This month's verse from the poem "The Months" by Sara Coleridge is -
Dull November brings the blast
Then the leaves go whirling past
I started my page (measures 5.75ins square) by brushing Hickory Smoke Distress Ink over the card. I coloured some homemade texture paste with a little Black Marble Dylusions Ink. (I would have used acrylic black paint but it seems to have disappeared into the black hole that exists in my craft room. When I came to finish this piece my little glue applicator had joined it!) I spread the texture paste thinly through a stencil and set it aside to dry.
On another piece of card which was also brushed with the Distress Ink I stamped the tree image. With several cotton buds taped together as a "brush" and using autumnal colours of PaperArtsy Fresco paints I dabbed on the leaves. I then added some Distress Ink stencilling before distressing the edges. The tree image was attached to a piece of corrugated card and then a leaf brad added. I finished the page by adding the computer generated verse.
White card 280mic
Xerox Colortech+ 200gsm
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke
Versafine Onyx Black
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - Chartreuse, Yellow Submarine, Tango, Toad Hall
Tree - Crafty Individuals CI-209
Swirls - Andy Skinner stencil "Whirlpool"
Homemade texture paste coloured with Black Marble Dylusions Ink
Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font