Hello Everyone!

So, December is nearly upon us and I had to decide firstly, whether I was actually going to attempt to document the month and secondly, if so, how I was going to do it! I rather liked Lisa’s idea of a ‘December Not Daily’ to take the pressure off feeling the need to do something every day!! I’m very much into the vintage look at the moment so decided to make a junk journal out of existing supplies and use my Forest Friends kit to make embellishments etc. Here’s how I started……

I took all the bits of paper I had already cut into when I made the little village scene (see Facebook Chat group post) along with the green striped paper bag and used them to create a 12 x 12 collage master board, I added some music score and a few other bits of scrap as well as fussy cut trees and hearts for added interest. Here’s how it turned out



I then added some white and copper acrylic paint to dull it down a bit.



To maximise the benefit I could get from the original sheet I made several photocopies on regular copy paper and some slightly heavier weight so I was left with lots of options.



I knew I would need a variety of journalling spots and pockets so I took some old index cards and covered each with a piece of the photocopied paper then machine stitched around the edges using gold thread. I had fun adding bits of the ephemera and stickers from the kit along with little bits from my stash to embellish. The metallic paint doesn’t photocopy that well so I added some gold and white paint using my fingers!

I had in mind that I would use this one as a pocket so I added some gold trim along the upper edge and a little cluster using a piece of the red doily , a label and tree cut from the kit papers and a little sticker. Again, I added some more white and gold paint!



I will share my junk journal throughout December in the Facebook Chat group and you’ll see how I’ve used these bits and any others I make along the way using my kit!

Thanks for looking and if you too are documenting December do please share pictures in the Facebook Chat Group, it’s so inspiring to see how others use their kits!

Happy crafting!

Love Philippa x