Hi friends! Today I am sharing a sneak peek into my latest junk journaling session, Down on the Farm! I decided to document my current veggie crop so I used a lot of vintage farm goodies I had in my stash and in my Etsy shop!
I started by layering a right-hand page with some red gingham fabric from my stash. There’s something about red gingham and veggies — like peas and carrots! On the left side I glued a page I had torn from Daphne’s Diary magazine. The edge that ripped from the binding created a lovely pocket for me to stuff with my current seed packets and pictures of the plants so far.
Then, I added some vintage Farmer in the Dell book pages to create the four middle pages. I glued a strip of some very old (but amazingly still sticky!) green velvet trim for decoration and to help keep down the pages.
Next, I created a page for my beans! This year I am growing both bush and pole beans. This happened quite by accident. I had never grown beans before so I thought all beans grew on poles, but it turned out the seeds I purchased were bush beans. My husband had already created a really neat pole system from me, so of course I had to get some pole bean seeds as well!
In this layout, I used a vintage bean label printable from my Etsy store. It’s super simple to create these little packets from coffee-dyed paper and just glue on the trimmed labels!
I used the same printable for my tomatoes, but instead of just gluing it down, I created a little tuck spot at the bottom left-hand corner of the page. I lined the back of my tomato picture with some scrap paper and added a few embellishments. I recently purchased these Tim Holtz milk caps and I love how they add whimsy to a project!
Then I moved on to my pepper page and created a base for my picture with a vintage rooster receipt printable from my Etsy store. I layered it with some scraps of my favorite farm-themed cotton fabric and added some sewing with brown thread. Instead of just gluing it flat, I created a pocket so I could stick my vintage pepper printable inside with some journaling.
I also added the same fabric and sewing adjacent to the pocket on the red gingham. I love this fabric so much!
While I was trying to decide what to do with middle spread, I added a picture of a cilantro plant I am growing in my kitchen to the very first page. This was a more simple, streamlined page to match the style of the picture.
I added a little flip out over the pocket on the last page because I found this piece of ephemera that summed up my feelings perfectly!
I went through and started adding some more decorating pieces using scrap fabric, buttons, and coffee-dyed ephemera.
I came across some dried leaves I had off to the side of my craft table and positioned two down to the left of my peppers. They were lonely as two, so I added some sewn fabric and a coffee-dyed chipboard penny to the center.
My absolute favorite part of this spread though has got to be this little flower clock I made from a coffee-dyed doily and clock ephemera.
I couldn’t figure out what to use in the middle but spotted this dried flower on my table. The instant it was placed, I knew it was absolutely perfect. It looked like dainty little clock hands.
To see the entire process, check out my YouTube channel! I’ve once again been bit by the junk journal bug. Stay tuned for a new series on my channel answering a slew of questions for newbies. Happy scrapping!
Till next time,