Inspirations

Inspirations
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Falling leaves.......

Fall is my favorite time of the year. What's not to love about crisp air, delicious treats made from pumpkin, and crunchy leaves underfoot? There are so many things to do during the months of September and October, and pumpkin picking ranks at the top of my families list. We went several weeks ago to a local farm, and spent about an hour in the pumpkin patch. We brought home thirteen pumpkins and I also managed to get wonderful photographs!

When I come across a photo I really love, I try to fight the urge to scrap it as an 8x10. The reason for that is large photos can be hard to scrap without the page either looking too plain, or too cluttered. The way to get around this is to embellish simply, and try to cluster them directly on your photograph. That is what I did with my favorite shot from our trip. I used Evergreen, Burgandy, Burnt Clay, Buttercup, and Raw Sienna CI paints on chipboard leaves. I just kept brushing the colors over each other, allowing them to blend, for a multi-colored appearance. Just like Mother Nature! Check it out, what do you think??

9 comments:

Creative Inspirations said...

You did awesome!! Great color on the leaves and a wonderful job scrapping a large photo.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful layout! Great job! The leaves look wonderful! Cute photo as well! :)

Kassi said...

those leaves are beautiful! and that is an adorable picture.

Jenn K said...

Really beautiful layout!

Jan said...

beautiful layout and love the picture and shimmery leaves!

BarbaraW said...

Cool layout. Those painted leaves are awesome.

Kianel said...

gorgeous layout!
and those colors are just terrific,
love from France, Kianel.

Chrissy D said...

Rebecca - this is such a STUNNING creation! Love how you painted those leaves! YOWZERS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the fall colors and the pretty leaves and embellishments/buttons. What a treasure this page will be- great picture in the pumpkin patch!