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Fall Memories Layout

Hello once again fellow scrappers!  Kay here presenting a Fall themed page that I recently finished.  It's no secret that Fall is my absolute favorite season.  The crisp weather, the apple cider, the pumpkin pie, muffins & scones--the pumpkin lattes!!  It's all good!  Plus Fall has another meaningful significance for me--it's also the season that I was married 5 years ago.  So that's exactly what this page is about.  Here is my husband & I celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.  We decided to go back to where we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary--to a quaint little Bed & Breakfast in Pocono Pines, PA.  

I've used the Clear Scraps Small Pennants Banner on this page as well as made my own acrylic flower from a piece of Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.


First, a close up of the banner.  I've used alcohol inks to give my banner some color--on a few of the banners I applied drops of alcohol inks directly from the bottle onto my banner.  I highlighted the edges of each banner with dots of gold Stickles.  Finally, with my crop-a-dile I punched 2 holes in each banner, inserted eyelets into each hole, strung a bit of green ribbon through the holes and a piece of brown burlap twine to hold my banner together.  

To make the acrylic flower, I put together a brief tutorial.  

Step 1:  With strong scissors (I used Tim Holtz's Tonic Studios scissors) cut out a piece from the Clear Scraps 12x12 Acrylic Sheet that will be used for your flower die

Step 2: Cut out your flower.  I've used Tim Holtz's Tattered Floral die for my flower

Step 3: Remove the protective film from your flower & start coloring your flower in.  As you can see, I used a combination of several alcohol inks to give my flower some color and shimmer

Step 4:  Highlight the edges of your flower with a white Sharpie pen.  I used a white paint based Sharpie pen for my flower--any kind of permanent marker will work.  Just make sure it's permanent

Step 5: This step can actually be optional if you wish.  You can leave your flower as is or add more texture to it by dry embossing it.  I decided to give it a bit more texture by dry embossing it.  So I once again ran it through my Big Shot but this time with an embossing folder

Step 6: You can further highlight your embossed images by smearing a bit of Staz On onto your flower.  Just lightly smear it on and the embossed images will 'pop' a bit more on your flower

Here's your finished flower!  How you finish it is really up to you.  I decided to bend each petal up and added a pre-made organza flower in the center.  I added dots of Bisque Liquid Pearls to the edges to define the edges a bit more & finally added a gold button in the center.  You can add a mulberry flower in the center or you can do several layers of an acrylic flower & make a flower entirely out of acrylic.  It's all up to you & your creativity!


You can find more details & close ups of this layout on my blog.  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team


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KC Eddy

Beautiful Layout!! I love that you embossed the flower after you colored it - I bet that made coloring and edging much easier than if you had done it in reverse.


gorgeous layout!!!love the acrylic flower!


I can;t get over how stunning this is!


Beautiful layout! The flowers are gorgeous!!

Ruth M.

Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Ann Jobes

That banner is jaw droppingly beautiful, and I love all the treatments you applied to make the flower.

Leah Crowe

I absolutely love the banner with the eyelets, I am so doing that soon! Gorgeous work!


WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for nook color cheap

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