Saturday, December 1, 2018

Fall Flowers

Happy December everyone. We're already in the last month of 2018! Wow! 
Today I am joining in for Bleubeard and Elizabeth's challenge over at Art Journal Journey. This is a page from my calendar journal which seems really out of place here in New Hampshire right now, since we are crisp with some  crusty snow still on the ground. The tall flowers were already in the calendar for coloring, but I added the small stamped ones, the words, the yellow background spots and also stamped the postmark.  It is a nice fall garden view. One thing I love about the seasons is that they each have their own color, and these are definitely the colors of autumn.
I also have a flash back to 2014 and a card I made for a niece at Christmas which I am linking over at Second on the Second, also over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's. 
I made a little pocket on the backside to enclose her gift and die cut the skate from a Sizzix skate die.
You can see the full post here: Saturday Afternoon Project.
I'm off on a weekend mini-road trip so I probably won't get to link this up until later tomorrow.
Happy new month and thanks so muc for visiting.


Jeanie said...

I like how you added your own thing to the color flower page. It looks great. And the skate is adorable!

CJ Kennedy said...

Bye, bye Autumn. Today marks the start of meteorological Winter. We got a dusting of snow last night. Wow! That skate is a die cut? I thought it was real. What a great card! Enjoy your road trip.

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a great journal page, it's always good to see colourful flowers. Beautiful skate card, too. It looks so real. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Fall is so wonderful with it's colorful nature always - your flowers are so artsy made! Simply gorgeous Erika!All the details! WOW!
A fabulous entry for Elizabeth's theme and your second look piece is fabulous as well! A wonderful card and deco in one piece! This ice skate looks so real!
Happy weekend and happy start of December!
Thank you for a fantastic first entry for the new AJJ collection! Big hugs, Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful surprise to see these lovely autumn flowers. You are right that each season has its own colors and this definitely says autumn has arrived. You colored the flowers beautifully, and the stamped ones are perfect, too. Thank you so much for joining me at Art Journal Journey with your first entry this month, dear Erika.

Wow, that skate was incredible. I checked out the project and hadn't realized that you sewed the laces until I read it on your original post. These were all wonderful and some great cards, too. Have fun on your mini road trip and thanks for sharing this with us as your second look on the 2nd, dear friend.

sheila 77 said...

These fall flowers are really lovely with their warm Autumn colours. I like the grasses at the bottom too.
The skate is terrific and the blade looks real. We have ice skating in the city this month, 'tis the Season for ice skating, so this is appropriate to the AJJ theme this month too.

Divers and Sundry said...

I tend to rush towards Christmas when December comes around, so your Autumn reminder is a good one. My pumpkins are still on the patio amidst the fallen leaves :)

kathyinozarks said...

oh how how thought this skate was real-excellent job- love it!! and I really love the fall flowers one too-Happy weekend Hugs Kathy

Meggymay said...

Your autumn coloured flowers page looks beautiful Erika, you added some super quotes as well.
The ice skating boot looked fantastic as well, a super way to package a gift.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love these flowers! We still have some flowers clinging on but we have yet to have a harsh frost - lots of wind and rain though!! I love your Second on the 2nd look too! Have great trip! Hugs, Chris

Astrid Maclean said...

Both pages look great! That skate is awesome!
Happy weekend!

Rike said...

You chose wonderful warm colors for your fall flowers, I like the stamped flowers too, they make a good additiion to the calendar flowers!
Gorgeous Christmas card for your nice!
Happy time on your weekend mini-road trip, I wish you a good weather!

butterfly said...

I love your bold fall flowers - fabulous strong stems and rich colours, and great words to go with them (and now I'm humming the song too). A very seasonal 2nd on the 2nd too.
Alison x

Cath Wilson said...

I so agree, Erika. Every season has its own palette of colours and that's what's so amazing about nature.... everything beautiful in its time :-)

Love that skate card - super ingenious! I bet she loved it :-)

Cath x

Cath Wilson said...

I so agree, Erika. Every season has its own palette of colours and that's what's so amazing about nature.... everything beautiful in its time :-)

Love that skate card - super ingenious! I bet she loved it :-)

Cath x

Caty said...

Love your Art page Erika !! It is truly beautiful, those flowers are the most, with their wonderful colours, I love them. The phrases are beautiful. I really like the skate you made, it's cool!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big hugs, Caty

Lisca said...

I'm very much impressed with your skate. It looks so real!That was a really nice Second on the second.
Your project is lovely too. I love those flowers.

craftytrog said...

What a great card, and I love your Autumn page Erika!
Alison xx

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful your autumn flowers, but most of all I love your ice-skate card,Wow!
It looks amazing, so real.
Have a nice December