Hi, everyone! Jana Eubank here.
Fall is my favorite time of year! There are so many opportunities to pull out the camera and record family memories! Whether it's playing in the fall leaves, taking fall drives, wearing crazy Halloween costumes, cooking cozy foods in the kitchen, or gathering together in gratitude with family and friends, I bet you have a lot of pictures to scrap this time of year as well.
I have a couple of seasonal layouts to share with you today. One is a soft and subtle autumn page and the other is a bold and bright Halloween page.
When scrapping fall photos, we typically reach for papers with the same colors of the autumn leaves falling from the trees . . . reds, golds, oranges, yellow, and brown. For these photos I decided to take a different approach. First, I began with the color of the leaves in my photos ... yellow! I pulled out The Sweetest Thing Bluebell collection. This collection caught my eye with its color palette of soft gold, neutral gray, cream, and blue.
Supplies:The Sweetest Thing-Bluebell:Bouquet patterned paper, Meadow patterned paper, Journal patterned paper,label stickers,layered stickers,chipboard elements,die cut title,buttons,decorative brads,stickers;The Sweetest Thing-Lavender:Impression patterned paper;Misc:brown distressing ink,paper piercer,needle,embroidery floss,computer and printer,adhesive/trimmer
I began by layering several of the neutral papers together in vertical strips. Next, I matted my photos with a soft woodgrain paper (from the Lavender collection). I matted my focal point photo with a soft golden floral.
The doilies and buttons in this collection have a homespun feeling about them ... perfect for the cozy fall season. I used a layered doily accent from the decorative brads and a layered doily sticker from the layered stickers.
I finished off the cozy feeling of this page by stitching on a few chipboard buttons and adding handstitching to the title block.
This next page is almost a complete opposite from the autumn page. The colors and patterns of the fall page almost blend together, while the bold colors and patterns of this Halloween page, are spunky and attention-grabbing.
The two papers that first caught my eye in the Lost & Found Halloween collection were the black and cream stripes of the Hallows Skull Doily Paper, and the orange glittery flowers of the Hallows Patterned Paper. I combined these two together and then added a pop of color with the green polka dotted paper from the Winter Wonderland collection. I love adding an unexpected pop of color to my pages. It really livens things up!
Supplies:Lost and Found Halloween:Skull Doily patterned paper,Newsprint patterned paper,Hallows patterned paper,glittered accessories sheet,chipboard accessories,decorative brads,6x6 paper pad,stamps;Winter Wonderland:Christmas Trees patterned paper;Misc:cardstock,distressing ink,paper piercer,black ink,computer and printer,adhesive,trimmer
I loved this combination but thought I might want to add another "restful" layer to give the eye a break, so I added a layer of Hallows Newsprint Paper behind my photo. Next, I wanted to add something to the upper right corner of the page. I used the spider web stamp from the clear stamp set. How great is this stamp?! I can see myself adorning the corners of every Halloween project I create this year with this cute stamp!
To keep the skull chipboard element from feeling TOO creepy on this page of my sweet kids, I added a punched circle of 6 x 6 polka dot pattern paper behind it. Polka dots always make everything a little more happy and friendly,wouldn't you agree?
Fall is my favorite time of year.It is full of warmth, coziness and family memories that deserve to be in your scrapbooks and My Mind's Eye has the perfect supplies to help you get those memories into your books. Happy scrapping!