Welcome to the "Leafing" Memories Behind Blog Hop. A few of us on the Club CK Forum (17 to be exact!) are sharing projects that incorporate leaves. If you didn't arrive here from Mandi's blog, you may want to hop on over to Amanda's blog so you can start the blog hop from the beginning and enter Amanda's blog candy.
So here's my layout:
This layout all started with a piece of patterned paper that I never even used. I hate when that happens but my design took a left turn when I saw Nichol Magouirk's October Scrapbook Stamping class over at twopeasinabucket.com. Her challenge this month was to stamp a scene on your scrapbook page. Because I was creating a busy and colorful scene on my page, I opted to use the more neutral papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Hello Fall!" collection.
To create my scene, I pulled out an old stamp set (Branching Out from Stampin' UP!) and used my new Tim Holtz seasonal distress inks along with some other distress inks. For the title, I used the die-cut letters that was part of the LYB collection along with two Technique Tuesday stamps. Here's a a close-up of the scene I created for my title block:
For the journaling, I created a little banner using yellow and cream banner stickers from Studio Calico. At first, I journaled straight on the sticker but the combination of my brown marker ink and the finish on the sticker yielded a lot of smears. To cover them up, I traced and hand cut banners from the paper left over from my title block. To adhere the banner, I tied my twine into a bow with one long tail. I put a dab of Glossy Accents behind the knot and affixed it to the page. I draped the longer of the two tails to the edge of the page and used the Tiny Attacher. I popped the banners on foam adhesive. Here's a closer look:
The journaling reads: I long for the days when we spent time as a family picking apples and pumpkins. What beautiful memories I have!
The cluster of leaves on the bottom of the layout is from the LYB cardstock diecuts and corrugated shapes. Because the brown color on the maple leaf was so intense, I sprayed it with Mister Huey in Calico White. I arranged the cluster around the quote that appears on the bottom of the patterned paper.
Thanks for visiting. Now, hop on over to Devra's blog.
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello Fall!);
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Branching Out); Technique Tuesday (Amazing by Ali Edwards; Favorite Memories by Ali Edwards); Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger; Library Ledger Year Additions):
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs; Ripe Persimmon; Seedless Preserves; Shabby Shutters; Scattered Straw); Studio Calico Mister Huey (Calico White);
Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle cardstock diecuts and corrugated shapes (Hello Fall!): Studio Calico label stickers (cream and yellow); My Mind's Eye twine (Lime Twist); October Afternoon label stickers (Seaside);
Tools: Fiskars border punch (Scallop Sentiment); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.