Autumn Leaves

I know I’ve said it before – I love autumn! This time of year I’m always so inspired by the autumnal leaves and colours, so I created this page to enjoy autumn for what it is – my favourite season!

This page started with a piece of paper with leaves stamped on it which was leftover from a previous project. The leaf images are from a stamp set by BoBunny and I used black Archival Ink to stamp them onto a white A4 medium weight paper. I sprinkled Scarlet, Yellow, Orange and Dark Brown Colourcraft Brusho powders over the stamped images, spritzed them with water and watched the colours explode. Once dry I stamped some smaller leaf images from Crafter’s Companion using the black Archival Ink and then covered the paper with DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze, varying the thickness over the paper and left it to dry overnight.

Then I used a russet metallic lustre wax from Craf-T Products and diluted black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker to accentuate the crackle patterns. I added a border using striped paper as well as heart design paper from Design Pads by Craft Sensations using a UHU Stic and then I cut the A4 leaf paper I had created in half and stuck one half to the centre of the page. I added gold leaf peel-off stickers over the top of the border and also some Crochet Tape to create a frame. I stamped the quote “Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile” by William Cullen Bryant, using the same stamp set from Crafter’s Companion onto a piece of the striped paper using black Archival Ink, added some gold leaf peel-off stickers and also some Crochet Tape, which I had cut down to size, around the edge. To finish I fussy cut some of the smaller leaves from the other half of the A4 leaf paper I had created and stuck them to the page to give some more depth to the leaf images.

My seasonal window display shows my love for autumn leaves and colour too – it brightens my day and really makes me smile, I hope it does you too!


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join Elke from Meerwolkenleben who is hosting the “Landscape of the Soul” challenge over at Art Journal Journey, I always find this time of year nurtures my soul’s wellbeing – I love autumn!

Over at Country View Challenges they are celebrating autumn with their “Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues” challenge, so I’m pleased to join them with my autumnal inspired page.

I’m also pleased to be able to join the “Crazy for Autumn Colour” challenge over at A Vintage Journey with my Autumn Leaves page which focuses on their “Mixed Media” genre as I have used different mediums to create it and their “Art Journaling” genre as it is a record of my favourite season, autumn, which inspired me!

I’m joining in the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their “Photo Inspiration” challenge as my autumn leaves and colours match their mood board.

I had fun using all the autumn leaf stamps on this page so I’m also pleased to join the lovely Avril again who is a Guest Designer over at Stamping Sensations for their “Autumn Glory” challenge.

I’m also pleased to join the “October Challenge: Anything Goes!: (stamping MUST be included)” over at Craft Stamper with my happy autumnal leaf stamped page.

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:

  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Colourcraft Brusho Colour (Scarlet, Yellow, Orange, Dark Brown)
  • Craf-T Products Lustre Rub-ons Color Kit #4 (Russet)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze (DMM16)
  • BoBunny Stamps (Falling Leaves #12105154)
  • Crafter’s Companion Signature Collection by Sara Davies Autumn Morning Stamp Set (Rustling Leaves S-AUT-ST-RUS)
  • Craft Sensations Design Pad (Vintage Glory 154898, Soft Sweetness 154897)
  • White paper
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off Stickers (Leaves Gold 0437)
  • Home Bargains (Quaint Crochet Tape 22749)
  • UHU Stic
  • The Range double-sided foam tape

42 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves

    • Thank you Kate! My window display reminds me of happy times in New England as most of the items were bought in the US whilst on holiday there 😁. It’s hard to get garlands of autumns leaves etc here in the UK. Happy T Day! J 😊


  1. Hello dear Jo, your autumn page looks wonderful with the added crackle effect.
    Your window decoration is also really nice.
    I also love the wonderful autumn colors of mother nature and your words on your page are so nice and true.
    Happy rest of the week.
    Big Hugs

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  2. Oh Jo – not only the brushos make this piece so utterly beautiful but all the wonderful work- the delicate border of the thin gold leaves and this fabric tape – just gorgeous!
    And with extra crackle and wax – boah!!!
    I am in love with this beautiful designed page and I really like your happy autumnal leaves decoration!!! Thank you very much for another Wowser linked to Art Journal Journey and I wish you a happy weekend ahead – already Wednesday – time flies !


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    • Thank you dear Susi! Its always a pleasure to join you at AJJ and I’m not sure where the time goes either …lol …I’m hoping to link a couple more pages to Elke’s fab theme over at AJJ before the end of the month, time allowing …lol 😉. Happy Wednesday! J 😊


  3. What an absolutely stunning piece of Autumnal art. I was originally drawn to it by the rich and vibrant colours that you’ve achieved with the Brushos but then looking at it closer, the leaves look so beautiful too. It’s very kind of you to share in great detail how this piece was made and I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

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    • Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comments! I enjoyed creating this page with all the stamps and vibrant Brushos 😁. I’ be had fun joining your challenge this month and enjoy the rest of the week! J 😊


  4. This is gorgeous Jo. The colours are beautiful for an autumn background and the leaf stamps look lovely. I thought you had used linen as a base when I first saw this page. The lace trim for a frame is a super idea.
    I also like your window display, it is so pretty and welcoming.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. It’s a really lovely creation for our Autumnal theme at Stamping Sensations, it’s full of all those beautifully warm Autumnal colours and the lace edge adds such a lovely touch, many thanks for joining in, hope to see you again.

    B x

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    • Thanks very much! I had fun joining your challenge over at Stamping Sensations, it was great to get creative using my stamps at the focal point for my pages 😁. I’m looking forward to seeing you again on another challenge, many thanks and enjoy your week! J 😊


  6. I love your new autumn page-and your window display is awesome! autumn and its colors are my favorite too when I was making my first quilts I noticed they were all in the autumn colors lol
    I am so glad yo stopped by the Yellowstone forever site-I ended up joining them this year-it helps Yellowstone and they give you a percent off for purchasing.I discovered too at a certain dollar amount they give free shipping-nor sure about international though. have an awesome day Kathy

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    • Thanks very much Kathy! I love autumn too and I bet Yellowstone looks beautiful this time of year, I’ll have to search for photos on the web …lol 😉. The Yellowstone Forever site is so cool and they have some wonderful items, thanks for sharing 😁. Have an awesome day too! J 😊


    • Thank you so much, I really appreciate you stopping by and your kind comments! I enjoyed capturing the layers of colourful, autumnal leaves on this page and joining your challenge at A Vintage Journey this month 😁. Nice to meet you and wishing you a happy week! J 😊


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