It’s scrap happy day tomorrow and I have a fabric something to share, so I thought that today I would share the junk journal I continued to make during June as part of my Go Wild activities.
JD from Willowbound Journals helped me on my way when I won a giveaway on her blog.
Such lovely happy mail! Thanks JD.
You may recall that at one point I got in a right old muddle trying to learn how to make a junk journal and wanting to write it at the same time. I eventually calmed down considerably and decided to do things my way. Junk Journals take a long time to make and many makers buy in new materials for their work. I very much wanted to use stuff I had leftover from other projects, which is how I ended up calling what I was making -a scrap happy journal.
I am pleased to say I just about managed to stay on top of the making and using the journal right through June.
That was the last page I shared in the June scrap happy post. Sometime during the second part of June I hit upon the idea of printing off the poem The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling. I then cut out the individual verses and placed them in various locations in the journal. Lots of people have added inspirational words to their journals, which are really great but I don’t think I am an inspirational word type of person. Poetry is more me.
I rather liked this picture I cut from a magazine and I have attached one of the envelopes JD gave me. Inside is a butterfly cigarette card backed onto yellow paper and one of the verses.
I think this was probably when I started to think about garden poems. I like the little wooden butterfly and bit of lace I added in the corner.
the nearest I get to a collage, with paint and stamping. The book mark tucked in keeps falling out so I have now employed a paperclip to keep it in situ.
Envelopes feature quite a bit in junk journals, inside is a bird sketching book from the issue of Daphne’s Diary.
I just had to include the puffin cruise and the sea-bird guide we were all given.
And finally I printed off the whole poem to end June with.
Am I done with junk journals? NO. But I now want to take my time and learn how to make a journal, select the items I want to include and take it slowly, because the one I want to make will include the little bits and bobs my Dad just couldn’t part with.
I shall also continue with this scrap happy journal, but again taking my time.
Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to write my Fabric Scrap Happy post tomorrow.
Any hints and tips on journal making, greatly appreciated. And I wonder what crafts others have tried , bought materials for which are now stuck unused in boxes somewhere. Has anyone found alternative uses for those crafty scraps?