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Hidden Journaling

Hello Everyone!  My layout today features hidden journaling; this isn’t a new technique or trick, but I rarely hide my journaling and wanted to try something new to me.

I started this page by adding a bit of watercolor to the First Prize paper, focusing on the right and left sides of the paper.  I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process (because who likes waiting for paint to dry?), then started created a mat for the two photos.  I printed my photos at appox. 3×4 inches and layered them on the Vintage Charm and Pretty Palette papers.  Under the photos I used the manufacturer paper strips for additional embellishing.


To create some balance with the photo area, I cut and distressed (by rubbing and bending with my fingers) paper strips from the Vintage Charm and Daydream papers, then adhered them along the bottom of the layout.


The vellum shapes and die cuts were placed in a very loose grid below the photo area.  I chose the embellishments based on color only; I wanted to match my daughter’s pj’s in the photo so I chose blues, greens and items with a hint of pink.  I added a few basic layers with smaller vellum pieces stapled on a few of the die cuts, plus two cork heart stickers.


The hidden journaling is attached on the back of the layout.  I held the card into place with my left hand and laid down adhesive around the piece, then adhered a scrap over this.  The card easily slides out and I like the look of the card popped out from the top of my scrapbook page.  In the photo below you can see how this looks from the back of the page.


The layout is complete with the gold foil hearts on the journaling card adding another pop of gold to the page.


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my U.S. friends!  Happy Creating!



2 thoughts on “Hidden Journaling”

  1. mibylaw@gmail.com' Michelle says:

    Hi guys,
    I am so excited I found you all. Where have you been all of my life? I just found you through Pinterest! I love how you provide what supplies you used and actually supply the supplies, too! Ingenious!!!! I look forward to seeing all of your creations! Thanks for sharing!

    1. jillpkeller@gmail.com' Jill Keller says:

      Thanks for the awesome comment Michelle!

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