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Thursday, 29 October 2009

Who has seen the wind?



The second Play Date Cafe colour challenge was issued today, the colours are orange, yellow and dark brown or black. SARAH is the host this week and she took as her inspiration the colours of the Autumn leaves that are all around us at the moment. You have to go check out her piece, it is LOVELY.

This journal page is my entry.
While I was away over the weekend I picked up a bunch of these quite big leaves that had glorious colours on them at the time but as I didn't get to press them straight away the colours faded. So, I decided to add them back in again! I first painted the leaf with gesso and then sprayed with orange and brown ink. After that I used a yellow pigment ink and added clear embossing powder over that and stamped the text into it.

The quote is by Christina Rossetti.

9 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

Love that quote and I love your page too.

Julie Ranae said...

I am so glad you are back for another go at The Play Date Cafe Challenge....I love seeing, what I term as more 'alternative' offerings for our challenge...and you are the perfect artist to contribute!

I love this journal page...really, really splendid!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love the text on that leaf; in fact, I love that you painted the colours back in :) Great journal page :)

Cath Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue - love the stamping on the leaf - they are gorgeous at this time of year, aren't they? That quote is fab!

Sid said...

Very nice Sue, and I like the way you doctored the leaf, the surface must be quite unusual to stamp onto !!

*Alison* said...

WOW this is really beautiful. I love the quote and the colors that you painted back into the leaf is breath taking.. I love everything about this..
I am so glad you came to play with us at the Play Date Cafe.. Hope you will come back for My Color Challenge #3 :) hugs
Don't forget to check out all the FREE Digi Stamps on my site.. www.stretchnbubbles.blogspot.com

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

Beautiful work! I love the quote and the leaf is just stunning.

Julie said...

Lovely work, Sue! I love autumn leaves, and what a beautiful way to preserve one--and to add back what faded--brilliant idea! That's always been one of my favorite poems. Just beautifully done! You're inspiring me to start a journal, I think! I'll keep coming back for more inspiration and see what happens...!

CelticWoman said...

Sue I love your journal page, the leaf awesome, and your quote is great, thanks for taking the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Sandi