Saturday, 6 November 2010

Lots to Do - Autumn

This is my entry for this weeks Lots to Do which this time is Autumn. I have used a photo of my Grandmothers cousins , the oldest children from the Cain family.

I cut some leaves with the cuttlebug , and used Vintage photo distress ink to colour them down. I was pleased with the result , it reminded me of the fallen leaves on the path that people have walked over which have become dirty and discoloured. This was the look I was wanting to achieve so Im happy with that.

I added a couple of strips of this lettered paper for one reason, If you look carefuly at the photo you will see that my Grandmother (who this photo belonged to ) had inked on the front of each child in the photo their initial so that she could remember which of her cousins this was. I had a little laugh to myself when i saw what she had done , bless its a shame she had spoiled the photo but in a way it adds character to the picture and i dare say as her memory was going, it was maybe what was required to help her.

I added some fibres which are some of the most beautiful autumn colours I have in my kit.I was almost sorry to use them.

I had a thin sheet of cork which had been in a Scrapaholics kit last year which was perfect to cut the lettering and i thought it blended in quite well.

I used a small square punch to add some colour to the corners of the dark brown 12 x 12 using some of the scraps of colours I had been working with ( I waste nothing lol)

I added these delicious flowers , they are Mulberry Street paper flowers which I bought from the Scrapbook Garden they are stunning flowers and come in a range of colours and always look good , I have them in many colours and cant choose a favourite they are all so lovely.

The inked leaves turned out quite well and even the ones i had cut from foil paper , coppers and golds inked well with the distress ink.

Once again I used my Dads old typewriter to do the journalling.......although I really miss not being able to click a button and get everything lined up ok. Computers have made such a difference in this area.

I layed the leaves across the bottom of the 12 x 12 . I fastened the photo down with raised pads so that when I added the leaves it gave the effect of them lying on top of one another etc rather than just looking flat.

This odd little butterfly was just in my scrap embellishments but the colours matched well. I know you dont get many butterflies in Autumn but I dont mind.

I also added some orange ribbon to the corner of the picture , so that it was just 'on the side' as you will notice each one of the little girls in the picture has such a ribbon on the side of her hair, I wanted to tie that into my page.

And thats it im afraid.......sorry about the messy desk behind this one , but hey who wants a clean desk? Not me lol.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning page Jaqi love the way you have tied everything in together and the leaves are gorgeous

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge again this week x Hilda

Anonymous said...

wow thats fabulous. what beautiful detail and colours
hugs June xxxxx

Zoechaos said...

WOW everything you have used and done is fabulous. The colours are agree with eachother and enhance each other, the use of letters and the ribbon tying the picture to the page. Don't the children look fierce, do you think they had been told to stop mucking about stand still and behave?

Thought of you yesterday saw an ad for an old fashioned style telephone covered in Elvis! xx Zoe

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What an absolutely gorgeous layout! Beautifully created.

Von said...

Oh you never fail to come up with wonderful pages Jaqi :)

Linda said...

Fabulous Jaqi! Love the way you explained everything and showed the close-ups....and those leaves look brilliant.
Another great page :-)

This is brilliant , i love it !