Sunday, June 21, 2015

Anything But a Card : Out and About

This month's challenge theme at Anything But a Card Challenge is Out and About.

Use the great outdoors as your inspiration to challenge your muse; celebrate nature, your favorite place; World Environment Day June 5th; the seasonal colors at your place; or just having fun outdoors. Summer time is here which is everyone's favorite time of year - time for vacations, camping and cookouts!

My project this month is some botanical sketches I did in my sketchbook.I had gone for a mini vacation to the beautiful mountains in the North of India. Since I was "out and about", I decided to try my hand at nature journaling. For my first spread I decided to focus on Pinecones and trees which are in abundance there. All the sketches are done with a drawing pencil and Pigma Micron pens.

I did take some help from Google to study the structure and the lifecycle of a pine cone.:-).

After a while I decided to attempt to colour my drawing and promptly made a mess of it.I don't know why I find water colouring so difficult.I am hoping that with time,I will get better or maybe I will find out that it is not meant to be.Either way,I am going to keep trying.

Please do join us at the Anything But a Card challenge.




  1. Oh my goodness Pallavi... these sketches are beautiful... I only wish I could do this. Gorgeous !!!! I'm liking your new blog here...

  2. Thank you soo much Toni.I am sure you can do this.If I can ,anybody can.:-).Thanks for visiting.

  3. WOW Pallavi you transported me back to my botany lessons!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

    1. Ha ha.You are right!I completely forgot how diligently I used to work on my diagrams in college.I think I was a better artist