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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Floral Journal (lots of Pics)

Today I have a fun new project to share using some beautiful flowers from Crafters Companion named Art Kure.
These images are available now to purchase
I decided to use many of these new flowers and make a flower journal for a Gardner.
 Let me share a few of the steps, you can click on any of the pictures to see a bigger view.
 I started with a cover and back piece of an old book and used them as my covers. After coloring each of the flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers I chose to use a die cut shape to make the shape.The inside of the shape was used for these designs.
Can you see that I chose to cut around the flowers a little so that most of the image showed.
 Perfect time to pull out my Ultimate Crafter's Companion box. I decided to dry emboss the large shapes to make pieces to add to my pages.
 Can you see that fun butterfly in the corner? I used that on a couple pieces also. Wanted to share how I distressed my page pieces with a tool.
 Here is a view of the die cut shapes I cut to use to mat each of the flower designs. I also chose to ink distress the flower pieces and the mat and then the rest of the pieces.
The view of the cover before I attached and how I left a space for my vintage trim.
 I used a tool to mark and punch holes in the covers and pages. Now let me share the pages all put together.
Sunflower on the arch page.

These are double views of the next four pages: Pansy, English Rose, Bearded Iris, and Wysteria mounted on the shapes.

The last page with a daffodil and back inside cover. Another view of the cover with a Pansy, Fuchsia and daffodil flowers. The book was put together with a fun yellow ribbon and then a pretty green ribbon was used to accent the images matted on the die cut shapes.
This was such a fun project to make and alter using these beautiful floral images from Art Kure...hope you check out all the projects this week from my team members-so much inspiration!

I am entering the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew-Spring
Creative Craft Challenge- Anything but a card
Paper and Such Design Blog- Easter or Spring
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge- Anything Goes -Spooled item(lace and twine)

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  1. WOW! This is beautiful and love all the dies and the trim :)

  2. Wow what a gorgeous journal!!!! Wow that was lots of work but so worthwhile!!!!! Love the flowers and the dies!!!!! Fabulous work Dawn!!!! Wow!!!!

  3. Fabulous journal! I love those flowers and the pretty die cuts. Great job!

  4. Oh Dawn, that is sooo pretty!... I just LOVE all of the flowers!... xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Dawn, your book is fabulous! Wow! Love all of the inside pages, your coloring on the images is beautiful, and wow! Thanks for the tutorial photos showing how you put it all together. You so rock :)

  6. awesome journal dawnie! Love the gorgeous flowers with the nesties!

  7. sweetie your book is amazing!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  8. Lovely journal, just the kind of thing that I like doing

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our Spring challenge
    Margaret DT

  9. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeee the colors and loving the flowers!

  10. oh Hun,we are on the same wave length as I too at the moment am working on a journal mind,you not as amazing and as beautiful as yours Hun,this is just brilliant,the dies you have used work so beautifully to make one,amazing project hugs Cherylxxx

  11. Wow! Gorgeous Journal! Hugs and smiles

  12. WOW! just plain freakin' WOW!!!!

    hugs :)

  13. This journal is amazing, Dawn! I've never seen that Crafter's Companion before so thank you for showing how it works. Your flowers are beautifully coloured!

  14. Wow, wow, wow, Dawn this is absolutely beautiful, the flowers you have used are stunning the journal inside and out looks stupendous, brilliant work.
    Lorraine x

  15. You have more toys than most kids, Goodness you are to talented!! What a great journal it looks a 100 years old!


  16. So pretty Dawn! Love all the flowers! What a beautiful journal!

  17. Wow! Dawn, this is amazing!


  18. A beautiful journal. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  19. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge!!


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