Thursday, December 12, 2013

It is getting frigid and really starting to feel like winter! Which of course means it’s the perfect time to scrapbook those autumn photos, right? ;) Why does it always feel like I’m a season behind? Oh wait, maybe because I am…

Anyway, I’m going to share TWO autumn layouts with you today! I really like how both of them came out, especially since I really love the photos!!

For the first one, I was inspired by Paige Evan’s page (by the way, she is having an amazing giveaway right now that you might want to check out) using lots of leaves.

I used sheets from the Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6x6 paper pad and cut a bunch of leaves with my Silhouette. 

You can download the SVG that I made and used here!

After they were all cut out, I positioned them around my page, making sure to spread out the leaves that had similar patterns and colors.

Then I cut out a title with my Silhouette and watercolored it to make it stand out more.

To my delight, the Freckled Fawn wood veneer frames I got in my Black Friday grab bag fit PERFECTLY around my photos – AND the words were so appropriate. Now that’s serendipity! I decided to paint them with white acrylic paint, and then also did a light wash of watercolors to make them match the title. The effect is just so subtle and beautiful!

I did the same for these LOVE wood veneer penants from Crate Paper, and dressed them up further with little chipboard stickers and more wood veneer.

After all of this, I didn’t have a good space for journaling, so I took a piece of vellum and journaled a frame around the pictures.

This ended up being one of my recent favorite layouts – I hope you like it too! :)

I used another picture from this photoshoot for my next layout, but I did a more "showcase" one, using one 4x6.

I mainly wanted to try a really cool watercolor technique that Wilna shows in Art Class 1, and I really love the beautiful, artsy, free effect you end up with!!

With such a beautiful and colorful thing to look at, I didn’t add much else to my page, and I still really like how it came out.

You might have noticed from my last few layouts that I am loving these resin flowers recently (I've almost finished with the package and need to get some more in my next Two Peas order!). Except there's a hot pink one in the package and I'm not really a fan of hot pink... but I didn't want to let such a pretty embellishment go to waste! I simply covered the flower in white acrylic paint, and while the paint was still kind of wet, i painted over it with red/pink watercolors. It's not perfect and smooth, but I definitely like it a lot better than the hot pink! Don't be afraid to alter your items to make them work for you!! :)

I hope these two layouts gave you some inspiration to scrap autumn photos, if you’re like me and hadn’t done so yet! Let me know if you try out any of these techniques!

Hope you have a great day :) xx

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