Monday 21 September 2015

IndigoBlu Autumn Days Challenge

Hello again. It's time for a new IndigoBlu challenge - gosh where has the last month gone? Our challenge this month is Autumn Days - very appropriate for this time of year!

I don't know about you but I have mixed feelings about Autumn. I absolutely love the colours, reds, browns, oranges and yellows and walking through the leaves and hearing the crunching underfoot. BUT, once we are into Autumn we know Winter follows yuk! I hate the cold and the snow particularly as where we live can be a nightmare when it freezes!

Anyway, onto my DT project which I have done in my journal.

 Hot Cocoa, Burning Bonfire, Postbox Red and Banana Custard were used to create the background and to colour some dictionary and music papers. I used a leaf stencil and structure paste for some texture and these leaves were painted with the same colours as the background. I also used the stencil with  Miss Moneypenny and Goldfinger on the background and also swiped across the textured leaves with the same metallic paints.

Across the middle of my pages I wrote 'autumnal' highlighting with a white pen and some doodling.

I drew some leaves on the dictionary and music papers, cut them out and glued them down the sides of my journal adding some white dots to each. I used the bare tree stamp from Nature 1 around the pages and stamped the sentiment from the same set onto dictionary paper which was cut into pieces. 

Its a pity the camera cannot pick up the full effect of the metallic paints, there is a such beautiful on shimmer on the leaves.

Hope you like my project and please do join in the challenge we would love to see your interpretations. Don't forget that for one lucky winner there is a prize of IndigoBlu stamps!

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:


  1. Hi Joanie, winter is still a way off (I'm hoping), we have lively crisp days to look forward to before then!
    I love your creation and the blend of colours are lovely. I like the idea of using dictionary and music papers, and the white highlights are a great idea too.x

  2. hi joan ... i adore ur journal page ... it looks brilliant. such fantastic autumnal colours! love it! hugs rachel x

  3. Love this - the colours are gorgeous, just right for Autumn. Your doodling really lifts the whole thing, it's fabulous.
    Katrina x

  4. Beautiful journal pages .... I love the colours! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  5. LOVE your page... and some beautiful colors!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  6. Love the vibrancy of this journalling Joanie! And so many clever techniques.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for 'Words'
    Dot x

  7. Gorgeous autumnal colours with wonderful layers on your journal pages! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

  8. Wonderful autumnal pages. The colours are beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid X