Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Trees, trees, trees

You may know by now that Bleubeard and I are hosting Art Journal Journey this month.  Our themes are My Favorite Season or 'Tis the Season.

Today we are celebrating the Season of Thanks.  Because this spread includes trees, Bleubeard and I are also joining Moo-Mania and More with their theme Trees.

Leaves are falling from the autumn trees.

The tags managed to catch a couple of the larger leaves!

It truly IS the "season of thanks."

For this spread I began by laying down different water soluble crayons and blending them together.  I liked the background so much, I almost hated to cover it.  I next colored two very large tags I found in my stash using walnut ink.  To that, I added the trees to which I first glued large autumn leaves and two small leaves to each.  I also added the washi tape birds to both trees, too.  Then I cut a piece of hoarded German text and added the sentiment.  After everything was assembled, I added the smaller leaves around the exterior of the piece.

And while we are on the subject of trees, lets see some more trees I have used to decorate my home.

Even my rusty copper house

displays a Christmas tree in the front window.

This tree sits on my front porch.

More trees inside

are moved around from year to year, except the napkin holder I use to hold my Christmas cards and gifts in envelopes that I receive.

It always sits on the map chest as you enter the front door.

I decorated this tree about 12 years ago when I was heavily into creating floral arrangements.  I added lights to it a few years ago, but after they all burned out, I removed them.

I fear I wasn't especially careful when I did it, either.  BTW, I still love the three old dress patterns I cut and placed in frames.  And of course, I love my leaded glass decoration and the various rocking horses that sit on and around my grandmother's old sewing machine.

Bleubeard and I are so happy you chose to join us today and hope to also see you at Art Journal Journey where our themes are Favorite Season or 'Tis the Season and at Moo-Mania and More with their theme Trees.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art with leaves and trees. Your home is looking good, my fave is the rusty house. Have a great day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely post and love your arty trees...xx

craftytrog said...

I love your Autumn page Elizabeth, and all of the lovely trees dotted about your home!
Our Christmas tree has seen better days, it is 27 years old! Time for a new one :-)
Have a happy Wednesday!
Alison xx

froebelsternchen said...

You are not just the queen of rocking horses - you are the queen of tree decoration as well! I LOVE your decorations - my gosh! That's amazing and I am totally in love with the fantastic layered and so harmonious created and colored page as well! So kind of you to support Moo Mania & More as well with this terrific page linked to your beautiful Art Journal Journey topic dear Elizabeth!
You are a wonderful hostess again ♥♥♥

Big hugs,

kathyinozarks said...

oh wow I love all of your trees-in your art today and all around your home-very nice-

CJ Kennedy said...

I love how the leaves look like they are falling on your page. Your tree decorations are so pretty. Clever to use the Christmas napkin holder to hold mail.

Linda Manning Findley said...

Sure love that Thankful page ... great job!!!

Rosie said...

Wonderful trees and photos

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Sami said...

Your season of thanks spread looks very pretty Elizabeth.
So many Christmas trees, they make the house very festive.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I enjoyed all of the pictures, but my favorites were the autumn ones with leaves as part of the art. I love autumn. It's actually become my favorite season, and right now we are having a beautiful autumn in Sacramento.

Divers and Sundry said...

Those glorious Autumn colors! And I love the variety of trees you have for decorations for this season.

Meggymay said...

You created a gorgeous background page for your autumn trees tags and I loved the added fallen leaves.
The tree photos in your home look great, the rusty copper house looks awesome, you have so many interesting items around your home, thank you for showing them to us here.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

I love your collection of trees, large and small -- I am such a sucker for Christmas trees of any size and shape. How fun!

Eileen Bergen said...

I love your trees, Elizabeth, especially the one with the rusted copper house. I may be catching your love of rust ;-)

My name is Erika. said...

I think your tree page is full of fall whimsey. I agree with you about the background, but that tree paper is lot of fun. And I love seeing all the trees around your home. Some of them, like the holly tree, have a fantastic vintage feel. Your rusty copper house is really amazing. What a cool piece of wall art. It's fun how you added the tree for the holiday to it. Hope it's been a good day. Hugs-Erika

Jenny Woolf said...

I would like a closer look at the fairy on top of your Christmas tree! We have several things to go on the top of our tree, a fairy doll, a bird and several stars made by the kids at various times. This year it is a great big star my younger daughter made when she was 10

RO said...

More tree treasures! Yay!!! Love that you share these! Hugs..RO

Jackie P Neal said...

Hello dear Elizabeth!
Popping in to say, I have been by to read some posts but have not been around to comment. Nevertheless, i want you to know, I am always so inspired by your words and artwork. Thank you for sharing these!

On to today, Trees!! I love your trees and how you have included them all around just lovely! Even on the rusty house! heehee
Keeping you in my thoughts~
Merry Christmas to you and Bleubeard! xoxo