Thursday, 8 November 2018

Pumpkin Patch......Simple Stories Forever Fall Collection

Hello again

I am here today with a layout using up the rest of my DT kit using the beautiful Autumnal papers from the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection.

This paper collection was perfect for this large photo I have been waiting to scrap of my Mum and our girls taken back in 2011.
 For several years running we have visited a local Pick Your Own Farm at various times throughout the year, but my favourite visit is always the one to the pumpkin patch.
We have been making these visits since our girls were small and they always have a lovely display of various harvested pumpkins and also lots left out in the fields and we enjoy walking about and finding the largest and smallest ones that we can.



I based my layout on a sheet of Gathered Together  and onto the right hand side of the page I added a strip of the reverse side of a sheet of  4 x 6 Horizontal Elements 
I had my photo printed out large, it was initially an 8" x 10" print, but I cut it down to 7" x 10" and I placed this on the left hand side of the page and then cut a panel from a sheet of  4 x 4 Elements
and I overlapped this on the right hand side of the photo.





 I cut some flowers from a panel on the 4 x 4 Elements sheet and added some mulberry paper glittered leaves in various places.
I wanted to add some extra texture using fabric on my page, so I took some white cheesecloth and popped in a small bowl with a little water and some drops each of Crushed Courduroy and Barn Door Distress Stains 
After a few hours in soak I hung it to dry and added it to the page. The cheesecloth takes on the stain really well and I have often used this technique with a big variety of colours.



 After it had dried thoroughly I tucked small pieces of the dyed cheesecloth under areas of the page and then completed the layout using adhesive copper tone studs, various buttons and a raffia bow.



Sometimes I really enjoy using a very large statement photo and less embellishments on a page for a change, especially if I need to make a page quite quickly.

All of these gorgeous papers and many more are all available over at the shop..... so why not pull up a chair and a cuppa and treat yourself to a little shopping spree ;)

See you again when I am back later on in the month.

Happy Scrapping!
Anita xx

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