has officially arrived here.  We had our second snowfall yesterday, this one making driving a little challenging.  Last week we had just a dusting of snow, so it still felt like fall.  Yesterday, it took me almost an hour to get home from work instead of 15 minutes.  Now with this snow, it certainly is putting me in the Christmas mood. I might just start those Christmas cards early.  Oh I know, most of you have had yours finished weeks ago, but I'm always scrambling to finish at the last moment.  The amount I plan to make usually dwindles as I get closer to the deadline.
 I still want to scrapbook some fall photos, and this week's color palette #84 at The Color Room was perfect.  Here's my layout:    
  I used Bo Bunnies "Et Cetera" line, the colors were pretty close to the palette.  I first lightly inked the background paper in the center with a chicken wire mask from The Crafter's Workshop.  I then cut out some District Market tissue paper using my new Tim Holtz Sizzix Doily die.  First I stained the tissue with a few different shades of brown Distress stain and after it dried, I folded the paper in half.  I placed it on the die with the folded part on the edge where it wouldn't cut out so it would be a full circle.  I then lightly brushed some Matt Medium (Claudine Helmuth) on the paper, placed the doily on top and brushed more matt medium on top, just enough to glue down the whole thing.  I punched out a border on both sides of a strip of paper, using the EK punch "Aster".  Down the center, I used the new We R Memory Keepers ribbon tool.  This one is the leaf design - very easy to use!  I added a 7Gypsies ruler, Bo Bunny brads & trinkets, Pink Paislee butterflies and some hemp string.  The flower was made with 7Gypsies tissue paper and plastic netting that I had saved from somewhere (groceries, maybe?)  There's also a small tissue flower and leaves cut out with Tim Holtz dies too. These two photos were taken in our car, looking up at the sun roof.  When we were on the east coast last month, there was quite a rain storm, blowing leaves everywhere.  When I looked up, I thought it looked cool with the leaves floating in the water and the trees above.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

1 comment

KellyCreates said...

I learn so many techniques from only ONE of your layouts, Jan. The angle of those photos is really cool! Love how you used the doily die and tissue paper. And that layered flower has such beautiful it all :)

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