Jul 7, 2016

Family Circle Mixed Media Cardboard Junk Journal Layout

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Today begins a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils.  I decided I would finish my cardboard junk journal.  I am happy to have finished such a massive project, but sad that it is over because truly this has been my favorite project.  As promised, I created a YouTube video flip through to share with you.  I hope to improve this skill and share more videos in the future.

Tic Tac Toe
Our host this month is Toni, with this fantastic tic tac toe board.  Toni says, "This month I'm challenging you to have a little mixed media fun, with a game of Tic Tac Toe. Create a project that includes at least three  of the elements from the table below, chosen from either a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line. Remember, to include some stamping or stenciling."

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I chose the center elements: tissue, circles and embossing.  I will share a short video with you tomorrow of how I made the circle chipboards.  For this journal, I wanted to keep the layers relatively flat, but I can imagine using this style of circles in a very dimensional project and having them layered one upon another.  The stamps on the circles are by PaperArtsy and the background are Prima.

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To distress the Tim Holtz found relatives photo, I folded the corners and sanded them.  For a large photo, this appears more realistically worn.  The background was created using watercolor crayons.

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Some hidden journaling tucked in behind the burlap layer.

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I finally tried out Prima's Christine Adolph adhesive words with foil.  This is so fun and pretty!

3 Minute Video
Let me know what you think!  I'd love to hear tips on the video process and your thoughts on my book as a whole.
I'm also sharing my junk journal with:
MMP
sunlight

49 comments:

  1. As always lovely work and perfect choice of colour Autumn.

    B x

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  2. Oh, Autumn, you never stop to amaze me with your stunning art! This art journal page is simply marvelous! What brilliant textures and a fabulous color choice! Everything is just perfect here, from start to finish! You really nailed this challenge theme! A big applause for your spectacular page! It's stunning! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  3. What a wonderful journal - I remember quite a few of the pages as you have shared them over the months Autumn.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Wow Autumn......absolutely fabulous creating! I really enjoyed watching the video! So Rustic, fabulous journal :)

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  5. So much to look at! A fabulous layout Autumn! xx

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  6. Fabulous work. I love the colour palette and I especially love the circles. Really beautiful pages, and well done for finishing your project.

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  7. Fantastic work Autumn! The pages you have created for the challenge are just gorgeous and perfect for your amazing junk journal thanks for sharing you video link. Toni xx

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  8. Beautiful journal pages. The colors are fabulous and the images really reflects the bonds we form with our siblings. Thanks for playing along with us in the "All in the Family" challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

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  9. Autumn...I LOVE THIS! I love junk journals and yours is just amazing. I truly love your style. You are so talented. This color palette is beautiful. I'm loving all of the circles in various sizes that blend to create your background. Really really beautiful. This is a very sweet layout. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.

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  10. This is stunning, Autumn!! The layers and colors are fabulous!! I love all of the details!! This is spectacular my friend!! Congrats on finishing your project!! You did an amazing job!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. Absolutely brilliant, Autumn! I love your junk journal! Soooo many gorgeous details!
    Hugs Evelyn

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  12. Lots of love & details on this pretty page. I like the brighter shades of color with the tones of the photo. The distressed edges do show very nicely I thought, and the journaling behind the burlap...very decorative accent. Congratulations on finishing your project. It's awesome. TFS & stay cool.

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  13. You are such an inspiring artist, Autumn! Every single journal page speaks volumes. You've included so many tiny details, stenciling, stamping, layering and artistic elements, each and every one lovely and unique. This journal is truly a treasure. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! You mentioned Sara Emily lives in SC also... I think the three of us meeting is the best idea ever!! I'm friends with Sara Emily on Facebook, but I can't find you. If you're on Facebook you can find me as Nancy Border Dynes (there's a link on my blog). Send me a friend request and I'll private message you my email and phone number.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  14. Your last journal page is brilliant, Autumn, although I am a bit sad it's the last. Kind of like finishing a great novel, so sad to be done. Your video, I have to confess, brings tears to my eyes! (Still) Your work is lovely on your blog, but this video brings such emotion to it. I am moved! Hugs!

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  15. Well, now you will just have to start another junk journal Autumn, this one is stunning, I loved your video too. I think this page has shot to the top of my favourites list, the circles look amazing, I love the wonderful colours you have used and the composition is brilliant. Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. absolutely beautiful Autumn - I adore this and so glad you joined our challenge at Countryview Crafts! Hugs rachel x

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  17. Gorgeous page and I loved, loved, loved watching the video!!!!

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  18. Wonderful page. Love the cheerful colour palette and all the fabulous stamping that makes the focal image pop.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Me again saying thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
      Hugs!
      Cec

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Autumn! Wow, your work is amazing and so inspiring! I love all the fantastic colors and gorgeous details!
    Beautiful work as always!
    Sherrie K

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  20. Love these gorgeous pages Autumn with those gorgeous colours and circles. The layers of text and colours build up beautifully and I love that found relatives photo you chose. Have a great weekend xxx

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  21. Just went through the video, and I would say a perfect curtain call for the beauty .. I wish to have it in my hand and feel every aspect and element of it !!
    hugs
    Remya

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  22. Another fabulous page in your journal, Autumn!!! Love the circles and the sweet photo!!! Enjoyed your video - very professionally done - loved the beautiful music, too!!!! Your journal is really something special!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  23. Wowsers...absolutely beautiful and stunning! So love the colours! ;-)

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  24. WOW!! Fabulous creation! Beautiful colours, I love how you have created the layers all using burlap, embossed circles and all lovely details! Just Amazing!
    Hugs :)
    Priyanka

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  25. Love your work Thanks for playing at Mixed media Place challenge

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  26. Mouthwatering textures and I really enjoyed watching the video of the close-ups. Next time, I'll get a cup of tea and just sit back for the wonderful experience, LOL!

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  27. This is totally fabulous, Autumn! Love the super circles and the beautiful combination of colors! Mar xx

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  28. I forgot but thanks for playing with scrapki-wyzwaniowo this month

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  29. I love your junk journal and you did a great job on your video - thanks for sharing!! I love the textures and placement of your circles, not to mention the colors! I wouldn't have thought of using circles in this way, but it looks great. So inspiring!!

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  30. Another gorgeous page Autumn! And I do appreciate how much work went into the video... I felt the first few pages were a bit hurried (each photo could have benefited of 4-5 seconds extra screen time) but otherwise it looked great, as did the book. Fabulous work!

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  31. Autumn what fantastic pages ! Love the layering and the large,stamped circles are the perfect backdrop to the image. Sue C x

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  32. And I LOVE your video ! The music is just perfect as each image glides into the next. Your joutrnal is amazing ! Sue C x

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  33. This are stunning journal pages love the vintage image and all the circles will have to watch your video in the morning as just off to bed-we would love to see you enter our brand new mixed media challenge at --http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/challenge-1.html
    Carol x

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  34. What a gorgeous and fabulous spread! The colors are fabulous, but the whole design is amazing! LOVE the photo too...pinned!

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  35. Such a beautiful composition and colours! I love all these circles! Thank you for joining us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

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  36. I fell in love with the... It's amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

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  37. Oh, Autumn! Where do I begin? Your artwork touches my soul in such a beautiful way. The way you use color, texture and images to tell a story is truly a gift. This is one gorgeous work of art. I want to hold it in my hands and pore over all the luscious details. Thank you so very much for creating such beauty and then sharing it with us. It refreshed my spirit. xo

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  38. Love this one-- love the colors, and as always, the depth yielded by your coloration and texture, even when you don't add tons of physical dimension. Hat's off to ya!

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  39. Beautiful pages and love the background. Thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

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  40. Stunning pages ! Autumn The depth of colour and detail is fab and your found relatives is just the perfect added extra .
    hugs x

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  41. Stunning pages..I love everything, the image,background...as always your projects are a delight to see.
    Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics...x

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  42. Oh, I just love how those circles look like magnifying glasses into your mixed media world! GORGEOUS! And the warm colors here are perfectly scrumptious!

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  43. I just adore the colors ♥ thank you for playing along with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

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  44. These are tremendous pages Autumn. I love the colour palette and your layering is super. Fantastic video......look forward to more! X

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  45. Love your layout and awesome colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Things to Alter!~kim

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  46. Just popped by to wish you Congratulations Autumn on being chosen as a Top Pick over at CVC . Very much deserved - your pages are fabulous .
    Apologies too for not stopping by much of late . I have gotten so behind with blog visist I am now trying to catch up so hope to be popping over later to have an enjoyable scroll through the posts I have missed here at Sew, Paper, Paint .
    Thank you for all the blog love you leave for me - it is much appreciated .
    take care
    hugs x

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  47. Hi Autumn, I stopped in to say yippee yahooey for your top pick at CVC! So well, WELL deserved my friend! This is an amazing journal page. Like Amanda, I am very behind on my blog visits...and right now I really should be doing something else, but I JUST have to sneak a peek at your latest. Big hugs and CONGRATULATIONS!

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