Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Another Correspondence Journal...

Hi folks...I'm back to share another Journal decorated with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Correspondence Stash Paper, with a masculine twist. A very different look from the previous Pretty In Pink one but it just goes to show how versatile Tim's products are, pretty them up if that's your thing or unleash your inner grunge, whatever takes your fancy.

As before, I fixed the Correspondence paper to the Sizzix Mat Board with Distress Collage Medium Matte, my favourite go-to adhesive and die cut the front and back covers using the Sizzix/Eileen Hull Scoreboards XL Journal Die.
I repeated the process for the closure tab, which is one of three included on the die. I then covered the inside of the covers with Correspondence papers and repunched the holes with my Crop-a-Dile.
I added strips cut from contrasting Correspondence papers to the inside of the covers and stamped the typewriter image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 1 with Black Soot Archival Ink.
I cut out 4 panels from contrasting papers, applied Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink with a mini round blending tool to create a vintage look, inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and fixed to the front cover. I coloured Ranger Opague Texture Paste with a drop of Black Soot Distress Re-inker and applied throught the Typo Layering Stencil.
I stamped the typewriter image on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper, painted the back of the paper with Picket Fence Distress Paint and once it was dry, fixed to the cover using Distress Collage Medium Matte. I applied Ranger Opague Texture Paste through the Stitches Mini Layering stencil from Set 33
I stamped a selection of images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stamp Collector with Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral, Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and Tea Dye Distress Ink on to Distress Watercolor card. I cut out the images and inked around the edges to create a more vintage look.
I added Idea-ology Correspondence Design Tape, more Texture Paste Stitches, Special Delivery Remnant Rubs and fixed the stamps in place.

I die cut circles from the Correspondence papers, decorated with Idea-ology Numbers Remnant Rubs and added Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky Stickers. 

I changed my mind about the closure and used a striped trim from my stash and an Idea-ology Buckle instead.

And, on that note, the cubbyhole crew can procrastinate no longer. Today's the day that the Furry member of the team and his Mum hope to be wildly successful in making a Father's Day card and I suspect that someone may need a serious "get rid of those pesky 3D foam pads" session at the end of it all. In the meantime, have fun whatever you're doing.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. It looks amazing, lots of work in there but so worth it for the end result, I love it Kath...
    Have a lovely day..xx

  2. Kath, you know I loved the pretty in pink one but this one is my new favourite, I just love the masculine tone, the little stamps and stencilling add so much gorgeous texture and I think your choice of closure is genius and really adds to the masculine-ness of the journal. Love, love, love!!! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Aha, I have found the result of the sneaky peek that I could never figure out how it changed to! Kath, I love this, the Journal die is so versatile and you have displayed that so well! I love all your grungy details and especially using the trim with the buckle, awesome! Definitely an awesome place to keep notes!

  4. Gorgeous journal Kath, adore the fastening and the wonderful layered details. Tracy ❤️

  5. Kath, this blows me away! I adore the colorful postage, as it is much like those in my collection of vintage ones. The layering of the stamped tissue and ephemera is amazing and I adore your clever closure. We'd love to have you share in our challenge at Mini Album Makers:
    Hugs, Autumn

  6. Ohhhhh! I love the depth and excitement you've created with all the various techniques you included! Really wonderful! Now I'll have to make time to go try some of these. :) ~Heather

  7. Oh WOW, absolutely Fantastic.I love all the elements in this creation and so well distributed.Another winner Kath.Hugs and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy,hope he is well.xxxx


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hugs Kath xxx