Sunday, October 20, 2013

I {Heart} Fall

It's the first ever ScrapStuffz Inspired By blog hop, Hooray For Fall!  You should have come here via Shirley's blog.  If you get lost along the way, be sure to go to ScrapStuffz to find the full hop list.

We were given this inspiration photo

And this sketch
This is what I came up with

Seriously, Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I think the new year should start September 1st, not January 1st.  I love the crispness in the air, the color in the trees.  I love football and school starting just seems like a new beginning.  We have these concrete sculpture things at a park in town that have shape cutouts in them.  I lined up my shot, through the heart shape, to include the pretty leaves in the background.  

To make my background, I die cut some leave and applied some gel medium through the negative.  Then I pulled out my new gellatos and scribbled color in various places, wet, and spread around.  I set it aside to dry and when I pulled it out, I almost chucked it to the side because it was really bright and not quite the look I was going for.  Instead, I pulled out my distress ink and stamps and went to work grunging it up.  I like it a lot better!  It gives that rustic feel that comes with Fall.  The leaves not only turn colors, but start browning and have a cool distressed look about them.   I added some burlap and paper, a fun embellishment, cute title letters and a bit of journaling.  

I hope you have enjoyed your stop here.  Be sure to play along by leaving comments, making your inspired by layout and joining ScrapStuffz.  Your next stop on the hop is Devra!  Be sure to find our what creative genius she has for you! 











12 comments:

Shirley Mijares Mascarina said...

Beautiful background, I love it! Great take on the sketch too!

Devra said...

This is gorgeous. Your artsy side is really starting to show!

Chelsea said...

I love the idea of the distress inks on the gelatos! How smart! Great page!

Debbie P said...

Your layout is lovely! Such pretty colors and I love how you created the photo!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Love your background and the fun title/photo treatment. Stunning!

Melissa Vining said...

Your layout is stunning, I love how you created your background!

Lyne Blodgett said...

Love the background - you did a fantastic job

Steffanie said...

You are so creative with all the different mediums and your layouts are so stunning! Another gorgeous layout, my friend!

Adele said...

Stupendous, as always, love!

Robyn said...

I love your background technique!!! Taking that photo through a heart was genious! Love your work!!!

Laurie said...

Laura, awesome layout, and thanks for telling us how you made the background! Fantastic tutorial. And I LOVE that picture!

Rita said...

beautiful background with distress!!!
I like it! :)