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Golden Moments

I love so much about Autumn: the cooler days and nights, the seasonal produce, the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving; most of all, I love the beautiful colors that appear in the Fall. Inspired by this month’s Mood Board, I’ve used the October Scrapbook Kit, loaded with 49 and Market papers and ephemera, along with packages of flowers from Prima, to scrap this photo of two of my grandchildren taken six years ago.   

Here is the Mood Board; I’ve kept to the twist of “Fall Colors”, and I’ve included the pumpkins in the top right image in my layout.

I began by adding “stitches” here and there around the border of the base sheet, using an old Prima stamp. I added more around a large piece of ephemera that I had selected to go under the photo. The photo itself is matted with a piece of corrugate to reflect the image on that piece. I began to select more pieces of ephemera to go under and around the piece, forming a cluster of layers. Before gluing everything down, I decided to add the paper that I had torn off the corrugate; I think it blend in perfectly.

Once the focal point was set, I began to add flowers and more flowers until I was satisfied. Next came the butterflies: the large one is from the ephemera pack, the smaller two are included in the cut-apart sheets from the paper pack.

I wanted to fill in some gaps, so I grabbed a jar of glass beads from my stash and began to apply them using gel medium as an adhesive. I liked the look, so I scattered some small clusters here and there around the page.

I finished my layout by adding the title piece: another bit of ephemera backed with a small piece of the paper left from stripping the corrugate.


****Did You Know?****

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