Junk Journal

Good Morning,

I have wanted to make a Junk Journal for a long time.  I have several bloggy friends that make them all the time.  I finally got up my courage and started making one...it has taken me a very long time!

Warning, this is a very long post so please grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in.

I am making this for my friend who is a silent screen film buff.  I thought about using this for my design team International Art & Soul challenge #36 Art Nouveau.  It is very Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

This is the front of the journal.  The paper is from Graphic 45 "Vintage Hollywood"  I love the Art Nouveau paper.  The flowers are handmade.

Here is page 2 of the journal.

Here is page 3. 

Just a nice space to make notes, these are spread through out the Journal.

Page 4.

This is a waterfall page with lots of vintage Hollywood photos

Page 5. 

I took these "film posters" off of Pinterest.  Buster Keaton is one of my friend's favorite actors of the silent screen.

Here is the inside of page 5.

I took the photo of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd off of Pinterest.

I am entering this journal into the following challenges:

The Male Room - Challenge #88 Inspired by a Film Title - Page 5.
DLART June Linky Challenge - ATG
Through The Craft Room Door - Week of June 19th ATG
UnstampaBelles Challenge - Challenge #80 Flowers and More Flowers - Front of Journal
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #40 ATG
Love to Create - #9 Anything Creative/Mixed Media
Classic Design Team Challenge - #26 - ATG
Create and Inspire - #75 ATG
Eclectic Ellapu - June ATG
Not Just Cards - June ATG
World Wide Open Design - #6 


  1. Wow! What a fun art journal! Gorgeous, too!

  2. Wow, what an amazing gift for your friend, Chriss!! The journal looks amazing!! Each page is fabulous!! I love the vintage poster images you used!! She will treasure this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. WOW! Looks AMAZING!! Beautiful Journal!


  4. What a stunning make! Your friend is very lucky. The cover is delicious. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Unstampabelles. Hope to see you back soon.

  5. This is gorgeous and lovely work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  6. Chriss, that is a wonderful journal. You have been busy.

  7. Beautiful....Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  8. Beautiful art journal book. Great details. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. This is fantastic. I would love to see you come over and enter Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge Blog here on this link..... https://morgansartworldopenchallenge.blogspot.com/

  10. This is so fab. I love the theme you chose (and G45). You'll have to make yourself one now.
    Thanks for entering at Unstampabelles.

  11. Lucky friend to receive this beautiful journal.Thanks for playing along with us at Unstampabelles Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@Unstampabelles

  12. Oooh Graphic 45!!! I love everything Graphic 45 and you have done full justice to the elegant papers
    Dr Sonia

  13. Your journal is beautiful Chriss! Your friend will love it!
    Have a great evening,
    Sherrie K

  14. Lovely Junk Journal! Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  15. Your junk journal is absolutely GORGEOUS my crafty friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  16. Beautiful work, Chriss! Your whole junk journal is an ode to the film industry and it's brilliant actors. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck! 😃

  17. Love the whole journal idea, it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at The male Room.

  18. What a brilliant idea! I think the pages are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with our Film Title challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT. PS Sorry to be so late commenting!!


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