Well here we are...autumn has arrived and we are also rapidly waving goodbye to September. I enjoyed some very pleasant and sunny days earlier this week and I decided it was time to make my monthly calendar page for my art journal in my sunny studio.
The lines from the Month's poem by Sara Coleridge for September read;
Warm September brings the fruit,
sportsmen then begin to shoot.
I looked around my garden, which is still colourful, and saw that the leaves of my potted acers are turning pretty shades of greens, red and orange.
My begonia are still going strong too
and I spotted this fellow busy at work.
I honestly love spiders and for a few moments I stood and watched him as he spun his web...going round and round....so clever....I never cease to marvel at the structure of a web and how fine it is.
I decided that the focal of my page, for the "fruit" in the poem would be a lovely vintage apples digi from the Graphics Fairy and that my colours would be inspired by my autumnal garden.
I die cut a frame using my new Noor die I bought cheaply at Ally Pally and got out my inks.
I sprayed an inly background inspired by the colours of the acer leaves in my garden.
and then added some more inks through my Tim mini leaf stencil
I then got out my Visible Image tree stamp (sadly discontinued at present)
and added some branches...gradually adding green and orange archival ink
until I finished my background...I got rather engrossed at this point so I didn't take any more photos... but I also die cut and textured lots of leaves and a tree.
It was then time to put on my creative hat and put my page together.
Here it is.
and some close ups, I really went to town with my colours and textures with my die cut leaves.
and one last shot.
My art journal page was made for the following challenges;
Memory Box autumn leaves
The Craft Barn 12 month challenge September
Creative Artiste mixed media
Fussy and fancy fall colours
Allsorts feels like autumn
The Ribbon Girl 1/3 any image
Cuttlebug mania Golden harvest
Frilly and Funkie 1/3 to everything there is a season
Now I must get my skates on as I have a date with someone rather special.......Tim Holtz...yes seriously. I am soooo excited. I am in Harrogate attending Tim's UK Creative Chemistry workshop at 9am. I booked myself into a nearby hotel last night..... I have a 2 minute walk from my hotel.
I will take my trusty camera and yes I will take lots of photos to share.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the gorgeous colours of autumn.
Bye for now,