Thankful and Cosy this Autumn

I always count my blessing this time of year and having fallen in love with the wording “Let’s get cosy, autumn has arrived”, I was inspired to create this thankful art journal page – I hope you like it!

I started by creating lots of panels for the page which I edged with a Dark Sepia Big Brush marker and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The panels included: some bark and tree-ring cardstock from Docrafts; some copper leaf images with the “Cosy Autumn” wording from Craft Sensations; a cinnamon stick and baking image from a Die Cut Book; and some brown strips of lace. The paper elements were stuck down using double-sided tape and the lace using Liquitex matte gel medium. When arranged, I stencilled the herringbone design using a mixed media stencil from Paperbabe Stamps with Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink fading the stencil pattern where the birds were to be placed.

For the leaves I used a Fall Foliage Thinlits set from Tim Holtz, they are cut from some kitchen roll that I had used to mop up some excess Brushos with. I lined them up using a glue stick onto a piece of bark cardstock from Docrafts.

I added a pair of birds sitting on an autumn branch which I fussy cut from an old nature book; the birds are Long-Tailed Tits which we sometimes see on our woodland walks. Once stuck in place using a glue stick, I extended the branches using an ordinary pencil and a Bark Derwent Intense pencil. The yellow borders, “thank you” and “love” wording and also the lace doily shapes are all stickers from Kaisercraft. Then to finish, I added the pretty cream lace flowers.

The wording and page reminded me of my new slippers which are so warm and cosy (grin!).

I hope that you are staying thankful and cosy this autumn too, keep well and stay safe! 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:

  • Docrafts Papermania Die Cut & Paper Pack (Festive Fauna)
  • Craft Sensations (Creative Paper Collection CR0458/GE)
  • The Works Die Cut Book (Winter Feelings)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy)
  • X-Press It! double-sided tape
  • Brown lace
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencil (Herringbone)
  • Recycled kitchen towel used to mop up Brushos
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Fall Foliage 660955)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Old Nature Book
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil (Bark 2000)
  • Staedler Pencil
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Golden Grove SS343, Bombay Sunset SS339)
  • The Works (Lace Flower Stickers)
Challenges

I’m pleased to join the lovely Wendy K over at Art Journal Journey and her Birds challenge this month with the birds that I included on this page.

I’m so pleased to be able join the #131 – Picture Inspiration challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps as my page is inspired by the panel of images, rows of leaves, bird, lace, knitted pieces, baked goods and autumnal colours.

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

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

I’m also joining in the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my thankful art journal page.

20 thoughts on “Thankful and Cosy this Autumn

  1. This is a wonderful autumn page Jo. I really love that paper you cut the leaves from. The images are beautiful as is the cloth trim you added. Nice page. And nice slippers too. They looks really warm and cozy! Hope you are staying healthy and well. Happy end of your week. Hugs-Erika

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  2. This is beautiful and I love your words. Yes, November is a great time to get cosy, wearing our warm woolly jumpers and socks ( and I love your cosy slippers). Making the leaves from inky kitchen roll – that’s clever – and they do have great texture and colour. Of course the long-tailed tits are thinking of stealing the show, sitting on that very pretty branch.
    Have a lovely cosy November, Jo, and the rest of winter too.

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  3. I was fascinated with how you cut the leaves from your kitchen roll (paper towels to us in the states, of course). Those were perfect colors and using the towel as a mop-up was great. Beautiful all around, though and a thoughtful addition to the page using Wendy’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I LOVE those slippers, but that rug is amazing, too.

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  4. You won my heart with the Lace Jo.. you know you would sigh! Great use of the mop up, always looks good no matter what we do with it but those colours are perfect to share the love of Autumn. Those slippers look so cosy, I was treated to a new pair for my Birthday. Remember to take them off before you go kicking around in the wonder of Autumnal leaf fall hee hee!!
    Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S and of course Thank you so much for sharing this super journal page over @ Paperbabe Stamps, always a delight you see you there and always appreciated x

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  5. Gorgeous tones of rust and doily textures! Brilliant page, Jo! Thanks for linking it at Country View Challenges!
    Now… why is it that, as we get older, a pair of cosy slippers has us swooning when only a dark and handsome stranger would have done it in our twenties?

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  6. Let’s just talk about those leaves – BRILLIANT!! Such a beautiful page, but I love the colors of those leaves.

    Love your slippers; my oldest is obsessed wtih slippers!

    Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap; hope to see you again next month!
    ~Michele, DT

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