Autumn is a lovely season, but some days it is not
the right light to take photographs.
I have been using my newest mixed media journal book and no two pages are the same material
I decided to use my favourite leaf stamps on both sides, adding some script stamps as well.
The stamped [Aall&create] and layered image on the right side was stamped onto a piece of mop up rice paper then onto card so I could fussy cut the dragonfly.
. I also added a few extra scraps that were lying around the desk,
the pile never seems to get smaller.
I will add these pages to
theme of Creature Comforts.
Maybe there are no dragonflies around at this time of year, but the colours of autumn are
and this is a season of the year that makes me happy.
The photo on the left is closer in colour to the base layers than the finished photo .
As you can see I was enjoying a cup of my favourite brew,
I will be joining friends over at Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where we are always made to feel very welcome with a drinks related post.
A short while ago we stayed for a few days in the Lake District, so I will share a few more photos of another National Trust House we visited, Townend at Troutbeck
It is a lovely 17th Century Farmhouse with wonderful views, although the day we visited was rather grey and overcast, but it was worth the trip .
On the right are photos of the Barn, which we couldn't visit as it is still used as a farm barn
A link to the house is here
and the barn is here
Inside the house was, as advertised , very dark and we couldn't use a flash on the camera,
but I hope the next few photo will give you an idea of the wonderful wood furniture and carving.
The Library and the Dining room.
Again food made fresh but not to be eaten.
This was the kitchen, there was an open fire and range for cooking.
This game pie had just been cooked and added to the display on the dining room table.
The pastry work looked amazing. All that work so visitors could see the kind of detail that was added to what our guide said was a typical family pie of the times.
Thank you for calling in , you are very welcome here and I hope you have a lovely day