Monday, October 08, 2012

Art Jounal Page - Fall

Hello everyone !    I hope you had a great weekend, we enjoyed some time checking out the Fall colours.  I took a bunch of photos and added a few at the bottom of this post.

I'm sharing another Art Journal Page that I created using the Fall colours as an inspiration.    I'm still learning and it's a busy page for me,  but it's about Fall !   I added Sunflowers as I thought their bright colours co-ordinated with the background.   We used to grow them in our previous garden and loved to watch Blue Jays hanging onto them while eating the seeds in the late summer/early Fall.

-Miraculous Art (Miranda) available at Inkerbell Stamps, Netherlands -  Zonnegroet set (Large Sunflower & leaves).
-Impression Obsession - H8466 Hydrangea Leaf - large leaf in background
-Designs by Ryn- Forest Floor 1 CM-F12 & Mulberry Leaf CM-F8 (used in background)
-Chocolate Baroque- Artistic Impressions (perfect size for Art Journals)

- Crafters Market- Mini Chicken Wire & Ranger/Dylusions - Luscious Leaves

I started by adding Distress Inks with an Acrylic Block (sprayed with water) & Dylusions Inks on the background.  I added texture in layers using Acrylic paints & Distress Inks with the templates.  I stamped the leaf images with Distress Inks.  After adding DI to the large leaf, I sprayed a little water before stamping.    I drew a few flowers with a white gel pen.

The Sunflower was embossed with black and coloured with Distress Inks and Markers.   I thought that 'Gratitude & Beauty' were a good choice of expression for Thanksgiving weekend. 

And here are a few photos of the beautiful Fall scenery around the country side.

Well that's all for this evening.
Thanks for your visit and have a great day !


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW dear Shirley this is breathtaking, soooo beautiful this page. The flowers on it, marvelous. And the colors are so great. LOVE IT all.
Lovely greet and big hug

Sue said...

oh my how gorgeous are those photographs Shirley!! beautiful autumn colours my favourite season :) Your work is stunning I love it huggles xxxx

Ellen Taylor said...

beautiful journal Shirley! the blend of colors and subtle leaves~Wow! Brilliance at it's best! Your photos are gorgeous! I can smell the fall leaves from here! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, the photos from your trip and journal look amazing! Nothing beats those brilliant colors only Mother Nature can produce. Absolutely gorgeous! And I really like the journal with so many textures and elements - not too busy at all!

Darnell said...

Oh, man, am I glad I took the time to drive by your place tonight! Your journal is so stunning and you've done a bang-up job recreating the natural beauty around you. I know you appreciate it, but I gotta say it: How blessed you are to live there!!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Amazing card, and amazing landschape; you live in such a beautifull country, you can still injoy nature , you are so lucky, our garden is 10mx10m!!!


Eileen said...

What a wonderful place to live ... so very beautiful Shirley. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Your Journal page is just soooooooo stunning ... I have one that I've not started yet but seeing this makes me want to get going!!! I am so busy with DT work at the moment! BTW I am linking to you from my last two posts.... I forgot!!!! What am I like????
Please can you tell me the size Journal you are using... any tips before I start, Shirley.
Many thanks Eileen xxxxx

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, wow what a lovely page and those sunflowers look great on it. Those pictures of the surroundings where you live are so beautiful! I really envy you for living there, it's great....don't you have a little cottage or shed left over LOL
have a nice day, warm greet Mirandaxx

brenda said...

What wonderful photos Shirley, thank you for sharing your colours of autumn. Your fall looks to be well ahead of ours and it's only just beginning to change here and we are yet yet to see the beautiful rich reds and golds.

Really great journal cover as well, sunflowers are so beautiful.

B x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hello Shirley, I love this art journal page!!! I was out for a walk in a near by conservation area and it looked just like your journal page. You captured the feel of it beautifully! Love the layering! Beautiful beautiful job :)

Karin said...

wow this is a gorgeous journal page! beautiful colors and the stamps are beautiful too! And what a beautiful images in autumn colors!
Have a nice week!

froebelsternchen said...

This is so beautiful! WOW!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Oh Shirley what a great background and the colours are amazing...The lovely flowers look so nice on it. Marvelous!

greetings, Alie :-)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning page Shirley, great background and wonderful colours. I love the photos you've used as inspiration.

Had some sad news Monday morning, and I'm now having to go backwards and forwards to London almost daily, so forgive me if I seem to have gone quite.

Sue x

Shannon White said...

Wow!! What a Gorgeous Art Journal page Shirley! Love the Wonderful combo of colors and stamping and the Sunflowers are just Fabulous!! Love this! and Goodness what lovely pics of all the Wonderful Fall color! We don't really get much Fall color here in Southern CA, So I am loving your great pics! 8-)


Marn said...

Hi Shirley,
I just love your art journal page! Absolutely beautiful! These are my favourite colours, these earthy Fall tones, so this just keeps me looking and looking at it! Very nicely done, great colours, and those sunflowers look so at home in there! Well suited! Great background too, love the discreet leaves, nice! LOVE your pictures too, indeed you live in a beautiful area! Isn't Fall just great? Thanks for sharing!
Warm greetings from Marlene

Anneke van Groen said...

Hi Shirl...just a STUNNING artjournal page!!!! I LOVE IT...fabolous colours and the sunflowers are soooo pretty!!!
Also love the pics..beautiful fall colours!!!!

Love Anneke