Saying Hello to Autumn

I love this time of the year, so I created this page to say hello to autumn and join a few challenge blogs – I hope you like it!

I started by creating the grungy background using a Spritz and Speckles stamp set by Paperbabes Stamps and Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa and Potter’s Clay Memento Inks. Then I used the same inks to add the leaves using an Autumnal Treasures stamp set that was free with a magazine. Next I stuck the horizontal decorative strip across the page which is from some Graphic 45 Autumn Collective paper using double-sided tape and then edged it with black Glitterations border stickers so it stood out more.

The circle was die cut from Lemon linen textured cardstock and then coloured using Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Like the background, it was stamped using the Spritz and Speckles stamp set and the leaf stamp and the Memento Inks. The little bird was from the Autumnal Treasures stamp set and was stamped using black Archival Ink; I used a stamping platform to get a clear and bold finish. The “Life began in a garden” wording was cut from the Graphic 45 paper and I edged both the wording and the circle using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker before sticking them in place. To finish, I added some crystal gems to the page to add some sparkle.

Walks around Lytham Hall are always pretty this time of year with all the changing leaves and the colours on my page reminded me of these beautiful trees we saw there (grin!).

I hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

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:

  • Paperbabes Stamps (Spritz & Speckles Stamp Set)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay)
  • Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 161 (Autumn Treasures Stamp Set)
  • Graphic 45 Seasons Collection (Autumn Collective #4501622)
  • Stix2 double-sided tape
  • Docrafts Papermaina Glitterations (Black Borders ANT8181015)
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CR0241/GE)
  • The Works (8 Cutting Dies)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo)
  • Ranger Stamping Platform
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Crystal Stickers by Mark Richards (Cluster Combo Style #5454C)

I’m pleased to join the lovely Chris aka Pearshapedchris, who is hosting the Hold The Line challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the decorative strip that creates a line across my page.

I’m so pleased to be able to join in the #129 – Sketch challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps which inspired the design of my page (grin!).

I’m also pleased to join the LTSCB #138 – Fall Back over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my autumnal page.

I’m happy to join the Autumn Glory Challenge over at Stamping Sensations where the lovely Avril has just joined the Design Team with my stamped page – Many congratulations!

I’m also joining in the fun at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and their Shades of Fall challenge with all the fall colours on my page.


23 thoughts on “Saying Hello to Autumn

  1. Those trees at Lytham Hall are beautiful – you have caught them just at the right time as the leaves turn to those gorgeous autumnal colours and before they begin to fall. Perfect for providing inspiration for your lovely Autumnal page.
    The speckled background provides a misty look for the leaves and the strips with words on – not forgetting that adorable little bird in a circle. He is so pretty. I like that you did not use solid colour for your background – this works so much better.
    hugs, Neet xx

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  2. A gorgeous autumnal page, love the colours you used. You certainly captured the colours on the trees at Lytham Hall. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

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  3. A lovely page Jo and I love the falling leaves against the subtle splattered background. The little bird is so sweet and he deserves to take pride of place in the garden.
    Thanks for sharing this over at Stamping Sensations,
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  4. I’m with you about fall. It is such a glorious season. Your page is a great tribute to this season. I like those leaf stamps and that cute little bird. Have a great end of week Jo. Stay safe. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Sorry I’m late visiting. I had an eye appointment today. Got home and promptly fell asleep, since I’d been up all night because I didn’t want to miss my appointment.

    G45 always has beautiful pieces, but you capitalized on that with the extras, including the background, the leaves, and the adorable little bird in the circle. This practically SCREAMS autumn to me. I really like it. I’m also glad you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey, too, dear Jo.

    Your photo of the changing leaves is beautiful. We don’t get those here, so it was fun to see how autumn is arriving in your world.

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  6. A gorgeous autumn page Jo the colours are lovely and so are the images you added. The photo was wonderful inspiration for the page. Thank you for joining us all over at AJJ as well.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Wow Jo! I absolutely adore this page. I love the subtle colours of the background which surely make the bright colours more intense! It really is brilliant contrast! Thanks so much for linking to my AJJ theme! Lytham Hall grounds looks fabulous! Maybe one day…….. Hugs, Chrisx

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