2019 Topic 7: TurquoiseMiriam's gorgeous colour combo along with the fab faux hinges makes a wonderful wrapped journal with the gorgeously quirky Squiggly Ink stamps.
Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a wrapped journal that I made using the amazing Squiggly Ink Bricks and Mortar stamps. I have had these in my stash since they were released. I love this collection. They work amazingly well with bright colours as I have done so here, but they also look fabulous on more muted and vintage projects.
I wanted to create a small journal to not only show case the versatility of the stamps but to also create a keepsake where I can jot down a few memories.
I had great fun creating the journal and then the pages. I kept the backgrounds fairly simple as I wanted to showcase the Squiggly Ink stamps. Bricks and Mortar Sets 1, 2, & 3.
I used colours that would complement turquoise, opting for Slimed and Cherry Red as contrasting colours. I loved how these all looked together.
I used the same colours for the stamps, creating patches of painted surface and then simply stamped the images and cut them out.
The hinges were stamped twice as I wanted it to look as though they were attached to the front of the journal. My closure was made using a small magnet to keep the clasp together.
I also found that due to the heavy weight of the card stock that I used for the pages inside, the journal slanted to one side. To combat this, I added a belly band which I have also used as somewhere to keep trinkets and tags for memories.
I drew scribbly lines around the pages, this gives me the opportunity to add notes and memories, or in my case, happy thoughts.
I loved the splashes of red created by the wrinkle free water colouring. In this case I thought it looked like red skies.
Turquoise is such a fresh and modern colour to use. It really looked great on my journal.
I also made sure that I added decoration to the spines of the journal.
I had so much fun creating this. It amazed me at how I could use one collection of stamps and decorate a journal and pages in it's entirety. I really hope that I have encouraged you to try this for yourself. It makes such a lovely keepsake and was so fun to make. I would actually love to make another but in more muted tones - I think that will work very well. I think my next one will be to jot down my house improvement ideas.