Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Series

Fall Series.........

Fall has such great color to work with...........

Perfect for creating a series of work.
Especially when they tie into so many great challenges out there!

First I chose my sizes...

Then added another.....have to use those wood blocks!

Thanks to the many challenges I have my theme, know to begin.....

Prime the block & start to think!!

Press the leaves...That my daughter was so kind to collect!!
Printed on old book pages & Deli paper

Add color, I used Intense blocks so they would be permanent,

Paint the background of the page.  
For this I was working backwards, 
the page already had a ghost print on it from a soft cut block I had made.
I had to think about what to use, finally Distress Stain, 
as it is transparent and permanant.  
Watercolor was not an option for this page, I was forced to think!

Oops big mistake with that purple! How to cover it up!

Next, cut out the leaves, play with placement...

Ok got it! Apply with matte medium.... 
Stamp lettering on book pages....

Add a little of this and a little of that 
( pens, charcoal, gelato)
And Done!!
One Down a couple of more to go!!!

A couple of more to go!
Stay Tuned!!!!


  1. JUST AMAZING DENISE ! What a fantastic Tree page!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at MOO MANIA & MORE Challeng!

  2. OMG your page is absolutely gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE.

  3. Denise, what a precious story with your tree! I looove how you use the leaves as a stamp..loooks awesome and how the violet turns out so great at the end!! Thank you for all the wonderful photos you did to show the progress...I love that! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

    1. Thank you Connie! My next challenge is to make a video of a piece. I definitely need technical assistance for that! Hopefully soon! My husband and son said they would help me.
      I appreciate all of the great comments! Thank You!!!

  4. Beautiful work! Love the "save" with the purple background.

  5. Hi Denise! Gorgeous! And I love the purple background! I wonder if there is ever really a mistake when it comes to art? This piece is so awesome! Happy PPF! Rasz #53

  6. Wonderful work! I love the idea of making the leaves out of book pages!

  7. What an amazing piece of is just beautiful. Fills my eyes, it does.

  8. I love your page - fall is a beautiful time of year

  9. Love the leaves printed on book pages. Really lovely.

  10. Stunning! I love this page and how the lettering looks like scrabble tiles!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. This is so beautiful. Love your leaves with the writing on them. Perfect for the season.

  12. I like this one (even with the purple) - everything ended in perfect harmony - for me! Nice work!