Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Colours of Autumn

Isn't it frustrating when all you want to do is make art or do something crafty but other things get in the way and stop you...
so a big phew! for at last I have had time to create something....  linking today to Art Journal Journey where the theme for this month is 'Inspired by Autumn colours'.

A digital piece .......
Blended together photo of trees, some photos of a Gelli print* and scrap paper which had paint on
from brayer but looked interesting to use.
Added digital elements and papers I had already made a couple of years ago.
(The Dragonfly has a cinnamon stick for its body and think the leaves are Bay leaves) 
(* my first attempt at gelli plate printing was bit of a disaster,
next time I hope to do better and not be so nervous of ruining plate and brayer)

Close up of words

The fun thing with digital art is you can have the original
and just keep altering it and getting more from it.
So I altered the first piece to make it a bit more grungy
and I used the Gelli print on top layer and duplicated
it a couple of times and also altered the blend mode on one of the papers
 which also made it slightly darker too..

Thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x


  1. This is lovely Gill, and the verse you have used is great. Lovely colours and composition as always, really full of Autumn's loveliest colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey hugs, Valerie

  2. stunning colors and combination of elements!

  3. Wow, the colours are gorgeous. love your autumn page and the wonderful words you added.
    Yvonne x

  4. A brilliant page Gill! Thank you very much for joining us at Art Journal Journey - wish you more time for art and a happy weekend!

  5. Wonderful Autumn colours and an adorable squirrel-a great page for sure

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Yup, I know what you mean. Seems like the best stuff sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of the to do pile or list. But your piece was certainly worth the wait-all the built up creative juices just came out in their best form.

  7. A very unic and brilliant Digi-Collage! I like, that you integrated your own backrounds! Ulrike

  8. You are so super creative Gill. Gorgeous page :)

  9. Food for thought! I haven't done any digi so you have informed me of a lot! Thanks! Wonderful digi design and such lovely, lush colors! I can see the appeal of using your design in so many creative ways. Awesome sauce!

  10. Hi Gill, that's a wonderful autumn collage! I like the last one most. The one where you used your gelli prints. And I love the dragon flies on your picture. I saw one some days ago and wondered because I thought they would sleep at this time of the year...
    Ciao Beo

  11. hi gill,what a beautiful pages of autumn, i love the dragonfly its flying up in a wonderful color space.

    hugs jenny


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