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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Monica

16 comments

  1. OH! WOW! I love the background to the beautiful Rose. This is is going to be a stunning Flower Book.
    Faith x

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  2. Wow! Your first 2 page layout is fantastic. I love the colors and the picture of the tea rose is lovely. Roses are wonderful flowers. [Bunny]

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  3. Fabulous , wow, always love your creations and colours are gorgeous. xx

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  4. What a lovely idea to pay homage to flowers in this way. So in total there will be 63 flowers or 32 if you use double spreads for most of them? I only know that there are usually so many pages in the Dylusion journals because I use them a lot. Love the paper, in such s good quality. I also like the Altenew stamps although ~I have not seen the rose one - it is beautiful and `I love the way you have used it. A delightful page.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  5. Gorgeous rose page and start to your floral journal. Journaling is another idea, I've really not tried. Beautiful work, hugs, Lori m

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  6. Beautiful roses Monica!
    Alison x

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  7. Wow! What a fabulous page. How lovely to see that beautiful Monica Rose. Thank you for linking to Art Journal Journey, Chrisx

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  8. I love your idea of a flower book. I bet it is fun to work in and will end up being a beauty. Your rose page is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

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  9. Great journal pages Monica love the inky stencilled background and beautiful roses
    carol x

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  10. Gorgeous! Beautiful background, beautiful flowers and I love your idea of a flower journal! Wonderfully done.

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  11. That is an gorgeous idea page with the roses!

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  12. A beautiful flower book and the color of the rose is stunning. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers challenge.

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  13. Hi Monica, well this is right up my alley! lol I have one eclectic aj and a gazillion themed ones, lol. LOVE your first spread and I'd love it if you did one a week! I don't have near the variety of flower stamps or dies so I'd have to just do a generic flower journal. Hey, I have a vintage style practice journal. I should do some flowers. Love your blended background. Oxides are so fun. Glad to see Altenew's flowers getting bigger, too. At first they were all tiny, lol. XOX

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  14. I'm a bit late visiting, but I was quite impressed with your Monica rose spread. That's a lovely hybrid tea rose and since it matched your name, it is the perfect one to start your book of flowers. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey honoring Eileen's theme.

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  15. This is a beautiful journal page. I love the roses.

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  16. Such a beautiful book! The colours look amazing and those die cut flowers are gorgeous - love it 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste! Hugs, Jo x

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