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Friday, November 6, 2015

An Autumn Story

Hello Scrappy friends! I've been happy to get back to my favorite past time with this layout that explains what has been occupying my time lately.
This is the layout that I created to remember a small family party that my husband and I hosted in October. We had so much fun with our two grown up kids and their dates for this lovely fall evening. The weather was perfect, and everyone had fun.

Over at CSI we have a brand new challenge tonight. Be sure to follow the link and see what it's all about! 

We have four sponsors this month at CSI. 
They are Arty Annie, Charm's Creations, Denim Tampons (Denim Stamps, in English), and Flutterby Designs. Our cherished permanent sponsor is Flying Unicorn. Big thanks to all of our sponsors! 

Here, you can see a new technique that I tried. I used a stamp to stamp a pattern on the gnarly tree, then embossed it. After that, I painted it with gesso and painted it. There are a lot of masks I could have used but if you don't have a mask that gives you the look you want, but you have a stamp you like....just add a few more steps and you get the look you want! 

Texture, texture, TEXTURE! Gotta love it! 

For the falling leaves, I used one of my punches in a maple leaf shape and opened an old dictionary to pages that had "Halloween words" such as "haunting", "creeping", "monstrous". Then I used inks to get the color I wanted. 


Basic Grey paper
Blue Fern Studios paper, stamp, chip board
Core'dinations paper
EK Success punch
May Arts lace
Me and My Big Ideas paper

Petaloo berries and leaves
Prima ink pads
Ranger/Tim Holtz gears
Stampendous Frantage embossing powders
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
From my stash: old dictionary

The journaling is written in the form of a "To Do List" for the party we hosted. It reads:
October Party 

To Do List

  • plan party 
  • invite guests 
  • make wreaths
  • paint pumpkins
  • set out Halloween decor
  • plant containers 
  • clean house
  • cook, cook, cook
  • greet guests
  • have fun! 
Thanks for taking a peek at my latest layout! 
Until next time.....

1 comment:

  1. Super fun! Love the details and always like how you use distress powder. Fun touches, great color. Looks like you had a wonderful party :)