Friday, 1 October 2021

Young wild and free

As much as as I have tried to ignore it Autumn is upon us, school and universities are in session again and  the only silver lining is the beautiful colours of the falling leaves.
Following on last month's Country View Challenge, the theme for October is Autumn colours, chosen by Corrie

Mixed Media on Gelli print

I have created a journal page with that fabulous Lady stamp set from Stamperia that I hadn't even inked since getting it last year. It is a big stamp, too big for most cards but excellent for journaling and Mixed Media!
I started with Gelli printing my background with acrylic paints, mainly DecoArt Mixed Media, I then added stencilling details with Yellow Ochre and Gold paints with the "Wall Music and writing" stencil from Stamperia( KSTDG01).

I stamped the Lady image with Versafine Clair in Pinecone on a separate piece of cardstock, coloured it with pencil and fussy cut it before placing on the background. I added a bit of Distress crayon in Vintage Photo around the image to detach it from the background.

Finally I found the perfect sentiment for my lady in the stamp set "Life is so much better" (from Chocolate Baroque), designed by fellow blogger Brenda .

Mixed Media Journal page Autumn colours

Over to you now, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.
Just remember to use only Autumnal colours (yellow, red, browns, muted greens +black, white and skin colours).

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Yes it certainly feels like Autumn Christine although here in the Fens there's still a lot of green on the trees due to so much rain. Lovely Autumnal make, must admit one of my favourite times of year to craft for.

    B x

  2. Wow, what a stunning page! Loving that beautiful gelli plate background that you created and the Stamperia stamp is amazing - perfect 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy October! Hugs Jo x

  3. C'est superbe, j'adore !!!!
    Elle est belle cette image Stampéria... :D
    En tout cas, elle est du plus bel effet sur ta page, et ta colorisation douce va bien avec ce fond aux couleurs ocres je trouve !

  4. Et tu as raison, la citation aussi est parfaite !!! Bises

  5. This is beautiful Crafty, from the fabulous background to the stunning main image (I haven't inked mine up yet either) Take care and have a very happy October, Sue xx

  6. This is fantastic ! Have a lovely October! Corrie x

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous, Christine!!! You created a fantastic background for this beautiful lady!!! Have a nice October!!! xx

  8. What an eyecatcher, Christine! This page is fabulous!!
    Have a wonderful October.
    Evelyn xx

  9. Gorgeous page. The stamp is beautiful but you have set it so that the image tells a story. I really love the background xx

  10. Stunning work! Love how you've stamped in brown and created such a gorgeous background too, Jo x

  11. This is beautiful Christine, the background is absolutely gorgeous and that the ladies head is very regal. Love it hugs Debs xx