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This is the start of my Junk Journal July 2024. I have made a concertina journal out of various scraps - mainly different shopping bags and ...

Tuesday 21 June 2016

When I am journaling, it's a work in progress...

I am going to show you a journal page spread, parts of which you have already seen!

My journal contains many pages where I have started a background in some way or another - and they are waiting for the next layers!

This spread started by spritzing with water and then spraying with  color burst powders. I decided to slap the pages together and see what happened...remember those blot painting butterflies you made when you were a child? 

I then added Seedless Berries Distress Ink around the edges. 

So what next?  

To the left hand side, I  added two see-through layers - pink mesh first 

....then pink vellum and an image from SLSLines 

Brain Freeze Dreamscape coloured with Promarkers, cut out and matted on purple card:

This you will see on my SLS Inspiration for the Current Challenge at SLS.

I then decided to add some ATCs...this is the right hand side with them just laid in place:

This was my LOC inspiration for the Current Challenge at LOC
using images  Howlin Helen and Incy Wincy  from the Goblyn Workshop.

The ATC I added on the left hand side was like the many I made for a recent 
Pocket Letter which I linked to Lost Coast Portal's touch of Neon Challenge - I sent out lots as ATC swaps! The image is a mini cracked critter from Lost Coast Designs.

I added some more pink vellum over this ATC.

I wanted to link the pinks and turquoises of the two pages so my final add was a tag to the right hand side. 
This was a background made by mopping up paints and sprays used in other makes and then distressed around the edge.
The lines were made by soaking a piece of string in paint then drawing it across the tag several times. This was a technique we learnt at the recent UK Stampers Network Retreat.
I then overstamped with a face stamp in black Stazon.

The face 'sees through' the ATCs!

So the final spread is this:

I will link this to Lost Coast Portal's Challenge #25 - Use Something See Through

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great layout.
    Lots of fun techniques used.
    thanks for sharing

  2. Love your interpretation of the theme Susan. Great layout. Thanks for joining us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity :)

  3. Great theme interpretation. Thanks for participating in the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's Use Something See Through challenge.

  4. What a fabulous spread and use of 'see through'! Thanks for sharing with and I hope to see you getting festive with us during Christmas in July! http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/07/day-1-of-christmas-in-july-joy-and.html


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