Saturday, September 19, 2015

Artful Journeys Week 38 - Fall is in the Air

Wow!  Week 38!  I am beyond surprised by how fast this year is moving along.  It's hard for me to believe that it's already the middle of September, but the calendar tells me it is.  And of course there's the pennant race in baseball, school just started back up, and there are Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE!!!  I'm looking forward to cooler weather, that's for sure.  

And, as always, with cooler weather, comes fall, falling leaves and the inevitable raking.  It seemed appropriate that we have  a prompt about leaves...that's it...just "leaves".  It's open for interpretation and artistic license, but you have to use leaves.  One big one, lots of little ones...however, whichever you want.

So I fiddled around with a few thoughts, tried a couple of different ideas out, but my spread was a flash of inspiration that came out of the blue.  

Gathering up some of my underpapers, painted papers and a piece of a map, I started cutting leaves out of them.  Nothing fancy, just a basic leaf shape in all sizes.  Nothing too large, but lots and lots of small ones.    Then I printed a pic off Pinterest and fussy cut out my subject.  

I started by gluing down a few of the leaves, then gluing down my fussy cut pic, then I got to work making a leaf pile!  It was so much fun creating this little spread, and I was incredibly glad I'd thought of it.  And here it is!

Isn't she just the cutest?!?!?!?!  She looks like she's laughing and having so much fun!

That's it for me this week...hope you enjoyed looking, and be sure to visit Betty and Shana to see what they pulled off for you!

Later, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. This turned out super-cute, Melody. Nothing as heartwarming as a puppy playing in the fall leaves!