October Setup- Forest Themed Collage

Hi everyone,

October is here and so is autumn! I love this time of year, the leaves changing colours is so beautiful, so my theme this month reflects that. I decided to go a bit out of my comfort zone and instead of painting I made collages using paper and photos.


Here’s my October cover page. For my theme I used photos of forests, layered the pages with brown paper and card, doodled on the pages using fineliners and stuck in pen doodles. As I don’t have any autumnal washi tape (yet… washi tape shopping spree imminent) I improvised and cut strips of brown patterned paper and backed them with double sided tape.


For a change I decided to use a two page calendar with boxes and I definitely like the look of it this way.


Side note- please excuse the crinkly pages. I’ve just got a new Leuchtturm journal and the ghosting is much more visible than my previous Leuchtturm so I had to stick the pages together to avoid the next spread being ruined. Does anyone else have this problem? If you’ve found ways around this, like pens that don’t ghost, please do let me know in the comments.


This habit tracker is definitely my favourite spread of this month. I’m really happy with how the pumpkins and squashes look. I’m already excited for Halloween and pumpkin season!

I really enjoyed trying collaging to make this month’s pages. When painting previous monthly set-ups I’ve felt very wary of making any mistakes, but collage is more freeing as if you’re not happy with what you’ve done you can simply cover it up with more paper! I will be continuing this in my weekly spreads and posting it here.

Thanks for reading, have a great month everyone!



4 thoughts on “October Setup- Forest Themed Collage”

  1. LT notebooks do ghost a bit. Is this the new range where the dots go right to the end of the page? Thats the notebook that’s probably going to be my next journal so I hope they aren’t worse paper quality! Generally just being lighter handed helps and some pens are worse than others, but you get a lot of comments on bujo Facebook pages where people aren’t happy with the ghosting. I like the books for their sturdyness though, as well as how well they suit journaling and don’t mind the ghosting as much so I’ll probably stick to them.


    1. No this isn’t part of that range, it looks the same as my last one but is definitely worse for ghosting. Hope your new one is good. I’ll have to try to find some better pens! Yeah it seems to be a common problem but they are really good generally.


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