Miss Mae’s Flower Seller Journal
Hey, everyone! Lesly Williams of Crescent Moon Journals, one of our amazing new Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Miss Mae’s Flower Seller 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 Lesly tell you all about her incredible project…
My inspiration for this journal is the cabinet card on the front. A lovely woman with dried flowers glued to her photo. I’ve had it for quite a while contemplating how I wanted to use it.
Step back into Victorian era London. There is no shortage of little girls with flowers for sale. Mae was one of those girls. She was a lucky one though as she was able to rise above her station in life and this is her journal. For the complete story watch the video at the end. So, I am delighted to take you on a tour of my third journal for the Graphics Fairy Design team using digitals from the Graphics Fairy collection.
The cover is constructed from an old, much used book cover. The book is covered with a Graphics Fairy printable front, back, and spine. The back has some wonderful milliner’s leaves,
and the front and spine are embellished with lace and, of course, Mae’s photo which is attached with brads in four corners. I covered her photo with a piece of mica to help preserve the old dried flowers and add to the aged look. Milliner’s flower was then added to pick up the bit of yellow in the paper. There is an old locket pinned to the front of the journal which can be removed and added anywhere. The journal has four signatures and 132 pages.
This page is from a botanical book and on the right I added a crepe paper ruffle and a photo of Mae’s intended tucked into a mica tuck spot.
I used lace and added some French trim to create this pocket. The background is a collage and in the pocket is antique ephemera. On the opposite page is a waxed doily and a wallpaper
image from the Graphics Fairy.
Here I used an old book page and added an image from the Graphics Fairy. My fingers are always crossed when printing on these old pages. It doesn’t take much for them to become
jammed in the printer. On the right I made the pocket from a Graphics Fairy seed packet printable with dried flowers added above the pocket.
This next page is a piece of rice paper I’ve had in my collection. On the right I’ve collaged and added a pocket made from the same paper as used on the cover. A paper flower is added for
In this spread I used Graphics Fairy wallpaper and antique script to which was added a romanticized image of a flower seller. On the right is a paper lace tuck spot with an antique trade card tucked in. When you remove it there is journaling space.
On the left are photos of Mae’s friends that she has made through the years. And on the right a botanical page with the pocket made from an endpaper image and covered with florist “ribbon” with an added butterfly. It should be mentioned that there is sewing on the pages throughout.
Let’s take a tour of it together:
MISS MAE’S FLOWER SELLER JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Premium site bundles used:
Naturalist’s Library Title Pages
Tattered Paper Treasures 2
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