Can't get enough of Autumn Spice can ya?! I'm certain you can't because it is simply beautiful and it's hitting stores now! The rich colors and patterns are absolutely perfect for fall themed projects but can mix equally well in everyday types of themes.
Patricia and I took totally different directions with our projects. Have a peek and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Patricia shares that 'this collection lives up to its name. There is something about the colors of Fall. They are so striking and colorful, and that touch of country blue adds to the cozy look of this line. I chose a non-Fall photo taken at Easter time, but the colors of the line went perfectly with the restaurant's country theme, and I really wanted to show off the gorgeous colors from this line. I mixed both the 12x12 patterns and the 6x6 tiny tablets. I also mixed some of the stamps into my design, using "details" as a border under the photo, using "2012" on one of the pointed stars, the arrows at the bottom, and the heart on the cut out circle.'
I love that Patricia allows the ABC stickers to remain slightly lifted, giving texture to her layout.
In contrast to Patricia's layout, I'm (Ursula) sharing a very scaled down version in terms of details. While I absolutely adore adding lots of little touches, for this page, I really wanted the photo to be the shining star (or leaf as it were).
I used my Silhouette SD to cut out several different leaf shapes in the Red, Orange and Yellow papers to mimic the color and feel of fall as well as to cut the word 'changes'. I cut the word 'fall' from one of the journaling cards to fit with my title. (Love cutting premade elements up and making them my own.)
I wanted to create a small banner using twine,which always feels like fall to me. I even got to break out some copper toned brads that have been in 'ye olde stash' for a good 8 or 10 years!
I am loving adding pop-up adhesive dots to the back of lots of elements so they will fairly jump off the page.
If you've got a photo that you really want to allow to shine, just choose a few simple embellishments and print that thing as big as you can. In my case, I printed on my home printer using 8.5x14 paper and printing at 12 inches wide.
Make sure you check back tomorrow to see what new Autumn Spice inspiration the design team will be sharing.