September 13, 2013

Splendor Fall Event

Welcome to the Fall Splendor Blog Hop with PaperHaus! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine but also celebrating the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus Magazine! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration! Click below to check out the latest edition of this amazing magazine!  The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from PaperHaus and the eclectic Paperie team so make sure you click through each blog for inspiration! Enjoy the hop and remember that the Fall Splendor Blog Hop runs from September 1st to the 15th so plenty of time to be inspired!

During the fall, my house consists of many conversations regarding weekend hunting.  My boys are always trying to find time to fit it in.  It's not top on my list of things to do, but, I do love the captured photos of my boys doing something they love together.  

I started with the 6x6 Basic Grey Hipster paper pad and one sheet of Bazzill cardstock.  I wanted a strip of long paper at the bottom of my layout so I pieced two strips of paper together and added another to create an obvious seam.  I chose papers from this non-fall collection that actually went with my fall theme and started layering papers under my photos.  I hand cut leaves, sewed them together with my machine.  I decided that my white space needed color and I remember seeing a technique on pinterest about making your own water colors.  In a vintage metal jello dish, I added one squirt of spray ink and a touch of water, dug out my Tim Holtz Splatters layering stencil and added until I was content!

 I practiced on scrap first since my layout was pretty near complete.  This allowed me to see that the color was too wet and strong at first.  After wiping on paper a few times, it became the color that I was looking for.  I continued this process with three different colors.  Then, I colored my wood veneers from Studio Calico and Basic Grey with the same brown watercolor that I had already made.  Added a few Studio Calico sequins attached with Glue Dots, and tucked in metal FarmHouse Paper Company feather trinkets, a couple appropriate flair from A Flair for Buttons and I was done.  Or so I thought.  It needed more stitching.  Did you know that you can sew through veneer with a really sharp needle?  IT MUST BE SHARP and take it slow!

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  1. Why a beautiful layout!! Love your sewed leaves, and I think I need that stencil ;)

  2. I LOVE all of the trinkets you have added! They just add so much interest to your FAB LO! THX for the sewing tip for veneer!

  3. Love it! I love the Dylusions spray drops - so pretty!

  4. Love those layers, the feathers and sewn leaves are fab! x

  5. Stunning MaryAnn ... loving the sewn leaves and all the are the queen of layouts!!!
    Big hugs

  6. Adorable LO! Love that you fit so many photos on one page! Your lines are so clean and graphic...I just adore your style.

  7. This is so cool. The layers make me ridiculously happy and when you add the stitched leaves and gorgeous splatters...over the moon. Your embellies, as always, draw the eye around the page and create wonderful movement. Fabulous photos and wonderful memories.

  8. Totally love your scrapbook page! I love it when there's sewing on a page! I WISH I could sew like that!!!! I love your little splashes of color around your page too! Awesome awesome work!!!