Yes still not quite caught up and August is nearly over so thought I needed to combine them both for some parts…..
I put ‘Old Dutch’ jj together for me to journal in…. I’d not done junk journalling before only Art Journalling, I’m not much of a writer or even a quotes person, I like visual art and using paints and other colourful media.
So I class it as Creative Journalling!
During July I made a start working in my ‘Old Dutch’, and had fun filling pages. I thought I would have a bit of a bash at ‘Junk Journal July’ which was a challenge on Instagram from @JoieDeFi and two other ladies, @MegJournals and @patricia.nordeen the prompts were straight forward enough I’m just not that good at following them day by day…. I did a few here and there otherwise I find they stifle my creativity!
Here are the prompts I did
2. Create a collage
Actually this was a front cover of a cheap sketchbook… That was fun!
3. Use a tag
This was my Mother’s Day card from #1daughter it was a special one and so many lovely things on it. I love the 3D heart which was raised by foam pads, just love the filigree cut outs. So I made tags with part of the inside of the card. I ‘tipped it in’ with washi tape.
This spread was in my Dutch Tulip junk journal
This is the front cover now with the tulip postcard I bought at the Keukenhof as you can just see on the right side it has a tuck/pocket which you can just see the wing of the butterfly which is on a salad spinner artwork poking out, made by Ineke my friend in Holland.
My floral spread was mainly washi stickers and tape with gift wrap paper which are the pink flowers and a birdie cut out.
I used washi stickers is toning colours on top of my yellow gel print. The print was of a butterfly and flowers stencil. So I thought it fitted nicely…
Then I jumped to
12. Washi galore
Yep added some of my wide washi’s to the left page in buildings and architecture and on the smaller page florals with patterns and postmarks. Simple but great fun!
Love the film Ghost Rider and they use the Doors song Riders on the Storm as the title music… Love it… Some of the lyrics are a bit odd then Morrison was usually pretty high most of the time…
So I had an old Piano music book of my Dad’s when he tried learning to play the electronic organ….many many years ago. So I took out the whole page with the music and lyrics from the book…. I then tipped it in with the blue washi tape and wrote out the lyrics on the ledger paper next to it.
25. Make a pocket and it includes
5. Favourite colour
This I put on the back cover I used craft paper to make the pocket and added one of the linens digi kits from Roxy Creations (on YT)
I popped a Tulip postcard inside the pocket. Favourite flower as well.
Red is my favourite colour but I love blue and purple too.
Here’s a tag using Red…
I made it in a fashion/sewing theme, which shows me finishing this off in my latest video on my YouTube channel.
I used an old pattern instruction sheet and pattern tissue with the lovely markings on. Added this vintage pattern fashion lady, my Mums cross stitch poppies in digi form, some washi, lace and I stitched on some buttons to finish. Then added a hole with an eyelet, some sari silk and tied the string around it in a bow.
I did ink the edges and got a blob on the tag so may need to cover that with something… Not sure what yet… Its for my journal so may not bother really. Quite pleased with how it turned out!
I think that’s about it for the prompts now… Here are a few other spreads in my Old Dutch and few in my Dutch Tulip and Collage journal….
That’s this one:
More to come in this one!
DUTCH TULIP JOURNAL
Ineke made this tag its decorated on both sides
I like to add things here and there, I don’t always finish a spread in one go and I have to ponder for a while before I do!
OLD DUTCH JUNK JOURNAL
My bead dangles on the spine of the book
Barbara’s pocket (@49dragonflies) she sent in her Happy Mail
More linens from Roxy Creations
Fabric flips using my daughters old ‘blankie’, from when she was very little, I need to pop some photos under here I think!
Napkin decoupage and a pocket from Noit of Noit Art on YT and another fabric flip
I do chat about it more in this video here
Or is it this one here
There is all sorts in both of them so hope you will check them out
Stencilling and old book pages
I need a tag for this tuck and I won’t add anymore to the left page.
So nearly caught up….
I’ve just been away and did a bit of journalling while I was away so I will take some photos and that will be in another post….
So that’s about it for now
Phew!!! I’ve finally caught up…. I think?!
Bye for now
E xx ❤️