The fall palette is beautiful and has a unique twist of lime green.
Here is my layout...
|Our annual fall photo, October 2008 [when they would still pose happily together]|
I had my Vagabond humming for this one....lots of Sizzix dies used!
|Tim Holtz: Branch Tree, Mini Tattered leaves, Mini Flourish, Autumn Gatherings and the Sizzix Spooky Fence|
|I cut the spooky fences from chipboard and then painted with Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint.|
The Autumn Gatherings tiny leaves and branches are inked with a variety of Ranger Distress Inks in fall colours.
|Inking the small leaves BEFORE removing them from the cream cardstock is easier.|
Squished under the fences and other elements is wild moss. And I tell ya, this moss is WILD. Very difficult to tame! [Purchased at Michaels]
|I cut the tree from American Crafts "Cranberry" Duotone Glitter Paper. [Not really a cranberry colour actually]|
|The leaves are cut from Best Creation "Bronze Copper" glitter paper and AC Duotone "Caramel"|
Here is the title element, using images from the "Cut-Outs" piece of patterned paper in this collection....
|This pretty metal flower with the pearl centre is also from the Metal Trinkets package.|
|The "Fall" letters are cut from this same patterned paper and covered with Sookwang double sided sheet adhesive. I added black microbeads.|
|The flourish is cut from Gold AC glitter paper.|
|The apples on this "Cut-Out" element are covered with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.|
|The pumpkin is also crackled and the cat is covered with Glossy Accents.|
|The petals are cut from the reverse side of the Apple Cider Dot patterned paper.|
But I only had one stamp set for the entire class. Instead, I used the 2 medium sized petals as templates, which everyone used as tracers.
Cutting out all those petals might seem like a lot (20 for each sunflower) but it goes quickly because of the simple shape. And all edges of the petals are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The centres of the sunflowers are designed using black card stock, a SookWang adhesive sheet and black and copper Martha Stewart microbeads.
|Trace and cut centres into 2 pieces each from both Sookwang sheet and black card stock.|
|In glitter tray or similar, remove inner section of sookwang piece and cover with black microbeads.|
|Mix black and copper beads together in small container.|
|Remove backing from outer part of centre and cover with copper/black beads.|
|NOTE: The microbeads do not provide solid coverage, so I used black Bazzill card stock in the background.|
The crow on the green journaling spot is from the Apple Cider clear stamp set...
I stamped the crow onto black card stock using Clearsnap Donna Salazar Inx and embossing powder in "Leather"...which turns coppery...
Now I can only hope and pray that I am able to get a decent shot of my teens for this year's fall photo shoot! Fingers crossed :)