Love that smile

As autumn is one of my favourite seasons I created this fun page with a happy moose standing in a big pile of leaves. I hope this makes you smile as much as me (grin!).

With my autumnal colours I also wanted to remind you that there is still another week to join us over at Try it on Tuesday for our Colours of Autumn challenge too, it would be lovely to see you there!

I started by stamping the page with leaves from a Falling Leaves stamp set from Tim Holtz using Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink and Potter’s Clay Memento Ink. Then I added a pretty pumpkin napkin which I received from my good friend Erika aka BioArtGal last year – thank you so much! I tore the napkin on the diagonal and also added small pieces of the napkin inbetween the stamped leaves; it’s stuck in place using Liquitex matte gel medium. Then I fussy cut the moose from a magazine and stuck him to the page using a UHU stic. Next I added lots of leaves which I die cut using a Fall Foliage thinlet set from Tim Holtz. They are cut from three different papers and edged using Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Ink and a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. The “love that smile” wording is a sticker from Kaisercraft which is mounted onto the same three papers that I die cut the leaves from. To finish, I used a white gel pen to add two white dots to the moose’s eyes.

When my hubby saw this page he immediately thought of the tin moose that we have in our lounge, isn’t he a cutie (grin!).

As T Stands for Tuesday and it’s the season for everything pumpkin, here’s a piece of my homemade pumpkin roll with my friend’s coffee – Happy T day everyone!


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 the lovely Rike from rike’s art and her Fruit and Veggies challenge over at Art Journal Journey as I included lots of pumpkins on my page.

I’m pleased to join the Sketch challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps as the foreground on my art journal page runs diagonally across the page, the “Paperbabe stamps” is represented by my “love that smile” wording and the flowers are represented by the smiley moose.

I’m joining the Autumn & Gratitude challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday with my autumnal “Love that smile” page.

I’m pleased to be able to join in the fun over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog for their #55 – Anything Mixed Media Goes with my mixed media art journal page

I’m also pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Anything Goes challenge too.

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:

  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Falling Leaves CMS097)
  • Ranger Distress Archival Ink (Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Rich Potter’s Clay)
  • Pumpkin Napkin – thank you Erika!
  • Old magazine
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Fall Foliage 660955)
  • Paper Pack from local craft shop
  • Poundland Design Pad (Changing Seasons CRO701/16PL1)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Havana Nights SS354)
  • Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • UHU Stic
  • UHU Glue Pen
  • X-Press It double-sided tape

26 thoughts on “Love that smile

  1. Cute moose(s) indeed 🙂
    Makes me think of a former friend. She went to Sweden and after driving and seeing moose she was so exhausted she fell into her food later (well I wasn´t there, but I kinda believed her).
    Happy T-Day to you xx

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  2. Hi Jo, I Love your journal page with the smiling moose-yes it did make me smile too. and I loved your other moose too. I have never made a cake roll yours looks delicious and I love pumpkin any thing too. Happy T hugs Kathy

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  3. That napkin works so well on your adorable page. Oh I love that moose. Fall is such a wonderful time of year, my favorite too except when they talk about snow so early, as our weather people are doing. This page is really a New England fall for sure-it is great! And your cake looks so yummy! Hope you have a fabulous T day. Hugs-Erika

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  4. The moose (mooses? meece?) are adorable. A few weeks ago, we took a trip to far Northern New Hampshire. There were moose crossing signs all over the place,but we didn’t see a single moose. The pumpkin roll looks fabulous. Happy T Day

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  5. Oh yes, your happy moose makes me smile as much as you! What a wonderful page with many leaves and pumpkins and warm autumn colors! The tin moose is pretty too!
    Thank you for joining AJJ again for my theme, dear Jo!
    Wish you a happy day! Rike xx

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  6. A fantastic page Jo, so happy and fun and well designed and your tin moose is really lovely. And your pumpkin roll looks tempting.
    Happy T-Day and thank you beyond belief for joining AJJ again with this wonderful page and posting!
    Big hugs, Susi
    Have a great rest of the week!

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  7. I see I’m not the only one who gets wrinkles in my napkins when I’m gluing them down. It makes me feel less bad, because you are SO meticulous. Like fussy cutting that moose and adding the whites of the eyes. You never miss attention to detail. That’s also a great entry for Rike’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    I love the tin moose. It goes so well with your page. And I’ve made pumpkin roll in the past. Yours turned out great. Mine not as well as yours. Loved seeing it with coffee, my drink of choice, too.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely journal page, your great moose vignette, and your pumpkin roll and friend’s coffee with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

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    • Thanks so much! I wasn’t too careful when applying the napkin …lol … as it didn’t have to be perfectly smooth as I was hoping it added some dimension in the foreground to push back the stamped leaves 😀. I love everything pumpkin and pumpkin roll is one of my favourites – yum! Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x


  8. The moose on your fantastic page did make me smile Jo and I loved the tin moose that you showed us in the photo as well.
    Your pumpkin roll looks delicious Jo, was that cream or butter icing inside?.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. You are the second one to do a napkin technique this tea party. Your project is beautiful. And you are making me sorry I didn’t buy that pumpkin roll at the craft show I went to Saturday! LOL
    Happy T Day!

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  10. Lovely page with a gorgeous moose smile! I have never seen a real moose so when we were in Canada staying with a relative, he said that his neighbour has some in his field. So we drove there. Well Canada is a big country and the neighbour’s field was a couple of hours drive away. And when we got there, there were no moose!
    Your tin moose is gorgeous too.
    Sorry for being so late again,
    Happy belated T-Day,

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  11. OOhhh I looove this smile too Jo!! REally it´s a great smile, for a great Art page!! The moose you have is very beautiful.. Wish you spent a very happy T-day. Your pumkin roll looks delicious !! ñam.
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, and send big hugs,

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  12. Awww Jo this is a great take on the PB sketch. Love those rich reds and oranges and the moose if so sweet, what a *Smile*.. I can see why hubby related your page to the tin moose. Thank you for joining in and sharing your design with us. I’m back up and running with my comments now fingers crossed it stays that way. Sending Hugs your way Tracey xx
    P.S That pumpkin roll looks delicious :))

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