I've been out for a while, I hope you don't missed me too much :). Today, I'm a guest blogger at my friend Yvonne's blog, Do More With Less. She has great eyes for colors, texture and blings and I'm forever loving her bold, happy artwork!.
So for this fun assignment, I made a junk journal, out of mostly ... junk :). Well, treasures actually. And, I'm hosting a challenge there as well. Come take a peek HERE and have a chance at winning my little give away!.
Here's what I made;
My small junk journal, measures only 6" X 4" in size.
Front cover, with pressed flowers.
I LOVE using different textures and materials in my projects. Read more on how I used up papers & fabric scraps, making this junk journal at Do More With Less. Time to rid off that junk mails and unwanted flyers, don't you think? :).
The back cover. Botanical specimens are beautiful against any printed pages.
Stitching specimens is the funnest part of making this journal, really :).
I picked up various leaves & flowers while out walking. Pressed them underneath heavy books (or better, bricks) for about two weeks. The heavier, the shorter it takes :).
I LOVE junk journals. Why?. There are NO RULES!. Mismatch everything. Go wild :). Tear & distress. It's raw and fun. Endless list of embellishments; store bought, hand-made, re-cycled things, your children's precious artwork, your little doodles, secret love notes etc.
Lets see some of the pages inside this junk journal;
Ripped pretty prints from magazines as embellishment.
Stitching on frayed fabrics make your journal looks organic.
Plastic inserts with embedded pretty things. You may add buttons or pictures in it too.
Pencil doodling on fabric.
Mini herbarium, don't you think?.
More 'trapped' plants.
I added a pen holder, salvaged from an old diary :). Handy to take notes later.
Simple embellishments: tags, postage stamps and washi tapes.
Embossed scraps :).
Are you ready for a challenge??. You are welcome to create ANY projects, but you MUST include some stitching in them. Whether it hand-stitching, or machine-stitching ... anyway that strikes your fancy :). Link your projects to the guest blogger post and I'll let Yvonne choose a winner :).
I'll send one lucky winner, a junk journal kit. So you can make one yourself :).
Would you like to win this junk journal kit? [I'll mail to anywhere in the world:)].
Come, put your creative hats on and play along!. Good Luck!. And thank you for reading my post today. Hope you'll join my challenge :). Once again, hop on to Do More With Less, link up your creations there. Can't wait to see what you make!. HUGS.