Fall Memories Layout
October 29, 2012
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
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.
Posted by: KC Eddy | October 30, 2012 at 08:27 AM
gorgeous layout!!!love the acrylic flower!
Posted by: Adora | October 30, 2012 at 09:36 AM
I can;t get over how stunning this is!
Posted by: Pinky | October 31, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Beautiful layout! The flowers are gorgeous!!
Posted by: Ange | October 31, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Posted by: Ruth M. | October 31, 2012 at 09:14 AM
That banner is jaw droppingly beautiful, and I love all the treatments you applied to make the flower.
Posted by: Ann Jobes | October 31, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I absolutely love the banner with the eyelets, I am so doing that soon! Gorgeous work!
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