Thursday, October 15, 2015

Autumn Scrapbook Layout

This fun Autumn two page layout is made from several files from Paper Crafting World. The files used were:

Carving out Memories
Autumn Title
Bear in Sweater with Apples

I also used leaf dies from Prima to add an airy feel. The solid papers were from Recollections found at Michael's and the decorative papers were from "The Fall Stack" by Die Cuts With a View found at JoAnn's. (I think it has been discontinued so use any fall papers.) After cutting the pieces out with my Silhouette, I inked them all with Distress Inks. Optional, use a white gel pen for highlight and use colored pencils for details on apple barrel.

 I cut my mats for my pictures and ran them through my Sizzix Big Kick  for a little added texture. I used the a swirl folder from The Paper Studio found at Hobby Lobby. Each mat was backed with a tiny bit of black paper to help them stand out from the background papers. Lastly, I cut some strips of decorative paper in a wave to add movement to my layout and placed them behind my mats and title. (Before you glue anything down, you should lay them all out where you think they should go. I usually walk away at this point and then come back later to see if I still like how I have my items arranged. If there is anything that needs changing, I do it now and then I adhere everything down.)

If you already have photos you know you want to use, mat them first. Then lay them out to fit on the two pages and once you have all the photos placed add the die cuts.  I print my own pictures so I can make them fit any size mats that I make.