Embracing Autumn. Glorious tones of gold, crimson, and endless shades of browns orchestrate a superb finale. Our hands are warmed by rich and delectable cups of coffee that burst with a flavor-filled aroma. The sweet chipmunks and squirrels are busy collecting their harvest of nuts. The berries hang thick on trees providing food for the woodland creatures of all sorts. If you are in my part of the world, it’s time to prepare for winter and celebrate the beauty of the season. Just for good measure, black cats, spiders and pumpkins round out the month of October. Snuggle in and come on the journey with me.
Welcome to our October edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories modeled and styled by Dominique from 3C Style. Botanicals, critters, photography and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Botanicals, critters and art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition and click on the links for free printables. Check out our shop for the original fashion and accessories from all of our editions.
Roasted in small batches, the scent wafts towards you as you open the thick wooden door of a downtown coffeehouse. Good conversation, an old world feel, and people watching. An informal club of regulars who gather over a hot cup and a sweet treat. Darren’s photography of his local coffee house and Dominique’s gorgeous flat lay inspired this paper with old coffee invoices and graphics. It even includes one of my favorite illustrations by Elizabeth Blackwell. There is also more to come with a coffee design in a special post.
Free to use in your craft and paper projects. For personal use.
We were going nuts this month! Dominique is inspired by nature with this fantastic style. There is something special happening over at 3C Style with an incredibly special squirrel and nuts.Just a preview of what is happening over there. Make sure you don’t miss it!
Darren has created some life-like drawings of walnuts in many forms. He is such an incredible artist who truly amazes me each and every month. The laughs the three of us share about our subject matter was quite fun and I relived being a young girl again. If you could see behind the scenes of these editions you would crack up! Darren was kind enough to allow me creative freedom with his drawings. There is also more to come with this nut in a special post.
It’s October and I could not resist to include some of my favorite Halloween ephemera. Last year Dominique did an amazing spread with this recreated Black Cat Paper. I have included a few other trick or treat goodies. These are great for journal and craft products.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Our next edition will be on Wednesday, November 20th. Until then you can check out some our past editions. Please take a moment to visit our Fashioned By Nature shop.