Sunday, October 23, 2016


We have a nice  hornbeam hedge around the half of our property -  40 meters to trim twice a year- inside and outside . What means plenty of work for hubby and me, but we love the high green fence and the birdies love it as well.

 I took some of the leaves and dried them and ironed them between kitchenroll- and backing paper .
I covered them partially with white gesso and other acrylic paint and collaged them with scraps and all kinds of other stuff in one of my Altered Books. After everything was dry I sealed all with acrylic varnish spray in matte.

I accented with stabilo all in black and with a white correction pen. 
Some random marks were  made with pencil, others were stamped.

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Indian Summer, Golden October, Autumn 



  1. tolle blatterseiten,sowas hatte ich ja auch schon gemacht,und due blätter halten sich und trocknen nicht aus.
    einen schönen sonntag.

    lieben gruß jenny

  2. Your leafy pages are fantastic, great idea, love all the texture. Have a wonderful Sunday, here we have misty and cold weather. Hugs, Valerie

  3. What a wonderful spread Susi - love the way you used the leaves. We don't have hornbeams here, so it was a new tree to me. It's always lovely to have trees and the birds nearby

  4. Amazing textures on the pages Susi and I can hear the birds twittering now in your beautiful hedge. There are couple of house near us with the tight hedges and they are full of little, busy birds all the time.

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. ....der Jahreszeit sehr angemessen! Geht es gut?

  6. toll die Blätter so zu verarbeiten auf deine Seite!Sieht wieder so schön aus das fertige Bild!
    Die Tiere mögen diese Hecken wenn man vorbei läuft sehe ich auch immer so viele kleine Vögel darin rum werkeln.
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  7. Your spread looks so beautiful, Susi and I love that you used real leaves.
    Have a happy Sunday! :)
    xo Julia

  8. Really, really beautiful ad I love the fact you used real leaes!! A stunning autumnal spread!! Happy Sunday!

  9. Toll sieht deine Doppelseite aus mit diesen vielen Texturen! Du hast deine Blätter gebügelt :) Ich lege die frischen Blätter einige Tage unter einen Stoß Kataloge, dann sind sie genügend glatt gepresst für mich.
    Es gefällt mir sehr, dass du auch das eine Blatt, bei dem bereits ein Teil fehlt, verwendet hast.
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  10. A gorgeous page using your pressed leaves. Your hedge must be a wonderful place for the birds, its good to see them and hear them sign.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Fabulous idea using your leaves and what an awesome and beautiful page it made.
    Your hedge looks lovely and I can imagine the birds loving it.
    We have a hedge of conifer type trees that are dying and will be removed in November. We are now trying to find something suitable to plant in its place to keep the wildlife happy but which won't be too difficult to maintain.
    Have a lovely day Susi.
    Gill xx

  12. Du bist eine Meisterin der Texturen - wunderschöne Seiten wieder!! Ulrike

  13. Eine wunderbare Seite! Tolle Texturen und Details! Auch die Farben mag ich sehr!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  14. wunderschön gestaltet,
    gefällt mir sehr gut!

  15. That is a fantastic page. I love what you did with those leaves Susi. :) Hope your new week starts off fantastic. Hugs-Erika

  16. Had to look up your handsome Hornbeam tree to find out more about it. Interesting! Gorgeous way to preserve some leaves. You elevated them to art in your beautiful pages liebe Susi. It sounds like the hedge is a work of art too thanks to you and your husband ♥♥♥ oxo

  17. This is just such beautiful art and all the more special for you incorporating leaves from the hedge in your garden.

  18. I love how you used the leaves from your garden in this beautiful Autumnal page!

  19. I am getting ready to cut down the now overgrown and dying flower bed in my front yard. This post has inspired me to save a few leaves and turn them into art. You have once again inspired me to consider using items from nature. I love, love, love this mixed media spread!

  20. Beautiful Susi! I love that you used leaves from your yard, that makes it all the more special!

  21. Gorgeous page Susi, I love how you're always so in tune with the nature around you
    Donna xx

  22. Liebe Susi,
    dazu fallen mir fast ;-) keine Worte
    mehr ein - faszinierend, super, großartig, zauberhaft.....
    Lg und eine sonnige Woche.

  23. What a beautiful hedge-fence, I'm sure the birds love it.
    That's marvellous how you have taken four leaves and made them into this work of art with all your ingenious layering. I love the tiny pale blue text-fence at the bottom too.

  24. Like Patty I had to look up the hornbeam bush too:) I love a good "green" fence. We have forsythia bushes and yes the birds do love them:) Great way to completely bring nature into your lovely art!

  25. Sper Idee und superschöne Optik. Gefällt mir sehr diese echten Blätter und wie du das Drumherum so schön gestaltet hast, der Hauch Burgunderrot dazu ist einfach klasse.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

  26. Fabulous textures in your journal.....that is alot of work a hornbeam, pretty but thorny. xox

  27. I love the colours in your hedge! You have made such a lovely page with the leaves! I really should give that a go! Hugs, Chrisx

  28. Brilliant pages Susi!! So clever to use your beautiful foliage! xoxo

  29. Boah, was für eine tolle Idee und sieht total klasse aus.
    LG Carola


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