November 17, 2010

Autumn Leaves


Autumn is in every way my favorite time of year. The mild temps, the changing colors and oh the chunky knits!! More than any other season, I spend so much time outside with the kids in the fall. One crisp day last week, the kids and I pulled out the rake and wrangled the leaves into a giant pile before jumping in. And since I had yet to use this new leaf punch bought on sale at Joann's a few weeks back, it seemed like a great opportunity to document the photos from that day. Journaling reads: "Anticipating the jump while golden leaves are raked into a mountainous heap is an austere test in patience for three anxious toddlers." Yes, I used my thesaurus.


To create some extra dimension behind the punched leaves, I masked off an area and placed the negative from the punch. I stamped using the grunge stamp from Kaiserkraft with black, brown and olive inks, then sprayed Mr. Huey mist in Atmosphere and Maya Mist in Blue Cornflower. When cleaning out my stash this weekend, I found some BG Granola and thought it would be perfect to use for the challenge over at Candy Shoppe Designs - use animals or animal print in your design. I've got it covered with tiger and zebra prints. The winner will receive an awesome package full of goodies from Blue Moon Scrapbooking - wish me luck!

13 comments:

Cassie said...

So fabulous!!!
I love the sewing on the page!!
=)

KateB said...

why didn't I think of such a wonderful idea???Love this!! THe leaves are ultra cool!

KitKat (Candy Shoppe Team Sugar)

ArlaMo said...

Love the square photos! And fall is definitely my favorite, too.

Amy Coose said...

This LO is just fabulous and I love the grunge stamp!

shelley said...

one word smith to another... love this!

Valerie said...

This is a gorgeous page!! I absolutely love how you masked with the punched out paper. genius!!

Diane Payne said...

This is simply gorgeous! The photos really shine in this layout!

lisa truesdell said...

beautiful page - i love the leaves!

Judy Bagwell said...

Beautiful LO!

Mo said...

ha ha....loooove the animal print leaves and the stitching! wow!

thanks for playing along with the lollipop girls!

lil mint MOcha (candy shoppe designs)

Lowri said...

OK - so if I did layouts, THIS is what I want them to look like!

Awesome to see you on the Paper Issues team - look forward to seeing heaps more of your work!
Lowri :-)
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

Tettiz said...

FAB layout!! I love the white background and all the leaves. Thanks for playing with us at CSD!

/ Jeanette aka Lush Liquorice, CSD DT

Miss Jaster said...

lovin that leaf punch!!

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