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!

Kaz
x



16 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!!

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

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  6. Brilliant. I love every little detail here.

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  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?

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

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  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

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  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...

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  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.
    vicki

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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Thanks so much for passing by the little shabby shed....your comments mean so much xx