Nana’s Garden Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Wendy, from Wendy’s Journal Adventures, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Nana’s Garden 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!
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 Wendy tell you all about her lovely project…
It’s such a pleasure to be back with the Graphics Fairy team; this time celebrating junk journals. Leo and I are excited happy to share our September design team project with you.
I’ve created a journal that I hope celebrates the concepts of nature and nurture. Nana’s Garden is all about the things we grow, whether they are fabulous botanicals or even more importantly family.
The focal element in the journal is the folding tuck book made from two wonderful Graphics Fairy images.
I’ve imagined that the portraits are of Nana’s daughter Catherine and her granddaughter Emily. These are her two greatest gifts to the world, aside from her wonderful botanicals. The tuck book is housed in in flip out pocket evident when you open the journal. It was my intention that this element would set the tone for the rest of the journal. The portraits were sourced from the Antique Portraits 2 bundle. This wonderful bundle has many more portraits to inspire your creativity.
I’ve covered envelopes that I first sealed and then cut open ant one end with beautiful paper sourced from the Delicate Endpapers bundle. These became the base for several tuck spots. After each are covered by the beautiful endpapers I then collaged small pieces of paper on the surface. Graphics Fairy butterflies found in the Interesting Insects bundle were added on many of the pockets. Labels were also added to the pockets. Labels were found in the Printables – Labels & Stickers section and five different label types were used throughout the journal. The eye chart used as a folded piece of ephemera is found in the Ephemera Collection bundle.
The journal is filled with lots of botanical pages, (most sourced from vintage botanical books), painters masking paper, dictionary pages, Edith Holden pages and plenty of coffee dyed pages for journaling. I also found lots of fabulous ephemera in the Printables – Journaling section of the Graphics Fairy website. I used the 3 x 4.5 Trade Card Collages , several of the 5 x 7 Journal Pages,
the Flower Mini File Folders and Journal Cards 3 x 4; all found along with hundreds more options in this bountiful section of the Premium Membership Site.
The Delicate Endpapers bundle also has matching washi strips that I’ve used in each of the journal signatures. I’ve also used some of the washi to add continuity to a few of the journals’ tuck spots. In addition I used scraps of the endpapers as bases for my botanical collages found throughout the journal. It is hoped that these collages add further botanical interest to the journal.
I recommend that you spend time in the label section, of the Premium site, looking at all the wonderful options to play with in your projects.
Journal ephemera was sourced from several Graphics Fairy bundles. The amazing botanicals with the gorgeous black backgrounds are found in the Red, Green & White Flowers bundle. I adore these images and when sewn onto coffee stained paper they make the perfect embellishment for a botanical journal.
You will find many more ephemera pieces in this bundle to spark your creativity.
I’m really pleased with how this journal came together. Thank you Graphics Fairy for the inspiring images found throughout the Premium Membership Site.
These are the Graphics Fairy Premium Bundles that were used in this project:
Antique Portraits 2
Delicate End Papers
Red, White and Green Flowers
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
Nana’s Garden Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
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