My flower book

I recently invested in a Dylusions Creative Journal as I wanted to start a flower book. I was inspired by Vicki's "A Year in Flowers". My first double spread needed to be dedicated to the Rose - one of my favorite flowers.


I prepped the background on the spread with Distress Oxide inks. I put the inks onto a piece of acetate and then sprayed it with water and then smooshed it onto the page. I did this a few times and then did some blending with my blending brushes. I also blended some vintage photo along the edges of the pages. Once the ink was dry, I added some stenciling and some text stamping in random places on the page spread.


To create my flowers, I used the two Craft-a-Flower rose die sets from Altenew -  the rose and the antique rose sets. I created three flowers to place into three of the corners. After cutting the flowers and the leaves, I inked the pieces and assembled them. I also cut the letters to spell the word Rose with my Quickutz alphabet font dies.


I placed the roses in the corners and added the word. I printed out the symbolism of the rose and added it to the page.


The reason I used the shades of yellow and orange for my first flower in the book is  because there is a Tea Hybrid rose called a Monica Rose. Looks like this:


I will share my flowers with you as I continue in my journal.

Supplies Used
CAF Antique Rose
CAF Antique Rose
CAF Layered Rose
CAF Layered Rose
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Pine Needles
Pine Needles
Mustard Seed
Mustard Seed
Vintage Photo
Vintage Photo
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe
Tangelo
Tangelo
Cottage Ivy
Cottage Ivy
Bamboo Leaves
Bamboo Leaves
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Entered into the Art Journal Journey "Inspired by" April Challenge (Inspired by a rose with my name)

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Teal and purple

Today I am here with my card for the progressive challenge at Outlawz. I love playing along here. This month the sponsor is Bugaboo and the image is this little girl. She comes pulling and Easter cart, but I cropped that out as I only wanted her on my card.


More foiling

So here I am with two more cards with foiled backgrounds. But they are done with two different methods. I recently saw a video done by Verity of Pretty Little Button in which she spoke about the Altenew adhesive sheets and that they are a little thicker than others on the market. I asked her if she thought that they would work with foiling and she thought they would. So I got some.


A Smile

Today I am back with another card to show you. This one is kind of a bit different to my usual simple style. I have layered two papers!!! I visited in Holland in 2018 and found a craft store in our travels. I bought two 6x6 paper packs that I have been hoarding since then. But enough! Time to use the paper.


The Coins

It is April already, I cannot believe it! Anyway, here I am with my take on the latest challenge between BożenA and myself and this time I chose the topic. I decided we needed to have something quite different this time and so my suggestion was to make three AT Coins - each one displaying our most favorite technique or card making method. It is different working on the small size and round shape.