Thursday, 26 October 2017

Mini journal cover...

Hello friends...

How is your week?
I hope you are good!

I've had a busy week off work, enjoying some much needed time 
with friends and family

However, I have managed to escape to my desk, usually early in the mornings...
Sometimes the mojo just disappears and yes,  its been one of those missing mojo kind of weeks! 
So I decided to challenge myself that I was only allowed to use stuff that was already out on my desk,  (including all the  scraps in the bin.)

I've had some of these mini journals sat waiting for a project, so i took one of them and gave it a layer of gesso. (The journals are from a Danish shop here in the UK called Flying tiger )
As I had no distress inks on my desk I used my coffee to stain the ribbon and papers.... 
I used lots of layers, using scrap cuttings, rusty wire, card and tags... 
I stamped randomly using Tim Holtz 'Ledger' stamp,
 along with some remnant rub ons from Idea-ology 
The butterfly is from one of Tim's Ephemera packs.
To finish I added some splashes of gesso and more coffee splatters

I really enjoyed creating with stuff that was destined for the trash...
As always feel free to leave a comment, always great to know you have popped by!

Have a lovely week!



  1. So many yummy embellishments clustered on your cover. I love all the layering and that huge key and butterfly! So gorgeous!

  2. I love this. I couldn’t make something this lovely with the junk that was on my desk.

  3. Fabulous Journal cover Kaz. it's totally gorgeous, your mojo is back :-)

  4. Your project is beautiful!! I love all that texture! You've just inspired me! That should be called #deskchallenge ! I'm gathering stuff from my desk which I was about to clean just to try and do something as well. It will not look that nice, but we'll :) What a pity my bin is empty! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Absolutely stunning Kaz! such superb layering and colours. And I agree with Raquel : #desk challenge!

  6. Brilliant. I love every little detail here.

  7. Love. Love. Love. There are so many wonderful details!! The Rusty wire and coffee are the perfect complements to the gesso!! Did I mention I love this?

  8. wow, great project! best use of scraps ever!

  9. wow Kaz this is amazing, if this is what you can make out of stuff destined for the bin, I applaud you my friend xxx

  10. This is fabulous! You had some amazing stuff on your desk. Love the idea of #deskchallenge :) Unfortunately I've just tidied mine up and emptied the bin. All ready now for the next onslaught - if only I knew where my mojo was...

  11. out of limitations comes creativity #truth. i also set challenges for my self, it has a a great way to surprise oneself. well done my friend.

  12. Just fell into your blog by using Pinterest. What a lot of inspiring creations, so glad I found it! Wish you a nice day from Holland.

  13. Your journal cover is fabulous Kaz and isn't it great to use up scrap pieces etc. Do you rust your own wire?
    Whats the process as I have tried but not achieved the degree of rusting you have xxx
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

  14. Brilliantly put together and I just love that it was made with scraps on your desk! The coffee staining looks fab!

  15. Best journal cover ever! All the elements and grunge are yummy!!!


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