Sunday, 22 October 2017

Summer is gone!

We saw the sun briefly this afternoon, when we were returning from our walk! The days are gone I think, when we can go out without a coat but I had to unzip it!
The leaves on the trees are changing slowly and some have blown off the trees in the recent winds. The river was running high too with all the rain we have had.
I made this journal page a few days ago but struggled with how to add the quote…..until today. I don't have a favourite season really although I'm not good with extremes of heat so Winter and Summer probably are not so high up my list!
I did realise though that the quote pretty much sums up a life in general. There's so much going on in Autumn!!!
I used Paper Artsy Fresco paints randomly over the page then lots of stamping and stencilling. I stamped PA's Lin Brown and Carabelle Studio's leaves onto some inked card and cut them. I added some rub on gilding
I am joining in again with Elke's theme at AJJ - Landscapes of the Soul.
I would also like to enter in the challenges at -
Country view Challenges - Mixed Media with Autumn Hues
A Vintage Journey - Crazy For Autumn Colour
Penny Black - October -Close to Nature
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It challenge - Anything Goes Stamping

Have a great week! 
Thanks for looking, Chris


Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful page! The words are the perfect summary of the seasons and your have captured autumn wonderfully on your page 😁. I love the background and those amazing leaves you created - perfect! Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

Halle said...

This is beautiful!! I love fall colors, crisp mornings etc...just hate the leaves that fall in my yard. LOL

Cath Wilson said...

Those leaves look great! Lovely quote, were brave to go walking in this wind, though we were in Manchester tonight (for a gig) and it felt really mild compared to sunny (not!) Haydock!
Cath x

Cath Wilson said...

Those leaves look great! Lovely quote, were brave to go walking in this wind, though we were in Manchester tonight (for a gig) and it felt really mild compared to sunny (not!) Haydock!
Cath x

My name is Erika. said...

Fantastic page. I love how your background is so autumn Chris, but then you wen and topped it off with those gorgeous cut out leaves. Nice work. Hugs-Erika

Helen said...

Gorgeous page! it was worth waiting for the perfect quote! It was gorgeous at Kew on Saturday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, love the colours, and you found a good quote to go with it. Have a good start in the new week! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful. The rains came here yesterday, too, and the winds blew a few of the leaves from the trees. Most are still clinging green here, though. I DO love your page and really enjoyed the beauty of the autumn you created. It's a joy to see how much you put into this.

geistige_Schritte said...

really beautiful page, the colours wonderful with the Quote. I am very happy about the link to my topic at AJJ, it fits wonderfully! Thank you very much!
Happy new week, Elke

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This one is another stunner - absolutely beautiful with just the perfect quote Chris!
We have rain and cold weather as well but they forecast warmth and sunshine coming Thursday and will stay for the weekend then. I am looking forward to this - hope they are right!
Thank you for another fabulous page linked to Elke's theme!
Happy start of the week!
oxo Susi

brenda said...

A super Autumnal page and a sentiment I always enjoy using at this time of year, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Annie said...

Your page is fabulous Chris...wonderful array of colours and layers with perfect words.

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

kathyinozarks said...

your page is so gorgeous! and I love the quote-it's perfect hugs Kathy

Sara Barker said...

Chris, what a lovely art journal page! All the Autumn color and texture is spot on and I love the quote to go along with it! We are still having summer weather; warm and humid, but thankfully not so hot. Recent days have given us lots of sunshine, something we haven't had much of since mid summer. While I'm here, I want to say how delighted I was to see your work in the gallery at A Vintage Journey! Thank you for playing along! Hugs!

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely journal page ! Thank you for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful page Chris and the quotes you added are lovely.
The colours of the background are fantastic.
Yvonne xx

butterfly said...

Wonderful words and a gorgeously layered page - autumn beauty!
Alison x

linda said...

Such a pretty page! I love the gold leaves; they really pop off the page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

Hazel Agnew said...

Lovely page. It sort of grows on you as you look at it! So much to see. Great words too. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts. X

Jane said...

What a really lovely autumnal page Chris, perfect for our mixed media October challenge, thanks so much for joining us over at Country View. Hugs xx

Mervi said...

Fabulous page, gorgeous colours!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

roth phallyka said...

Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

thai porn

A Pink said...

A Wonderful journal page with lovely layers, detail and great movement. . Love the quote - a good choice for your page. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey x