Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying some nice weather. Indian Summer has hit Indiana and it’s been in the 90’s today, so I’ve been outside savoring the sunshine and heat, because I know it won’t last. While it may still feel like summer, I did find a few signs that Autumn is here in the galleries I visited.
Nothing says “so long, summer” better than a back to school page like 6 by mrivas. I love the size and pattern of the six that indicates her daughter’s grade level — it makes such a pretty statement. I also love her cluster with the cute school supplies and the use of the notebook paper to journal on. The other small touches, like the stitching, the day tab, the owl and the journal strips finish this layout perfectly.
The beauty of Autumn by shunnstergirl made it pop right out of the gallery for me. I love the way the big scenic fall photo pulls you in and transports you to that gorgeous place. Her choice of background papers is spot on and the floral clusters she created offset the photo perfectly. The addition of the hat, mittens and journal cards are fun autumn touches that carry her theme to completion.
Autumn Splendor is another beautiful fall layout that caught my eye because of it’s atypical color scheme. Instead of the warm browns and creams usually associated with autumn, we get a cool gray with a wonderful leaf pattern, bright teals and dark blues with pops of orange and raspberry. The black and white photos stand out for their lack of color and the paint splatters remind me of leaves scattered across the ground.
Halloween pages in the galleries definitely mean that fall is in the air. I love the sophistication of this layout by aiemn1. The use of a lovely non-costumed photo combined with a spooky black background and the glittery web, leaves and branches gives this page a bewitching, yet playful, feeling. That playfulness is further enhanced by the use of non-traditional colors like pink and green and non-traditional elements like hearts and lace.
Hillary is one of those scrappers who can do so much with so little as she does on Too Cute To Spook. Her deceptively simple layout has all the right pieces — the string, word strip and boo label — to make it come together in a big way. I especially love her use of the plaid papers to pull all the elements together. Honestly, when you have a photo this adorable, you want to keep things simple so that smile can shine.
My final pick today is another explosion of color. I love the blending of the photo into the paint splatters and her use of the half-tone layer. It and the white burst add a sense of whimsy to the layout that suits the photo. The white burst also works with the strip of multi-colored chevrons to add movement to that layout that echos the movement of the slide. The floral cluster and scatter elements are a fun finish to a fabulous page.
That’s it for me. I hope you enjoyed the layouts I shared with you today. If you have time, please click on the individual links to leave some love for these memory keepers. Thanks! 🙂