Sunday, October 30, 2016

Autumn leaves

This page, created in my Coll-AH-ge Too altered book, was inspired by Valerie, this month's host at Art Journal Journey.  The colors of Indian Summer were used to create this entry.

The background is a wet wipe I got at the grocery store, passed out so we can clean our cart handles or hands after handling food.  They are much thinner than baby wipes and dry quickly.  I colored it using bits of paint.  The leaves were cut from the background left over from yesterday's page I created for Bleubeard.

Originally, I intended to write "Autumn leaves us breathless," but you can tell I didn't leave enough room.  I had to come up with a shorter word, so thought a bit of humor was in order.

Thanks go to Valerie's wonderful theme at Art Journal Journey and it's where you'll find me today when I can sneak away from my company.  Materials I used include a wet wipe, leaves from a background, a stem cut from two pieces of patterned paper, red paper, lavender paper, and a Micron pen.  Thanks for visiting.  I appreciate it.

Don't forget it's nearly time to be thinking about your Second on the 2nd.  Any post, any genre, any subject matter you want to bring back for a second look is acceptable.  Everyone is welcome to participate.

14 thoughtful remarks:

peggy gatto said...

I really love this collage!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful and fun collage, your quote is great! Thanks for another lovely entry for AJJ, gave me a big smile! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

great page, love the text! thanks for your fabulous comment!

chrissie said...

A really interesting page with the many leaves and the the wonderful quote-pleased you had to change it as I love this one.

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your collage page is just super Elizabeth! Thank you very much for joining AJJ again!
I hope we will see the page you made for Bleubeard as well!
Ready for Second on the 2nd already -lol!
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

I smiled at the words on your page, which looks wonderful with the background texture.
We don't get wipes with our trolley's in stores here. It is a good idea, when you think of all the germs that can be passed around this way.
Yvonne xx

Krisha said...

I think you sentiment is perfect! After all it does leave us leaves!!
I have ran out of space so many times, I've lost count over the years.

Hard to believe the 2nd is so close...must start thinking now LOL!

My name is Erika. said...

Love your piece today Elizabeth. Can you believe it is already time to be thinking of second on the second? Enjoy the tail end of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Pamela Gerard said...

Very nice! And fun caption.

Sandra Cox said...

Love the colors. I had to think about the Autumn leaves us leaves. Clever:)
Happy Sunday:)

My name is Erika. said...

I went back and checked your old Mexican altered book- how cool! I loved seeing it and all the inspiration you used in it. You really captured so many aspects of country. I don't claim to know that much about Mexico, but it felt like a little trip south of the border. :) Hugs-Erika

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! Ha! Oh Yes! It gets a bit slippy around here too - but looks so beautiful! I love the colours you have used here and such a great idea to show the leafy stem! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

Autumn does leave us leaves lol, as I have no trees but plenty of fallen leaves covering the patio. Funny :)

Jeanie said...

I really love the soft colors, Elizabeth. It's a different fall feel and one I like very much.

Thanks for coming by the Gypsy. I know what you mean about confused trees. We still have a TON of green ones, some that are totally bare and a few in between. It's supposed to be windy and rainy tomorrow so I suspect we'll lose a lot.

Happy week! (Can you tell I'm catching up?!)