Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Journal for JAI#389...Empty Journal seeks Creative Genius for casual fling

I love the inspiration challenges at Just Add Ink, but sadly I've not had much time to participate this year, so I'm really glad to be able to join in this week.
It's a gorgeous inspiration

I totally love the natural elements and colours in this photo- and who doesn't Love brown paper packages tied up with string as one of their favourite things.

I regularly create journals for the markets and they are often personalised using bits of old music, old text, wine journals , study notes etc but this one is much simpler. 
My advertising sign at the market says
 "Empty Journal seeks creative genius 
for casual fling"
"empty journal seeks creative mind for meaningful relationship"

I have covered a lined journal using some of the crisp green and white striped DSP from the new Sweet Soiree Specialty pack.  The journal has a beautiful neutral base which makes the decorative elements stand out.

The beautiful sentiment panel is one of the cards from the new Petal Passion Memories and More pack. The other decorative elements are all die cut using various sets- Petals and More Thinlits, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Birds and Blooms Thinlits, and of course the Musical Instruments Framelits. The only non Stampin' Up! element is the old lace and the small pieces of tissue paper.

All the elements are bonded in layers to the base using Modge Podge which gives it a nice sturdy cover. 

What I did love creating this journal is that now that Stampin' Up! has produced the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers I was able to come in and apply small amounts of colour after the Modge Podge had dried- I'm so happy with how the blue colouring on the bird, and a little more Crumb Cake on there has made such a difference. And you may not notice but there's the tiniest hint of colour on the white flowers.

Add in some washi tape in black and narrow silver, and some Linen thread and one of the cute new charms from the Petal Passion Embellishments pack and your journal is good to go.

Thanks for looking today, I do journals to order if you'd like one custom made.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

click on any of the images to take you to my online store


  1. Just gorgeous Liz! So many details, layers and elements for a beautiful journal cover! A fabulous take on this weeks inspiration picture! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this wek at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

  2. This is so pretty Liz! I love how all your lovely eclectic elements combine to make a cover that sets the scene for any story waiting to be told. I'm sure these must sell well at your market. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. I just love how you have layered so many elements together Liz, all different but together they make up a wonderful textural scene. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Wow!! Such a stunning and wonderfully decorated journal, Liz. I too adore all the layered elements and neutral tones. I absolutely love your sale signage for your journals - so clever and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your amazing creation with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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