Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nature sketch/ideas book





If you take a look over on TGiF this week, you'll see my friend Joanne is guest artist and has chosen the theme Books as the challenge.

Yesterday I posted on my 'Jo Blogs Outdoors' blog about how I'm looking forward to getting outside to get some inspiration from the garden we now have thats full of trees, birds and wildlife, and so I thought I'd start by making myself a sketch book to hold my ideas and bits and bobs.

Made out of old cardboard, paper bags, a foam leaf stamp I've had for years but never used and a saying from ISC.

As always, please click to enlarge the images if you need to see detail.

29 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow this is so beautiful!
I love your fabulous colours and brilliant texture! This is going to be a treasured book to use.
hugs
kim x

alcoholinky said...

Lovely Jo - if the inside ends up as gorgeous as the outside you'll have a very intersting book!

Gillian said...

A great choice of textures and colour Jo, this sketch book perfectly depicts the "Nature" feel:)

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work Jo - the colours are fab ... Hope you like mine ... You will see why I am a bit nervous when you look :0))

deb said...

This looks great Jo, would love to see it when it's filled with your ideas and sketches.

Sue said...

You will have to mind you don't drop such a lovely thing in a puddle!!!

Chris said...

Beautiful, Jo. Lovely colours and textures.

Sid said...

Ohh Jo, what a beautiful book. Your colours look so dreamy but very stylish ! Gorgeous work, as always.

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Stempelchaotin said...

Gosh this is outstanding. So wonderful nature design.

Thanks Jo for this wonderful book to TGiF.

vintage wil said...

wow this is so beautiful!
love your fabulous
colors and texture!!!

Sija said...

Fabulous Jo! Love all the textures you have added. Thanks for your nice comment about our art journal.

Femmy said...

absolutely fabulous!!!

Carrie said...

beautiful book Jo, I hope you fill it with lots of wonderful images, you work those colours lovely together and great texture with your stamoubg too.

Hazel said...

You have been so busy recently, Jo, it's nice to have so much to look at :D This is really wonderful, I love the soft colours and all the fabby texture. I hope it inspires you when you are outside in your garden!

joanne wardle said...

fantastic!!

penibear said...

Gorgeous book, Jo - can we see some of the inside when you've done it?

Suse said...

ooh how gorgeous Jo, looks so delectable!

pappipuikoissa said...

Very beautiful. I like those materials!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so gorgeous! amazing use of paper products to create something so simple and elegant! beautiful work as always!

Lottie said...

Blown away by your originality. I think most people would have thought 'nature, outdoors = shades of those colours' - but that's what is so inspiring about you - you always have a 'twist'.

I love those soft hues - and you have proved that you don't have to smother a book cover - simple is so much better.

But that's it with you - you make 'simple' look just that - but it isn't - well not for me LOL

But I will have a go - later in the week - well not until Thursday actually.

If you read this - I wounder if you could tell me what 'plasma' is. You have been using it in your projects of the latest Craft Stamper magazine and I can't make out what it is.

Many thanks - and I love your Jo Outdoors blog

Sonya said...

Oh my gosh! I did not realise you were a craft nut as well Jo! I have only ever read your outside blog- until I received a comment on my blog from you tonight. Your work takes my breath away! You are so very very clever. I will be a regular visitor here now for sure!

Lavender Rose said...

What a beautiful creation, your talent and imagination know no bounds!

Karin said...

The cover looks fantastic Jo, lovely soft colours and beautiful texture.

Odetta's Scrap-walk-in-closet said...

This is very beautiful! I love the soft colors and the texture of leaves!!

Janny said...

It's gorgeous!

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