Saturday, October 29, 2011

Falling leaves

Just thought I'd share a page from my art journal. The background is strips of tissue paper that I painted over with blues and softened with gesso. I really wanted to play with leaves - well, not so much that I would go outside and rake them.....you know what I mean ;-). I stamped my leaves using distress inks on the stamp and spritzing with water just prior to stamping to get a watercolor-like effect. These are much prettier than what we have lingering on our trees. Fall has not been as colorful as usual this year - our night temperatures have not been as cold as they should be and so we get dull leaves I recently learned. Any that are left will soon be snow covered because we've got a rare October snowstorm headed our way tonight - so exciting!! And yes....I love winter weather, even in October!

11 comments:

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous page, Penny.
I am always drawn to the colour blue and anything that contains circles. Yet, I rarely use the two together, have you ever found yourself doing that!

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous. Love, love, love the leaves (I love leaves anyway, any colour) and I love the circles, all set in my favourite colour, blue :-) A real winner for me. Lovely work x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow Penny this is stunning. I just love all your colours, but the blue is just amazing. What did you use?

Yes I've been watching the forecast and thought you had snow coming your way. It is getting colder here too, but October has also been very mild for the time of year. So many hips on the roses, I think we may have a cold, snowy winter too. Keep warm!

penny4thoughts said...

My background colors are a mix of acrylic paints - cerulean blue, phthalo blue, cobalt teal and some viridian green thrown in more towards the bottom.

lynne said...

Penny
You handle the brighter range of colours so beautifully and never have them muddied.
Snow in October - yikes!!
Wishes
Lynne

Janine said...

wow, I still haven;t made a journal yet, but I think one day I'll start to. This one is totaly great!

JeanFB said...

I looove this page! There's nothing like gorgeous fall color with a clear blue sky as a backdrop. Hope you fared well in the snow (I love winter weather, too!).

2amscrapper said...

great card and wonderful techniques

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love the tissue paper strip, the gorgeous blues, and your writing around the circles.

Sarah Anderson said...

ooooo Penny this is fantabulous ;) Love, love, love it!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Pretty! love the circles!