There is nothing better than snuggling up on a chilly autumn evening in my cosy patchwork blanket on the sofa enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate! There have been so many patchwork inspirations for me this autumn that I just had to create a patchwork design journal page.
I started by dividing the page into sections to represent patchwork pieces, and then I stamped a Hessian texture stamp using London Fog Memento Ink to the whole page to give a woven textile look. I cut pieces of green flowered and grey dotted decoupage paper and glued them into place using a UHU Stic. Next I painted some of the other sections green using diluted Spectrum Aqua Marker ink and then stamped a leaf design over the top using Distress Ink. I painted diluted mahogany Distress Ink to the remaining sections, then stamped a maple leaf design on some white tissue paper using the same ink. This tissue paper was cut to size and then stuck on top of the mahogany sections with a UHU Stic. The hexagon shape is made from paper which I cut to shape and glued down, it’s from an oddment paper bundle I bought from my local craft shop – I love the little hearts design. I then stamped borders along each section to represent stitching, using Hampton Art Doodlebug Design stamps and Archival Ink. To finish I added grey dotty flower stickers, some lace trim and a lovely felt bird.
This is a photo we took of the fall foliage in New England, I remember remarking at the time when I first saw the hills and mountains that they looked like a patchwork quilt of beautiful fall colours. So I am very pleased to be able to join Valerie over at Art Journal Journey with this month’s theme “Indian Summer – Golden October – Autumn”.
We often walk to town and last weekend I captured these wonderful clouds, which look just like patchwork too.
And here’s my blanket I snuggle up with on the sofa, it has a lovely patchwork design.
Oh and not forgetting the hot chocolate, this time of year we often enjoy a cup of my hubby’s secret recipe hot chocolate, even I don’t know how he makes it! All I know is it has malt and pumpkin spice added to the mix and cream and mini marshmallows on top – yummy! Today we are serving it with scrummy Lebkuchen which have just come on sale in our local food store. These ones are dipped in dark chocolate – delicious! As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big welcome and hello to the T Gang – Happy T day!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Memento Dye Ink (London Fog)
- Spectrum Aqua Artist’s Markers (Moss)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Texture – Hessian CS153)
- Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps 4×4 stamps (Owl Folk – Sentiments PMA 907228)
- Royal & Langnickel clear choice stamps (Pressed Leaves MIN-CCS102)
- Hampton Arts Doodlebug Design cling mounted rubber stamps (Borders ICO160)
- Santoro Decoupage Papers (SNDEC039)
- Vivi Gade Decoupage Paper (Skagen 25564)
- Paper Bundle
- Wilko stickers (Flower Embellishments)
- The Works stickers (Felt Bird Embellishments)
- Lace trim
- UHU Stic
- Zig Memory System 2 Way Glue (The Dual Action Glue Pen)