Monday, September 21, 2020

T Stands For My First Junk Journal

Ps. 100:5 " For the Lord is good: his mercy is everlasting: and his truth endureth to all generations." 

I have been missing from the party the last few weeks because I have a one track mind.  I don't know how Elizabeth does all her posts and projects!  Anyway, I have been working on a project.

I have never done a junk journal before.  This month I am taking part in DearJulieJulie Junk Journal Challenge.  It is a stash buster challenge.  That appealed to me because I have a lot of stash to bust!

We were challenged to create a page idea, tag idea and embellishment idea for each of the letters in Stash Buster.

S scraps

T tags

A any paper pack

S strips of paper

H hoarded paper

B book pages

U unused envelopes 

S Stickers

T tools not used for a long time

E embellishments made from scratch

R recycle bin 

Here is what I made the cover from, a hoarded $ tree composition book.  I have several and don't know why.  So I watched Dear Julie's you tube on how to make a junk book cover out of it.

I had some hoarded Tuesday Morning adhesive fabric, and cut it down for the cover.

Here is the finished cover with everything in it.  It really got full with only 11 pages.  Now, some of you I am sure have made these before, but remember it is my first.  I used two signatures for only 11 pages.  I think I would use thinner paper next time, because Julie says 20 works for one signature.  Oh, and if you are like me and didn't know what a signature is, it s a group of papers sewn together.  And I didn't realize when I began but 11 page ideas using two facing pages make 44 pages! Who knew.  I had no idea what I was doing when I began this project.

The lace was hoarded from possibly a long ago garage sale, and the crocheted flower with button in the middle is off on a sweatshirt.  I have more of them.  I am always taking appliques and sewn on items off of shirts.

Inside cover: tag glued in as a pocket, has eyelets, from long unused tool.

Below on the left is the embellishment made from a book page which is also a pocket.

Below on the left is a page made from a book page with boarders and pocket added.

Since stamping is my first love, I created backgrounds with stamping on some of my pages.

As you can tell this is the center of this signature, and is the page for the unused envelope idea.On the left is a pocket, and on page on back the flap is a tuck.  On the right the flap is a tuck, and on page in back it is a pocket.

More stamping and envelopes.  Right side is stamped with tea stamps.

Tag made from hoarded Kaiser Kraft paper on the left.  On the right, flowers made from my mother's 1962 planner. Talk about hoarding!

On the right is the other half of the page made with the book page.

Left page using Any paper collection.  I had that paper for 15 years from $ Tree, and the right is using scraps and hoarded paper.

This page features the embellishment I made with a tool I haven't used in along time!  Eyelet setter!

This is my favorite page.  It features a page idea made from strips.  Those strips are the brand strips I cut off of my 12x12 scrapbook paper!  Also, on the left is a flower embellishment I die cut from glued together strips, and on the right is the tag I made with the strips. 

On the left is a tag made from scraps.  On the right a pocket with stickers, and hoarded teapot  with stickers.

Center of second signature.  
Page on the right with recycled card part.

Recycled journal pages and card part as a pocket on the right.

On left is the rest of the recycled card from page before.  On the right is a quadruple book page tag with pockets and tucks.

You see, I am still using scraps, strips, stash, and recycled items.  The quote is from an old calander.  The strip is another one from a 12x12 page. 

Maybe I should have shown you the pages before I put them in the book.  I could have used two or three posts to show all of this. Each challenge involved a page, a tag and an embellishment, but you could put them in any order you wanted, so it is difficult to see which was for which challenge after you put them together. 
I think there are enough tea references in my journal to qualify for my entry to the tea party over at Bleubeard & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great crafty week!

Monday, August 31, 2020

T Stands For 41 Projects done in 7 Days

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

Hello!  I missed posting last week, because it was the week of our Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SplitcoastStampers!  We had 6 challenges a day for 7 days, one day was only 5.  I actually made 42 projects.  I ended  up with 7 Christmas cards, a baby card, a wedding/anniversary card and several of each of birthday cards, Thinking of you, praying for you and hello cards.  Also, I made a piece of jewelry and a scrapbook page and a tag.  I have already mailed out 7 of the cards.

Remember the Drunken Acrylic Technique I showed you.  Above  is a card I made with the background.

This is a close up of my Scrap page of one of my morning walks.

And another close up of one of the  cards I made and  that is already in the mail.  And this will be my ticket for T Stands For Tuesday over a Altered Book Lover hosted by our lovely hostess, Elizabeth.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy early T Day to the T Gang.  I wish everyone a great week!

Monday, August 17, 2020

T Stands For Another New Technique!

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

 Hello to all!  I am in my craft room playing and discovering another new technique  It all started with a challenge this morning on SplitcoastStampers to do a Carved Wood Background. I watched a Gina K tutorial.  For step one: We were supposed to run cardstock through our die cut machine with a stencil.  Hers made a lovely impression on her cardstock.  I couldn't find the right "sandwich" to make the stencil make an impression.  So, I reverted to running my cardstock through with a snowflake embossing folder, and got the same results she got.  For step two: we were to score  lines every half inch.  I scored the lines on the side so they were raised on the same side as the snowflakes were.   Step three: We swiped ink over the panel; I used two inks on the side I used.  You could use either side.  I used the side that was indented rather than raised.  I show you both sides that I did.

Above is raised side, but I turned over and used the other side.  For one thing, I decided to use a darker color, Soft Suede.

On the above I swiped with the Soft Suede ink pad and then the Faded Jeans Distress ink pad.  Doesn't it look like carved wood?

Above, shows the Score Pal I used and the Snowflake embossing folder

I finished the card by stamping a tree and sentiment from SU! Snow Much Fun set, backing all panels with Midnight Muse before mounting on a white base.  Instead of inking up the stamp, I colored the tree and birdie with markers, then used my Misti to stamp a couple of times.  I added little red stickers for ornaments.

What do you think of this technique?  I really liked it.  I took this  photo of the card by my glass for my drink related post for Elizabeth over at T Stands For Tuesday at Altered Book Lover. We invite you on over to check the others drink related posts.  It is for our T Party every Tuesday!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful T Day!


Monday, August 10, 2020

T Stands For Technique, Failed!

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

Hello readers, and T Gang!  I got dirty and inky today trying to do what Lydia or Understand Blue made look easy!  It is called Drunken Acrylic Reveal  Technique and here is the link to the video on SplitcoastStampers.  Maybe, if you try it, you will be more successful.  

The steps are:

1.  Use a thin watered down acrylic on watercolor paper

2.  Quickly, while wet drop alcohol drops on it

3.  Let that dry

4.  Repeat with different colors, several times.

For someone else this technique turns out real pretty, for a background.

I will make a card and show you next week.  

After first coat, the alcohol drops didn't show very well.  I decided I hadn't watered the acrylic paint enough.  So I let it dry so I could do the next coat of paint.

If only I had stopped here, but I didn't!  This is best.  But it is covered up now!

The next coat.


You can see the droplets of alcohol now, after four coats!  Yellow, pink, turquoise and purple!  This was still wet.

Dry, so not as defined after drying.

This is other panel, don't like it at all.

Maybe, I will Cut these up with dies or something, but I will use them! LOL

You saw my Starbucks cup of tea above, so I guess I am already for the tea party, as soon as I wash this paint off my hands!

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate all my readers!  And, Happy T Day to the T Gang!

Monday, August 3, 2020

T Stands For Tag on Art Journaling

"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Ps. 18:1-2

Welcome back to Foxy Stamping today!  I have been working on an Art Journaling Page for this month's theme of Pockets & Tags over at Art Journal Journey.  I really liked the theme, since I have the tags and pockets!  And, I found my art journal!  So here we go!

First, I played with my TH Distress inks, by sponging on my page different colors starting at the top right.  I sponged the color up to a piece of paper, then moved the paper and begun with another color.

Then I used a couple of stencils and sponged the ink over them in different places on the page.

Next, I added some stamping.  One of the stamps was a SU! dictionary stamp.  I forgot to include that in my photo of what I used.  I just did partcial stamping with that stamp, and then some word stamps.
I have no idea who the Art stamp is by, because someone sent it to me.

Then, since I don't really sew like Elizabeth, I added doodles all around the page.  

Then I did some of the same steps on my pocket and attached it with washi tape.  

Last I played with the TH oxides and embossing glaze on the tag.

Below is the journal I am using.  This is only the 8th page I have done in it.  I don't know if I have shared them all or not.  The tags and the pockets ( library book pockets, I believe) were garage sale finds, years and years ago!

And below most of what I used.  I forgot the VersaMark ink pad, and instead of the classics stamp set, I used the face on the other stamp set.  And also not shown SU! Dictionary Background stamp, and the Art quote.  

That is my project, now for my drink, below.  Elizabeth, we finally went to Bagatelle's.  We brought it home, so this is my photo of our sandwiches, our Fattouch salads, and my water.  We ordered something chocolate, too, since it was a bakery.  And because, I told them it was our first time and we had heard about them on a friend's blog, they gave us some delicious Lemon Almond Croissants!  Everything was  delicious!  Thanks Elizabeth.
If you don't know why I am posting a photo of a drink, that is what we do for T Stands For Tuesday, we include something drink related in our post and join Elizabeth and Bleubeard over at Altered Book Lover.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy T Day to the T Gang!