Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: Autumn Splendor

This week Tammy asked for autumn splendor as our Inspiration Avenue challenge of the week. It is still quite warm here, and it's hard to envision what fall feels like. But hopefully, this mixed media piece will make it seem more like autumn. This piece contains silk flowers, an old postcard I sewed to a mat, bits of scrapbook papers, and a stencil.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Healing Woman said...

You've created a beautiful fall scene with your postcard sewn to the mat. I like the addition of the fall colored leaves too. Very lovely! (We are having 2 or 3 Autumn like days here in Virginia, but not to last long)

see you there! said...

Very much in the Autumn frame of mind. I like the idea of sewing the card to the mat. You use sewing to such advantage in your art.

Darla

Dianne said...

lovely piece! today it is cold here...got down to 40 degrees last night, so fall really is coming! hope your day is relaxing and inspiring!

Dianne said...

Very pretty... and so welcome...

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous...super beautiful..How i want to fly right into that photo...exquisite beauty!!
Shine on....Happy Autumn!
Victoria

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

The last couple of days, it has really started feeling like Autumn- today, it's only supposed to get up to 69! Your card is a perfect illustration of how HAPPY the beginning of fall makes me feel!

Patti said...

Fabulous piece!! Keep imagining because I'm sure this cold front will head your way soon:) The temp dropped 20 degrees and it certainly does feel like autumn!
hugs,
p

alteredbee said...

Wish, wish I could just step right into this picture. It looks so pleasant there. I am ready for a cooler season. Very pretty collage.

Julia Dunnit said...

This is lovely E - just for a minute there I thought you 'd made a scrapbook LO with one of your photos!

Halle said...

Gorgeous piece! I love Fall! The crisp, frosty mornings...jeans and sweatshirts...the rustle of leaves underfoot...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your mixed media piece has me wishing the trees will start turning already! The bright oranges and reds of the leaves is just beautiful as is the postcard you selected!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Your Autumn piece if just lovely, even on a spring morning here is Australia, and I loved your post on the State Fair... it is huge and your photos were fantastic. I loved that mixed media chair! xx

~*~Patty S said...

You've captured the feeling of fall so beautifully with that brilliant combo of elements E!!!

It sure feels like autumn in N VA...it was 43 degrees in the early morning hours and never even went up to 80 today...I need to find my house slippers...this barefoot girl has chilly feet ;)

oxo

Felicia Kramer said...

Nicely done! Love the color palette!

Carola Bartz said...

This is a very beautiful piece of art, Elizabeth. And it really represents the autumn splendor. It also reminds me that I haven't done anything for this challenge yet... tomorrow, hopefully.

artangel said...

Your image is really tranqil and calming! Lovely mixture of techniques and rich colours, very autumnal.

I'm in the UK, so not having the same problem of feeling like it's too warm to get into an autumn frame of mind! :)x

New End Studio said...

I like everything about this page, the patterns, colors, the thread tying one season to the next/like memory threads, going for a walk on a crisp autumn day and finding this pond would be a sweet day. Beautiful.

WrightStuff said...

That's very beautiful and captures autumnal atmosphere perfectly. Makes me want to get outside and experience some. Heard a bird singing this morning like it was Spring which was funny!

Amanda said...

The colors and image give the feel of autumn (I am with you, it has been hot here too and I don't feel like autumn yet either). However, leaves speak fall to me and I love that you have added them to the piece. The background is beautiful and I love the paper you have used. And then sewing the card and paper gives the perfect effect to the piece. And thank you for your comments on mine. I am learning so much and appreciate the support. Take Care.

Magpie said...

The photo, the background, and the addition of the autumn leaves...it's all beautiful! Makes me not too sorry that summer is leaving us, although it won't be quite yet.