Today I'm featuring a delightful garden journal I created with a wonderful assortment of products from Canvas Corp Brands!
My journal is done in bright and vibrant shades of green -- perfect for a spring flower garden!
My inspiration started with the Canvas Corp Printed Cardboard - Flowers. The cardboard sheets come in 12 x 12 size and are the perfect weight for journals and mixed media projects. For my journal, I cut out two 4 x 4 panels.
Because I wanted to create a flower/garden themed journal, I also decided to use Canvas Corp The Watering Can: Garden Sayings on Ivory Paper as well as Canvas Corp Spring Showers: Spring Sayings on Ivory Paper. For the cover, I cut out the words "Enjoy a Little Garden Therapy."
I wanted to include some flowers on the cover so I spray misted paper flowers with the Tattered Angels - Simply Sheer Tangy Lime Glimmer Mist. When they dried I applied a coat of the new Tattered Angels Color Wash Faux Finish - White Wash. The white wash kept the integrity of the green, but softened the color beautifully!
Once I had my cover in place, I worked on the pages of my journal. I included a variety of spring-themed and garden messages and backed them onto paper that coordinated with my garden motif.
Following are the pages I included. The lattice pattern reminded me so much of a garden fence.
This beautiful paper is from the newest Aga Baraniak Compose Your Life paper pack!!
The polka-dots are so cheery and definitely make me smile!
I also included pages done on kraft cardstock! The images were done in black ink from a couple of floral and decorative stamps that I have in my collection.
Once I had the pages assembled, I punched a hole in the upper left corner and tied them together with a piece of natural roping. I then cut a strip of fabric from the Green Canvas Sheet and threaded that through the corner opening.
I adorned the paper flowers with an ivory brad and adhered them to the cover with glue dots. I added a wooden flower embellishment to the upper corner for an extra decorative touch.
I just love the way this little journal turned out! The natural color of the cardboard contrasting with the vibrant green worked out so well.
Here is a list of materials I used for this project:
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