Hey, everyone! Amanda Charlesworth of Scrimping Mommy, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous European Travel 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 Amanda tell you all about her incredible project…
Vintage really is my favourite style for journals. As I browsed the site for inspiration for my next journal, I came across the European Train travel bundle. Such an inspiration an immediately the idea for a vintage travel journal came to mind. I had a little story in my head of Victorians traveling around Europe and using this journal to collect all their tickets and memorabilia. I created a chip board, plain cover as I wanted it to look authentic and also be functional. The wrap around closure was designed to look like luggage tags. I used one of the fantastic collage sheets from the kit as my front. The collage sheets are so well put together you really need very little else to go with them.
I saved and shrank down all the individual tickets and postcards in this bundle. I printed them and aged them and had real fun hunting for extra items to go in my journal. The keyword search facility on the site is a great tool I use every time I log in. I was able to type in luggage tags for example, and lots of options came up.
Using the key word search box again, I found heaps of old maps which I was able to print and age with ink and faux aged tape. I had slightly too much fun ‘faking’ my vintage ephemera for this journal.
I made good use of the ready done printable journal pages which helps you quickly fill your journals without too much to think about. Perfect especially those new to journal making. I created three signatures with a total of 108 pages for this journal and the printable pages are a huge help.
By far the jewels in this bundle, are the collage papers. I used them lots in my journal and made scrappy tuck spots to hold my ephemera. I also cut some up and used the elements as decoration on their own, just fabulous.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my journal.
EUROPEAN TRAVEL JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
European train travel bundle
Amanda’s YouTube, Etsy and Instagram
Happy journal making,
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Mary D says
What a wonderful travel journal! I love everything about this! We just got back from 4 days in Rome and this would be a fabulous way to add some of our tickets and memories from our trip. Now I’m thinking of editing some of my photos to feel vintage with either sepia tone or black and white to make them look like they were taken on a grand tour around the turn of the century.
Karen Watson says
That sounds like a wonderful trip! I love your ideas about how remember it. So glad that Amanda’s journal inspired you!
Amanda, I really enjoy watching your videos as much as I enjoy your work. I always giggle along with you, especially when you forget the names of ordinary, everyday things, just like I do! I feel like I’m sitting with a girlfriend who’s just showing me her latest project. Thanks for sharing the work and the process.
Karen Watson says
We’re so glad you enjoyed it Shauna! We love Amanda’s bubbly personality too! 😊