Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Leafing" Memories Behind Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Leafing" Memories Behind Blog Hop. A few of us on the Club CK Forum (17 to be exact!) are sharing projects that incorporate leaves. If you didn't arrive here from Mandi's blog, you may want to hop on over to Amanda's blog so you can start the blog hop from the beginning and enter Amanda's blog candy.

So here's my layout:


This layout all started with a piece of patterned paper that I never even used. I hate when that happens but my design took a left turn when I saw Nichol Magouirk's October Scrapbook Stamping class over at twopeasinabucket.com. Her challenge this month was to stamp a scene on your scrapbook page. Because I was creating a busy and colorful scene on my page, I opted to use the more neutral papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Hello Fall!" collection.

To create my scene, I pulled out an old stamp set (Branching Out from Stampin' UP!) and used my new Tim Holtz seasonal distress inks along with some other distress inks. For the title, I used the die-cut letters that was part of the LYB collection along with two Technique Tuesday stamps. Here's a a close-up of the scene I created for my title block:


For the journaling, I created a little banner using yellow and cream banner stickers from Studio Calico. At first, I journaled straight on the sticker but the combination of my brown marker ink and the finish on the sticker yielded a lot of smears. To cover them up, I traced and hand cut banners from the paper left over from my title block. To adhere the banner, I tied my twine into a bow with one long tail. I put a dab of Glossy Accents behind the knot and affixed it to the page. I draped the longer of the two tails to the edge of the page and used the Tiny Attacher. I popped the banners on foam adhesive. Here's a closer look:


The journaling reads: I long for the days when we spent time as a family picking apples and pumpkins. What beautiful memories I have!

The cluster of leaves on the bottom of the layout is from the LYB cardstock diecuts and corrugated shapes. Because the brown color on the maple leaf was so intense, I sprayed it with Mister Huey in Calico White. I arranged the cluster around the quote that appears on the bottom of the patterned paper.


Thanks for visiting. Now, hop on over to Devra's blog.

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello Fall!);
Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Branching Out); Technique Tuesday (Amazing by Ali Edwards; Favorite Memories by Ali Edwards); Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger; Library Ledger Year Additions):
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs; Ripe Persimmon; Seedless Preserves; Shabby Shutters; Scattered Straw); Studio Calico Mister Huey (Calico White);
Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle cardstock diecuts and corrugated shapes (Hello Fall!): Studio Calico label stickers (cream and yellow); My Mind's Eye twine (Lime Twist); October Afternoon label stickers (Seaside);
Tools: Fiskars border punch (Scallop Sentiment); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

20 comments:

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What a precious layout! I love how you put your journaling in the banner ... Genious!

Moongirl said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE the journaling on the banner!!! So lifting that. I never would have guessed you made the stamped pp; it looks factory made. Nice lo

Andrea said...

Love the banner!!! SO CUTE!

blsd2scrp said...

I love, love, love this page! the banner is so great as are the rest of the embellies! thanks for the hop!

Steffanie said...

How cute! Love the boys in overalls, the fun journaling banner and all the colors in your layout! Fantastic!

GLOANN said...

Your LO is beautiful. I am very taken with that little redhead as I have a redheaded granddaughter.

All about UNC! said...

There are so many things I like about this layout...so I'll just say I love it all! The title and those trees at the top are...well they make me swoon! Totally awesome! No that's not quite getting my point across...TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I MEAN TOTALLY!!!
Kathy-K2S

photochic said...

I love how you used the pennets for your journaling! Such a clever idea! I love the LYB paper too! :)

Megan D said...

Love the title! The different colors are awesome!

Adele said...

Seriously, I love the yellow baker's twine! Adds the most wonderful splash of colour!

alisonm said...

beautiful! I really love the stamping at the top of the page!

Derv said...

I like the texture in the leaf embellies. Your stamping is beautiful

Shanon said...

Wow! You did an amazing job on your LO! It is lovely. The photos are darling and the trees across the top are beautiful. This is my favorite LO so far!

Em's Thoughts said...

I love this layout. The journal banner was a great touch. Beautiful.

Ashley Horton said...

I LOVE this layout Linda! The photos are adorable and I love the fun scene you created with the stamping and leaf cluster at the corner of your photos! The little banner is so fun!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I love how you did the title area and used that tree stamp set. I have the same set and never even thought to use it!! Your LO looks great!
Melissa

csewy said...

So cute...great job with the stamping!! Love the sweet banner with the jouranling!! Very sweet!!

bfran55 said...

I love this LO! From the stamping to the journaling on the banner...beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous spread. The colors are perfect, and I love the trees and the banner. :o)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sweet and lovely!