Sunday, January 16, 2011

Walk in the Woods

We will certainly be waiting a number of months before taking a walk in green and growing woods - but I wanted to use the "Nature Walk" stamp set for a scrapbook page.....and none of the images are snowy! We're in for another dump of snow today - at least it's nice and fluffy.

Through my life I've always enjoyed traipsing through the woods and seeing the different things growing along the ground. Subsequently, I've taken lots of pictures over the years of things in nature - to use either with Girl Guides, when I was involved as a leader, or with my science classes at school. I had never thought of it before, but they deserve to be scrap booked just as much as pictures of the people I love. So here's a start.

I drew out the branches of a tree on Early Espresso paper and used a sheet from "Botanical Gazette" as the base and as one of the strips along the side. For the lettering along the bottom, I used the Big Shot to punch out letters from the Wood Sheets that we have...see the smaller photo for a close up....and I distressed the edges with Early Espresso.

I added random butterflies, bees on the base sheet and foliage along the bottom.

The good thing about seasons is that you know one will always follow the other, and at some point we'll be able to get out and enjoy a different kind of nature than what we're experiencing right now.

Hope your day is full of appreciation of what's around you....have a good one and thanks for stopping by.


Deb said...

Joan, this is really beautiful! I love how you drew out the tree, its so well done, mine would look like a stick figure tree :) I agree that our nature pictures deserve scrapbooking pages of their own, that's a really great idea.

As much as I really love the fluffy white snow, well, this January is a bit much!! It supposed to finally stop snowing tomorrow and thankfully the sun is should shine by Tuesday. Inspired by your idea, I might just have to take a walk when it warms up and get some photos of the lovely snow covered trees. :)

Chris (catt871) said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! What a great idea to scrapbook nature pictures too!!! I love your tree and the title at the bottom!!!