Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Seasons ~ Autumn

Technically it's still Autumn, but it sure doesn't feel like it outside today. Brrrr... it's cold out there!

Tonight I'm meeting up with some girlfriends to exchange our "Seasons" round robin books, so I thought I would share my "Autumn" pages with you this morning.



It's important to me to make sure, that while working in these books, I not only incorporate my own style into the artwork, but keep the integrity of the book owner too.

And I think I've managed to do that, here in Nina's book.

This end result was not my first plan. There are pieces of the plan that I kept, but originally I was going to go for a more wheat field kind of feel. But then this wonderfully, sharing lady posted the gorgeous image I did use. And when I saw it, there was just no way I couldn't use it... it was perfect for the piece.

A few details...
Still can't get enough embroidery... loving it. The rose image is the same one that used to be in my blog banner... shared by Ranjini. And the beautiful vintage beads and sequins, aka "crafter's crack", I picked up at Wanda's vendor table at Silver Bella.

For a Spring girl, I think I could get into this Autumn thing. I'm liking this layout so much in fact, that I'm doing a little mini version in my Autumn Journal.


Thank you for the lovely comments on my holiday decorating! I really appreciate ALL of them!
Have a beautiful Wednesday!

20 comments:

tina said...

So, so beautiful, Alisa! I'm speechless.

Polka Dot Moon said...

I agree with Tina....speechless! Beautiful work!

FILIGREE MOON said...

So much rich detail ~ absolutely beautiful!!! ~ Angela

SherryRoseBella said...

Your book is absolutely amazing, Alisa! I love each little detail!!
hugs, Sherry

Julie Ann said...

Ohhhh your pages are just GORGEOUS!!!!

cindy said...

good gosh....just gorgeous! I bet Nina will be thrilled! LOVE the colors, you are speaking to me on that! And yes, colder than you know what...I think its supposed to be like 22 tonight! yesh!

-c
yapping cat

A Nest With A View said...

Gasp, are you kidding me????? So pretty, and lush.

the wild raspberry said...

i could look at that for hours...it absolutely stunning!
happy holidays dear friend~
chasity

Preppy Pugs said...

I have a question about the glass seashell ornaments you made last year. How did you get the large hanging seashell into the glass ball? The opening on the top doesn't appear big enough to get the shell inside. Is it magic?

Vickie said...

I just found your blog via Diana Knott. Your artwork is beautiful!

Diane said...

Oh, Alisa, this is sooooo beautiful! It has such a serenity about it! Yet it is "encrusted" to the hilt - but still - not overdone. It's perfect! I love coming here and visiting your blog and all of your creative endeavors! You inspire me!

Diane

Margaret said...

Such beautiful colours and textures, what a wonderful feel this piece has Mx

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Alisa, your book is INCREDIBLE!! Just gorgeous!! Oh my goodness.....I just love it.
Sharon

Charlene said...

This journal is amazing!!!!! Oh I lOVE it!!!! Thank you for sharing this & for stopping by to visit me & your sweet comments about Noel my new doll. Merry Christmas!

Charlene said...

Alisa I would love to take a class to learn to make a journal like this. Have you thought of teaching one? SOOOOOOOOO would love to learn all this & that machine that you punched the holes sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Charlene

Caleen said...

I love it.. so beautiful.. I also love your home. You have added so many pretty touches to an already lovely home. Festive and elegant. Hoping you are having a Happy Holiday season..

Suz said...

Alisa,
That is incredible. I still adore my sachet. I was so lucky to get a piece of your work! Your sense of texture and color just blow me away!
Hugs,
Suz

Allie said...

What beautiful things you create, Alisa! Hope you are doing well.
Warm hugs,
~Allie

Stephanie said...

I love the way it turned out A, as usual great job!!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

What a treasure. I am truly in awe. I totally love your pieces. Diane Knott sent me this direction and I am going to stop by her place and thank her!