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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

My First Junk Journal

Morning and hope you are all well--I have made my first junk journal yaay now bearing in mind this is my first--please be kind--or not if you don't like or think something could be added or changed-open to ideas-it does still need sewing together as couldn't get the hang of it so checking out youtube.The small size is just 4"x4.5" as my boxes are only small-covered the outside in two layers of Japanese newspaper I have kept for a few years it was wrapped round a present I received from an old pen pal,the inside covers were covered with a couple of distressed pages from an old advertising booklet and all the cover was strengthened with watered down PVA.The pages were also cut from the same boxes and covered in Decoart spray paints,Aztec metallic paints and Decoart acrylic paints,DIY filler through TH stencil,glue cap lid and edge of loyalty card dipped in white acrylic and Decoart black acrylic,various stamps from Chocolate Baroque/Crafters Companion/Kanban/Docrafts/Polka Doodle/Sheena Douglas and lots of little craft mag freebies-the eye was cut from a store mag and one page was a mop up copier paper doubled for thickness.I posted smaller pics but if you click on them you can see them enlarged.
challenges-
Brown sugar-ATG
QKR stampede-ATG
creative fingers-ATG
that's crafty-grunge-------------------TOP 3
love to create-creative/mixed media
Pammies inky pinkies-circles(lots of circles)
a bit more time to craft-ATG
TTCRD-ATG
eclectic ellapu-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG/mixed media
mix it up-ATG
not just cards-ATG
the artistic stamper-ATG
a bit more time to craft extra-ATG
Feel free to delete if challenge not suitable
Thank you for dropping by and all your comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

28 comments:

  1. Carol, that is a wonderful journal. You put a lot of work into that.

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  2. Wow Carol....what great work of art.....love all the details...Joolsx

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  3. Fabulous way of making a journal, well made and lovely presented.xx [aNNie]

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  4. Oh WOW Carol, what a super idea; great upcycling :-)

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  5. Holy cow Carol!! This is totally AWESOME!! You are such a clever lady! I'm a huge fan of the altered and recycle arts!! You've done an amazing job putting this together! I enjoyed looking at the englarged photos! Did you use glue to attach the inside papers to the book cover?

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    1. Hi Vicki the papers on pic 2 are glued but rest of pages are sewn to the spine
      Carol x

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  6. This is incredible Carol!!! WOW! I just love the idea of using a box so that the spine is made by the folds in the box, how cool! And each and every collaged page is spectacular! I bet this was so much fun to make and we will be seeing more in the future. I absolutely love it! Hugs, Autumn

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  7. Wow, this is awesome! Can't believe it's your first one. Each page looks fabulous, so much detail and design. I've been watching lots of videos on Junk Journals but not been brave enough to start but I've found a really friendly group on FB and a couple of beginner videos so I just need pluck my crafty courage. I hope you will be sharing more. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  8. Wow! This is brilliant Carol, well done on creating your first junk journal, it looks like a lot of hard work. You have used a fabulous selection of stamps and beautiful colours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. WOW, what a lot of work, but a Great result, well done you.
    Faith
    x

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  10. Awesome book! Such wonderful pages! Hugs, Robin

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  11. This is amazing Carol - so much work here - a fabulous make! Hugs rachel x

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  12. This is a first for me too Carol, I have never come across a Junk Journal before. I find the colours and patterns very pleasing. It must have been great fun to make.

    Dionne xxx

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  13. Wow a wonderful journal. Thank you for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.
    Mary

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  14. Ooooh, that looks great! A real artsy project of recycling!

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  15. Carol this looks fantastic and great beautiful made
    Gr Karin

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  16. OH! WOW..this is WONderful Carol..love all the pages and colours with textures and a FABulous way to use up stuff..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Totally fabulous pages Carol, love all the wonderful details! I especially love your pages with the flies, I enjoy fly tying with my hubby! :)
    Hugs, Sherry x
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

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  18. Awesome journal! Fantastic pages with great textures & colors. Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

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  19. Magnificent Journal Carol, I love your step by step instructions and how each section is so different. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creation with us over at the That's Crafty *All things Grunge* Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

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  20. I love project made for things normally thrown away, and this is a stunning journal. Thank you for joining in the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

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  21. Wow, Carol! Fabulous journal pages with those gorgeous colors and wonderfully flowing stamps. It's marvelous! Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing something so personal! hugs, de

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  22. wow -this is stunningly gorgeous -I love everything about it and you have inspired me to try my hand at making my first junk journal in the near future!! Thanks so much for joining us at the MIUCB and we hope to see you again real soon!~Kathy K (DT member)

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  23. So much to seed here and looks like a ton of work ....Lis

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  24. A fabulous junk journal..love all the colour palettes and the stamping..great pages..and a great entry for our challenge this month at Altered Eclectics..x

    Dt at Altered Eclectics
    Owner/Dt at Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    Owner/Dt at Go Tag Thursday

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  25. wow this is fab and cannot see any room for improvement hun -
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  26. Impressive! I saw your entry on Mix It Up Challenge and had to stop by and get a closer look. Glad I did. This is great! I love your idea of using recycled items in your art. Very inspiring!

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