Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Autumn Journal

First off, thank you for your well wishes! Everyone is feeling better and back into a regular routine.

Just before I came down with that nasty bug, I worked in my Autumn Journal and managed to get the first two pages done.

This first page came together in, at the very, very least, 30 minutes. Seriously, that's a record for me. (If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I'm as slow as molasses when it comes to creating anything!)

This second page, took a little bit longer, but once I got going, it too was done in no time.

I watered down some acrylic paint for the background wash. One of the colors I used, was a metallic gold. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it gives a nice golden sheen to it. For the vines, I used a brown watercolor pencil and then, once dry, added some shadow to it with my one and only (at this point!) Copic marker. I listed my "journal goals" with my dip pen.

I was hoping around blogland the other day and ended up at Sugared Songbird's Etsy shop. She hand dyes ribbons and her color combinations are really pretty. She had a bunch of Autumny colors that I thought would look nice within my journal. So I had an impulse shopping moment.

I'm glad I did. I had not purchased from her before, but I will again. I'm very happy with my ribbons. They are quite lovely!

I hope you are having a beautiful week! I'm off to replenish my Kleenex supply... still sniffley.

11 comments:

FILIGREE MOON said...

Lovely journal pages. Doncha just love when your creative muse is in overdrive? Those ribbons will be just beautiful in your journal. Autumn is abundant with the richest colors - oh, hey, my muse is calling! ~ Angela

the wild raspberry said...

those ribbons are gorgeous...looking forward to seeing how you use them.
i know it will be pretty!

Lori said...

Alisa, your journal is looking so pretty...i love the colors you are using...lovely fall colors, but not too dark...the vine with the leaves is such a beautiful touch...the ribbons you found on etsy are gorgeous!!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

You are soooo creative! The pages look beautiful and so are your new ribbons!

Mary Wadsworth said...

The pages are so lovely and I love the combination of the pink and gold.
Those ribbons look gorgeous!

Happy creating:)
Mary

knitterbeader said...

Alisa, your journal is starting out so beautifully. Love what you've written and with such beautiful handwriting. I have been writing (just a litle) in the journal I received from you, but I don't come up with the beautiful way of writing things that you do. Keep it up!

Tiedupmemories said...

Creative and lovely! I love the goals page!Great purchase too! Have fun with those ribbons!

Margaret said...

Beautiful work Alisa, so very you! gorgeous colours! Mx

cindy said...

Journal cover - Gorgeous!!!! And yeah, S songbird...gets me in trouble big time! LOL. LOVE her things, they are wonderful!

-c
yapping cat

Sandy Michelle said...

I like how you added the doily to the page! I'm glad you all are better now. I've got to check out the ribbons!

Sandy xox

SherryRoseBella said...

Your journal is sooooo pretty, Alisa! I hope you are feeling better, sweetie!
hugs,
Sherry