Because I love doing different techniques, when I saw what the challenge with the Friday Mashup here was, I knew how I was going to decorate the front of the journal.
The technique is the Brick Wall Technique, with the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers here
Here is the completed journal.
I covered the journal with Natural Composition Specialty paper - with is paper that is embossed. I loved the natural look of the woodgrain pattern. The spine is braided with retired ribbons.
Than I used the sketch to organize the various elements for the front of the journal.
The image of the Sunflower was stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock, and coloured with ink pads and an Aqua painter. Then, using the tutorial, I completed the brick wall back ground, sponging each of the pieces with Crumb Cake ink.
The completed image was matted with Soft Suede card stock, with a scalloped strip at the lower end.
This was attached to a background consisting of embossed crumb cake cardstock and a retired DSP in a green pattern. This was adhered to a piece of Always Artichoke card stock.
The sentiment was die cut using the Labels framelit.
Here's a close up of the focal image and the Brick Wall technique.
Here's a list of materials used to make the sunflower panel:
Stamp: Sunflower PSX
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Basic Black marker, Black Stazon
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Retired DSP
Accessories: Polka dot folder, 5/8" Always Artichoke seam binding, Scallop border punch, Labels Framelits, Aqua painter