30 September 2020

Fall Foliage for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hi everyone and welcome. It's time for another challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. I'm your host for this one and have called it 'Fall Foliage'. "According to most search engines the Fall season has officially begun so we should be starting to see the emergence of all those beautiful Autumnal colours, unless Mother Nature throws us a curve ball! Let's celebrate them anyway by creating a vintage or shabby chic project in traditional Fall shades that includes some form of foliage like leaves, berries and so on."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and three additional outstanding entries will receive Top 3 Badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Once again I've added to my journal, this time to reflect the changing seasons as Autumn reveals her beauty. Here's how the finished spread ended up...

Looking in more detail at the first side;

And now the second side;

The pages started with an uneven layer of white gesso before I added some 'Roast Chestnut' Izink Pigment Ink, diluted with a little water.

I added a partial Dina Wakley Media Gel Plate print from one of the previous journal projects onto the smaller page; the 'Sedona' paint colour coordinates perfectly with the 'Roast Chestnut' Izink Pigment Ink.

At this point I realised the first page needed much more ink!

A hint of shimmer was added by applying a thin layer of the 'Royal Gold' Izink Pigment Ink over the first page with a spatula.

Even more detail was added by stamping the Tim Holtz 'Batik' Background Stamp on top with Wendy Vecchi's 'Poppy' Archival Ink. You'll also see a line of stitching was added through the centre of the page.

Replicating the look of a worn wall I applied a little of the 'Avalanche' Izink Pigment Ink over the top.

A strip was torn from another of the Gel Plate prints (one with the darker application of the 'Sedona' Acrylic Paint) and on yet another I stamped an image from the Tim Holtz stamp set 'Etcetera' with 'Black Soot' Archival Ink.

Yet more of the Gel Plate prints were pressed into service together with some of the wrapping paper brayered 'waste' as I cut first some of the pine cones using the coordinating dies from the Sizzix Thinlits 'Layered Winter Flower' set.

For the leaves I used dies from the same die set and some more scraps; this time I applied the 'Roast Chestnut' Izink Pigment Ink over some of the brayered waste for one piece and the second was a combination of 'Aged Mahogany' Distress Paint and 'Royal Gold' Izink Pigment Ink.

The smaller leaf stem was created using some plain kraft wrapping paper and more of the Gel Print used on the smaller side. Not shown, I also die cut the berry stem from paper painted with more 'Sedona' Acrylic Paint.

After sticking the first of the leaves onto the background on the first page I stamped one of the interlocking stem lines from the Tim Holtz stamp set 'Ornate Trims' using more of the 'Black Soot' Archival Ink. The stamping was also added to one of the previous pages to draw the eye through the journal.

To finish the first page I included the remaining leaves with the berries and added some shadowing with a charcoal pencil. The number 9 Remnant Rub signifies the month when Autumn begins officially.

On the second page I used the 'waste' from a die cut leaf using the Sizzix Thinlits 'Hidden Leaves' set. The black paint was altered by smooshing it into first 'Avalanche' Izink Pigment Ink and then the 'Royal Gold' Izink Pigment Ink. The little squares came from the Gel Plate print used for the main strip on the first page and the words came from a 'Clippings' set.

That's my take on the theme 'Fall Foliage'. My talented team mates have also come up with their own Fall projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage pieces to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes that's up for grabs.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx

Products used to create this journal page are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.


  1. More beautiful pages! I love the background layers of orange, rust, white and shimmery goodness! Thanks for sharing the steps to build up all the wonderful layering!

  2. This gets me in the mood for falling leaves, crackling fires, fuzzy socks and a good book. Beautiful!

  3. Such beautiful pages, so full of texture and that lovely mistiness of autumn pervading the air. Gorgeous!
    Alison x

  4. Jenny, this journal is going to be absolutely amazing to look through when it is finished. Every spread is so very wonderful!!!!!!!!

  5. Yum! I adore the textures and wonderful, rich fall color of your journal pages. It's so fun to 'watch' you create through your process photos! Lovely autumn inspiration, Jenny!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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