Today I am sharing another page with you from my small handmade art journal.  I’m really enjoying using it and enjoying the smaller size and I would really like to have it filled by the end of the year!

So this art journal page was made as my DT inspiration project for the November challenge over on More Than Words Challenge Blog. This time the theme was the word SEASON and to add LEAVES to your project.    My background is a gel printed one that I had in my stash from last year.  It has very fiery autumnal colours and has leaf prints in the monoprinted background.  I thought it would make a nice background to the leaves that I saved and dried from my Japanese Maple in the garden.  I also pulled out these other possible backgrounds – two Distress backgrounds in the front and another monoprinted background at the back – that one has actual leaf prints on several layers of monoprinting.  But none of them were calling to me like that orange one.

I used a quote from one of my all time favourite books – Anne of Green Gables – and copied it out in my bestest oldy worldy script handwriting.  It’s terrible really and I had several attempts at it, this being the best one!  Hah – you should have seen the others!

This stamp is an older retired one from Concord & 9th, hence the American spelling of “Favorite” but I like the quote and it was just what I needed for the SEASON word challenge. There are no process photos of this one, just a few close ups as most of the process, was working with my Maple leaves and getting them preserved on my page using gel medium.
This very small text stamp that I have running around the page, is also from a Concord & 9th set – they have released a lot of autumn/fall sets that I loved but are all retired now.  The leaves in the corner are from my blueberry bushes and have turned from green to yellow and red and look so pretty on the bush, and hopefully on my page!

I used a small leaf stamp and a very small heart stamp and brown Stazon ink to fill in the rest of my background between the real leaves.  You can also see the metallic gold splatter across the background too.
Close up of the quote top and bottom of the page

I left the page out to dry so all that gel medium wouldn’t get stuck to the wrong things and then I glued it into my small journal, next to its other seasonal friends 🙂
I’d love to see what you make so don’t forget to enter the More Than Words Main Challenge which is open till the end of the month!  Let me know what you think of my page in the comments below.

Challenges entered . . .

I’m entering my AJ page in the following challenges
Countryview ChallengesAnything But a Card – November challenge:  I made an art journal page!
Funkie Junkie ChallengeCelebrate – November challenge:  I’m celebrating my favourite season – fall!
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #66 – November challenge: gel printed background, using acrylics, leaves, stamps, tape, stamping, paint splatters, and real leaves from my garden
Mix It Up Challenge #43 AG with option to make your own background – November challenge: my background is a multilayered gel print
More Mixed Media ChallengeAG with optional black – November challenge: my optional black is the handwritten quote in black ink
The Artistic StamperTime – November Challenge: nothing shows the passage of time more clearly than my favourite season of fall/autumn


gel printed background, acrylics, black and brown stamping, acrylic paint splatters, real leaves from my garden, handwritten quote in black ink on white card,

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December 4, 2020 9:17 pm

So sorry I am very late to send you this comment, and your card is really stunning, I looove it very much !
So glad you joined us for our challenge at The Artistic Stamper! hugs,

November 29, 2020 10:57 pm

Lovely vibrancy from this card, it’s a beautiful season is Autumn. Thank you again for joining in with our Anything Mixed Media Challenge @ Creative Artiste.
Best wishes Tracey (DT)

Jenny Marples
November 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Such a deep and rich background that compliments your Maple leaves so well Elle. I love that you’ve added the little hearts in between them too. Thank you so much for joining in with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog x

November 25, 2020 4:22 pm

A wonderful page. The vibrant colours and natural maple leaves look amazing.
Thank you for joining in with our November challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Sara Emily Barker
November 24, 2020 11:55 am

Elle, this is so bright and truly a beautiful nod to the autumn season! I love that you incorporated your foliage from your yard! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us in our Celebrate challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog!

Jane Tyrrell
November 21, 2020 7:44 am

A beautiful page. Thanks for joining in with my anything but a card challenge over at country view xx

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