Whisper of Angels Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Marie Willetts from Crafty Landing, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Whisper of Angels 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 Marie tell you all about her incredible project…
Hi everyone! It’s Marie from Crafty Landing here with you again. I’m back with my second Design Team project for The Graphics Fairy, and it is a little different this time round. I wanted to be brave and try something new, so I’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone, dug deep and released my inner creative juices! Without further ado (drum roll, please…), I’d like to introduce, ‘The Whisper Of Angels’, and as you can see, I’ve designed it in the form of wings. I’m not quite sure what led me to creating an Angel-themed journal. As I was perusing the different bundles one evening, I seemed drawn to all the beautiful Angel images. I remember being surprised at just how many Angel images there actually are on the site. I guess it was then that the seed was planted in my mind, and it grew and grew. How did I make the wings? Well, I found an A4 wing template on the internet that I could print for free, so I printed it full size, then just reduced it in size a couple more times. Therefore, the pages vary in size, but all have the same wing shape. Let’s take a look inside the journal.
I used thick scrapbooking cardstock, covered it in vintage dictionary and music papers, then layered pieces of vintage crochet and laces over the top. I also added a touch of gold spotty tulle here-and-there. I used one of my favourite Angel images on the cover, which I cut out from the Angel Panel printable sheet, and finished it off with a gold ribbon flower.
The page on the left shows how I used part of a vintage lace table runner to create a pocket. As part of the lace was scalloped, it matched the bottom of my wings really well. Happy days! I popped an envelope (1700’s Sheet Music Bundle), and a lace tag (Paper Lace Bundle) inside the pocket. These were the perfect fit.
The page on the left shows an Angel that looks to me like she is on a swing (Vintage Easter Bundle). This gave me the idea of making a ‘swinging’ tag. I cut out the shape of the tag to match the page, and layered the image with some lace and gold tulle. I then attached the tag to the page using a split pin, which meant the tag could ‘swing’. You may have also spotted gold stenciling underneath, on the journal page itself. I have done this throughout the journal. The pink page on the right (Pastel Christmas Bundle) has a lace bellyband. It holds a journal card which I made using an image from the Angel Ephemera Bundle. I resized the image to what I needed. I love the fact that I can manipulate the images. The possibilities of what can be created are endless.
This has to be one of my favourite spreads in the journal. It’s so aesthetically pleasing to me. I collaged the blue Angel image (Scandinavian Christmas Bundle) on the left onto some vintage music
paper, and added a cluster of lace and blue trim in the bottom corner. It flips open like a booklet to reveal some journaling space. This spread proved a little tricky because I decided to cut out the frame from the following page on the right (Angel Ephemera Bundle) and make a vellum window. This meant I had to carefully think about the positioning of the blue Angel so that she could be seen through the vellum when the page was turned. It looks really great and is definitely a technique I’ll be using again.
The page on the right showcases a fabric pocket. In keeping with the style of the journal, I chose fabric with gold elements from my stash, and further embellished it with a lace cluster and little cherub image (Angels Are Among Us Bundle) tied with gold twine. The journaling card inside the pocket is from the Holiday Blues collection. As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I used an abundance of Angel images from various bundles and printables. It’s amazing what you find on the site when you start searching for something particular, even in less obvious places. For instance, I discovered some really colourful Angels in the Vintage Easter Bundle.
I’m sharing this image because I think we often feel the need to embellish every page, but sometimes the pages speak for themselves. Here, the journal page on the left (Holiday Blues Bundle) is so pretty on its own that I left it alone. The way it sits inside the wing shape is perfect, don’t you agree? The opposite page has a flip-out music sheet journal card, which I embellished with vintage lace, gold tulle and a lovely Winter Angel (Pastel Christmas).
Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my ‘The Whispers Of Angels’ Journal. The unique wing shape proved a challenge at times, but I thoroughly enjoyed making it and I’m happy with the finished outcome.
Take a video tour of my journal.
WHISPER OF ANGELS JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Premium Membership Bundles I used:
Angels Are Among Us
Stained Glass Windows
1700’s Sheet Music
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