Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Soulmates" romantic junk journal feat. Aquarelle linen papers by Itsy Bitsy

Hello there, craft-y people!

I am here with my third junk journal--a romance themed single-signature journal of about 9X6 inches.

Yes, it is a super chunky number of over a 100 pages, front and back.

The wonderful people over at Itsy Bitsy had sent me a big box of goodies, of which I chose their latest linen papers to create a project with. Pastels arent't my first choice when it comes to vintage albums or journals but I wanted to give it a shot--and I LOVE the results. The papers have this amazing linen-like texture which makes them perfect as photo back grounds or card fronts. They take distressing well and molded perfectly into the vintage theme.

Apart from the papers, I have used downloads from Pinterest, scraps left over from older projects--Kaisercraft Telegraph Road and Lake House, and Prima Something Blue and Debutante.

Here's the video demo. I have TRIED to not ramble, and keep it quick! It's very tough for me :D

Here are the stills:

Let me know what you think of it!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day :)



Saturday, December 17, 2016

"Memories" junk journal feat. I Travel the World | Guest Design team post for CrafTangles

Hello there, craft-y people!

I am excited to be on the CraftAdda blog today with my latest project share--it's a travel themed junk journal featuring CrafTangles I Travel the World papers. 

I loved working with the papers--they are the perfect weight and a good mix of cool neutrals, charming vintage icons, and sudden bursts of primary colors. Other than the paper pack, I used quotes printed off the internet, and a sheet of design paper from K&Company (Summer Travel). Most of the pages are re-used printouts--so they are essentially copy paper. Most of them have been matted with coffee dyed paper to make room for journaling. 

I do not watch tutorials for junk journals but under my video demo I have listed the YouTube channels I stalk for inspiration :)

I talk a LOT on the demo, so I'll stop here and let you watch the flip-through!

Video coming soon!

If you are not watching the video right away, here a few stills of the journal's nearly 100 pages!

 The sentiment on the cover is from Romance Novel (Chap. II) by Marion Smith. I backed it on coffee-dyed paper, script paper, and black cardstock.

Let me know how you liked my project! A line in the comments section below would be great! Also, reach out to me for any questions on the techniques used.