and interest.
Thank you so much for reading about my January Design Team junk journal. I hope you will join me on my Youtube channel to see the full flip through video and help me decide on a name for our Victorian lady.
English Rose 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:
- Roses & Bees
- Jane Austin Embroidery
- Victorian Scrap Roses
- Favorite Things Set 2
- Pink, Red & Blue Florals
- In the Garden
- Secret Life of Flowers
- Red & White Floriculture
- Wedding Ephemera
- Yellow & Pink Botanical
- Script Ephemera
- Script Ephemera 2
- Wallpaper Samples
- Heritage Wallpaper
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Thank you for taking the time to read about my December Design Team Project. I hope everyone is doing well. Take care and happy creating!
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