I kept the stamping simple over a background of Fresco paints and crackle glaze. I couldn't resist a spot of clear-embossing though!
The flowers are done in Potting Soil Archival, which seems an appropriate enough colour for botanical sketches. This is the Bouvardia, tucked away at the bottom...
Here's the Flowering Branch...
And the Camellia...
The insects are stamped in Jet Black Archival...
... carefully labelled to keep track of genus and species.
In between, you might catch sight of the sparkle of some handwritten notes about what he's found.
I stamped the Calligraphy Mat #9 in Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and then clear-embossed it. I love the dewy shimmer as it catches the light, so I don't mind the occasional places where it's spots rather than writing - just more dew drops!
There's some simple embellishing - a word band attached with rustic twine, and the pen nib with which he's been scratching his field notes in his journal.
At the top some seam binding, dyed with Pumice Stone and bound with more twine, is fastened with a Muse Token celebrating the new knowledge he's acquired in today's nature ramble.
The whole thing is matted onto black card, to give a little extra definition, and that's your lot.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. There's still time to enter our By the Seaside challenge this month... hope to see you there!
Artistic Stamper Stamps: Katy Leitch Jumbo Flowers - Bouvardia, Camellia and Flowering Branch, Calligraphic Mat #9
Stampers Anonymous - Classics #17
Fresco Finish Paints - Crackle Glaze, French Roast, Chocolate Pudding, Stone, Snowflake
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Jet Black
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs
Idea-ology Findings - Word Band, Pen Nib, Muse Token