Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Gaze at nature's beauty

Hello everyone..

For todays piece for AJJ 'Nature's Wonders' challenge   my pages started with an Aquamarker pen background ( I have used this background before - but that's the great thing when you take a photo and use it digitally you can make it look different every time)
Then I added the digital elements and the quotes. The kits were Daisytrail Aviary Exotic and Aviary Paradise.
It amazes me how many different variations there are within a species...  shapes, size, colours, habitat etc  like these birds of paradise.

original pages with Aquamarker pens.

 Then just because I could... I used the same background (but changed its colour) and made another spread with a kit called 'The collector' from Daisytrail.
I'd never seen this type of Orange Ladybird before and before helping it out of our conservatory managed to snap a little photo.

many thanks for stopping by...
Gill x


  1. Both spreads are wonderful, love them to bits, and both right up my street - or should I say tree here?! Love the Daisytrail kits you used, too, they are lovely, must look at them. Thanks for yet more fantastic journaling for AJJ, you are really the Queen of hostesses! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Loved this post with such inspiring ideas and stunning images. Great that you captured the unusual lady bird on camera and also yout use of the same background and making it look so different

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Fabulous journal spreads, I really love the one with the birds. Like you I used a background and altered it today. The digital additions you added looked awesome, but I am not a great fan of the insects, but they have a right to be here and they do add to the wonders of nature.
    Yvonne xx

  4. hi gill,your paradise pages are fabolous,love the colorful birds and soft backround,absolutly wonderful.
    have a great weekend.

    hugs jenny

  5. Liebe Gill
    eine zauberhafte Seite, so zart und filigran - gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Ich wünsche dir einen sonnigen Tag.
    Lg Sadie

  6. Really amazing birds and insects you have collected on these pages, and the yellow flowers I have so many in my garden, we call them "Tagetes". I like this wonderful background with aquamarkers!

  7. Ooh fantastic, looks like a gorgeous magical land you'd love to spend time in :)
    Donna xx

  8. Wonderful pages --- so so beautiful - both of them! It never cases to amaze me how many ideas and pages you have this month! Fantastic!
    Wishing you a happy weekend ahead - I don't know if I am online until Sunday again, having some out and about events .
    In the case that you miss me---lol!

    oxo Susi

  9. These are so beautiful ♥

  10. Stunning pages! I love the little yellow ladybird, I've never seen one before either. There is such beauty in your design and images, wonderful! J :-)

  11. Great use of your pretty aqua marker background Gill!
    Those birds are gorgeous and so exotic.
    Nature certainly can give us a lift if we just take time to notice it.
    I agree about nature and creatures all being beautiful in their own way.
    I am also VERY glad I do not live where they have scorpions or tarantulas LOL.
    More beautiful nature pages you created oxo

  12. Beautiful pages! I love your nature theme. The birds are splendid!

  13. Gorgeous :) I love the DaisyTrail Collector kit, it's got lots of useful "stuff" in it. The aquamarker pens create a great effect.

  14. Wow, amazing tropical birds and insects. The world is so full of fantastic creatures. With such fascinating lives for certain. I love how you added the magnifying glass to the insect page. Great work Gill. And yes, I got your comment too. :) Hugs-Erika


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