Friday, 10 September 2021

Oh so lovely Vintage

 Hello everyone 

Yay for the weekend... 
I'm late sharing this but better late than never.
 
Last weekend I had some spare crafty time but spent most of 
it discovering unfinished projects, I found some lovely things.

This junk journal spread was Inspired by a Lifebook 2021 tutorial 
by Laly Mille called hiding places started way back in early July. 


The little envelope holds a book full of old music and book pages 
over stamped decorated with lace scraps, washi and postage stamps.


I never tire of using this stamp, my favourite of the 
moment it always leaves an impressive mark. Stamped 
onto an embellished postcard with a washi tape hinge.


When opened it reveals a stamped flower image, sentiment 
and a tag pocket to hide little secrets and precious things..


I could spend every crafty day creating junk journal pages like these...


Happy weekend everyone 
Stay safe & Creative 

Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Use Book Pages
Art Journal Journey ~ Wendy's Theme *Vintage*
Stamping Sensations ~ Stamp of the moment

26 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Tracey, just saw this as I was about to shut down for the evening. It's really gorgeous, such a beautiful vintage style, and love all the hidden bits, such fun to work through the layers. Thanks for joining us at TIOT and at AJJ. Have a great weekended, take care! Hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Valerie, only just got home but the weekend is mine YAY!! Have a good one take care now x

Christine said...

What a precious junk journal you unearthed Tracey!

Tammy said...

This junk journal is stunning Tracey! Awesome textures and elements, there is so many beautiful items to look at, love the little envelope full of different types of book pages! Thanks so much for joining us over at Try it on Tuesday and enjoy your weekend.
Hugs, Tammy

BLOGitse said...

Wow, you have beautiful junk here! :)

brenda said...

This is a real work of love Tracey and if you are like me returning to unfinished projects often takes us in a different direction to the original plan.

I'm liking the soft muted earthy colours and all the little elements of interest which keep taking the eye to look at something new.

Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

craftytrog said...

Hi Tracey. These are stunning pages, so much to look at!
Happy weekend,
Alison

Helen said...

Absolutely stunning Tracey! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this journal... the pages, the stamping, the colours, just everything! (And I am trying Lifebook 2022 taster.. love Laly Mille's art!). Thanks for sharing at try it on Tuesday! ((HUGS)) Helen

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It's a must try taster course Helen, there will be something for everyone x

nwilliams6 said...

Tracey, these are beautiful pages in your journal. How fun there are hidden pockets and journals and fun things to discover. Wow. So wonderfully done. Love it! Hugz

My name is Erika. said...

This is a gorgeous spread Tracy, and I love the idea of hiding things in your work. I think the idea of hiding your words behind the butterfly is a good one. Ideas and thoughts do tend to flutter away like butterflies do. I can see why you love that stamp. And what a great collection of papers layered in that pocket. Thanks for sharing these with us at AJJ. Better late than not making it, and you really aren't late anyhow. That's the beauty of art right. It comes at its own time. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Somehow I missed this taster course. I love Laly Mille's art. She is such a great teacher, I wish I could afford to take one of her classes, but I don't draw, so I'd just be wasting my money.

I am most impressed with the hidden pockets. I am fond of interactive pages, so getting the reader involved always makes me happy. It's a heartwarming and charming spread Tracey. It certainly gives off that Vintage vibe. Thanks so much for sharing it with us using Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey, dear.

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Great pages in your junk journal.

carol l mckenna said...

Tracy ~ these are divine collage creations ~ so elegant! Wow!

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

NatureFootstep said...

Hi Tracey, my favorite today are the page with the butterfly. Let your dreams fly!
Take care!

Marlies said...

This is gorgeous. I love the shabby chique vintage look the journal has. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

My name is Erika. said...

Whoops, I missed saying thanks for sharing at Try It on Tuesday also.

WendyK said...

A fantastic page Tracey, I just love the amount of things you have managed to include. I love the hidden ideas and also love Laly Mille's work. I am doing one of her journal courses at the moment. My desk is lurking under piles of scrap paper and bit and bobs. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous page with us on AJJ for my vintage theme.

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Tracy, the journal looks so interesting and the piece you shared at Try it on Tuesday is lovely and has such a shabby vintage look and a lovely surprise when flipped open.
Avril, xx

Mac Mable said...

Stunning, creative and absolutely beautiful Tracey x. Tons to look at, tons to admire and tons of inspiration. Thank you x.

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Tracey. Your works always look so delicate, you have such a light touch! Take care and have a happy, crafty week, Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, these are wonderful pages. Lovely textures and soft colours. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what stunning pages! I love the envelope that you created to hold those pretty book pages and pieces and the butterfly and sentiment are so beautiful - amazing 😀. I hope you are keeping well and thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Redanne said...

Oh Tracey, what a delight to find this beautiful treasure, it is absolutely gorgeous. I really love all the wonderful texture on the front of the journal and I am seriously impressed by the inside. I wish I could do junk journals but alas, I never get them right, sigh - I could really do with a few lessons. I just adore Laly Mille's work and can see how you were inspired by it. A beautiful vintage looking junk Journal - you are such an inspiration my friend! Hugs, Anne xxx

DVArtist said...

This is just a magical piece of art.

SewPaperPaint said...

Sometimes we just have to walk away from something to realize how amazing it will be! Our fresh eyes and desire not to see it wasted breathe new life into our old works. This is a perfect example of such! I am in awe of the tucks and flaps and beautiful vintage vibe! Amazing my friend! Hugs, Autumn