Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Mini Scraps Journal

Hello creative people, I hope you are all in fine fettle??
I start today with a question.. Do you save your off cuts, scraps and 
tester pages that are just too nice to throw away?

I try to use as many of mine as I can for backgrounds, projects and even create elements
to add to my projects but the scrap paper mountain never seems to go down much.

Here's my quick solution to keeping them more organised using some of these goodies.

Using a White/Greyboard panel size 2.96 in  x 5.52
from That's Crafty I dry brushed on Ranger Dabber Paints.
Pushed textured Sand Paste through a TCW Mini Texturized Stencil..
(I love this stencil..)

When dry added colour to the textured sand and

stamped Trish Latimers Word Girl One rubber stamp using black archival 
onto the painted panel and coloured using Posca pens.

Dotted, dabbed and coloured areas to replicate flowers within the open space, 
adding a tiny touch of gilding wax for shimmer.

This decorated panel has now become the cover for my scraps book and with a hole punched in the corner and scraps added, it's all held together with a book ring making it much easier to flip through and find a background. 

I already have quite a few of these mini scrap journals near full but I'm sure you will agree
 they look much more appealing than a mountain of paper and are a lot easier to store.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope your day is a creative one.
Take Care until next time..
Hugs Tracey xx

Crafting Supplies:
StarTrish Design Word Girl One


  1. beautiful cover to a great 'album' ...what a good idea to store your papers this way xx

    1. Thanks Rachel it's a good way to keep them tidy (if nothing else..!!) haa haa xx

  2. Thanks for the tip Tracey, awesome result too.. Been away so back to reality.xx

    1. Welcome back Annie, Thank you for dropping in. I hope you get back to normality real soon xx

  3. What a brilliant idea Tracy,mine are all in a tray, with odd shapes and spilling out all over the place. Yours is much prettier, I love how you've coloured your Trish girl. Have a great week xx

    1. They help to keep some of the mess.. ooopps I mean scraps tidy & so much easier to flip through and colour match. Take care xx

  4. What a fabulous journal Tracey! The texture and layers of color on the cover are amazing and this is a really great way to utilize those scraps. Big hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks Autumn.. They are so handy to use and quite enjoyable to put together plus its a bonus being able to find what you are looking for amongst creative chaos :)) Bigs Hugs right back Tracey xx


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