I love making junk journals. I’m more of a hybrid junk journal creator as I don’t use a lot of my junk mail. Instead, I shop my closet to discover products I purchased years ago but never used. For the November Challenge Colours, I took an accordion square journal and went to town.
I sorted through both the 2017 and 2020 Design Challenge Collections and pulled items that had the color orange in the image. Links to the Gecko Galz Etsy.com shop are below. These collections offer a lot of images for a great price. As an aside, Gecko Galz rewards customers who spend $2 with a free digital image sheet. The free sheet changes weekly. It’s a fast and inexpensive way to build your collection. They also run a lot of sales. But I digress.
The 5 x 5-inch mini album is in a dark olive color. And orange just pops on the page. Eleven of the 12 pages have colorful napkins as the background decoration. I added solid colored doolies on a few pages. A few images are framed with card stock. Others have washi tape as ribbon runners. After the image was affixed, I embellished a few pages with paper flowers with matching brads. For the cover, I went a different route. I fussy cut out the giraffe and circle cut the Victor album logo and paired them with 2 washi tape strips. I was looking for a little whimsy!
Supplies included: 12-page accordion album, paper napkins, doolies, paper flowers with brads, washi tape, card stock, and Tim Holt Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo run along the edges to appear old. Every piece of material was shopped from my closet. I had everything, except the images which I printed from my color printer. Before purchasing supplies, survey what you own and consider how you can adapt. It will save you a lot of money!
I’m excited to share that my Colours entry won the November Gecko Galz Challenge: Colours.
I hope you return to see my progress as a design team member. This is the first team I’ve applied to. I’ve got a lot to learn; however, let me tell you: There are some incredible artists on the team. The variety of media is jaw-dropping amazing. Now, go create!