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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Autumn Blessings

 Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year and that's what we're celebrating this fortnight at Try it on Tuesday.

I love the colours of Autumn leaves and I feel lucky living on the edge of a wood where I can see them changing day by day, although I don't always feel so happy when I have to gather the piles of fallen leaves up!

When my children were small we loved nothing better than a walk in the woods, kicking the leaves and gathering the most interesting to take home and make collage pictures, leaf paint prints and etchings and I've tried to capture this with my journal page, using some die cut leaves and some little Autumn gatherings from a recent walk.

The rest of the Design Team have some lovely inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog and pay them a visit.

I'm going to join in the fun at Art Journal Journey where this month Wendy has chosen the theme of Vintage as I'm hoping my picture of this young woman and my 'vintage' quote qualify.

Thanks for calling in today, I really appreciate it.

Avril xx


Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous card Avril, have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Mrs A. said...

You would think with all the restrictions imposed by COVID that we would have lots more time but it just seems to have speeded everything up. I don’t know where my time goes. I am so behind on everything especially keeping up in blogland so it was lovely to see your comment.
Your journal page is a perfect example of Autumn 🍂. We have parkland on the side of our house and the leaves come down in our garden every year and it is a constant bag filling operation to clear them up. The twizzle sticks( thats what we used to call them or helicopters as kids) are coming down already.
Hugs Mrs A.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful autumnal page! I love your design with those pretty skeleton leaves 😁. So funny that you mention crunching leaves on your walks, I just can't relist piles of crunchy leaves and I've done this a couple of times on our walks of late, guess I'm a big kid at heart ....lol! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a lovely week! Hugs Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

This is a gorgeous journal page Avril. You not only captured the feel of autumn but also made it vintage. I love how you added the lady's photo and the bit of burlap string around her. Fall woods walking is the best to. There is so much to find and no bugs. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous textured page love the Autumn leaves and vintage pic-Autumn is my fave Season too
Carol x

Helen said...

Beautiful art journal spread Avril! LOVE all that texture and those Autumn leaves are spectacular! Have a fabulous fall! ((HUGS)) Helen

brenda said...

I echo all Valery-Anne says about time.

Like you I love the colours of Autumn and they are beautifully represented in you creation today.

Dare I admit that I went for a walk round the headlands the other day with the sole purpose of crunching leaves and collecting conkers. I got a good haul from the tree closest to the house, but both of those in the paddocks had nothing to offer, no doubt Sam the Squirrel, so named by youngest Granddaughter beat me to it for his winter larder.

B x

WendyK said...

A really lovely Autumn page combining the vintage picture for my theme on Art Journal Journey. Thank you for sharing with us.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous page Avril! I love the die cut leaves and fabulous textures, it's awesome how you added items from your walk, love this!
Hugs, Tammy

Janette said...

My most favourite season, mainly because I just love all the warm colours. This is a beautiful page Avril. Xx

Pia S said...

It's a gorgeous vinatge page with fabulous texture of leaves in many layers. The page looks like it's become naturally aged.

sirkkis said...

Lovely page, Avril.
Have a wonderful October ahead xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I can never decide whether I like the new growth of Spring or the fabulous colours that Autumn brings. Seeing this page and reading your post it is definitely Autumn in front.
I love those die cut leaves(asking myself 'Do I need these?' - they make a perfect frame for your 50's girl!
Hugs, Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was most impressed by this clever take on autumn, Avril. I loved the leaves, and the quote. I also loved the texture you provided for the background. This is a stunning beauty Bleubeard and I think is perfect for Wendy's theme at Art Journal Journey.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous autumn page and a trip down memory lane for me watching the boys tramp through the leaves when they were young. Its a super page for the AJJ theme, thankyou for linking up with us all there.
Yvonne xx

Sandy said...

I really understand what it feels like to walk through the woods in Autumn when the leaves are falling and the air is crisp and clean. Your card is delightful with the pretty lady reflecting the joy of the season and the leaves a visual image of just why this mood is carried on.
Sandy xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Love this vintage page Avril such a simple design with a massive impact. I hear everything you say regarding those leaves a most memorable time of year, I adore every day of it come rain or shine.
Wishing you a super creative October Hugs Tracey xx

Linby said...

This is just lovely. a great layout with just the right amount of detailing.

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely page.
I still like Autumn walks and kicking the leaves :)

All the best Jan

sally said...

Blogland stranger alert…. Sorry I have not been by for a while, I’ve no idea what has happened to this year but it’s vanishing before my very eyes! Love this piece 😍

Sally xx