Friday, 6 April 2018

Bring on the sunshine!

This month Alison from Craftytrogs Arty Adventures  is the host for  AJJ theme Recycle and Collage

Last week I made a wonky junk journal cover out of cheesy crackerbread boxes and used scraps of paper to cover them. I had no idea what I was going to put in it, but now, with the recycling & collage challenge, it seems perfect to continue recycling the cracker boxes and use them as pages to go in this book.

This is my first page..
I also used scraps of book and dictionary pages, words and bee from seed catalogue and paper offcuts.

To get the size I wanted I used 2 pieces of the box and taped them together so that they can be folded up and eventually sewn together when I have more.
Other items used, Paperartsy chalk paints, Neocolor water soluble crayons, acrylic ink and inktense pencils. 

A few photos below of the process.

The sun has been shining more this month and already making me feel more creative(looking back at March with all the snow and grey and rainy days, I think I lost my mojo quite a bit)
Its a lovely sunny day and I'm going to spend the day (hopefully) doing lots of creative things...
Bring on the sunshine!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope you have a great day.
Gill x


  1. Wow, what amazing pages! They make me so happy too with the lovely colours, texture and flowers 😁. I love how you recycled the cereal boxes for the pages and the bee and wording is perfect too! We have had a mixed week of April showers and sunshine, yesterday was beautiful so we went for a long walk along the beach so I could agree more - Bring on the sunshine! 😁 Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

  2. This is so pretty Gill. You really created a beautiful book cover. I am impressed with your bookmaking skills. :) Its nice to see spring inspired art because we got cold again and they are saying maybe even a little snow today. UGH!!!!! Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  3. Wonderful pages, so happy and springlike. Have fun with your boxes! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Those pages are really AMAZING Gill! You never cease to amaze me with your ideas and projects! And I am happy to see this delightful RECYCLING project pages linked to Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey! Much appreciated!
    Happy weekend dear Gill!
    Hugs, Susi

  5. Looks like a great start to a new arty book! I have a few made (but abandoned) junk journal covers I really should do something with myself.

  6. Your use of the box parts is wonderful. You put my box recycling to shame, dear. It all looks so wonderful and I am in total awe of your recycling skills. I absolutely adore your incredible recycling efforts and this is no exception.

    Of course, I hope you know I appreciate you sharing this project with us at Art Journal Journey, too, dear Gill.

    Had to laugh at your Tubular Bells comment. I have several wind chimes on my front porch that sound a bit like bad tubular bells, too!

  7. I adore your recycled and collaged pages Gill, great textures and pretty Spring flowers! Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at AJJ!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Alison xx

  8. I couldn't imagine what cheesy crackerbread boxes were, then scrolled down - Ryvita! aha! And a bee from a seed catalog. I just love that box of papers on the left, would like a little look in there. Great result from all the recycled bits and bobs, your painting of the flowers is so pretty and I can see the bee thinks so too.

  9. This is a fabulous recycling spread for you journal Gill. The page looks so pretty with the sweet flowers.
    There is a Recycling theme over at Try it on Tuesdays, if you would like to join us there.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Wonderful Gill! I love seeing your process. Thanks for sharing. Happy to hear your weather is on the upswing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  11. wow,this page is just amazing! love all deatils and recycling materials you used,the yellow colors and flowers are beautiful too,so happy and fresh.
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  12. Absolutely gorgeous, great recycle.

  13. These are absolutely beautiful colors and amazing pieces of paper for a wonderful recycling page! I love the pretty flowers and that bee!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike xx

  14. how the Springlike feel it has.
    xx Karen


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