It’s still feeling pretty warm this October with only a few days of rain and lots of sunshine. We’ve been making the most of it playing outside in the leaf litter. I just loved this photo of my little boy making leaf angels.
First I used my silhouette to cut out this free template from Paper Issues in watercolour paper and painted them with different autumnal colours. I spritz the background with some gold and red Colorshine spray as I’m not great with white cardstock. I waited for them to dry before sticking them down a little and sewing over the layers with my machine and included some cool large copper sequins and some butterfly and leaf sequins I stole from my sons sequin stash.
I didn’t mind that the stitching was a little messy and organic. I added more droplets of mist over the leaves and added more small sequins in orange and gold and some Nuvo drops in a lovely yellow/mustardy colour. I also added some foam squares under the leaves to give them a bit more dimension.
I matted my photo with a few scrap layers of paper including one vellum piece and added some rub on stars, some cotton thread, thin wood pieces and some phrase stickers. I loved how it turned out and just made me happy!
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One Two Canoe Creekside Rub on Stars/ Shimelle Little by Little Sticker Book/ Paper Issue Cut File/ Nuvo Dots in Dandelion Yellow/ Heidi Swapp Colour Shine
Despite having the Cool Kid collection for a while, I have only used one sheet because I love it so much. I need to get using it while I do love it! It’s great with my high energy toddler photos.
I really love those slightly puffy stickets for the Eat, Sleep, Rawr and stars. I thought red and black were good compliments to the yellow and orange of the photograph.
Can’t wait to take more photos to use more of this line!
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While it is quite clearly getting darker and colder in the mornings I still have a lot of summer scrapbooking to finish. Autumn is my favourite time of the year and have already done our yearly chestnut pilgrimage to the local woods with my family.
But this page is about the lovely lovely warm summer. I cut out the title ‘It’s the Summer’ using 2 different fonts and backed the larger Summer part with a holographic foil I brought from a local shop, I love that it’s all rainbowy and fun. Ijust love this photo of my son getting soaked in the garden and used up some more rainbow diecuts and stickers which reminded me of the summer. I included some spritz of blue colour shine spray and backed it on a fun paper so it wasn’t too white.
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I went to the fab Mind the Scrap anniversary crop in Bristol over the summer which was the most fun! I didn’t stay into the night but met some really lovely ladies (including one who covered my page in bright pink Color Shine Spray, luckily it was salvageable by removing the photo and adding some more to make it look intentional.) I managed to get about 1 layout per hour done – so I did 6 in total. I really like cropping with other people, I’m neither shy or outgoing and do get a bit nervous meeting new people but the scrapbooking community are really friendly and good fun.
My first layout was based on a Shimelle Sketch from one of her classes (I think design decisions but can’t remember for sure!) including some pieces from the Little by little collection.
Next I did a double page (the other side was a pocket page) with most of the photos of our anniversary weekend to Cambridge.
I made a page for the August UK Scrap Addicts competition which was based on clustering that month – They do fun challenges each month which I like to join in on!
Next I was trying something a bit different to add movement. I really love that blue floral vellum. I think I mostly did one page layouts as I think they come together a bit quicker. I usually make some page kits to take with me which also makes it a bit easier, trying to include ephemera that I want to use up.
This was the page that got covered in pink ink, wasn’t too much of a stretch to make this page more pink. Having a little boy I do tend to steer away from pink, but it was nice to use for a page about our new kitten Artemis. I liked the background paper as it reminded me of the texture of her fur and I had to use that cute cat paper!
Finally this more bold page (based on another Shimelle design layout i loved) of us going to the Science Museum. I loved the copper vellum from Shimelle’s go now go collection. I borrowed my neighbours’ Tim Holtz tiny attacher and needless to say it’s going on the christmas list!
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