'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, 18 October 2018

I’ve been wondering if colour can be considered a creature comfort?  What do you think?  Nothing cheers the soul more than a colour explosion – it brightens an otherwise dull day and just makes me smile! It certainly did this week, after a few days of limiting myself to black and white.

So, I decided it IS in fact, a creature comfort because it’s so comforting, lol but we CAN do without it Winking smile

So here’s my spread for Art Journal Journey, whose theme for October is…. Creature Comforts.


Here’s each page in turn, so you can see more clearly.



 CAS Mixup have a Metallic challenge at the moment, so I thought I’d give it a go, using one of my die cuts and some gold leaf. I can’t find my multicoloured leaf OR my copper leaf (I bet I’ve thrown it out in one of my recent clearouts Sad smile ) so I improvised with some Pearlex copper ink, which I dabbed over bits of the gold and spattered over the card, with some Delicata gold. It doesn’t look very CAS but ‘white space’ doesn’t have to be white – right?


This next card started life as CAS, but soon developed into a more colourful specimen… I noticed Neet had been using Promarkers and decided I’d get mine out – I just forget I have them and enjoy playing with Prisma pencils or watercolour, so I coloured the leaves with those – and yes, they bled out a little, despite the clear embossing! I quite like the result, though.


I also made another simple leafy card, using embossing resist – I noticed that there were still some Autumn challenges around, so I thought I’d enter those.

Stamping Sensations – Colours of Autumn

Penny Black and More – Autumn Splendour

Moo Mania and More – Autumn


The theme on Shopping our Stash is Pink is the New Orange, so here’s a simple offering for that, made with Oxides and Paperartsy stamps.


I think that’s enough for now… I have more to share, but will be back tomorrow or the day after with those.

Thanks for looking

Back soon…



22 very kind comments from lovely people:

froebelsternchen said...

I am in awe of your pages and the wonderful array of autumnal cards!
Such utterly beautiful card projects! I am in awe of them! STUNNING post. I know I keep saying that each time but I get lost for words....love it all. So pleased you played along with us over at Moo Mania & More and that you linked amazing pages to Art Journal Journey! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much for your support dear Cath and You just made me happy with your wonderful card That I got today! This is such after my taset and thank you ery much for the encouraging words! You are such a lovely person, I am grateful to know you and very happy that we are in the same DT now at TioT!!
I have already a perfect place for this lovely card - will show it next week on my blog - we have some family celebrations and I am just busy with baking and prepairing things just now
Happy weekend dear Cath!
oxo Susi

Bonnie said...

Beautiful journal pages and cards, Cath! I think color does make our world better! White space doesn't have to be white, and your dark background really lets the metallic leaves and splatters show beautifully! Very classy! Love the other cards too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Wonderful post Cath, full of colour and goodness! Your journal pages are so beautiful. A rainbow is the ultimate in colour and just makes a person feel good. Right??!! :)

Lovely mix of beautiful autumn cards. Great colours and wonderful blending of colours. Your metallic card is gorgeous. White space doesn't have to be white, just open and this has lots of open space with touches of elegance with the perfect pearls. Wonderful design with the gorgeous leaf sprig. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

brenda said...

A really pretty seasonal creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Autumn' themea at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenge - short and sweet, on my tablet sitting at the airport.

B x

Meggymay said...

I think colour can be a creature comfort as well. Its a fabulous journal spread and you added really lovely words. I also loved the fabulous cards you shared today as well.
Yvonne xx

Rosie said...

Wow, so beautiful artwork, dear Cath. Love every detail.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Have a wonderful weekend

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful cards Cath, and I LOVE your colorful journal spread for AJJ-def. a creature comfort to me too! Thanks so much for joining us and hope to see you there again:)

Let's Art Journal said...

Your colour explosion is beautiful and definitely cheers the soul! I'm loving your autumnal cards too, the colours and designs are lovely 😀. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your journal pages and what a lovely selection of Autumnal cards Cath. I really like the one that you’ve made for our challenge. The sentiment is lovely and I like subtle blending in the background too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Jeannette said...

oh my,i loved all your pages,such amazing art,and love your beautiful cards too.
happy sunday.

hugs jenny

Gillena Cox said...

my favourite is your leafy card with the quote about friends
Have a nice weekend Cath

much love...

lauren bergold said...

sooooooooooooo incredibly glorious! each project more lovely than the last! but of course i'm bound to say the pink and orange one is my very favorite, right? thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful cards and I love your colourful spread Cath!
Alison x

Donna said...

Very lovely card!!
Thanks so much for celebrating PINK IS THE NEW ORANGE with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Pat said...

I love all these beautiful Autumnal cards, and great journal pages too, and also that pink and orange is so bright and pretty. The pearlex copper ink has coloured those leaves so well, and they stand out wonderfully against the black, and love the spattering, a super card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge Cath. x

Mimi said...

All terrific projects! Man, you have got crazy craft mojo coming out of your ears!!! Thanks for sharing with Shopping Our Stash.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Although I’m still not well, I apologize for taking so long to visit, but I am just now making it out of bed.

Your cards are fabulous and really bring on the spirit of autumn, but your journal page with all that vivid color was worth me getting out of bed for. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey, Cath.

EricaSta said...

Wonderful Artwork, each of them... It’s always a great pleasure, to visit each other on the Moo Mania time.

Julia Aston said...

Goodness, you've been busy creating! Love your metallic leafy stems against the black background that you made for the CAS Mix Up - thank you for joining us! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely collection! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Mervi said...

All cards are fabulous. Beautiful autumn splendour cards.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous autumn cards, Cath. Lovely sentiments too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.