Before cutting and adhering patterned cardstock to the outside and inside of the journal I inked both spines inside and out with Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I inked the edges of the spines with a light green chalk ink. I inked my glass tray with ColorBox Blends Coconut Ink and added a small amount of water. I loaded a paint brush and splattered both spines with paint. Once dry I added patterned cardstock to the cover and inside.
I cut the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards and embossed before inking with Peeled Paint Distressed Stain. Once dry I lightly inked over the embossed images with a brown chalk ink. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and patterned cardstock slightly larger width wise for the cover flap and slightly larger than the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards. Before adhering the journaling card to the cover I backed with another piece of patterned cardstock, punched a small hole in the flap, added a green gem brad to the clear button and attached to the flap before adhering ALL pieces to the cover. I printed the word Nature from the computer and I cut the "journal" verbiage from the Journaling Words Diecuts, lightly inked both and adhered to the cover.
I cut grid paper slightly smaller than the journal, folded and marked and punched holes before stitching each signature into the journal.
I tied off each signature on the inside of the journal. Also I forgot to add that I used jewelry cording as a closure for my journal. I dug into my stash of beads and added a few to the end of the cording.
This journal can be used to document vegetable or flower gardening or drawing doodles from days spent outside.
If you haven't stopped by Eileen's blog to see what the Inspiration Team has been up to you can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE. As always if you have any questions please let me know.
I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes: #340-#341
Simon Says: Work it Wednesday June: The Great Outdoors!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!