Hello friends,

Wow I can’t believe it’s the end of September already, the month seems to have flown by!  This is my last post for the month, and for the Blog Along I have been doing all month.  I did manage to blog every day in September and if you are interested to see the posts, there is a list of all of them at the end of this post.  It always sounds a little daunting at the beginning – what am I going to write about for 30 days – but somehow I end up with not enough time to fit everything in!  It was the same back in April when we also did a 30 day Blog Along and I came up with too many ideas to use in just 30 days lol.  So today I am sharing my last journal page for the VINTAGE theme over on Art Journal Journey where this month’s lovely host is Wendy K.  It is again another fabric page, sorry, but I have really been enjoying seeing all these fabrics again and actually putting them to use, even if that use is not sewing them. I am also sharing this project with Country View Challenges where their theme is The Leaves Begin To Fall.

After the fabric was stuck down to the page, I spend a couple of hours drawing on top of it with white and gold pens, highlighting some of the details and adding more of my own.

The quote is one by Virginia Woolf, from her book, To The Lighthouse, and reads:

And all the lives we have ever lived, and all the lives to be, are full of trees and changing leaves.

I wrote it quite small on some white card scraps as I didn’t want to cover up all the work I had done on the leaves, so I managed to stick them down in between the panels so they didn’t cover up too much. Then I outlined them with a black pen and I went around the edges of the page with an ochre Pitt brush pen to hide all the white edges and bring it all together.

If you want to join in the challenges, the details are all below.  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
my handmade journal, watercolour paper, fabric, gel medium, glue, white pen, black pen, Pitt artist pens, neocolor IIs, leftover gel print, textured card scraps,


Art Journal Journey – Vintage – September ChallengeCountry View ChallengesThe Leaves Begin To Fall – September Challenge

SSS Monday ChallengeTouchy Feely (texture) Challenge

Blog Along with Effy – Day 30
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th –  A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – WOYWW Desk, Garden, Kitties, Kitchen and Blog Along One Week In
Sept 9th – August Reading List
Sept 10th – Sorry Not Sorry
Sept 11th – A Peek Inside The Fabric Stash
Sept 12th – Garden Catch-Up, Bees, Cats, Cat Mint
Sept 13th – Happy Roald Dahl Day!
Sept 14th – T Stands for Banana Bread
Sept 15th – WOYWW Arts & Crafts Storage
Sept 16th – The Cat Sat on Andy Warhol’s Mat
Sept 17th – Needles and Ribbons and Packets of Pins
Sept 18th – A Woman’s Work is Never Done
Sept 19th – Talk Like A Pirate – The RRRs of Recycling
Sept 20th – She Is an old soul with a vintage heart
Sept 21st – T Stands For Tweed, Model Kitty, and Decaf
Sept 22nd – I was ready for the roaring 20s
Sept 23rd – Hang the moon garland
Sept 24th – The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes
Sept 25th – Everything is Groovy Baby Yeah
Sept 26th – Things I learned from my Dad
Sept 27th – Vintage Dressforms
Sept 28th – The Music of Far Away Summer
Sept 29th – WOYWW What’s on the Box
Sept 30th – Are full of trees and changing leaves (this post)

This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year.  The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going.  There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.

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Jane Tyrrell
Jane Tyrrell
October 1, 2021 2:43 pm

Very beautiful, the fabric and your work on it is delightful . Thanks so much for joining the September challenge over at Country View x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
October 1, 2021 7:19 am

What an amazing way to end the month, Elle. I love that fabric you used for this final entry in September. Thanks for another wonderful page you shared with us at Art Journal Journey using Wendy’s theme.

September 30, 2021 9:17 pm

I really like your fabrics and what you do with them. Very creative! I hope you will continue to blog. I have enjoyed reading and commenting.

September 30, 2021 9:11 pm

its been lovely spending the month with you, ive enjoyed reading your pages. I shall be staying around for more. This page definitely inspires me, and I shall look at those challenges as possibilities

Katherine Grace
September 30, 2021 6:41 pm

Lovely, just lovely!

Lisa Andruszkow
September 30, 2021 6:14 pm

That fabric is so pretty. I love the doodles you did to accent it.
I can’t believe we’re at the end.
I’ve enjoyed your posts so much!! ?

Erika N
September 30, 2021 12:35 pm

This is beautiful fabric but I love how you made it even better Elle. The squares are very eye catching. I keep saying I need to do something that way, and this fabric piece might inspire me. Smile. And I’m glad you made it all 30 days to blog. I totally get how you say it seems a lot at first, and then, there you are. It is the end of the month. Hope it ends well for you and thanks so much for all your entries. Hugs-Erika

Wendy K
September 30, 2021 11:07 am

Another wonderful page of fabric. This really appeals to me as I love trees and leaves. Thank you for your support this month.

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