Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Glue It Tuesday and Sketchbook Challenge - Natural Surfaces


It was two weekends ago that we had some beautiful weather in Oklahoma.  I went outside and took photos of our freshly mowed yard and the plants that were doing so nicely.  This all reminded me of creating a journal spread for March's Sketchbook Challenge:

"Natural Surfaces"



When I hear the phrase natural surfaces, I think of nature and things outside.  So I looked around for some interesting surfaces and came upon the rocks my husband was placing around some of the plants.


I love these rocks from the Wichita Mountains that are naturally circular.  People living near the mountains' lake used them many years ago to build their summer cottages.  When we moved into our house in town (near the mountains) we found a bunch of these boulders and used them to decorate the yard.  


This is one of my favorite photos - boulders around a new plant.  I'll be anxious to see how well it grows... and what it is!  It's some sort of perennial, because we didn't plant it this year!  In my journal, I put tape in the corners of the picture, but the image is actually glued down.
  
Visit The Sketchbook Challenge blog to find more "Natural Surfaces" and Artsyville's Glue It Tuesday to see more art journaling using glue.

15 comments:

Andria said...

I would like to use nature as more of an inspiration for my journaling, so thanks for the prompting with your own wonderful "narual surfaces" spread!

Lynn Fisher said...

Love your pages....and seriously anything that features green grass! : )
Lynn

aimee said...

nature is so glue-able! oh did i need to see a little green today!

Head Krazy said...

Here in Canada, Spring seems so far away. Love your page and your photo's. It so refreshing, and makes me sort of excited for when I can mow my lawn again.. sorta.. but it will definately be nice to see the colour green again!

Lynn Holland said...

I'd like to see more nature and less snow at the moment. Great collage

Kim Switzer said...

This is great! I love the pictures of natural things combined with the art journaling background.

Memories for Life said...

It so great to start seeing some green finally! Love your rock formation around your plant.

Deborah Weber said...

What a great observation - March does indeed feel like it's full of surfaces. And what great ones you've captured. We haven't quite greened up here yet, so it was a delight peeking into your world.

Marit said...

I have boulders in my garden too, I just LOVE everything about them. (making patterns on the ground with the smaller stones, placing the big boulders with the flowers et cetera.) btw, your collage is beautiful too :)

Rossie said...

I cannot imagine how it must feel not to have green leaves to look at over winter. I think I take my evergreen life for granted sometimes. I love the way you have added nature to your art.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I have a thing for rocks! You're lucky to have some available close by. I'd have to buy mine!

Rose said...

Natural surfaces, love it! Great job with your journal spread. It's perfect for spring.

Natasha said...

I love the rocks in your garden, and the collage is perfect. A good representation of natural surfaces!! :)

Fran Traina said...

wow your pages are great! Love how they turned out. Is that a photo of a leaf or the real thing?

Splendid Little Stars said...

cool!
I love rocks, too.

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