Mini Journal boards – Autumn & Winter

On Tuesday I posted the spring and summer mini journal boards I made as part of the Penny Black collaboration with Design Memory Craft Faber Castell.

Today I have the autumn and winter boards along with a description of my creative process. Once again I relied heavily on the new creative dies from Penny Black and the gelatos from Faber Castell.  I began my autumn board by creating a collage background in red and rust. I used the music background stamp, the Japanese maple stamp and some sponging. The next layers are all die cut using the Leaves dies. Some are cut from Penny Black mix & match fall festival papers; the patterned leaves are cut from a watercolour panel I created using red cherry, tangerine and chocolate gelatos and a stamp from the Floral Applique set.

Autumn journal board


Stamps: Music Background,  Japanese MapleFloral Applique (PB)
Creative Dies: Leaves (PB)
Gelatos: red cherry, tangerine, chocolate (Faber Castell)
Mini Mixed Media Journal  (Faber Castell)
Inks: Potter’s Clay, Rhubarb Stalk (Tsukineko)

Last but not least, the winter board. To create the co-ordinated board and tags I cut a hill mask from two post-it notes at once so the masks were identical. I positioned one mask on the board then layered the tags on another post-it note to hold them together while positioning the second mask across the tags. Before applying any ink I flicked masking fluid onto both the board and the tags then let it dry. To create the night sky I used a combination of gelato and ink blended over the masking fluid. When the sky was complete I repositioned the hill mask on both the board and the tags to create a couple of snow banks by sponging. The berries were die cut from white cardstock then coloured with red and brown inks and the snow was added with a coconut gelato. To finish I removed the masking fluid, popped up the tags and arranged the berries across the top.

Winter journal board


Creative Dies: Leaves (PB)
Gelatos: boysenberry, coconut (Faber Castell)
Mini Mixed Media Journal  (Faber Castell)
Inks: Memento love letter, rich cocoa, Paris Dusk(Tsukineko)

10 Comments on “Mini Journal boards – Autumn & Winter”

  1. Claude TECHER says:

    magnifiques !

  2. richard says:

    These are beautiful (the winter one is just WOW), but I have to confess I have no idea what a journal board is…Sure looks great, though!

  3. gurian6 says:

    Gorgeous!! The winter journal board is particularly awesome! I just loved the red berries!!

  4. jmhave44 says:

    It would be too difficult to pick a favorite between the 2 cards, both are stunning. Love the look on each one. Thanks as always, for the how-to. TFS

  5. Lindsey says:

    Wow, Heather… just wow. 🙂

  6. Michel E says:

    Love them both.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. Jan Castle says:

    Both are lovely Heather!

  8. Marja says:

    This is so beautiful heather. Such a warm colors, great work
    lovely greet

  9. Maureen Hayes says:

    Absolutely stunning! Would you ever consider making a video of you doing these? I find I learn better when I can see the steps, although I know that is a lot of work for you. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.

  10. Love the Autumn, and winter….and of course Spring and summer! Such clever use of different medium, super colour combos too! Thank you for the inspiration!

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