Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday

 Hello everyone 

I'm extremely honoured yet again to be invited to be a
Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday where this fortnight 
the lovely TioT Design Teams Theme is *RECYCLE* ..


Today I'm sharing the beginnings of my June Junk Diary..
With it's splash of red, white and blue a nod to the nations  
June celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.


During 2022 I've been creating a new Junk Diary every month 
gathering left overs and scraps from previous projects, salvaged 
packaging, found objects and ephemera with the potential to 
be something other than what they may have previously been. 

Collaged onto recycled cardboard to create journal covers, this surface 
also makes a fabulous substrate for pasting, die cutting and painting on.


Filled with papers, packaging and recycled envelopes each page makes an 
alternative surface for mark making, writing, drawing, painting and documenting 
colour swatches as well as collecting and collaging pictures from old magazines.


These Foxgloves are from a torn cross stitch magazine cover, 
over painted then simply edged with pencil..


a gentle reminder of the Foxglove cross stitch kit tucked neatly 
into the journals back pocket, saved for a free creative day.. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful TioT Design Team for having me as 
Guest Designer and allowing me to share my recycled June Junk Diary. 

I hope you have been inspired by my sneak peep today, 
please do pop on over to see more recycled inspiration 
You will not be disappointed..

Stay safe & creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx 


15 comments:

Helen said...

Congrats on being our Guest Designer for this challenge! You totally rocked the Recycle challenge and I LOVE all your bits and pieces in your June Junk Journal... what a great idea! Have a fun week! ((HUGS)) Helen

My name is Erika. said...

I have been loving your monthly junk journal idea Tracey. This one is also gorgeous, especially with all the flowers! It will be a great way to remember back to 2022 once we have moved into the future. And I'm so glad you are being our guest host for this newest challenge at Try It On Tuesday. Hope all the running around is giving you a little bit of art time. And also that you are having a wonderful June. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

Did I say thanks for being our guest host at TIOT? It's only been a couple of minutes but I was distracted for a minute by some loud motorcycles on my road. If I did, let me say it again, and if not, let me say it, thanks for being our guest host.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your project is wonderful Tracey, and such a great idea. Love the pages you have created. This is a real treasure. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

What a beautiful looking journal- I love how cohesive the pages all look especially using so many recycled parts- well done!

Christine said...

Lovely work Tracey

Christine said...

Lovely work Tracey

DVArtist said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer. You have an uncanny knack in design and the talent to putting it all together. Always amazing art. Have the best day.

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT and I love your fabulous junk journal,great pages and recycling and the little pocket full of a cross stitch kit
Carol x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such a beautiful junk journal! I love how you've recycled the different elements to create this 😊. The jubilee theme with the red, white and blue flowers and buttons looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us as Guest Designer over at Try it on Tuesday! Happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Fabulously and lovingly inspiring! xoxo

Meggymay said...

Fabulous pages using recycled pieces, thank you for being our Guest designer for this theme at TioT's and for the inspiration you shared.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

What a beautiful junk journal! I feel wrong calling it "junk"! I love seeing your process and your work is lovely!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous 'Junk' journal - totally misnamed! I love the foxgloves especially! I've had a chance to look back through your posts- time just seems to run away these days! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this time and apologies for only just getting here - out shopping, walking with hubby, blood test and having a mammoth baking session before stuff went off and here it is - Thursday evening and I hardly noticed! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous 'Junk' journal - totally misnamed! I love the foxgloves especially! I've had a chance to look back through your posts- time just seems to run away these days! Thanks for being our Guest Designer this time and apologies for only just getting here - out shopping, walking with hubby, blood test and having a mammoth baking session before stuff went off and here it is - Thursday evening and I hardly noticed! Hugs, Chrisx