Monday, March 19, 2018

Enjoy a Little Garden Therapy

Hi all --

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:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth,
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I notice you wanted info on the stamps I used for my ATC so here goes:
    I think I used Hero Arts 'Real Dill' for one of the main black images, the teasel image was from a chocolate Baroque set called 'Autumn Hedgerow' and the background shadowy stamps were Stampers Anonymous 'Wildflowers' set. I have had a look through my stuff but can't find any more info on the other ones I used but I have a feeling one of them might have been an old Hampton Arts one. Hope that helps. Loving your lime and black card - very eye-catching.
    Diana x