Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower


I've finally found time to create a spread for Valerie's wonderful Indian Summer challenge at Art Journal Journey.

My entry shows I'm not much of a stamper, and I only had one stamp I thought I could use.

In case you can't read this (my green pen died at the end), it reads: “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~ Albert Camus.

This detail shows the one stamp I used.

Materials I used included lots of paint chips I cut up, one leaf stamp (wood mounted, but with no name or company), black Staz-on ink, copper pigment ink, and one green pen.  This was created in my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book.

Thanks for joining me with this AJJ entry of Indian Summer.  I hope to see you there, too!

13 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A cool way to use the paint chips! Very clever! Thanks for joining the autumn fun at AJJ dear Elizabeth !
I wish you a happy Thursday!
oxo Susi

Helen said...

a gherkin is a pickle here too, it's just when the building was built (it's an office building) people thought it looked like a gherkin so the nickname stuck and it's all it gets called. glad you enjoyed the trip!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your paint chip page, great idea, you made a very unique page with it. Thanks for making this lovely page for AJJ! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Your ideas are always unique and special Elizabeth. This is such a wonderful idea

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This is brilliant - in every way! Love these vibrant Autumn colours! Hugs, Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Thats a Fantastic way to use the paint chips, am I right in thinking they are what we call, colour tester swatches. Love the colours and the words.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

Every time I go to Home Depot or Lowes or hardware stores I pick up paint chips. Then I never know what to do with them -- but you found a perfect project. (Actually, I probably have about a dozen of them taped to the wall in various parts of the house. Where they will probably stay for the next six months...

And I just wanted to thank you for the very nice words on my art post. It doesn't come easily and practice has certainly helped. So do supportive words! Thank you!

Sami said...

Inventive way to use the paint chips. I've made a few "paintings" with paint chips too, colourful and cheap!

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely pages, you have captured the autumn colours pefectly! I love the quote too - funnily enough I have used it on a page I'm creating at the moment :-). Wishing you a happy week! J :-)

Sandra Cox said...

I love the idea of leaves as flowers. Kudos.

Rita said...

Those are all the perfect colors!! :)

My name is Erika. said...

I love the mosaic feel to this page. Very smart to used paint chips that way. And stamping that leaf really makes me think of all the colors on the trees and then the ground-we aren't at peak yet here in NH but our leaves are really starting to turn. I'm hoping to get out and do some "leaf peeping" this weekend. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

Fall color is always gorgeous, isn't it, and you found such a great way to showcase color :)