Autumn Greetings

I’m having so much fun creating pages using the beautiful napkins that I received as part of the napkin swap over at T Stands for Tuesday. So today I’m sharing my third page, this time I used an autumnal mushroom designed napkin to send you all Autumn Greetings!

I started by painting the edge of the page with Burnt Sienna and Yellow Ochre Kuretake watercolours. When dry, I stamped a crackle design by BoBunny, over the top of the watercolours, using black Archival Ink. Then I stencilled the ivy using Black Soot Distress Ink; the stencil template was created using an ivy die cut from a Garden Greens Thinlits by Tim Holtz. Next I carefully tore the napkin, around the autumnal mushroom image, and stuck it in place using a glue stick. To finish, I stamped the “Autumn Greetings” wording using Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink.

It was my hubby’s birthday last week which happened to coincide with a Beer Festival at one of our local pubs. With my autumnal page and as T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing one this “All the leaves are brown” ale – it’s by Brewster’s Brewery and is a California Common Style beer at 4.8% ABV made with British malt and hops; it’s amber coloured, zesty and fruity.

We also both had a BBQ Fried Buttermilk Chicken Burger topped with maple-cured bacon and cheese, and served with BBQ sauce, onion rings and chips – so yummy!

Cheers and Happy T Day!

Creating pages using the napkins from the T Day napkin swap is so much fun! If you’re interested you can find them here:

  1. Bee Wellington Boots – Bee napkin from Erika
  2. Time for Tea – Alice napkin from Lisca
  3. Autumn Greeting – Autumnal napkin from Chris – this post
  4. Mischievous Cats – to be posted in November

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 joining the following challenges:

The lovely Elle from Empire of the Cat is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and her theme is Fairytales, Folklore & Fables – Tell Me A Story so I’m joining her with my autumnal page as mushrooms have a long history in Magic and Folklore; in the UK it is often thought fairies live in them (smile!).

Paperbabe Stamps and their #179 – Anything Goes challenge with my autumnal page.

Challenge #63 – Anything Goes over at Ally’s Angels with my Autumn Greetings page.

Stencil Fun Challenge which is Anything Goes as long as you use a stencil (with optional Halloween Colours); with the stencil which was created from a Tim Holtz die set that I used on my page.


22 thoughts on “Autumn Greetings

  1. Beer styles are a complete mystery to me. I wonder why it’s California style. I’ve not seen any difference between beer in California and in other states.

    best… mae at

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  2. Happy belated birthday to your hubby Jo. I am loving that autumn page. I think I need to find my crackle stamp because I haven’t used it in forever, but even more so because it does create such a great texture on your page. I like how that frames the page and how you left the center a bit lighter. And nice sounding beer too. I’ve been drinking my fall pumpkinhead beer lately, more next T day. And that beer with your chicken sandwich and chips and onion rings just looks amazingly yummy. I hope you’re having a wonderful T day, and thanks for sharing your page with us at AJJ for Elle’s challenge. Hugs-Erika

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  3. I also wanted to mention from your comment on my elk post that I think I would have jumped also if, when I opened the blinds, an elk was outside of my window too. That must have be something to see though. Hugs again-Erika

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  4. Loving your page, Jo! The mushrooms are beautiful and really stand out against the background. You are putting the napkins to good use.
    Your meal at the local pub has me drooling, especially when you said bacon. Yum!
    Happy Tea Day,

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  5. Jo, you are getting more use out of that napkin swap than the rest of us. I am SO amazed at that napkin. You even took time to gently remove any excess napkin. I LOVE it. The ivy stencil you created and used in the middle contrasts nicely with the crackle stamp you used as a frame. Thanks also for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey.

    Before I forget, happy belated birthday to your husband. That sounds like a good name for a beer. I often laugh at the way beers are named and some are really clever and unique.

    Your sandwich looks delicious. I would gladly join you. Thanks for sharing your great art, your sandwich, and your beer with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  6. I think it is wonderful that you are using your napkins for your projects! I need to do that. You are setting a great example for us all, not hoarding them! LOL Thanks for sharing, oh and your meal looks/sounds so yummy! Happy t day.

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  7. What a fabulous journal page! There seems to be more fungi around at the moment. As you know I’m not a beer fan but with a name like that I might be tempted- your food certainly looks tempting! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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