It’s Fall

The new challenge for the next two weeks at Try it on Tuesday is Neat & Tidy.

Please note: If you are looking for my Texture page (I’m so excited to be guest host over at Art Journal Journey this month), please scroll down or click here.

I found our Try it on Tuesday theme very challenging as my art journal pages aren’t usually very neat and tidy (grin!). So I decided on an autumnal leaf design to welcome autumn/fall as it September signifies the beginning of this season – I hope you like it!

The background was covered in a piece of plain coloured paper using a glue stick.

I started my neat and tidy leaf design by creating a template for the columns of leaves; measuring and then die cutting the maple leaves so they were evenly spaced across the page. The maple leaves were cut using a Fall Foliage Thinlet from Tim Holtz and they were cut out of some linen textured cardstock. I cut 40 leaves in total, one by one using the template to position each leaf to create 8 columns, then I stuck 2 of the columns together to give more depth and dimension to the leaf die cutting.

Next I backed the leaf die cuts with some autumnal patterned papers from Craft Asylum and I used double-sided tape to stick the columns evenly across the page using the template to space them.

I used the template again to position the die cut leaves between the columns and achieve a uniform pattern. To finish, I added the “It’s Fall” image to the centre of the page, which is a sticker from Graphic 45.

For more inspiration, my fellow Design Teamies have also been Neat & Tidy over at Try it on Tuesday, please pop over and take a look.

As T Stands for Tuesday and it’s September maybe I can tempt you to a piece of homemade pumpkin roll filled with cream cheese frosting with your cuppa today. As you can see there’s even coffee today if you would prefer it to tea – Happy T Day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Challenges

With the texture from the die cutting, papers and leaves, I’m pleased to join the Texture challenge over at Art Journal Journey where I’m Guest Host this month; it would be lovely to see you there!

I’m happy to be able to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my art journal page too.

I’m also pleased join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my page.

I’m also pleased to join the Complimentary Colours challenge over at Country View Challenges with the red-green+yellow complimentary leaf colours.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Leon X-Large Coloured Paper Pad
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Fall Foliage 660955) 
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CR0240/GE)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Craft Asylum Paper Pad (Into The Woods 480326)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • Graphic 45 Cardstock Stickers (Place in Time 4500617)

30 thoughts on “It’s Fall

  1. This turned out great. I love how you positioned each of the leaves. I’d say this really IS clean and tidy, something I’m certainly not known for. I am loving what you did and how uniform everything is. Thanks also for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using your theme. I can’t believe you made two texture entries in the same day. You are amazing.

    I’ve made those pumpkin rolls before. Most of mine don’t look as lovely and uniform as yours, though. And I would gladly join you for coffee, too. Thanks for sharing your art, your pumpkin roll, and your coffee with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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    • Yes, it was a challenge for me as well! I think I can count all the best and tidy journal pages I’ve made in the past on one hand and I must have created well over a hundred pages by now …lol 😀. Glad you’ll join me for coffee too! Happy T Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

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    • Yes, pumpkin everything for me please …lol 😀. Although here in the UK we don’t do all things pumpkin so I have to make my own, I’m looking forward to our homebrewed pumpkin beer, yummy pumpkin syrup in our hot chocolate and I think I’ll need to bake pumpkin pie too! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

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  2. I am happy for some fall weather too. Your page is not only neat and tidy but quite gorgeous too. Love the leaf pattern. And yum. Pumpkin roll sounds and looks delicious. I’ll take a slice. Smile. Happy T day. And thanks for an impressive second piece for AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Pumpkin season does seem to be upon us. I like pumpkin in savory dishes like soup or lasagne. But not so much in sweets, so I’ll pass on the pumpkin roll. Coffee? Yes.

    be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  4. This is lovely. I like Fall leaves. I’ve decided to declare Sep 1 the unofficial Fall kick off, because this Summer has been unusually hot, humid, and unbearable. I like the pattern on the rim of your plate. Happy T-Day!

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  5. I love your Texture theme for AJJ, Jo. The inspiration page you did is stunning. I absolutely love it. The autumn leaf page is wonderful too. They both must have taken quite a long time to make. You’re off to a great start for September!

    Thank you for the slice of homemade pumpkin roll filled with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  6. Yes, I’ll have a slice of pumpkin roll. (and coffee too) I’d love to taste something pumpkin, as I stil have never tasted pumpkin spice.
    Your page is beautiful. I like what you have done to give it maore texture. The result is stunning.
    Happy belated T-Day (Yes, I’m late again as per usual. Tuesday is just a very busy day and I spend the whole of Wednesday catching up)
    Lisca

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  7. A fantastic design and page Jo. I love the way you used the die cuts to show texture and yet look so neat and tidy as well. Perfect inspiration for both challenge themes.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. A very pretty page with those cut out maple leaves. They always remind me of our own sycamore leaves although they are not quite the same. Love the idea of cutting the leaves out in a line down the cardstock and then using the negatives to illustrate your page. Clever use of punches – textural too.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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