Saturday 2 April 2016

Junk Journal part 2.

Hi, hope you're all enjoying a crafty weekend. Following on from the previous post I'm back to share the rest of my junk journal pages and a few more details. Warning! Photo heavy and you may need refreshments for the journey.

Inside the back cover
Thought I'd start off with sharing the tags from the journal. Whilst I did use manilla and kraft tags as well, below were all either die cut, altered tags or pieces of card cut to fit the pocket but with the addition of a file tab and some chit chat stickers.

The aqua tags below are cut from a piece of watercolour card stock which I'd used to press flowers (think it was  a technique in Craft Stamper yonks ago...can't even remember how I did it now) I do remember using some distress ink to add some colour and that was as far as I got.

Partly painted kraft card and crunchy wax paper strips, Graphic 45 papers, embossed paper and the feather card turned into a tag with a little tab.

The tabs on the side and if you look at the very bottom tab, it's made from the off cuts from using an envelope thumb notch punch.

As well as stitched card pockets I altered small money envelopes.

More pockets

I enjoyed incorporating short or narrow pieces of card as a page, giving a hint of whats coming.

A scrap of canvas makes an ideal pocket for some mini tags.

A vellum pocket

A vellum envelope

Tabs were also used to create detail inside.

Incorporating an altered slide frame.

I used strips of  card as another way of holding a tag in place, either glued or stapled.

The background on this page is a piece of cotton stained with wax and rust patches....results of a previous experiment.....or maybe it was an accident!

On these pages I used lace as a tag holder.

Using book text can break up blocks of strong colour and very useful at the edge if the adjoining page is a short one as the text is neutral and will compliment the page.

A trimmed down index card above and the other side of it below trimmed with cotton tape. The gelli print background just seemed perfect for some more K&Co.

Overlapping several elements and connecting them gives cohesion and grounds them on the page.....nearly there now.

Last but not least another bistre page. These were A4 sheets of cartridge paper cut in half and then turned around to create some white space in the middle.

And breathe....congratulations you've finished the journey!

Well there may have only been a couple of posts from me recently but I've hopefully made your visit worth while this time. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Ruth x


  1. WOW this is fabulous and what an extensive array of tags - love it xx

  2. Everything about this is beautiful Ruth. I love, love, love it! I can feel my book rings and chipboard and made by me papers calling me. Thank you for the awesome inspiration Karen x

  3. Absolutely beautiful ruth. So very lovely and so many details. Its gorgeous. Hugs rachel x

  4. simply beautiful!! thanks for showing so much of this lovely journal.

  5. Wow absolutely stunning Ruth it's really inspired me to have a go but I doubt whether my efforts would look anywhere near as wonderful as this!
    Donna xx

  6. Fabulous, so many different styles and techniques all pulled together perfectly ! Sue C x

  7. This really is fabulous Ruth! Lots of inspiration and ideas that may just get me started on my own paper mountain! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. Oh my goodness Ruth, what a stunning journal, so many different ways of creating ,and adding tags and interest to the pages. So many great little details, and beautiful backgrounds . A fabulous creation. Thank you for showing.
    Dorthe, xoxo

  9. So enjoying watching you make this it's super good! Great idea for using up those forgotten papers too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela x

  10. This looks fabulous Ruth and every page has so much to look at. Really like it
    x catherine

  11. This is so special Ruth! I adore it! Such variety and all tied together so beautifully! Something to treasure! Xx

  12. Wow, this journal just keeps on getting better and better. Lovely inspiration, Ruth! <3

  13. I adore this journal, Ruth! Absolutely love all of the techniques, and those little tabs are brilliant!! Fantastic inspiration on each page..... wow!! Will definitely read through again and again. xxx Lynn

  14. Absolutely fabulous Ruth!! Each set of pages,more beautiful than the last! I kept thinking, she uses different palettes but they all marry so beautifully! Mine never meld together like this "( Beautifully done!! What do the cover and back look like? I can't remember if you showed these- off to the previous post for another look!
    Have a beautiful day!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  15. Wow, what a lot of work has gone into this gorgeous journal Ruth. Beautiful colour co-ordination and I love all the different sized tags. Fabulous piece and I'm going backwards doing a catchup so off to the previous post now, lol!

    Lesley Xx

  16. Fabulous, Ruth! I enjoyed the journey - thanks for sharing. I love the subdued colour palette and all the different textures and patterns.



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