We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Monday, 7 September 2015

Hello Autumn ...

It is time for the September Craft Barn calendar challenge, and the key words are brown and trees/leaves.

I think it is too cold for September - so the colour should be icy blue!

Anyway, took to my Brushos (again!), and sprinkled and spritzed some autumnal colours.  I then found some Glassine paper - that brown crunchy stuff that came out under the Tim Holtz name some time ago.  I bought a pad of it at the time, and it has been sulking at the bottom of a drawer ever since.

I die-cut some leaves, then stamped some, scrunched some, and used a bit of gilding wax too; created a cascade of dry leaves - reminiscent of my childhood love of running through a pile of leaves (not the soggy ones though!).

Again, I was inspired to write another haiku -

Autumn leaves the tree
Cloaked in impetuous hues
Bold in winter's face


  1. A great pile of scrunchy leaves and you reminded me I have some of that glassine somewhere too. Loving the brusho background too!!

  2. I've gone for die cut oak leaves too but with brown paper rather than glassine. I like your Brusho background.

  3. Glorious leafy page and the background is fabulous. Your haiku is brilliant! bravo! :D

  4. Very convincing leaves. It really captures the essence of autumn.

  5. Great idea to make the leaves out of this paper, they look pretty realistic and the Brusho background is lovely too!

  6. Wow, i thought the leaves were real! Thank you for joining in The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x