Hello there! It’s Mendi here sharing a layout inspired by the colors of autumn using some more beautiful papers from Jen Hadfield’s Home+Made collection.
When I think of fall my mind goes to bundling up in big blankets. I carried that idea across in my layout with my patchwork vertical border which I stitched with my sewing machine. I also used the bracket die (which was intended for embellishing banners) as a shelf to help ground my photo. I am really loving the die set from this collection–It is super versatile and just a great every day basic to have in your arsenal! 🙂
For my journaling I used one of the tag stickers from the collection with a vellum overlay which I ran through my printer using a specialty paper setting.
I fussy cut three of the flowers to create my focal point. I then took the super cool new burlap sheet and die-cut my leaves from it. The burlap sheet has these adorable polka-dot printed on it, but my leaf was small enough that the dots were getting lost on them so I simply flipped them over and added some hand-stitching for a little interest.
I finished off my layout with some over-sized gold foil alphabet stickers from the collection and a stamped sentiment which I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
As I was working I realized the wood in my photo had more warm, red tones to it so I decided to ink the edges with a foam dauber and some distress ink to help the paper better compliment my photo. It was just what my layout needed to tie everything together!
To create my felt rosettes which I used for the centers of each of my flowers, I have a very simple tutorial to share using only a few basic supplies.
To start, diecut a piece of felt using the scalloped circle die from the Home+Made collection. Next run it through the die-cutting machine again using a circle die to remove the center (you could also do this by hand). Snip a small spot between two scallops.
From the snipped spot, start rolling the circle, adding small dots of liquid adhesive as needed. When the rosette is your desired size, just clip off the remaining felt and secure the end with more liquid adhesive. They are super easy to make and yet so cute!
I thought they were the perfect finishing touch to my flowers to give them a little extra pizzazz.
I hope you will give them a try–You just might find them addicting!
American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock – AM714-17
American Crafts Elements Gold Mini Brads – 366333
American Crafts Zing Gold Metallic Embossing Powder – ZME-27158
Home+Made Banner Dies – 732638
Home+Made Phrase & Accent Cardstock Stickers – 732611
Home+Made White Dot Burlap Cardstock – 732607
Home+Made Large Gold Alpha Stickers – 732641
Home+Made 12×12 Paper Pad – 732643
Home+Made Planters Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32604
Home+Made Aqua Flowers Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32589
Home+Made Love Seat Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32593
Home+Made Homemaker Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32598
Home+Made Cottage Blues Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32602
Home+Made Cool Quatrefoil Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32599
Home+Made Silver Pattern Double Sided Cardstock – PHMP-32592