Sunday, 9 October 2016

Autumn Treasure in my small journal

We have just got back from a few days away at our caravan. Some of the time was taken sorting the garden out before the weather changes. One of the hydrangea bushes was so laden with blooms this year that were hanging on the ground.
I love how they have changed from their usual pale pink to this deep red.
As you can see now that they have been cut back there were some blue blooms among them.

I know that they won't flower so well next year but the stems won't struggle so much to stay upright.
The leaves around don't seem to be changing much but I have made a page in my A6 journal in anticipation that they will soon.
Having seen Seth's post on Friday I used some of my new Seth Apter stamps and stencils using ink along with some Distress Crayons and Crayola twistables to make the background. I have ink at the caravan but my Fresco paints are all at home! 
The leaf is a die cut TH Tattered leaf that I coloured with Distress crayons and then used the maple leaf from Lin Brown's Paper Artsy set ELB29 to stamp some veins on. I coated it with Art Basics Transparent Glossy gel medium to give a shine.

would like to enter Paper Artsy Challenge - Topic 19 - Die Cuts

as well as linking to Art Journal Journey where the theme is Autumn

and Anything But Cute where Challenge 18 is An Autumn Day  

It will not surprise some of you that we are off again soon(where?…wait and see!!) but while we are home I hope to get some blog visiting done!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


Helen said...

that looks great, Chris - love that leaf as central image, it's gorgeous. Enjoy your next trip!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, thanks for joining us at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

This page is just WONDERFUL Chris! Amazing!
Thank you for joining us once again at AJJ!
Those hydrangea bushes are so beautiful!
Happy start into the new week for you!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

A fantastic detailed and coloured background, love the print on the leaf.
Your garden Hydrangea bush is beautiful.
Yvonne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your page definitely IS an Autumn Treasure Chris!
Gorgeous hydrangea too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's simply amazing how much you can do with your supplies. And you have some fantastic ones, too! That die cut leaf is gorgeous. And of course, the background is awesome, too.

chrissie said...

Always love to see your caravan garden Chris.

The page is wonderful with the very interesting background and beautiful leaf shape and colours.

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

I moved my hydrangea this year and it didn't do so well as yours has, it's beautiful as is your fabulous page, love the background and leaf xxx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Gorgeous page, shows off the Autumnal palette perfectly :)
Donna xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- that hydrangea is gorgeous. We had a lot on our plant this year too, and last year barely a flower. But I love your journal page. A single leaf says so much. I love the text on the leaf too.

sirkkis said...

What a gorgeous garden flowers you have!
The autumn page is very beautifully made, Chris. Love the leaves, they look so natural.
Have a nice evening xx

Mrs.B said...

A great journal page Chris, love the detail on the leaf.
Beautiful Hydrangea, it's always amazing when their colours start to change, so many variations.
Avril xx

SewPaperPaint said...

I love love the subtle layers in your journal page! Simple elegance for sure! Hugs, Autumn

sarascloset said...

Chris, BEAUTIFUL mixed media layering on your background and that leave is so very realistic! You have caught the essence of an Autumn Day, and I'm so glad you joined our Autumn Day Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

PS Your hydrangea is amazing! Those blooms age to perfection! Ours always boom blue, which I love! Hugs to you!

Redanne said...

The leaf is certainly stunning Chris, I love the colour tones and they blend so beautifully with the wonderful background you created! Love your page - and your hydrangea is beautiful too! Enjoy your trip. Thanks so much for joining in our Autumn Day challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your leaf and entire page is just gorgeous, Chris! I love fall!!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Your art journal page is so very beautiful and that stunning leaf looks so realistic! I love your awesome layering and fabulous blended colors! It's super gorgeous!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute!

Your project fits our Elements of Nature challenge theme at Stamps and Stencils, too!
Branka DT xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Congratulations on your win at PaperArtsy Chris! Amazing news and I hope you enjoy your loot. Hugs, Autumn