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Thursday 1 September 2016

autumn colours at stamps and stencils

Goodly morning to you! How are you? Its my second post already today! Busy for the 1st when it lands on  a Thursday! Its my challenge starting over at stamps and stencils today and I have chosen the theme Autumn Colours - you do not need an autumnal theme - but you can use one if you wish - I am just interested in the colours - reds, oranges, yellows and golds and browns. It is a mixed media challenge and you need to use stamps or stencils or both. I did a journal page for this theme.

Here's the completed double page ... and a step by step follows ....

I tend to use my journal to wipe off my brayer when I'm using it ... here's some wipe ups from when I did the Birgitte Koopsen class in April.

I soon had it coloured with fresco paints ....

I used a distress spray though a stencil to add a light watermark ...

Then I used the same stencil with vintage photo ink to get a darker impression - I also used some stamos here to create the background.

I also stamped and coloured a paperartsy image from Clare lloyd .. I extended the head and gave her a body too ... I also stamped the clouds in paint and birds ... and added the sentiment...

Here's the lady ...

and the sentiment ....

and my photo showing the link between the sentiment and the piece.

Please check out what my teamies have made and find the challenge link  here!

I hope you like my piece and feel inspired to join us with this months challenge.

Big Hugs

Rachel x


  1. Awesome art journal spread, Rachel! Beautiful autumn colors and such a lovely drawing! Love it! Thanks for a wonderful challenge theme! Big hugs! Branka xx

  2. Fabulous pages Rachel and my favourite colours too. xx

  3. I always love the warm colours of Autumn Rachel.

    B x

  4. This is fabulous Rachel, I do love autumnal colours my favourites.
    Linda xxx

  5. Love the colours Rachel and that beautiful background you've created. Gorgeous!
    Helen x

  6. I love this page Rachel. Great colours and a sweet sentiment. I was interested to see how your page began. Barbxx

  7. Another gorgeous page Rachel, love the colours on this one. It's hard to believe that summer is officially over and today is the first day of Autumn.

    Hugs Sue xx

  8. Another fabulous journal page Rachel, gorgeous Autumn colours.

  9. Fabulous page Rachel ! Love the clouds and the gorgeous warm colours. Sue C x

  10. Gorgeous page, beautiful Autumn colours. Big Hugs Marlene

  11. Great page and beautiful Autumn colours love all the inked stencilled layers
    Carol x

  12. You and me both, baby! Love this awesome journal page, such an inspiration. Great background work and of course the sentiment is perfect. Hugs, Autumn

  13. She looks great. Fab colour it ok if I share your blog post on social media to promote my stamps? Many thanks Cx

  14. Gorgeous burnished orange tones, and I love the layers in the background.
    Alison x


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