You’re so beautiful

As it’s a new month we are launching our November challenge over at the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog, and as always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes.

I love autumn, it seems a magical time of year to me with the beautiful colours of the leaves and the sunny days with a slight chill in the air. There’s nothing better than walking along with the crunch of leaves beneath your feet (grin!), so my page today celebrates autumn.

To start, I painted the page with Raw Sienna, Raw Umber and Deep Green Liquitex acrylic paint and then applied Pébéo white gesso over the top with a brayer.

I stamped lots of leaves over the top from a Falling Leaves stamp set from BoBunny using Rich Cocoa, Morocco and Cottage Ivy Memento Ink. Then I applied another layer of white gesso using the brayer and stamped more of the maple leaves using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink; this technique adds the illusion of depth to my page. I stamped a grid design over the background using black Archival Ink and a homemade stamp made from a wooden block and some plasterboard/drywall tape. Then I splattered the page with black DecoArt acrylic paint.

Next I added some die cut circles and the “you’re so beautiful” wording which are from Craft Sensations. They are arranged with some metallic copper leaves which are outline stickers from Stampendous. To finish, I added tiny copper circles and dots around the page which are from the same outline sticker set.

For more mixed media inspiration please check out the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Creative Artiste too; it would be lovely to see you there!

We always enjoy walking with our dearest friends and little Ellie who happens to love autumn too as she loves chasing leaves. Well she actually likes chewing them (grin!); you may remember this photo from a previous post.

Here is a picture of her looking all grown up after visiting Prestige Paws who are a fabulous local dog groomers; they kindly let me share this lovely photo that they took of her, thanks so much! Today’s page made me think of Ellie, not only does she love leaves but I always tell her “you’re so beautiful!” and here she’s looking particularly beautiful after her recent visit (double grin!).

Hoping that you’re all staying safe and well! x

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:

  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Color (Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Deep Green Permanent)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Mini Brayer
  • BoBunny Stamps (Falling Leaves #12105154)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Rich Cocoa, Morocco, Cottage Ivy)
  • Homemade stamp – wood block and plasterboard/drywall tape
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
  • Craft Sensations (Creative Paper Collection CR0458/GE)
  • Stampendous Outline Stickers (2077 – copper leaves)

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Creative Artiste, as I always 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 so pleased to be able join the #131 – Picture Inspiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps as the autumnal design and colours.

I’m happy to join the Home is Where the Heart is challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog as like my page, my home is always decorated with autumnal foliage this time of year.

I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything But A Card challenge with my autumnal art journal page.

I’m also pleased to join the LTSCB #139 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with autumnal page too.

I’m also joining in the Thinking Of You challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my art journal page as it makes me think of little Ellie.


23 thoughts on “You’re so beautiful

  1. A beautiful page Jo and a perfect way to celebrate the gorgeous colours of autumn. I love your grid stamp idea (I may pinch that) and the almost skeleton leaves effect in the background. The shiny stickers are a wonderful finish to the page. And the added bonus is an adorable Ellie xx

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You make me wish to play just now with fallen leaves, either true or stamped ones! 🙂
    And Ellie is really cute!!!
    Well, I’ve just joined the Creative Artiste challenge 🙂
    Have a lovely week-end Jo, be creative despite the lockdown. xx

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  3. That’s a stunning page Jo, the Autumn leafy background is gorgeous!
    Lovely to see Ellie again, looking very beautiful indeed, so sweet with her leaf too.
    I’m loving Autumn Watch, hope you are too. Those baby seals are so adorable!!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Alison xox

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  4. Jo each stage is a masterpiece, lovely shades of Autumn with the pop of turquoise, i’m glad to see you using that home made stamp again, a great mark maker. Those glorious copper filigree leaves add a touch of elegance to this delightful journal page.
    How pretty indeed is Ellie, how cute she looks posing so well after her trim, Freya has had her final groom of the year with a new winter coat costing more than my own… I certainly would be best buddies chasing those leaves haa haa!!
    Happy, sweet November & thank you also for sharing over @ Paperbabe Stamps.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. Gorgeous autumn page Jo. Those gold leave stickers really give the page a touch of elegance. Like autumn feels when all the leaves in turning. And Ellie looks beautiful with her new hairdo. (smile). Does she like to chase the leaves as they fall before she eats them? Have a wonderful weekend Jo. Hope you are safe and well too. Hugs-Erika

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  6. Got distracted along the way by Ellie… what a cute dog and such a beautiful photo!
    Your page is very good though and the layers of colours and stamped DIY textures make me happy. The look of copper leaves is the perfect accent to the page. Have a great Sunday! x

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  7. This autumn page took my breath away! The design, the depth created in the layers, the colors and the balance all make this a treat for the eyes! Bravo! And again, I’m tickled pink you shared it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

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