Saturday, 8 October 2016

Colours of October for AJJ

An autumn page for  October  over at

where Valerie is hosting her theme of 
Indian Summer,  Golden October,  Autumn.

My hybrid page started off with this painted, splashed, smudged and splattered page in my 8 x 8 inch journal,

Next addition was the stamped owl image. which was  shaded with Distress  ink -vintage photo.
I love owls and on our last trip away for the season in the caravan we could hear them each evening in the woodland where we were staying.
After these two photos were taken,  I enlarged the base layer to  A4 size. 
Then blended in the page with the owl before adding some digital images and the words.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, your visit is always appreciated.


  1. Beautiful piece, owls are always great with autumnal colours. I have used that quote on one of my pages, too, it is so beautiful. Have a lovely day, and thanks for your mail, will reply later. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Not only is this a genuine beauty, it is also so very true. I love everything about this latest AJJ entry.

  3. This is a stunner - so beautiful Yvonne! Happy Saturday and thanks a lot for another fabulous entry to the Indian Summer collection at AJJ!

  4. I love your page Yvonne. That a cool owl image. And those flowers you added really look like fall too. This is certainly an owl week...:) Have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  5. Full of mystery and deep Autumn beauty, I love this!

  6. Beautifully created Yvonne. Stunning colours and the owl and castle are wonderful.
    Happy Saturday.... Gill xx

  7. Gorgeous page....LOVE the owl!!!

  8. Fantastic page Yvonnewith very beautiful colours for the background of the wonderful owl

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. A fantastic journal page Yvonne. Why don't you pop over to Stamping Sensations and link it there - perfect for our Autumn Colours theme!

  10. LOVE this awesome page Yvonne, those colours one can't beat..xx {aNNie}

  11. Wonderful autumnal colours and fabulous images together. Love your page Yvonne xxx

  12. Magical! Beautiful page Yvonne.
    Hugs Flo xx

  13. Stunning page Yvonne! Wonderful hybrid work! I do have a question though, - once you have finished adding the digital imagery, do you then print the finished piece or keep it as a digi file??

    1. Hi Astrid,
      I do mainly keep the completed pages in a digital file. If they were to be used on a journal spread then I print them out.
      This 8 x 8 original page will get some typically crafty additions added later, so is currently labelled work in progress.
      I often finish pages digitally, these days as my hands and fingers, don't hold things as well as they once did.
      hope this answers your question
      Yvonne x

  14. Lovely Autumn page, perfect journal pages to use later as well.

  15. Cute details. Beautiful page and colours.
    Happy Sunday ❤

  16. wonderful page and lovely colors of autumn,love a lot.
    happy sunday.

    hugs jenny

  17. A beautiful autumnal page with lovely images.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. I love owls too and the page you have created! Your owl image is stunning and looks so elegant and surreal - very beautiful! I love it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! J :-)

  19. Very beautiful is your page, Yvonne. Love autumnal colours and the owl image.
    Mar xx

  20. BIG WOW Yvonne on what you've created here!
    Beautiful owl and castle and most effective in black n white.
    Blended with that wonderful sploody background and a touch of bittersweet too!
    Happy October to you and yours.
    I hope to see a wild owl out in nature one far it's a not yet.
    Hearing them must be a real thrill too.

  21. Wowww, what a wonderful page. I like these and the other pages very well again.
    Hugs Carola

  22. That's great how you started from your painting and then added the stamped owl (I love this owl in front of his castle) and then merged all the parts together. Great result.
    Imagine hearing the owls from your caravan, that must have been wonderful.

  23. This is my favourite as I just love owls. You have inspired me to do some Autumn pages now.