I used real leaves that I collected on my daily walk, then lightly sprayed with color wash ink. I tried to decopauge the leaves on, hoping to preserve them, but they wouldn't stick. So I ended up gluing them on the card. Next is my journal page:
Basically I glued images onto painted paper of growing things. Then I painted with a brush a basic outline of a flower. When it was dry I took my permaball pen and started drawing petals until it looked like a flower. It was a little harder than I thought to get them to look even. Overall I like the way it turned out. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!