Monday, August 27, 2018

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!


114 comments:

  1. Wow-like the embossed cover , the vibrant colours and the closure you added.

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  2. What a wonderful journal with an image that immediately captured my attention. Love the embossing (both wet & dry) that you achieved with Eileen's mini book die.

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  3. Your cover is just awesome! What a great idea to dry emboss the whole thing - and I love that you only heat embossed random parts too.

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  4. I love the colours you used on the cover and the sand powder. Awesome x

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  5. 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

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  6. Love the embossing of the whole cover. Gives it gorgeous texture!

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  7. Fabulous Journal!!! Love your closure idea!!!

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  8. I love it! That sentiment start something is the best. And I love that you kept your misprint/cut piece until you found the perfect place for it. It’s perfect!

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  9. Love this Tanya!! The embossed cover is fabulous!

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  10. 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!

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  11. Fantastic! Where do you get the closures? Is that a brad? Thanks love it!

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  12. Great Art Tonya! Such wonderful embossing texture on your cover!YAY!*☆♡☆* Sweet closure & bookplate!

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  13. This is such a happy make and it's beautiful! This is my last stop and I have enjoyed myself hopping around. Now I keep my fingers crossed to be the lucky winner of awesome art goodies :)

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  14. Oooh! Love this! I have never tried embossing the mat board. Gonna add that to my list of techniques to try! Love the color choices you made - and that Dirty Sand looks awesome!

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  15. Wow! Really cool colors! Thank you for sharing this project.

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  16. Wonderful color choices and I love how you randomly added the embossing powder all over the cover. It is stunning!

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  17. Love the embossing folder you used and how you accented the circles. Great colour.

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  18. The texture is so awesome I can almost feel it through the screen

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  19. Such a vibrant cover :) And I like the way you used the embossing powder.

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  20. Great journal with technique I want to try. Thanks

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  21. Love the hardware closure... and the sassy look on the boy...

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  22. Wow, that embossing and paint/texture combination is fantastic!

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  23. The gold embossing is exquisite.
    The picture of the boy fits in
    with the vintage hardware.
    Wonderful book.
    thanks for shasring
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Love the embossing and vintage hardware. Great take of the challenge!

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  25. 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

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  26. Love the embossing and how you made it really stand out!

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  27. the colours you have chosen are so vibrant - a great journal

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  28. Oh my the bright colors are amazing with the powders!! I love this!

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  29. Love, love, love the embossing- both dry and powders! And the closure is so cool!

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  30. Such great ideas... love the embellishments!!!

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  31. I like the bright turquoise, the hand-colored photo and the maps. Lots of great texture!

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  32. 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!

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  33. Fabulous embossed cover and the paper doll pop w/red... oh my goodness what a "statement" !! LOL

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  34. Fantastic journal cover! Wonderful details, layers and textures. I love how the pink and red play against the teal.

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  35. 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

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  36. As ever your boho style and use of colour leave me wanting more. LOVE the embossing layers that bring pattern and texture to it all xx

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  37. Love the combination of embossing the paper cover and your use of embossing powders to enhance the design. Perfect!

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  38. Fantastic project! Loving all the textures and colour.

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  39. Love the use of embossing powders on your journal Tonya, very yummy and cool!!

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  40. Great journal. I love the colors and creative techniques you used.
    Thank you
    suzschultz72352(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Absolutely amazing! I love that you also used an embossing folder. Those embossing powders just set everything off!

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  42. 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.

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  43. Thank you for some truly wonderful ideas.

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  44. So much depth, dimension and layered goodness! So glad I came and looked!

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  45. Oooohhhh loving all that texture.

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  46. Tonya this is so beautiful, I love the layers and stunning textures. Such wonderful images. Each look, I see something I missed before. Thanks so much!
    Kim

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  47. Love the random embossing on th cover

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  48. Gorgeous, love both types of embossing on the cover

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  49. Fabulous album! I love the way you have done the cover with those different powders! Great use of all those wonderful products!

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  50. The dry embossing idea is wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

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

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  52. Great idea to emboss the cover it just adds more texture and looks so cool. Thanks for the tips!

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  53. Love the embossed cover and the vibrant colours!! Looks fantastic.

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  54. Oh, I love the texture of the cover! So cool Tonya! Fantastic blog hop...

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  55. Fabulous project! I love the dirty sand baked texture with the green patina!

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  56. love this book and all the techniques you used to make it. Great color choice!! Fun hopping with you!

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  57. Fun journal!! LOVE the textured circles!!

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  58. 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. :)

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  59. I love the embossed cover of this journal. And, the colors of the focal point are just beautiful. Great work.

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  60. Loving the texture and bold colors. Fantastic make.

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  61. 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 !

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  62. Love the look you got from the circles embossing folder & embossing powders

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  63. Loving those closures.... lovely projecy

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  64. Love the map paper on the inside, and the embossed cover looks great. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  65. Tonya, I love all those embossed circles. The powders give it all a complete other dimension. And your book plates are amazing. Thanks.

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  66. This looks so cheerful and fun. TFS

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  67. Beautiful, vibrant journal...totally love it! ❤

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  68. Wow, love your colour use, I wish I was braver with colour... Really loving this blog hop and all the different styles, thank you for sharing :)

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  69. Love what you did with the embossing!

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  70. 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!

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  71. GREAT Journal. I think those retro circles are addicting! Verry nice embossing. Makes it all so interesting looking! TFS!

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  72. the CIRCLES... love every bit of the circles!! and well the whole entire project!!! fantastic! thank you for the inspiration!

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  73. I can’t take my eyes off this beauty! The colors and textures are completely mesmerizing!

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  74. I like that you embossed the entire cover and then added those bright colors including the image of the boy!

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  75. Very cool cover. I love that aqua color you used. I especially enjoyed the way you created the clasp. Well done!

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  76. Love love the embossed Retro circles and the colors you used. Amazing journal!!

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  77. 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.

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  78. I like the embossing, colors and textures.

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  79. So beautiful love the colors awesome job!!!! πŸ‘‰❤😁

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  80. How lovely! The overall design on the covers looks like raindrops in a pond. Wonderful effect!
    ~Heather

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  81. 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

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  82. This is great, like how you started with the embossed circles

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  83. Awesome journal. I love the sand and green together. The embossed cover really adds so much interest.

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  84. Wow! What fabulous textures here and I adore those colours! Chrisx

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  85. Wow- this is gorgeous! Such great colors and textures!

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  86. Love the texture created thank so much for sharing!

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  87. This is fabulous, I love the embossing. Congratulations on being part of the blog hop and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  88. 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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  89. Fabulous journal! Loved your embossed cover!

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  90. I love this and am going to try the techniques.

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  91. WOW! I love the embossing! I didn't think of that! Thanks for a great idea!
    The green patina and gold look amazing!
    Really nicely done!!!!

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  92. Gorgeous background. I love the colors! That turquoise is fabulous against the black circles. And I love that image. It is one of my favorites.
    Kate

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  93. Oh this is so gorgeous. Love the embossed texture and the lovely green with the dirty sand. Hugz

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  94. The layers and embossing make this project stand out. The focal image of the boy looks meant for this cover!

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  95. Well aren't you crafty! Love using embossing folders with embossing powder!

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  96. Awesome, Tonya! I especially love all the different ways you used and accentuated the concentric circles. Thanks for the info and the inspiration...

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  97. The embossing was a cool idea. Nice job!

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  98. Love the gold with the green! Just lovely! The embossing brings it all together!

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  99. The embossing and green really pop. The closure is nice and the whole piece looks amazing.

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  100. This is gorgeous! I love the way you embossed the cover - brilliant!! And the gold powder on top of the green paint is stunning!

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  101. Wow! Beautiful project!!! Love the details and the choice of colors!!!

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  102. Very curious creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers!

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