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+. ūüėé 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!