Thursday, 26 September 2013

Autumn

Hello everybody!
My theme this week is once again Autumn, which I see all around me every time I go out.  I made another journal page, which I painted with brown and red acrylics and treasure gold gilding wachs. I do not mix the colours, just dip the brush into them and cover the page to give an uneven mix of colours. The leaves were stamped using a three part stamp from Lavinia, using the colours peeled paint, rusty screw and aged mahogany, and then outlined with a brown gel-pen. The Da Vinci lady, Leda, has been stamped with aged mahogany onto speciality stamping paper, distressed with wild honey and antique linen, and fussy cut. The leaves are part of the batch I cut from painted and crackled paper a few weeks back. I added the vintage fruit scrap and some lace, and a verse from Robert Frost.





I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin, and to FSC, 'autumn colours' and to Simon Monday Blog - use a Simon Says product (Paints and gilding wax), AJJ - less is more,
and  to Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall is in the air.

The tag has been made from corrugated card that was round a pack of biscuits, painted and distressed. I used stuff from my table to embellish it - old book paper, hessian, more of my leaves and another vintage scrap. Some thin ribbons, some beads and one of my hand-made beads were used to finish it.





Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by.


60 comments:

  1. Oh, I love your wonderful autumn theme with this vibrant colors! Wonderful thoughts also, dear Valerie-Jael! Hier beginnt der Herbst nun auch und ich genieße diese Stimmung gerade sehr. Liebe Grüße zu Dir! Erika

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  2. Two striking pieces Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  3. Gefällt mir sehr gut!

    GLG Jeannette

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  4. Beautiful work Val, love the journal page and the tag. Hugs, Sarah

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  5. I LOVE your leafy autumn beauties- so gorgeous and the colors are perfect! Also, that quote from Robert Frost is wonderful, I may be borrowing it soon....
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. Yes, it is a lovely quote, one of my faves!

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  6. Oh my goodness - your journal page is hauntingly beautiful. Love what you have done with colour in both - stunning! Nicola x

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  7. A beautiful journal page Valerie and wonderful textures on your tag. Xx

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  8. Beautiful work, Valerie! I am inspired by Fall colors too, right now!.. Several pages/layouts started, but none of them finished yet. (0; Very busy lately, so I just try to fit my art journaling in whenever I can, a little at a time.... Have a great day! ~tina

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  9. Your journal page and quote are the stuff that dreams are made of. I know, I know, it sounds a little dramatic but Valerie beautiful and gorgeous just does not fit the bill for me this morning. I love your tag - your blog is really a pleasure to wake up to in the morning.
    Sandy

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  10. Beautiful work! I love the leaves - they look so real! Great job!

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  11. beautiful fall inspiration and poetry, happy PPF!

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  12. Both of these are stunning, those leaves you made are remarkable! Awesome projects, both of them! ~Diane

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  13. Man merkt, dass du den Herbst liebst, Valerie. Du schwelgst regelrecht in seinen Farben. Zu recht, wie ich finde. Ganz wundervolle Arbeiten zeigst du uns hier.

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  14. Hi
    The jewel tones are so warm and comforting and of course stunning! I also find a beautiful sense of peace with the first creation.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Gorgeous journal page, those words are so meaningful and do make you think.
    Love the tag as well, the leaves are just brilliant.
    Yvonne x

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  16. WOW!! Such amazing work.. Fall is in the air for sure.

    Hugs~

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  17. Also beautiful, great Fall designs, the leaves are great ! Shirleyx

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  18. Beautiful work! I love the poetry! There's something about this change of season that really brings out the reflective side.

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  19. Oh my... ** BEAUTIFUL** Fall artwork, such a celebration!!
    LOVE IT ALL, Valerie :]

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  20. Wonderful composition, excellent fall colors, great!

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  21. eine wunderbare Art Journal Seite und das Tag ist ebenfalls ein Prachtstück Valerie!
    Grossartig!
    Ich wünsche Dir schon mal ein schönes Wochenende!
    xxx
    Susi

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  22. Fabulous autumnal colours Valerie. I am really enjoying your seasonally inspired work:)

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  23. it is great that autumn is so inspiring for you and you keep yourself so much creative. Thank you for sharing, Valerie. Have a happy PPF!

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  24. Your autumn art is so vivid and beautiful. I can't tell if the writing is yours or a stamp, but it looks wonderful with the leaves and the face.

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    1. Thanks Faye! The writing is mine, I would love stamps with some of my fave quotes, but haven't found them yet!

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  25. I love that you give close-up pictures, I would miss some of the detail. The mixed media is fun and wonderful. The finished products are beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  26. You have really turned fall up a notch ! love these. Happy PPF

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  27. Two fabulous Autumnal makes Valerie.
    Avril xx

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  28. Two fabulous Autumnal makes Valerie.
    Avril xx

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  29. Two fabulous Autumnal makes Valerie.
    Avril xx

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  30. Sweet Fall. I thought the leaves were real until I read further, they look so realistic. Cute tag. xox

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  31. Wow, really beautiful art! I love the autumn colours and the peacefulness of your first piece. Lovely!

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  32. I really like the leaves on your Da Vinci lady. Your colors are so rich! Such a pretty fall piece.

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  33. That's gorgeous, I love your da Vinci lady with the leaves!

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  34. The image of the lady perfectly complements the Robert Frost poem. Lovely inspirational work! Happy PPF!

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  35. Both are stunning and inspiring, Valerie! Love the Autumn feel! Happy Weekend!

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  36. Autumn is so inspiring with its rich colors and textures. Beautiful work!

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  37. love that tag and nice stamping

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  38. love that tag and nice stamping

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  39. love that tag and nice stamping

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  40. two very beautiful projects Valerie! You have captured the richness of autumn so beautifully and I love the poem you used.

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  41. love that tag and all the add ons! perfectly crisp for this time of year! happy PPF

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  42. lovely autumn pieces!
    Frost's poem i understand, sometimes the starkness helps the sorrow go to it's depths, be felt and heard so that it can move on

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  43. Beautiful pieces remind me why I love Fall!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  44. I like your sad lady page with the beautifully printed verse, very autumnal, and am fascinated by your "More is More" tag with your many layers of the elements including the ex-packet of biscuits.

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  45. Yes, and I bought another packet today!

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  46. These are beautiful Valerie, you do Autumn perfectly xx

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  47. Beautiful work, I especially like the first one. I am such a Robert Frost fan, love seeing his poetry incorporated into your art.

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  48. What a beautiful autumn theme Valerie. Just wonderful. Thanks and thanks for your comment on my ppf post. Take care.
    gloria

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  49. Was für zauberhafte Arbeiten!!! Tolle Farben. Ich denke sofort an das goldene Licht des Herbstes!

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  50. Gorgeous with those beatiful leaves.... !

    xxx Ellie xxx
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!

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  51. Beautiful, rich, autumnal creations! <3

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  52. Stunning journal page, Valerie, and a great way to welcome autumn. I love the poetry of Robert Frost!! Great idea; beautiful artistry. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

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  53. Beautiful projects! Love the background on the journal page and the pretty quote. Lovely leaves! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  54. I really can't describe how beautiful these makes are especially the adorable stamped images.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  55. This is absolutely stunning Valerie and so glad you shared it with us at FSC.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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