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How To: Lemon Theme + 5 Fun Tropical Themes For The Summer!

  • Bullet Journal
  • Bullet Journaling
  • Cover Page
  • Illustration
  • Lemon
  • Summer
  • Summer Theme
  • By : Nabaa Afridi

    Hello everyone! This is Nabaa from @whimsical.doodles bringing you fresh summery goodness! It's officially summer and what better way to enjoy the climate than by staying indoors, doodling? Haha, I kid! Regardless of how you spend it, summer is a fun time for many! I, for one, am super excited to translate this into my journal!

    For my own summer theme, I decided to do lemons! Bright, flavourful and vibrant - lemon’s are one of my favorite things to doodle! 

    Materials Recommended: 

    • Archer and Olive Journal - Can I just say...WOW! I've used a couple of journals over the last couple of years but these are on a whole another level! Beautiful exterior with thick white pages that ensure no bleeding/ghosting!
    • Your favorite coloring supplies! - With tropical themes, it's all about bright bold colors. I used a brush marker set but with the Archer and Olive journal, you could use any medium you want really. Pens, markers, acrylics, watercolor - the world is your oyster!
    • Fineliners
    • Pencil and Eraser
    • Kraft Paper

    Let's start! To create this spread, I first penciled in simple lemon shapes. You start by drawing two curved lines. Then simply connect the ends with a deformed U shape! And that's how easy it is! 

    Bullet Journal Monthly Theme

    The real fun comes in when you begin adding color. I chose a bright yellow and light orange for these lemons. Start by first coloring in the yellow and going over one edge with the orange. This helps give definition and make your lemons pop on your page.  

    Bullet Journal Lemon Theme

     I then added in finishing touches by going over the lemons with a fineliner. Here, I chose not to outline them exactly but to offset a little for a more "whimsical" look (see what I did there?). Stipple in a few dots over the darker side of your lemon, add in leaves where needed, and you're set!

    Bullet Journal Summer Theme

    If you've been following me, you'll know I absolutely adore working with kraft paper! It makes everything look so much more pretty! So to finish this setup, I added in a piece of kraft paper with "July" lettered in white!

    Bullet Journal Lemon Theme Cover Page

    And that's all there is to it! To help inspire you further, here are some wonderful spreads I discovered while looking for Summer/Tropical themes! 

    First up, this BEAUTIFUL tropical-themed weekly I mean...LOOK at that beautiful pineapple! Absolutely in love! The simplicity of this weekly truly inspires.

    Tropical Bullet Journal Theme

    Created by @wiscobujo

    Didn’t think blue could be a summer color? Think again! This lovely cover page by is super vibrant and tropical! I love the lettering bit!  

    Blue Summer Bujo Theme

    Created by @theblueplanner 

    Next up is my personal favorite of the lot! These lovely cherry doodles have all of my heart!  I love how simple it is but creates a super fun effect. 

    Summer Cherry Bullet Journal Theme

    Created by @tinysilverlinings 

    Watermelon anyone? These simple watermelon doodles are absolutely adorable! 

    Watermelon Bullet Journal Theme

    Created by @bujotrulla 

    And finally, we have this lovely tropical cover page. The colors are absolutely wonderful and just right for a fun summer theme! 

    Tropical Summer Journal Theme

    Created by @mathusbujo 

    I hope this was helpful and you’re left feeling inspired to create your own fun summer theme! I look forward to seeing your recreations so remember to tag me on Instagram (@whimsical.doodles

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