Saturday, October 23, 2021

A Journal Page for AJJ-My Favorite Color is October

   Hi everyone,  today has been a gloomy rainy cold October day. Can not complain too much though, as October has been really nice here in  SW Missouri

  I decided I wanted to make another page for this month's theme over at Art Journal Journey.  Tracey is the hostess this month and her theme is My Favorite Color is October.

  I am not as artistic as most of the paper artists there, but I do have fun trying to make a page to share-and use allot of saved cut out papers in a collage type page.

  My materials were construction paper, saved papers from mail advertisements, shiny stickers, stamps and ink.

  I just started with the construction papers and then began layering things. October is a great time to be out in the woods, so one might hear and see owls, perhaps a bear. (at our Missouri woods home we had the small black bears in our woods) Spiders and their webs are beautiful this month too-especially with the dew on the webs early mornings. October is also fall colors, Halloween colors-orange and black and we celebrate here in the states Halloween and trick or treaters

  I had this package of stickers in my stash for a very long time-Figured good time to open this up and use them. They were really different stickers for me. On thick paper and these were a very thin shiny foil.  I think I took at least a dozen photos but couldn't get one without the flash showing.


I am using a very old German cookbook for these AJJ challenges now


The three owls came from a StJude's advertisement in the mail-and there is actually that thin film under the pumpkin-kitty stamp that was used over the mailing address 

The bear cut out was from a Ranger Rick's mail advertisement, I stamped the autumn leaf, and added stickers-owl on the left, ghost, spider and web, and pumpkins

Looking at my page from these photos-I can see now that a better composition would have been to move the right corner of black construction paper, pumpkins and spider over a bit to the left.
    If that empty space bugs me enough I will go back and add a little something-maybe more pumpkins-smiles.


Below photo you can see the reflection of the film over the pumpkin-kitty stamp


I thought I would add the left over torn construction paper and the cat sticker to recipe page above the main page.






 Yes much better now-I need to remember to take a photo and then check the composition-a photo always points out things to me




The harvest moon I was able to capture this week



Thanks for stopping by-Happy October

23 comments:

  1. Wow it blend the trick and treat color so well, the pumpkin kitty reflects the night is going on and perfect captured of the harvest moon. Happy October.

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  2. The weather over here isn't much nicer either. Typical rainy cloudy Fall weather...love your page..fun and festive!

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  3. From Ranger Rick to a St. Jude advertisement, you have definitely created the color October. I must start watching for fun title things that might be used on a journal page. I love how you incorporate your stamps and stickers into these pages. It was almost hot here today and still very dry. We may have storms late tomorrow so we will be watching the sky. Happy birthday to you,dear friend!

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    1. thank you Mary. I do watch the junk mail now, and sometimes there are patterns or colors on the papers that can be used too.
      we have allot of storms here these past few days and cold as well

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  4. We had a bit of rain last night, but it's been very warm here. I understand people are turning on their heaters and I'm still using my AC.

    I think you did a great job with your journal entry, Kathy. I often use junk mail and I am a BIG fan of using magazine images, too. I really like what you created and we are so glad you chose to join in this month. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Tracey's theme.

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    1. I was hoping we would be warm again here so I can work on the rock project but we've been pretty chilly with storms.
      Thanks so much about my page-this was a fun one to put together

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  5. Wonderful journal page Kathy, love how you composed it and added all the beautiful stickers. Great idea with the cat on the black line, it looks like she's wandering over the rooftops, a really lovely touch! Have a great Sunday, and thanks so much for linking to AJJ, much appreciated. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. thanks my camera does not do night photos well but I was able to capture this one

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  7. Fun way to combine recyling and hoarded stash into a journal page, Kathy. I loved reading about the origin of each item. Unique and spooky fun! Hugz

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  8. Your page is lively a d fun, very nice. Great Moon photo

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  9. This is a fun autumn page Kathy. I like how you added the bear. (I'm hoping ours hibernate soon so I can unplugged the electric fence around the bees. ) You say you aren't as artistic but you certainly captured the spirit of the season. This is perfect for Tracey's challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. And enjoy what's left to the weekend. It's windy and much colder today. But sun at least. Hugs-Erika

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    1. thanks so much Erika, I forgot that you have bears there-good idea for the electric fence around your hives.
      happy Sunday-hugs

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  10. Yes , the last two pumpkins do make a difference but this is still a fabulous page - I love all of the different Halloween references. A super page for Tracey's theme! Love that moon! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. The added element adds the finishing touch to your composition. It appears to be more grounded now. You have a good eye! I especially like the way the bear is smiling at the cute ghostie. I have to say though, and I don't know why, but my favorite image is the black cat strutting across the recipe page. Fun page that shows you enjoyed putting it together!

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  12. Kathy I love how you use that cook book to keep your journal spreads in, it will make a fabulous keepsake to reflect upon. I agree shiny stickers can be so difficult to photograph, you did a much better job at capturing them than I could. Your page shows beautiful story, I especially love the Bear and it's cute little expression. I'm fascinated by the different pages being producing for my October theme @ Art Journal Journey, so glad you joined me again this month Kathy. Creative wishes Tracey x

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