Thursday, 15 September 2016

Keeping track of my Garden...

The current challenge at Crafty Creations is #324"For the Home"
so I thought I'd start a new journal /inventory of my garden
as it does tend to run away with me quite a bit...

 I had kept this book that my eldest started when he was about 9.
(never got past 3 pages lol)
 I gathered some floral papers as I am also taking inspiration from
I again matched my promarkers  before colouring my focal image...
 "Ice Flower" from SBS Toxic Kidz(again prob discontinued)
 I like to get messy in the garden,
so I edged the book cover with dark brown embossing powder on glue...
 which gives a yummy muddy look
(though it did take overnight to set properly on the plasticky book cover)
 I was working to a sketch from Tuesday Throwdown #311
and needed 3 small matching elements.
I punched out some paper flowers and used my makers again to match them to the papers
 and made my own scrunchy roses...
matted and layered all my elements to the sketch design...
  and added a little definition to the frame to tie in the image.
 All in all this cover reminds me of back in the 70's
when brown was funky lol
I deliberately left space at the bottom to add a title to the journal
and simply used rub on letters to add
"In My Garden"

Enjoy :D XXX


  1. What an awesome journal cover Gina. I LOVE LOVE the way you edged it, so creative and fabulous. Love the colours and the style its an awesome cover. Kudos !!

  2. wow! wow! you are definitely an artist!!!! this is stunning. you should open a gallery!

    hugs :)

  3. It is all just wonderful, but I especially love the sketch!

  4. This is delicious, Gina! I love the colors you've chosen and adore the textures. Can't wait to see what else you bloom.

    1. P.S. Your son and I seem to approach journaling in the same manner *sigh*.

  5. This is a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

  6. I love the scrunchy flowers! I love the word scrunchy! Great work!

  7. LOVE!!!!!! Love the colours and the design! Your flower girl is so wicked cool! Big Hugs!

  8. Wow, what a cool creation! Love the fabulous image and your lovely framed design. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week. Love what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  9. What a great idea - I love it Thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  10. Absolutely fabulous project and great use of the Tuesday Throwdown sketch. Thanks for sharing all the details, too. So happy you joined us this week. Debi TT DT