Monday, 3 November 2008

Mixed Media Monday - the colours of Autumn


In our part of the UK the period where we get the reds and golds of leaves is very short, in fact a flurry of snow and freezing temperatures last week have pretty well ripped any leaves from the trees now. This year we seemed to go from Summer to Winter via a one week of Autumn. The clocks have gone back by an hour as well so it gets dark now around 4.30 pm and dusk is a sort of bruised blue, hence my colours of Autumn for this petal pot . The colouring is using Distress inks and the tree stamps are by Elusive Images. The leaves dangling from the top are shrink plastic.

22 comments:

Beth said...

I love the contrast of the oranges and the blues. It's a lovely piece.

herminesplace said...

Fabulous!

vintage wil said...

beautiful artwork.

Rosie said...

What a lovely petal pot Moira - the colours combined so beautifully! And, I love the delicate SP leaves.

Heather Robinson said...

This is a stunning piece, Moira. It just evokes that mix of feelings that we have in Autumn...the warmth we feel when the leaves are coloured and the desolate feel once they have fallen and the days are grey.

Faye said...

Your petal pot is gorgeous.

Rein said...

This is beautiful

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece and so beautifully decorated. One of these days i shall have to go on a shopping spree in you store, this is really wonderful and a great idea!

Anni's Art said...

Wow your petal pot is amazing, love the bruised blue colour.

Char said...

Your pot is beautiful.

Ananas said...

Wow, this is fantastic. Love it!!!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful piece of art!

nightowl said...

Your pot is lovely...we have odd seasons here too and sometime the usual colors are different for me too. Anyway I love the colors you used!

Alberta and Ava said...

This pot is incredibly gorgeous; I love the "bruised blue" and umber.

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Happy Hope Day!
Love,
Alberta

alice k. said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Love those tree silhouettes.

joanne wardle said...

simply stunning

Alberta and Ava said...

Your blog name says it all! Thank you and all your friends for the positive energy you sent our way. I am so thankful and hopeful for the future. My husband did exactly what yours did last night, and I awoke about 12am, just in time to hear Obama's speech. I just wept with joy.

Love and hugs,
Alberta

mixedmediamonday said...

Your pot is gorgeous, Moira. I'm sorry you missed out on Autumn. It is the best time of year here in Canberra, Australia - although we are in Spring here at the moment. Diane

Lorraine said...

I love the autumnal colours of this pot and the leaves are a good idea..thanks for your great comments on my blog

InkyArtitude said...

What great use of these themeplates, I love the shrink plastic leaves and you know me, I'm a colour addict so these fabulous shades are right up my street. A beautiful piece Moira!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your petal pot is absolutely stunning, colors, design...everything about it = WOWEE gorgeous! I must go back for another look!

laurel said...

Stunning! Absolutely love it.