Thursday, 6 April 2017

Japan travel journal part 2

Hello friends, hope you are all well and happy.
Today I want to share some more pages from my Japan travel journal. If you missed the first part, - you can find it here.
I did another mix of collage and own made background pages. The above is obviously a collage one.
I love this junk journal style and it is such a great way to use up all these bits and pieces that we all seem to hoard.
I used some paper from the Tim Holtz Etc 8 x 8 collection. I half the page, which makes it just slightly smaller than the pages of the Midori travelers notebook pages, adhere it to the lined paper in the note book and then put tissue tape around to make it fit.
I added a little tuck spot,  and tucked a mini envelope behind it . I then  made a tiny little book to fit behind the envelope, for a few bits of further journalling. The little envelope provides more space to keep little bit and pieces, tickets, keep sakes, little photos whatever collected during the day.
Another page, done in pretty much the same way. This time the envelope was made using the Tim Holtz pocket envelope die. I glued only 2 sides, so create another tuck spot/pocket.

The envelope opens and closes  with the flap tucked behind the little heart made with the help of a little punch, when you glue down only the bottom half, it makes for the perfect closure. A tag fits in the pocket behind.
Finally just a decorative page, using Oxide and Distress Inks, an element from the Botanical Layers ephemera, some  shadow work with  a couple of a Distress Crayons, some stencilling use a Seth Apter stencil and a Distress Crayon and finally some background stamping and washi design tape.

Well that's it for today, thanks for your visit and stay creative!


Wendy L said...

This looks gorgeous, I love the shabby chic of your papers. xxx

chrissie said...

More beautiful pages Astrid. It will be an amazing journal

Love Chrissie xx

Dortesjs said...

looks very nice, i to love shabby chic and old stuff. I always use lots of distress ing, mist and so on ... ;O))

froebelsternchen said...

It will be a master-booklet in the end! Gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Your pages are all beautiful Astrid, I particularly love the last one with the Ephemera and the gorgeous Oxide background. Hope you are having an amazing time! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

stunning pages Astrid xx Love the details and little hidden tags/pockets etc. Hope the trip is going well with lots of fun and laughter xxx

Hugs Annie xx

Meggymay said...

More gorgeous pages. I hope you are having a great time in Japan
Yvonne xx

Silkku said...

This is a real cool!

Maryann Laursen said...

More outstanding pages here for your journal, and all of them are sooo gorgeous here again. Love the Shabby look and all your amazing details everywhere we look. Just amazing work as always, and just perfect to keep all these wonderful memories, you´re hopefully collecting right now.
Hope you´re having a blast there in Japan with your lovely family. Take care and have lots of fun.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks beautiful! Hope you are having fun filling it Hugs, Chrisx

hula-la said...

Love this...thanks for sharing! Hope your trip is fantastic! Aloha!

Michelle said...

This is lovely, both inside and outside! What a pretty place to keep your thoughts. <3

SewPaperPaint said...

These are such lovely pages! Oh how beautifully vintage and spring! Hugs, Autumn

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful pages in this awesome junk journal Astrid! Hope you are having a lovely time away! Julia xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful pages with beautiful collages, Ihopoe you have a nice Easter time!! Enjoy!!

Have fun!

butterfly said...

Delectable collaging - I particularly love the page with that charming little envelope and tag - like something out of an 18th century Parisian boudoir... altogether wonderful pages. As I catch up, I guess I'll make my way to part one too!
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Your travel journal is absolutely stunning Astrid!! Sooo gorgeous!! Love all the collage pages and the little envelopes and tucked in bits are just brilliant .. you are going to love using this on your travels. Hope you are having a wonderful time!! hugs xx

Courtney said...

I really love this. Beautiful travel journal. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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