My LSS, Paper Paradise, posted a January Challenge to use a sketch from Pagemaps. I thought I'd give it a whirl so looked for something to scrap. I found some nice pictures from an autumn walk to the Nut Grove in Baxter Conservation Area. (This is a beautiful walk through the woods!) I used a kit (also from Paper Paradise) which took all the guess-work out of coordinating the papers and accessories. I'm new to this style of scrapbooking, but I still kind of like how it turned out. DH doesn't like it at all. You win some, you lose some.
I've blurred the photos of my girls - I'm a bit weird about posting pictures of my kids on the big, bad Internet.
We were supposed to use an acrylic embellishment on this layout, so I used the A for Autumn and tinted it with some lumiere (russet and burnt orange). I adhered it with embroidery floss and a photo turn. The tree is a die-cut from a sheet of coordinating die cuts and so are the letters. The background scallop paper was too white so I coloured it with my creamy brown chalk cats-eye pad (direct-to-paper in a swirling motion). I added a bit of walnut brown distress ink to give it a bit more depth. The brown scallop was cut with my Fiskars shape template and gussied up a bit with more lumiere. (It was at this point that I noticed my kit came with copper scrapbook glaze so I shoulda-coulda-woulda used that instead.) The R in Rambling is dotted with my gel pen to coordinate with the narrow brown-and-white-polka-dot ribbon that I forgot to add before the photo was taken.
Supplies: Stamps: Touch of Nature, Season by Season - Stampin' Up!; Paper: chocolate chip 12x12 textured, really rust, chocolate chip - Stampin' Up, patterned paper - BasicGrey; scalloped paper - unknown; Ink: really rust - Stampin' Up, Colorbox creamy brown fluid chalk, Tim Holtz walnut distress ink ; Other: lumiere (Jacquard), BasicGrey die cuts, Fiskars scallop template, embroidery floss, acrylic letters, Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware photo turn, white signo gel pen.