Butterflies and Rainbows – Journal by Audrey Underwood

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood

Hi, Audrey here once again with another journal. This one was a labour of love and has been under construction for a couple of months now but is finally finished, so made with a little more love than usual as it’s one for my granddaughter who turns eleven soon. It’s made with 49 and Market’s Spectrum Collection. The cover is from an old book that matches Spectrum perfectly and the signatures inside made with lined, blank, and beautifully bright Spectrum papers. She loves to write and draw so I made sure there was plenty of space for that. Pages that she can fill with ideas, drawings, and 11yr old girl goodness.

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood

Once I’d made the inside pages, I sewed the signatures to the spine of the book and lined the inside covers with Vintage Artistry Blush – Radiate and Serene papers.

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood

I covered the stitches on the spine with Spectrum Sherbet – 4″ Collage Fabric Tape adding a little PVA glue for extra strength.
I then went through the journal page by page and added laser cuts and fussy cut elements along with lots and lots of rub-ons and washi tape. I’ve cut some pages to fit and ripped others. I made little drawing pads for other pages that can easily be replaced when full. Lots of pockets with tags that have extra paper attached and lots of hidden tucks, flips, and surprises for her to explore.
The journal was made with the style of a junk journal in mind so I wanted texture added to pages also. I dyed 49 and Market’s Lacey Trim to match the beautiful rainbow colours of Spectrum. It was glued, sewn, ripped, and stapled to pages and tags, etc. As well as tied to the spine of the journal where I added paper beads and tassels, along with painted charms and beads to match. These were threaded and sewn in place to form a cute little collection to dangle on the side.

Some of the other things I did inside as embellishments were to attach folded strips of washi and fabric tape stapled or stuck to clips. Cut scraps of lace and stapled them in place.

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood

I cut up the whole fussy cut sheet from the Spectrum Sherbet – 12×12 Sherbet Classics Pack. It gave me so much more to play with.

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood
To finish off I added painted chipboard pieces and the butterfly bauble from Wishing Bubbles and Baubles – Blush.

Butterflies and Rainbows - Journal by Audrey Underwood

Here is a walkthrough of the album

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Audrey Underwood 2022