Hello November

As it’s November I created a page to celebrate everything autumn which includes Thanksgiving next week; this month always reminds me of all the things we have to be grateful for!

I started by covering the background with a collage of scrap paper pieces which included dictionary pages, tissue paper, sheet music, diary pages and napkin; they were stuck down using a glue stick and then covered with Liquitex matte gel medium. Next I applied Red Oxide, Crimson and Yellow Liquitex acrylic paint over the top blending the colours together to create a bright autumnal orange colour. Then I used a brayer to apply some Pébéo white gesso and when dry I added some rub-on transfers from a Specimen Remnant Rubs set by Tim Holtz. I used the brayer again to add some more white gesso over the top which pushed them into the background. I love the way these techniques give so much depth and interest to the background (grin!).

Next I used lots of different stamp sets with black Archival Ink which I used for all the stamping on this page. Firstly I stamped a Script stamp over the background and then a foliage stamp to create the branches and leaves, both of which are from Kaisercraft. The bird sitting on the branch was stamped from a Craft Sensations stamp set and I used the Kaisercraft foliage stamp again to add the leaves to the branch so it blended in to the scene.

I used two alphabet stamp sets to create the wording; the “Hello November” was stamped using a Sophisticated Script stamp set from Concord & 9th and the rest of the wording was stamped using a Docrafts stamp set and reads “Thank you for reminding us we have so much to be grateful for!”.  To finish, I splattered the page with black and also white acrylic paint.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing this morning’s cup of Cinnamon Orange tea, it’s pictured by my autumnal window display which is bright and cheery and inspired the colours of my page (grin) – Happy T Day everyone!

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:

  • Scrap paper pieces (Dictionary pages, tissue paper, sheet music, diary pages, napkin)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour (Red Oxide, Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Script CS752, Magnolia Grove CS822)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Ranger Mini Brayer
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (Specimen #TH94047)
  • Craft Sensations Clear Stamp (CR0274/16R1)
  • Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script 10056)
  • Docrafts Creativity Essentials A5 Clear Stamp Set (Alphas Trad DCE907116)
  • DecoArt Acrylic Paint (Black)
  • Art Discount Acrylic (White)

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

I’m happy to join the Celebrate challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my brightly coloured page I created to celebrate November and Thanksgiving.

I’m joining the fun over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes + optional twist of Making Your Own Background with the techniques I used to create the background for this page.

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

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

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

32 thoughts on “Hello November

  1. I love that background and those bold colors Jo. It (the background) looks like it was lots of fun to create. And that cute little bird-thanks for joining into Wendy’s AJJ challenge. And beautiful autumn decorations. That mug has such a great shape and those hearts on it are super. You can’t go wrong with hearts on anything, can you? Hope your are having a great T day and stay safe and healthy. Hugs-Erika

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  2. It is so kind of you to remember our Thanksgiving next week. Your November page is amazing. I love the bold autumn colors you chose, and of course, adored the bird, which goes perfectly with Wendy’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    I was taken by your autumn inspired vignette. I love the horse shoes made to look like a pumpkin. Your tea in that adorable mug goes so well with the warmth of the pitcher, too. Thanks so much for sharing your incredible art, your autumn inspired vignette, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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    • Thanks very much! I love the horse shoe pumpkin, I brought it back from America on my last visit, it’s very heavy and luckily it didn’t make my case go over the limit on the flight back home … lol 😀. Happy T Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x


  3. I can see how your beautiful window display inspired you to make your Thanksgiving page. The colours are gorgeous. Yes, it is good to be reminded that there are so many things to be thankful for. Even in a time like this (or should I say: especially in a time like this).
    Happy T-Day,

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  4. You are so right – we do! This page really does look like a celebration! Fabulous rich colours! Your window display looks gorgeous!
    There was someone on North West news that looked very much like, you talking about Tommy Ball…a relative??
    Belated Happy T day, Chrisx

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  5. That certainly is a stunning display you have for autumn – and the jug is just perfect.
    Love the journal page – I like how you have got all that perspective going on with the techniques you involved – very clever. And the colours are gorgeous for autumn but not too intense because of the white you have introduced with the Gesso. I notice you have used Liquitex paints. My bff has just received some for her birthday yesterday and she is eager to get using them. Are they really different to other paints or can you get the same effect with others? I guess I am asking what paints you recommend and what you think of the Liquitex ones.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  6. Beautiful, bright and cheerful AJ page, Jo! I do love that layered background which really pops against the crisp black stamping! I’m so happy you celebrated fall with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Have a happy week!

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  7. Now that our leaves have all fallen and things are turning dull and gloomy here, this page is a cheerful breath of fresh air. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

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