This time of year I always think of my dear American friends who will be celebrating Thanksgiving the last Thursday of November.
I feel very blessed to have them as my friends so today’s page is a tribute to them and the beautiful autumnal garden flag that they gifted us. The flag influenced the background design, autumnal leaves and golden pears that I created on this page and the wording relates to my dearest friends (grin!).
For the white and grey background, I applied some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink using a mini stencil from TCW and I then layered a postage mark stamp from Kaisercraft and a leaf stamp from Tim Holtz using Hickory Smoke Distress Archival Ink. I coloured the stamped leaves using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink by applying the ink pad to a blending mat and picking up the ink with a paintbrush. The page is also splattered with the Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Next I fussy cut the pears from a magazine, edged them with a Cold Grey Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and stuck them in place using a UHU Stic. They are arranged on the page with some flowers, a butterfly, a clock and some wording which are all stickers from Kaisercraft; they are edged using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and a blending tool before sticking them into place. The wording reads “blessed”, “moments”, “you & me” and “love”.
This is the garden flag that lead me to include a script and postage mark grey on white background, some autumnal leaves and golden pears as part of my page design. I see this flag everyday as it sits right outside my kitchen window which is a joy (grin!).
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:
- The Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Stencil (Mini Art is TCW261s)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Provincial CS243)
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Falling Leaves CMS097)
- Ranger Distress Archival Ink (Hickory Smoke)
- Old Magazine
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Book (Antiquities SK807)
- UHU Stic