Monday, January 11, 2021

T Stands For Happily Crafting!

"Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honor all the day." Ps. 71:8


Hello Dear Readers and T gang.  Today, you find me happily crafting!  I have been junk journaling today as well as card making, so I will share both.

In our Dear Julie, Julie Junk Journal January Challenge, we are to use junk only!
No new paper, no stamping, unless we make the stamps out of junk and our ink pad out of junk and food dye.  I won't be doing that as I have plenty of ink pads and stamps.  Just won't use them for this challenge.

One of our challenge elements to be made is  a  belly band with two inserts.  I made a belly band and put it on one of my pages that is a paper from an old Ideals magazine.  The Belly band is a map scrap from an outdated atlas.  I decorated with a tea tag, stamp and srap digi of a postcard.  One insert is one of 8 notes we can use.  I decorated with a punched tab from packaging, another scrap of digi postcard and a tea from a tea box. The other insert is an envelope someone sent me a ATC card in.  I decorated with a stamp, and can actually put something in it.  Just, an FYI, I store my ATCs in a pocket style book. I die cut the corner for this page from a book page.  I haven't done anything yet to the page across.  It is a sack that was sprayed with water, wadded up then ironed and cut to a two page size.  Something I saw on You tube. :)






Another project was a card I made for today's Clean and Simple Challenge on SpitcoastStampers.
We were challenged to go back in our gallery and pick out one of our own cards and CASE it: Copy and Share Everything, and to use an old stamp.  
I went back in my gallery to 2017 and found one with this cute SU! image from Friendships Grow.
I started with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series paper by SU!  I stamped the background script stamp, also SU! on it with Island Indigo.   Then I sponged with Pool Party ink, and then rubbed off the access, and magically the dots appear.  That is what the specialty paper does!  
The layers are Recollections white, Island Indgo, and the image is stamped on Whisper white.  I colored the image with TH Distress Markers.  I layered some seam binding under the sentiment and image.



Do you spy my beverage ticket to the TSFT party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeths?  There are actually two items. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week!

17 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

Bravo on the challenges! Great collage art and your card is adorable. Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

I didn't know what a belly band was and now I know. Great crafting Sharon. I love the junk journal. But the best part is all the fun you must be having. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

After seeing your image, I figured out whata belly band was. You used your scraps well. Yes, I saw both tea references. The tag was a bit more elusive, but still worked great.

I've done something similar with an old paper bag that you did on the left side. Before ironing the page, I would run black or other dye ink pad over the tops of the scrunched parts. When I was sure the ink was dry, I would press it flat, then add my focal image(s) over the top.

Your CASE card is charming. Such a sweet image, too. Thanks for sharing your junk journal page and your card with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear Sharon.

kathyinozarks said...

I didn't know what a belly band was either-thanks and what creative challenges so fun! Happy T hugs Kathy

Iris Flavia said...

Wonderful, creative work! A happy T-day and thank you for explaining it all.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the card and the journal. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a wonderful challenge and a great way to use up all those bits and pieces too! Loving that cute card, the little girl with her watering can is adorable 😀. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely card. Happy T-Day!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful card. Happy T-Day!

creativeseconds.com said...

How fun! great junk journal project, and your card is adorable. I have that stamp in my stash too ~ a nice encouraging sentiment to send to someone this spring. Enjoy your week!

DVArtist said...

Wow what a great idea for this project. Yes, I noticed your "Tea" tag, very nice. The card is just adorable. Have a great day today.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a perfect challenge for these days when we probably need to be using up what we already have. Happy T Tuesday! (I see those drink references :) )

Eileen Bergen said...

What fun challenges. I learned what a belly band is. That's a clever thing for tucking in things you don't want hidden in an envelope or pouch. Very nice page. I see the tea bag and tea word art.

Your CASE (another new term for me) card is charming.

Happy T-day! Stay safe out there. Hugs, Eileen

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun page. The belly band is a cute way to hold things together. Your card is just adorable. And your 2 beverage refs. Are the Hawaiian Tea Co. label and the dunking tag from a tea bag. Happy T Day

Kate Yetter said...

Love the collage. I spy my name and Tea on the same page. It must be a sign. And you card is adorable.
Sorry I am a bit late making it around.
Happy belated Tea day,
Kate

Aracelli Merla said...

Sharon, I love what you did with the Irresistibly Yours DSP. I never even thought of stamping a background stamp onto it, I've only sponged or brayed ink on it. I love the look you created and the colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration. Great work!

Margaret said...

Fabulous creations. I don't think I could do well with that Junk Journal although I have a lot of junk. Love your card.