Thursday, October 3, 2013

Have you Hugged Your Mum??? October Scrapbook Circle

September is over!  Where did it go?  It has been a gorgeous fall so nice and warm.  The trees are starting to show their true colors!  (Did you know that the colors are there all along?  In the summer, there is so much chlorophyll produced (which is green) that it covers up all the other colors?  Yup....former science teacher...)

Anyways, while decorating for fall, we got these gorgeous mums at the Farmer's Market.  The funny thing about these photos of Charlotte is that even though she looks so girly and cute with the flowers and the pink shirt, she was actually looking through the flowers and dirt for bugs!!  That's my girl!

I used the October Scrapbook Circle kit, which has the most gorgeous colors for fall!  I noticed that in the kit that many of the colors were part of the latest color challenge at ScrapFriends, too, so I focused on using those colors on my page.

For the background, I began by stamping with the exclusive Scrapbook Circle stamp with Versamark and heat embossing with white powder.  The I went over it with some Gelatos and used water to blend.  Finally, there are a few green splatters and a lightly stamped Dear Lizzy chevron stamp.

I also used the exclusive "You Are" stamp, too.  I tried covering it with the Gelatos, misting it with water, and then stamping.  It worked OK, but I think it would be better with less detailed designs.  I outlined it with a black pen to make it stand out better.

I used some free leaf svg files i found online and cut them with my cricut.  Then I stitched down the center of each.

Lots of fun layering with papers, die cuts, envelopes, stickers, and sequins!

Here is a peak at the October kit:

Want a chance to win one???  Visit the Scrapbook Circle blog and leave a comment HERE!

Can't wait to share the rest of my projects with you this month!

Stay scrappy my friends!


LauraEva said...

WHat a GORGEOUS layout!

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning! I love the watercoloring and the stitching on those gorgeous leaves!

Missy Whidden said...

This is gorgeous, Audrey! I love the pink leaves and the gelato effects! Charlotte is a doll :)

Ruth G said...

Your title is so very clever and fun! And then there's all the wonderful elements and layers you created, painted, etc! Thanks so much for sharing!

zenevak said...

Beautiful layout! Love everything about it! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Friends!

Diana Waite said...

oh my seriously BEAUTIFUL!

Lizzy Hill said...

Great the stitched down leaves, & that photo is totally precious! You've done an awesome job using our Scrap Friends colours...sooo glad you played along:):):)

Jasmine S said...

Love this page. The leaves, the use of colour in the background, the title and that gorgeous photo. Love it.

Miae said...

Such a sweet page with that photo and those leaves! Love the painted background! Thanks for joining Scrap Friends this month!