My New Journal

One more day till release and today I have a project that includes most of the stamps in this set. If you look carefully you’ll be able to pick them out as I stamped them to create a collage paper background for this journal I created. I have a bad habit of thinking that tomorrow will be better and wanted a journal that would remind me to cherish today and the moments that I have…not the ones that may never come.

Write It Journal

jks-write-it-journal-up.jpgI picked this journal up at Michaels a few weeks ago. It’s a great book to alter as it has a center image with plain sides. This makes it super easy to just put whatever you want to design right on top. I stamped randomly over the Kraft cardstock to create a large panel and then cut it into three smaller ones to break up the design visually. When stamping a collage, I try to vary the direction and angles of the images and also make sure that they overlap in some form or other. A good rule for choosing images is to vary the size and shape of the ones you choose so that it is more pleasing to the eye.

Quick Tip: Use a heavy duty adhesive on altered projects to keep them from falling apart with use.


Supply List:

Stamps: On the Desk
Ink: Burnt Umber & Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Frosted Teal & SPring Willow Light cardstock by Prism Papers
Other: say it with crystals & flowers by Prima, pearl stickers by Basic Grey, journal from Michael’s

Take care!


8 responses to “My New Journal

  1. This is gorgeous!! I love your collaged paper, and I can’t wait to see this set!

  2. What a brilliant looking set of stamps and a fabulous journal

  3. Neat journal. Love kraft and the colors you used. Great collage you made, still like that pen! tfs

  4. Wow!! This is just gorgeous Julia! I love it!

  5. Julia this is fantastic. You are a fantastic designer. Congrats again!

  6. very cool stamping, great idea for a journal cover!

  7. I love journals. I usually have two are three I write in. One for scripture study.. one for everyday life.. and one for creative idea’s.

  8. I just love how you mix your embellishments…the tiny staples…too cute!

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