Triple the Scraps. You really need to take a look at her journal. It is awesome! I am not using mine so much as a journal. It is more of a list of supplies like my distress inks so when i am out shopping I can look at it and know if I already have that color or not. I also have my Spellbinders, distress Markers and stains, Stickles and much more in my list journal.
This is what the journal looked like before I had fun with it.
I dug out my distress stains and used Broken China all over the front back and inside pocket on the back then went around all the edges with Vintage Photo distress stain then misted heavily with water so the colors could blend. Once I figured out where I wanted my stamping to go I then ran Picket Fence distress ink over that area. I stamped the ledger stamp from Purple Onion Designs in Tuxedo Black Memento ink over where I had swiped the Picket Fence stain. I found a Tim Holtz stamp that I thought was fitting and stamped that over the ledger stamp with the same ink. I also had a Studio G stamp, Create! that I stamped at the top and the scissors I stamped around the sentiment.
The little wood bird was the last detail to be added. He was just the right size to fit. I inked him with Wild Honey and the branch is inked with Vintage Photo. I spritzed it with a bit of water and I really liked how the water blended the ink.
There you have it! I know the journal isn't a work of art, but it is so freeing just to create something where you can try new techniques or just throw whatever you want together. If you haven"t done this yet you should give it a whirl.So fun!
Have a great day!