Pleasures of Fall: Mixed Media Journal Layout

Fall Leisure

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Pumpkins, apples, spices…what is not to love about fall? When my boys were little we used pick apples every October with our friends. We had so much fun watching our kids as they carried arm fulls of apples around the orchard. And afterwards we would get hot cider and apple cider donuts. We would bring them home and bake apple pies and applesauce. Such fun memories!

I am surprised that the weather has been so warm,definitely not the crisp air that I am used to for this time of year. We are experiencing a lot of bugs as well. I am instantly attacked by swarms of gnats every time I step outside the door.


So, hopefully soon the seasons will start sinking with the calendar.

Creating the Journal Layout


The background of this layout was created using texture paste and the Art Deco Peacock Feathers Stencil. I used Lindy’s Wake You Up Before You Go Gold and Violaceous Violet in the background. The Boho Mandala Circle Stencil was used to create the flower embellishment.

My stamps in the background are PaperArtsy and 7 Gypsies. I layered some fiber, stamped images, chipboard, a tea bag and a TH Paper Doll.

Lastly, I added some green and white splatters.

Other Paper Doll Layouts:

All Tied Up


Find the Magic

Fine Print


I Am Forgiven


Happy Weekend,


Challenges Entered:


Lindy’s Stamp Gang (Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold-retired, Violaceous Violet)

(White and Green Splatters)

12 thoughts on “Pleasures of Fall: Mixed Media Journal Layout”

  • Such beautiful fiery colours full of warmth and life, and the textures are delicious as always. I love those bold flower petals, and your two girls look ready for their fall treats.
    Alison x

  • Kate this oozes Autumn, I love the wonderful textures, colours and images. Thanks for all your visits to my blog I so appreciate them and I’m so happy I have found yours in return. Big hugs xxx

  • Beautiful Kate. I picked up Somerset studio’s art journaling magazine yesterday and you wrote a nice article. Hope its a good weekend. Hugs-Erika

  • Beautiful Journal spread Kate!! The colours are so vibrant and gorgeous and, as always, you’ve created the most amazing textures and dimension!
    I love Autumn too but, here in Australia, we are in the middle of Spring. I love Spring as well but, unfortunately, it means we are on our way to Summer and some really hot weather which I really find difficult to cope with. Thank goodness for Air Conditioning, LOL!! hugs xx

  • Oh wow, this art journal is very very beautiful …I love your color choice so rich perfect for the Autumn Fall time. Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words.

  • Absolutely stunning Kate!
    I love the showing of the stencils from under the dripping colors-gorgeous!
    Jackie xx

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