hello everyone. i hope your autumn is going well, ours is turning into a typical rainy, sunny, windy fall. it actually feels good to tuck myself in and work ( i don't really feel like it's work) creating again. now if the paper companies would come out with some inspiring paper... i have been trying to decide what to do with all the different left over papers that i have had tucked away. you know those papers - the ones that you don't want to toss but you don't have the full collection of, the odd size ones and fun tags and extras that i haven't used in my journals. i have decided to put together some fun simple journals that you with scrapping supplies can embellish with pockets and papers and for those of you who just want something to write or collect in can use as is. i guess i can call them junque - this spelling looks so much more intriguing than junk journals. but whatever i call them, i hope you like 'em.
here is the first halloween one i will be listing here in my etsy shop tonight.
the cover is a piece of double corregated cardboard that i have distressed by pulling off layers around the edges. the first layer is card stock paper from making memories, then a printed vintage witch image on a vintage edgar allen poe book page, i love these pages, they have foxing on the edges, spots on the pages with an underlining of an aged patina. there are also some tidbits of papers and cutouts. the binding are binding rings which are east to open and add more papers and goodies at your discretion.
i have used premium cardstock papers throughout the journal. many were one sided so for the backs i affixed a sheet of lined writing paper making them even more sturdy with the added space for writing.
parts of this paper are embossed with shiny black; like the skull, "poison", "potion" and bats.
a spooky doublesided half sheet here. i thought these were from "my mind's eye' paper company but i'm not so sure now, i cannot find them this year anywhere : ( . so sad, these are wonderful creepy papers!
this spider web page has a flat grey background with a shiny silver web. there are writing pages placed between each paper page throught this journal
there is a "remember' tag over another page...
this page has a very light grey background with dark grey shading. some of the words and pictures are embossed with a shiny black texture.
there are 2 tags over a paer page here, the first is and invitation tag the second is...
a printed vintage image of a creepy large skull, ugh! nice teeth though.
these 2 pages are a wonderful pearlized blue/purple.
this is a printed transparency. there is a little skratch in the upper left corner. there are shadows from the lights. the actual transparency is a blue color with white swirls and flowery dark prints on the witch's purple dress, purple couldren and fire.
a spooky bat moon adhered to a vintage index card...
which is made with a nice heavy cardboard, oh for the good old days!
the paper page on the right is a black and silver metallic looking paper.
this spider page is embossed with a shiny black texture.
these papers are from the graphic 45 halloween collection.
owls on a branch - cute.
this paper on the right has a white background with silver metallic rounds.
a music sheet tag.
* there is a fun surprise tucked between the music tag and the black embossed page.
embossed with a shiny black texture.
green bat paper from rusty pickle.
* there is another little surprise tucked between the bat page and the envelope
a spider web envelope made from paper from my minds eye.
i have included a little collection of goodies you may use as you like.
thank you for looking enjoy your night! -rebecca