Faded Floral Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Heather Naggy of Ruby and Pearl xo, our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Member, created a fabulous Faded Floral 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 Heather introduce herself, and tell you all about her lovely project…
Hello! My name is Heather Naggy. I am from Ruby & Pearl xo. You can find my work on You Tube, Instagram and Etsy. This is my very first design team project for The Graphics Fairy and I am so happy to share this journal with you. I am excited for the opportunity to work with this amazing team of creative women in the coming season.
It is September here in Pennsylvania USA where I live, and we are coming to the end of our summer season. As the weather starts to change, I notice the light changes. The sunlight is so golden and beautiful right now. I wonder if any of you have ever noticed this too when your seasons change ? I was very inspired to use a lot of golden yellows and warm tones for the papers and ephemera in this journal. It was a very beautiful palette to work with.
At this time of year, the birds are busy getting prepared to take their flight to warmer weather. This inspired me to use many of The Graphics Fairy’s selection of bird images and printables. I chose an assortment of different swallows that are available. I also added in some other pretty birds that are available. I especially loved the bird postage stamp printable sheet on the site.
I love how everything came together in this junk journal to create an eclectic mix of pretty pages. I used tea dyed papers to construct most of the pages of the journal. I added in some vintage and antique papers as well. I also used printables from the Graphics Fairy Premium site as some of my pages. This gives more a little color and pattern to the pages. Then, I went through and decorated the pages with pattern papers, old wallpapers, antique french papers, floral fabrics, sari silk ruffles on a few pages, charms and ephemera to suit the colors and theme of the journal. I added pockets and tuck spots… all the things that make a junk journal so fun. I relied heavily on the Printables section of the Graphics Fairy Premium site to select the images I liked for this journal.
I really love the envelopes that are tucked in here and there throughout the journal. They add a fun interactive element to this junk journal. I found there to be such a nice selection of already designed envelopes on the Graphics Fairy Premium site. I really enjoyed that!
The pink fabric on the inside cover is so beautiful, I love the golden color of the flowers on this page. The quote that I share on this page “but these are the days we dream about, when the sunlight paints us gold” really speaks to me. It is a reminder to really take a moment and soak in the days that are passing us by. Life really is in the small moments. There is so much wonder in the world.. like the beautiful sunlight streaming in.. and sweet birds that sing every day.
FADED FLORAL JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Get the Full video Tour of my Art Journal on YouTube below:
Here are the many bundles I used from Graphic Fairies Premium membership site:
- French Paperie
- Blank Paper Ephemera
- Blank Papers & Parchment
- My Favorite Things
- Photo Frame Edges (the Ballerina Collage Sheet can be found in this kit)
- Romantic French Frames
- Scents & Soaps
- Wedding Ephemera
- Catherine Klein Birds
- Black & White Cut Out Flowers
- French Ephemera & Transfers
- Romantic Roses
- Favorite Things
- Barn Swallows & Birthdays
I truly hope you enjoy this junk journal. I loved creating it and am so happy for the opportunity to share it. My hope is that it will inspire you to create something beautiful for yourself.
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