Get Wrapped Blog Hop: Start Something Journal

Hi everyone! I hope y’all are having a great day. Here, where I live, the weather is cooling down which means fall is right around the corner. Even though I could live in a Spring/Summer climate year around it is nice that the temperatures aren’t in the upper 90’s+. 😎 Well, enough about weather and lets get on with this blog post and the Let’s Get Wrapped Blog Hop!



I would like for you to join Seth Apter, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull and their teams for the “Get Wrapped Blog Hop”- a creative collaboration using products from the artists. Be inspired, learn new techniques and celebrate the collective talent in this group! Make sure to check out each post- you will not want to miss one…

For my project I cut one Wrapped Journal from Mat Board and embossed the whole cover with the Retro Circles Embossing Folder.

I painted the whole outside and the inside spines with Green Patina Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint.

I randomly inked the cover with Top Boss Embossing Pad and sprinkled the Dirty Sand Bake Texture over the Top Boss areas and used a heat tool to set the Bake Texture.

I used both of the circle stamps from the Stampendous! Mushroom Home Set. I inked the circle stamps with the Top Boss Embossing Pad and in random spots I stamped the cover. I sprinkled Midnight Sky Allure onto the Top Boss areas and set with the heat tool. I completed the same steps with the Just Java Aroma.

I went back over the cover again randomly applying Top Boss, sprinkling Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the cover and setting it with a heat tool.

I punched holes in the cover and added Antique Gold Closure Handles which can be found at Hobby Lobby .
I added Dirty Sand Bake Texture to the inside spines and covered the inside with a map patterned cardstock from the Paper Studio Uncharted Paper Collection. I also tied off a rust colored elastic cord to hold notebooks or junk journal pages.
To finish up the outside cover of my wrapped journal I went through my chipboard embellishments and came across this book plate that had been printed and cut off center. Well, that’s no problem! 
I completely inked the book plate with Top Boss, added Midnight Sky Allure and set with a heat tool.
I cut a circle from patterned cardstock using the Circle Diecut from the Word and Circles 2 Stamp and Diecut Collection which I adhered to the cover. I also added this colorful image of a boy, paper strip and book plate with a sentiment I found in a sticker pack. I finished the book plate off with two black gems. Now all I need to do is add pages or notebooks to the inside.


Now for all the fun stuff!!! There will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.

To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don’t want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.
You Are HERE: Tonya Trantham

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #348-#349
Mini Album Makers Challenge: August

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!


120 thoughts on “Get Wrapped Blog Hop: Start Something Journal

  1. Tonya, totally yummy colors! I love the way you randomly ink for the embossing and then used two colors of powders- beautiful! The closure on the front is super and your graphics are just fun! hugs,Jackie

  2. I am new to using the mat board and am delighted to see you can folder emboss it! So unique to see you use the embossing powder randomly, interesting. Great project!

  3. Love how you've accented the dry-embossing with the powders – it looks fabulous, and the colours are really cool too. What an amazing hop – it's lovely to be a part of it.Alison x

  4. what a wonderful cover on your wrapped journal Tanya! love the green and all the embossed circles – that dapper young man in the red just pops! love the metal clasp as well!

  5. Oh wow Tonya, this is one of those 'be still my beating heart' moments! The background green is gorgeous and I really, really love the circles and how you randomly embossed them – they look amazing. Love the closure too, I have one of those somewhere…. such a great idea! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Wonderful Tonya. Embossing with both the folder and the powder was genius. Looks so good. And your choice of the Green Patina paint really makes the whole journal pop. Thanks for joining us on this hop.

  7. Those colours are gorgeous! What a great take on the challenge! Love the contrast of the focal image against that beautiful background x

  8. I love the boy you used as your focal point on this one Tonya and the gorgeous embossed cover! WOW! We are so thankful you shared in our challenge at Mini Album Makers. Big hugs, Autumn PS. Make sure to add our challenge badge to your post to be eligible to win our prize. 🙂

  9. Fabulous color(emerald creek green?) and textures. Love that closure also, think I bought one like it from a fabric store to make a purse…now I know what its Real purpose is !

  10. Tonya, your use of the repetitive circles throughout the cover is fantastic! I love the look of the embossed cover with the paint and then the random areas of dirty sand. The circle and boy image completes the journal so well! I love it, thanks so much for sharing this awesome make!

  11. The color scheme catches your eye and the yong boy looks timeless, although he is surely from an earlier time,,,,perhaps one of Seth’s ancestors, especially with the declaration of “start something” as that seems to be his mantra. The book plate turned out awesome. Amazing how paint and EP can make chipboard look like metal.

  12. This is wonderful, Tonya . Love the green patina with the Dirty sand – a winning combo for sure . Your midnight sky allure book plate is a real beauty and the image of the boy is one of my all time faves . Adore your lock fastener . x

  13. I have used an embossing folder on brown paper sacks, but had not thought about using them the way you did on your journal along with the stamping, great technique. Thanks for sharing,

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