Hello, friends!!! Today's post is a very special one for a couple of reasons. First - it is an ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both new to art journaling and it made sense to walk and work together on this journey. And secondly - TODAY is Vicki's birthday. What better way to celebrate, right?!
Here's my Art Journal page about Autumn. I love this time of the year - the weather is cooler, the smell of fruits and spices in the air and leaves of the most amazing shades of red, russet and gold decorate the trees and pavements - oh joy!
The mushrooms are from Chocolate Baroque's stamp sheet: Autumn Poppy. I coloured them with Copics, fussy cut and adhered down with Multi Medium Matte. The pumpkins are by Clearly Besotted from a set that is discontinued called Boo To You. I wanted to create a scene in the forest, where the leaves have settled and the grass is slowly beginning to lose its colour. I used Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die on some olive green CS, deepened the colour with Brushed Corduroy and splashed some water for that splodgy look. Then I applied some Ranger Micro Glaze to fix the ink.
And the leaves are falling on the pumpkin patch. These were cut with Lawn Fawn's Small Stitched Leaves die. I used Distress Inks to colour them: Wild Honey, Mustard Seeds, Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalde, Carved Pumpkin... to name a few.
The falling leaves are gently settling by the mushrooms. I think it's magical! I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the mushrooms.
I decided on a vibrant blue for the crisp and cool air of autumn. the perfect background for the golden leaves swirling down in the breeze. And to further illustrate the cool autumn breeze, I added texture to the background with a stamp from Chocolate Baroque's Seasonal Fragments sheet and stamped it with Dandelion Ranger Archival Ink. I applied Folk Art Acrylic Paint with a baby wipe to create the background. I used Echo Park Allison and Lawn Fawn Riley alphabet stamps and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink for the quote. Finally, I splattered a little Folk Art Metallic Pure Gold ink on the background.
SSS Work It Wednesday September: Red, Orange, Yellow and/or Brown
Crafting By Design: Favourite Season
Mod Squad: Falling Leaves
Sisterhood of Crafters: Fall Harvest (pumpkins)
Word Art Wednesday #250 - #251: AG Inspirational
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media: Distress
Now please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made, I haven't seen it yet... and I am so looking forward to it. She is one super talented lady.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
x Beijinhos x