Hello friends! It’s Kira and I am back with another 8.5×11 scrapbook layout. Is anyone else completely over summer yet? It gets so hot here in San Antonio during August and I can’t wait for the (slightly) cooler temperatures of fall. This layout got me totally in the mood for fall.
The photo was actually taken in the spring, but it has a fall vibe, don’t ya think? I took this photo in the yard while I was raking up all of the dead, brown leaves. And my youngest son thought it was some sort of game. He just kept climbing in and playing with the piles of leaves. It makes for a long day of yard work when you’re re-raking leaves; but it also makes for some cute photos to scrapbook.
I recently got some colored pencils from my mother in law, and wanted to practice my coloring. So I stamped out a bunch of the Chin Up Buttercup flowers to practice with. Since the photo is mostly browns and oranges, I decided to stick in the same color scheme.
I love adding dimension to my pages. You can add dimension to your stamped flowers easily with this trick: place them on some foam. Then use a blunt, rounded tool and move it in a circular motion in the center of your flowers. This will instantly curl up your edges giving it dimension and a sense of realism.
Before adhering my flowers to the page, I added some mixed media. I used some yellow-orange watercolor and the packaging technique. I didn’t feel like there was enough black on the background, so I used a leaf stamp from Bloom Where You Are Planted, and stamped directly on the background in black. Then I added some black watercolor splatters.
I created a cut file title using my Cricut and layer some orange foam behind it to give it dimension but also sticking with the color scheme. I stamped some additional leaves in orange and yellow and fussy cut those out to add to the background as well. I adhered everything down, and placed my photo on top of the “o” in work.
Are you ready for fall now too?