I love shopping on Etsy. One of my favorites in Saturday Morning Vintage. I just love suspending time “hanging around” looking at the pretty goodies and dreaming. I buy things from the shop now and then, but I admit to being a hoarder….I’m afraid to use things for fear I’ll need it for something special later! But, I’ve been kicking around some ideas lately for a journal; I’m into journals more that layouts, lately, and I’m going through some personal stuff right now and I thought a hand-made journal would be nice to document this journey I’m on. And who would happen to contact me about a scrap challenge right at the perfect time? That Goddess of all that is vintage and beautiful, the lovely Xenia, owner of SaurdayAMVintage! (Yes, Jennifer, there really are fairy godmothers!). Xenia has done this before on her blog in the past where she has fun challenges for her readers. She sends them a package of left-over scraps, and let’s them create whatever they want. I say, bring it on!
Heres the package I received:
I love the way she packages everything! I have an idea for a journal I’d like to make, and I have a handmade plexiglass clipboard that I’ve been wanting to use. The board measures 6×8″‘ and I put a two-ring binder mechanism on it to me different. I the to my brother Rob’s permission to use his photos because I didn’t have anything appropriate that would fit what I wanted to do, whereas Rob has a wonderful way of projecting symbolism and feelings just emanate from the photos. That’s what I wanted. So I went to work and quickly discovered how fragile vintage papers really are! Thank goodness for washi tape and staples. Some pages became collages as portions of the pages fell apart! Not a problem for me, it simply amped up my challenge mode! I sewed, stitched, colored, taped, punched, and hand typed on the papers, having a great time all the while. The final product (with the disappointing title that is not easy to see…)
The entire journal may be seen here
Thanks for this challenge! And to anyone out there, do have piles of left-over scraps taking up space in your craft area? Grab them, find some photos, and see what you can do! I invite anyone to bring your photos in the comments, and I will reward you with a free fiveaway!
Thanks for visiting!