How Does Your Garden Grow?

Alas, I didn’t journal much over the summer as life was really busy, but as soon as I sat down and looked at this page I knew just how to finish it.

Garden Art Journal

The background is from a Botanical Paper stack by KC Company.  I added the square accents using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Warmth, and a stencil. (I don’t know who made the stencil.)  The honeycomb pattern was cut out using Tim Holtz Framed Die.  I used a matte Mod Podge to seal everything and make it non porous.

I wanted to give the look of things growing so I took some ivory cardstock and distressed it with Tim Holtz Vintage Warmth, and Wild Honey.  The fruit came from the same botanical stack and I cut those out.  I do know that those don’t grow like that, haha.

Once I had finished that, I didn’t know what sentiment I wanted so I had set this aside for the summer.  The other day I looked and it just seemed right to have it say, ‘How does your garden grow.’  I hand stamped the ‘How does your’ onto scrap paper and inked them to look like tiles.  I also stamped ‘Garden’ onto ivory cardstock using Staz On Timber Brown, and fussy cut them out.

‘Grow’ was stamped onto the same scrap paper as the rest of the sentiment, and I used (Can you guess? Hehe) Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink with his Sun Rays Stencil.

I think this page tied together really well, even if some of it is unrealistic (like plums growing out of the ground instead of on a tree, haha.)

I am just about to finish another journal page, and I will be posting that soon.

I’d love to hear about your art journaling.  Did you get many pages done this summer?  Or did they get put on hold until school started?  What sentiment would you have used with this page?

Thanks for reading!

Happy Crafting!