Leaves begin to fall

It’s a new month which means we have a new challenge at Country View Challenges for September which is Leaves Begin to Fall.

Please ensure that leaves are the main focus of your creation (no token leaf please) when you join this challenge which is being hosted this month by the lovely Jane.

I was inspired by happy memories of our travels to New England to see the Fall colours and used lots of Tim Holtz products to create this art journal page.

I started by covering the background of the page with torn pieces of three different designed Worn Wallpaper Scraps by Tim Holtz using Liquitex matt gel medium. Then I die cut the autumn leaves and letters from some linen textured cardstock using Skeleton Leaves and Alphanumeric Bold thinlits sets by Tim Holtz. They were coloured using Fossilized Amber, Crackling Campfire, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks and then arranged onto the page using matte gel medium. To finish, I added the New England Trail image which was a Layers Card by Tim Holtz.

For more inspiration please see the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges. I hope you are inspired to join our Leaves Begin to Fall challenge too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts (grin!).

We have visited New England a number of times over the years to see the spectacular Fall colours; this photo was taken in the White Mountain National Forest.

This was taken on one of the walking trails in Maine.

Hoping that you are all staying safe and well!

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

For the sake of brevity I’m no longer listing the individual items that I used to create my page, however I’m more than happy to let you know which particular product was used if you contact me via comments below or using the following contact me link. You can also check out Country View Crafts as they sell many of the Tim Holtz products I used too.


I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:

Art Journal Journey and lovely Wendy K from wendyscraftjournal.blogspot.com who is hosting this month with her Vintage challenge; thank you to Erika for inviting me to join in the fun with my old fashioned Vintage retro feel page that was created with lots Tim Holtz products.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #150 – Anything Goes with my autumnal art journal page.

De-stress with distressing over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my distressed worn wallpaper scraps background and skeleton leaves.

Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my art journal page.

30 thoughts on “Leaves begin to fall

  1. What a stunning page! I love those pretty Autumn colors and those leaves! I would absolutely love to travel over to Maine especially during the Fall season! What gorgeous and inspirational photos you’ve shared!! Love the page!

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  2. I’m so excited for the leaf season this year. Actually we’ve already had a bit of color on a few leaves (not whole trees) which seems too early. Your pictures are love. And your page is gorgeous too. I love all the leaves and those colors! Swoon. You should also link this page to AJJ with that vintage scene. It works perfect. Have a wonderful weekend Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  3. How I would love to see the Autumn colours in that part of the world… Your page is gorgeous and so clever to frame your photo with the beautiful skeleton leaves! I hope you have a great September Jo. x

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  4. You know I love Autumn and the way you have framed that stunning photo just adds to it’s spectacular ingredients. Makes me feel all warm and cosy inside.
    You’ll carry those striking travel memories with you for a lifetime Jo so precious.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. What a beautiful page Jo, those leaves are the perfect autumnal frame for your lovely photograph. Once again you have me thinking of another purchase – those leaves are fabulous! Love the wayj you have used three different papers for the background.
    Thanks for sharing you beautiful work with us.
    Hugs, Neet x

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  6. Beautiful photos Jo, the leaf colours in autumn always look amazing. The journal page you created looks fantastic the way you framed the photo with die cut leaves.
    Have a good week.
    Yvonne xx

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