*All supplies are available at Made With Love*
Vicki Boutin - Watercolor Journaling Pages (they take on water based medium really really well)
American Crafts - Cardstocks
Pink Paislee - Spellcast 12
Graphic45 - Nature Sketchbook's Diary of a botanist
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Ruby and Night
Distress Paint Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed
Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Mini Stencils Set 29 and Stencil THS009
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Illustrated Garden
Sometimes, life can throw many challenges at you all at the same time and one can easily feel overwhelmed. So whenever I can, I take a little trip down to Bedok Reservoir to look at nature and look at the weeping willows, the trees and the water.
This time, I was very much inspired to do a nature journal but instead of filling it with writings on the object of nature, I filled it instead with my favorite quotes. Some of this quotes are written by a friend (who also provided some of the nice nature sketches too).
Because I can't draw to save my life, I got a friend who was a sweetheart that could do really nice sketches to add to the quote book.
In terms of the creative direction, I wanted the following elements: clean and simple mixed media, minimalism and letting the words speak for themselves.
A few tips:
1) Always consider different ways to introduce words into quote books: brush lettering, regular writing, typewriter etc. to add interest and emphasis on the words you want the most attention to be drawn to. It is your book, so you can decide on the sort of focus you want.
2) Keep it simple and make it about the words and not about the images. They help to frame and tell your stories and not the other way around. Hence I went for a more minimalist approach to the design.
3) I intend to continue adding new pages along the way so consider a format of a book where pages can be added in easily.
Hope you enjoyed the project.