Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Freebie Journal Tags Week 8

Now on today's Friday Freebie I give you
some colorful fall leaves. Stamped from my
own hand carved stamp,
water colored and perfect
for a border or heading. Have fun.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hooked Wool Images on Flickr

Garden FaireGarden FaireRobyn's houseLibby rulesHouse Door hangerhooked pumpkin1a
Hooked pumking orniehooked journal with faceetsy heart flower 1wool flower garden

Hooked Wool, a set on Flickr.
I have added some pieces I have created from the recent past of my wool rug hooking. I would love to get do some more hooking but it doesn't seem to call me these days. Ahh, but I will always love wool....hand dyed wool-even better.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Freebie Journal Tags Week 7

As promised, here is the Freebie Friday
Collage Element. 
I love this blue bird. 
I thought it would be
cute to duplicate the image and flip one horizontally so that 
the two birds face each other and then I added a 
warm background. Fun with Photoshop and clip art.
Blue Birds

Monday, September 19, 2011


In case you do not know what a SMASH book is, take a look. Leave it to K&Co. present this great idea. Different than an art journal and certainly not a scrapbook.  

Doesn't it look like fun? I like the idea of quickly storing my inspirations and dreams without a lot of effort. Oh, and that addictive washi tape is perfect for it.  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Freebie Journal Tags Week 6

Now a collage element piece that is rich with fall color and a spark of playful pink flowers. Actually, this is a book cover....okay I'll admit it, a SmashBook,  my own version. I bought the canvas board covers from Zutter and created this surface design.(This image is obviously before I punched the holes for binding).
 I thought it would be nice to reduce it down to  5 inches wide and make it into a journal tag. I think the random colored pencil lines across the mid horizon lend itself to journaling, or maybe a large playful quote or phrase.
To download, click on the image, then right click 
and save the jpeg to your computer.
Oh, why yes of course, those are my own hand carved stamps
that I used to design this  ;)

BTWs.....anyone else into SmashBooks?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Freebie Journal Tags Week 5

Friday Freebie journal tag or collage element
 is here bringing some fall like flowers. 
Okay, at least a hint of some fall colors.
 I can think of many great ideas to use with this collage element. 
If you download this element you can change the 
milk chocolate background to another color, or 
many different colors. ; )

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mixed Media Stamped Backgrounds

Mixed Media Stamped Background in my Art Journals
Getting more pages ready for my words.  Here is a look.
Mixed Media with stamped background by AutumnHathaway

Journal pages Sept. 2011b

Feeling a bit like mixed media grunge.
Journal pages Sept. 2011a

Mixed Media background pt.1
This started like this above and ended like this below. More is sometimes better.

Mixed Media background pt.2

This last one is just a start but I am thinking an embellished wool page tab will be added.
Check back later.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Freebie Journal Tags Week 4

Have fun with this basic frame element. This simple design measures 6 x 3.75" and can be used with so many ideas. I did want to make it Red White and Blue since it is Labor Day.
I like how this blue has a tinge of turquoise.  
 The summer months lend themselves to this color trio. 
Clearly because of the the way the summer holidays fall; 
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day.
So now we say goodbye to summer and start to welcome in the fall. 
Try changing this frame into different colors in PhotoShop.
Have a great weekend.
**Remember to save, right click on the image and Save Image As into your files.

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