Autumn Blessings

I feel very blessed to have won one of the challenges over at Paperbabe Stamps and I choose some Maryleedee stamps from the Paperbabe Stamps shop as my prize, which are just perfect for colouring (grin!).

Today I’m featuring this super cute Maryleedee as part of my windy autumn scene.

I started by covering the background with some leftover Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then I used Burnt Sienna, Black, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Scarlett and Hooker’s Green Kuretake watercolour paints to paint the autumn trees and green foreground. The leaves were die cut using a Fall Foliage Thinlits set by Tim Holtz from some leftover mixed media paper that had been coloured using Tea Dye Distress Ink. I added more colour to the leaves using the Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Scarlett watercolour paints and then I arranged them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium, making them swirl in the wind. I also used the paper that I had die cut the leaves from to stencil Rusty Hinge Distress Ink onto the tree foliage. The wording “Autumn Blessings” was created using some letters from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet.

I stamped the Paperbabe Stamps Marydeelee stamp onto a piece of mixed media paper using black Archival Ink. She was coloured using TriBlend Spectrum Noir marker pens; the colours were Gold Brown Blend for her hair, Alpine Green Blend for her eyes, Fair Skin Blend for her face, arms and legs, Dark Red Blend for her lips and boots, True Blue Blend for her dress and Gold Yellow Blend for the bow. To finish, I cut her out, stuck her in place and added a bit more detail to her dress using a white gel pen.

The Maryleedee stamp was so much fun to use and colour; I love the way she turned out! Aren’t her boots fabulous; my hubby often calls me cute as I tend to hold my feet like that too (grin!).

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.


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

Art Journal Journey and lovely Chris from who is hosting this month with her All Kinds of Weather challenge with my windy autumnal page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #156 – Anything Goes with my Maryleedee page – thanks so much for the stamps!

Trees challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the painted autumnal trees that I added to this page.

Make Your Own Background challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the autumnal background I created using inks and watercolour for this page.

LTSCB #151 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my Autumn Blessings page.


15 thoughts on “Autumn Blessings

  1. Wow, your coloring of this little girl is stunning Jo! I absolutely love your art work with that Autumn background with the trees and swirling leaves! It’s my favorite time of the year and you’ve captured it perfectly in your AJ page! Amazed by your inspiration! Thank you!

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  2. She is super cute Jo. I love how you added her to that great autumn page. I hope she isn’t too chilly (smile). Wishing you a fantastic weekend and also thanks for joining us at AJJ. This page works great for Chris’ challenge. Hugs Erika

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  3. You definitely picked a great prize because she is so cute. I like how you colored her and I like how windswept she seems to be in that spread. It’s an adorable entry and also great for Chris’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too. I especially like how you grounded her in the leaves. Nicely done, Jo.

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  4. I have never heard of those stamps before but they are certainly cute – and I love how her feet are. Love how you have coloured her and the background is fabulous. I love the way you painted the trees, they look absolutely fabulously autumnal. Great idea to use those diecut leaves like that.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  5. You picked an adorable image to use Jo, this is a fabulous page with the leaves and the autumn colours. Super inspiration for Chris’s theme at AJJ.
    Sorry I am late calling in.
    Yvonne xx

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