Wednesday 26 October 2016

Golden October Garden

I have been so enjoying our Autumn walks, especially now that the leaves are finally beginning to change in our part of the world!
I have made a journal page with some challenges in mind too!
I started by using a seed-head stencil and some copper paint to make a reverse stencil by putting paint onto the stencil and using it as a stamp.
I added some patterned stencilling too, followed by some script stamping and then overstamped some leaves(from a freebie stamp)
I stamped some poppies and painted them with gold acrylic paint
I added some texture paste and gold paint through a leafy Dylusions border.

I cut out some TH words(one each from two sets)
I outlined the words with a brown Stabilo all pencil and smudged it with a watery finger.

The colours here at Sizergh were lovely too.

I would like to enter my page at…

Art Journal Journey - Valerie's wonderful Indian Summer-Golden October-Autumn continues with some lovely and inspiring journal pages.

Anything But Cute - Challenge 18 - An Autumn Day 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn

Stamps and Stencils - Elements of Nature Challenge

Penny Black and More - Autumn challenge

Thanks for looking, Chrisx


Valerie-Jael said...

This is really magical, that touch of gold makes it soooo deliciously good!
Great photos, too, and thanks or another gorgeous entry for AJJ, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Stunning art ideas and great photographs. All the best of Autumn

Love Chrissie xx

Helen said...

oh wow!! both for the gorgeous, beautiful journal page, love all the gold and copper! - and for the stunning photos, those trees, the reflections. Wonderful. xx

Redanne said...

The copper and gold tones look wonderful together on your page Chris - beautiful autumnal colours - it is a beautiful page! Thanks so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, you have created a spectacular page - the metallic paints are gorgeous! I have never tried reverse stenciling, that's such a great idea - thank you for the inspiration! Wishing you magic moments! J :-)

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful journal page Chris. Love the metallic paints and highlights.
Yvonne xx
lovely photos as well

froebelsternchen said...

An AMAZING entry -- so delicous in every detail Chris and the photos are beautiful as well! So glad you linked once again to Art Journal Journey!
oxo Susi

craftytrog said...

What a beautiful page Chris! Sizergh is a lovely place, we have been there, great photos.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I 'm in love with the seed head stencil and the copper and gold colors you used to make this a truly awesome art page. It is GORGEOUS.

Of course, I was in love with the beautiful photos, too. They are so charming, and I wish I had the gardener who manicured the lawns at Sizergh.

Margik said...

Wonderful page Chris! The metallic paints are so lovely.
Beautiful photos too.
Mar xx

Krisha said...

Just stunning Chris! It is my favorite of all the AJJ entries I've seen, it is so beautiful.

Macarena said...

Awesome page! So many details to look at. Love the colors and all te leaf patterns. Great touch of gold. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs XXX

Mervi said...

Beautiful page with autumnal elements.
Thank you for sharing this over at Penny Black and more October Challenge;-))m

brenda said...

A great creation in the warm Autumnal colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More Challenge.

B x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous dreamy garden - it truly is like a dream!
Loved your pictures too Sugar!
sandy xx

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I love the copper and gold tones!! The texture is fabulous!! What a gorgeous project!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Autumn Day Challenge!! Have a great day :)

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sarascloset said...

Ahhhh, Chris! A lovely Autumn Day both on your AJP and in your photography! I enjoy that copper/gold combination and your design is lovely! Thank you for sharing this in our "An Autumn Day" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Your photos are stunning! What beautiful views you have with lovely fall color! I'm so jealous! Hugs!

rachel said...

I adore this page Chris - its so beautiful - gorgeous elements - love your photos too - thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils. Hugs rachel x

SewPaperPaint said...

What yummy fall goodness on a page! This is exquisite! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils and Anything But Cute. Big hugs, Autumn

Ruth said...

Beautiful layering of stamping on this page Chris, firstly the subtle stencilling, then gorgeous falling leaves in the background in beautiful autumnal shades topped off by additions of texture paste and hints of gold. Beautiful...Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

toni said...

Wonderful metallicious journal page! I love the leafy layers of gold and copper tones, Thankyou for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils . Toni x