Monday, 4 June 2018

My Poor neglected Everyday Journal

Hello friends and welcome! I hope the month of June is going well for you so far.

Today I want to share some pages from my everyday journal with you. It has not actually been neglected, like the title may suggest, I have just neglected to post about it, so today I thought I would share some pictures from it with you.
It's a Midori sizes journal and the pages are created with the help of washi tapes, home made tickets, some stamping, inking, a bit of stenciling here and there and that's pretty much it. I find this style of creating spreads fun and relaxing and have even started to do my bullet journal more in this style too, but that will be for another post.

Below some more pages, all done in a similar way, some I like better than others, but that's usually the way right?

This is a close up of part of the page above. I recently received an order from London Gifties. The owner wraps her goodies in the most wonderful way, so I thought I would include some of the packaging in this page.

On this photo you can see some of my home made embellishments created with some of Tim Holtz's dies, stamps and washi tape , as well as some botanical images that I printed on tissue paper.

Oh and I do really write on these pages, and just to prove it I'll be brave and share another couple of pages with you :o)

Well, that's it for today. Thank you for taking the time to visit, and until next time....


Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh my, these page sets are absolutely gorgeous Astrid!! I love the washi tape around the edges .. it looks fabulous .. something else to keep in mind for future ref. I love all your embellies too .. so pretty. A truly lovely book for recording some precious memories. hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal pages are wonderful, and I love all the pretty embellishments. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW as usual you´ve made such amazing and sooooo beautiful pages here Astrid. I just love how you build it all up and the embellisments that you use are fabulous too, but all you ever do always ends up to be soooo perfect in the end, and this is over the top as well. Stunning work.

froebelsternchen said...

Oh my gosh - the pages are just adorable with all this wonderful embellishments! Unique!
Happy new week dear Astrid!
HUgs, Susi

Annie said...

I agree Astrid x these pages are beautifully pieced together and you are so organised to keep them up to date x Great recycling of the packaging too and your washing tapes/hand made embellies are fabulous !!

Huge hugs
Annie x

Dolly B said...

Just beautiful , love your journal

Dorthe said...

A beautiful every day journal, Astrid,- I love you gave good space to really write, and did it :-)- the embellishments are lovely, and so pretty, and I love your homemade tickets.
So many details on every page, even the good writing place.
Hugs, Dorthe, xx

Meggymay said...

All the pages look amazing Astrid. Beautiful embellishments and tickets. I often find I'm not happy with my pages, but hey, I enjoyed the making of them and that is all part of the joy in crafting.
Yvonne xx

ann barnes said...

I love your journal pages, I especially like how you have included pieces of packaging you adore, it makes it all the more special! thanks so much for sharing!

Redanne said...

It must be a real joy to write in your beautiful journal every day, the pages are all so inviting and I love your recycling. The washy tape is such a lovely addition too. Hugs, Anne xxx

sarascloset said...

I bet you really look forward to journaling with these beautiful pages to look at! I love the bits of washi around the pages--serves a great purpose of keeping the edges from tearing and looks lovely, too. I must remember that! I so need to keep a journal, and you have inspired me much more than you'll ever know. Hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your journal is amazing! All the pages look stunning and I love the thistle page with the beautiful washi tape and images - perfect 😁. Those homemade embellishments are outstanding, I enjoyed reading about how you made them and would like to have a go myself, no I'm wondering if you have a more detailed tutorial on your blog for these? Sounds like you are having fun using them to capture your daily thoughts too. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊 x

Paper Wishes said...

I think your journal is beautiful the first pages you photographed are my favourite with that beautiful teasel plant stamped image. I am always impressed by anyone with the discipline to journal regularly. Lovely work thanks for sharing it and it is brave to show it in use, how nice that you have gathered a following that makes your blog a safe place. x Amanda

Jackie PN said...

This is absolutely marvelous and I am so happy you shared these pages!! I love the nature theme of this and the beautiful graphics you have added- stunning really!
How you ever find the time to do all you do is beyond me! lol
Thanks so much for sharing Astrid!!
Jackie xox

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous pages with so much to see, love them. Angela xXx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! What gorgeous pages - it must make you feel very relaxed when you use them - they seem to me to be very gentle pages! Chrisx

butterfly said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. So glad I found a bit of time for some catching up - these pages have made me so happy, as it's clear they do for you too, as you are making them. All the little handmade embellishments are wonderful, and I love the little touches of texture, especially those splashes of gilding. Good to see the journal in action too... that's the part I generally don't get around to. But there are plans for changes in the offing...
Alison x

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