Sunday, October 14, 2012

autumn leaves

Hello, my friends.  Somehow, while I've been in a creative slump, time has slipped by, and I realized that I had completely missed doing the Bible verse challenge on SCS for the month of September.  That also means I need to do an extra one to get caught up for October. 

Still not feeling too creative, today I forced myself to pull out a couple of art journal pages and see what I could do.  I'm happy to say that I was able to create a journal spread, so this is for the September challenge. 

These pages were already painted, but I wasn't happy with what they looked like, so I coated over them with gesso (love that stuff).  I didn't cover everything completely, but didn't concern myself, because I was going to add some inks, stamping and die cuts. 

I used some distress stains in fall colors randomly around the pages and then brushed a gesso wash over that, toning down the colors and blending them a bit, but not covering them completely. 

I then stamped some random images all over the background, again using fall ink colors. 

The leaves are die cut using my new SU autumn accents die and then I stamped a different background on each one and sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink. 

The Bible verse is printed on my computer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 


KC Inspired said...

I think your journal pages turned out great! Love the color wash look of the background

When you stamped on your background-on top of gesso-what kind of ink did you use?

Starla said...

Ohhhh! I love fall and I really like the verse you chose too!
For being in a creative slump, you made a lovely piece!

terry said...

Lovely Fall pages!

terry said...

Lovely Fall pages!

Angie said...

What a beautiful layout and a wonderful scripture!!!