Fall Perfect with Vintage Blessings
Happy Fall, Y'all!!
Nathalie here, bringing you some inspiration for the new Fall season. In case you have not notice, I love Autumn!, and what better way to document it that by using the new Simple Stories Vintage Blessing collection The colors, designs, and overall feeling of this collection are perfect, especially for all those family portraits, and colorful nature shots, but better yet let me show you:
For the first project, i pulled a picture of my kids, the littles, and my younger sisters to create a page all about this new family generation. I am a sucker for large titles, so I set to build one that could combine as many of the colors and patterns of the collection in one.
Using a simple font from the Silhouette store, I cut each letter from the word family out of papers from the 6x8 paper pad. At the same time, i used the Silhouette Software to weld the letters together (just in the screen), and then use the formed word to create an offset -the white base of the title- where i could glue the letters together.
I glued the letters to the white cardstock base, and used some hand stitching to secure it all together, add texture, and bring the handmade feeling of the collection to the page.
To bring in more of the vintage feeling of the page, i glued one of the papers from the Wood and Gingham 12x12 paper pad to the "So Thankful" paper. I was careful not to add glue around the lines of the wood grain design, and instead used an exacto knife to carefully slit the paper open, and stressed the edges of each wood slat.
There are so many beautiful stickers and die cuts in this collection that it was so easy to combine them into clusters around the page. Here is the final layout:
The final look of this page is simple, yet full of color and different textures. The perfect combination to safe keep a moment in our family's life. But now, let me show you how the same collection can be used to document the beauty of the season.
Have I mentioned, I love FALL! One of my favorite things to do at fall time is take long walks around the river bank. My baby (our Boston Terrier) is my most loyal companion, even when i am taking a few pictures of leaves along the way. So I set to create a layout that captures our daily walks:
For this page, I wanted to bring a bit of the outdoors in; that meant recreating some of the foliage for the page. For this, I used the Cut Shoppe's "Leaf It To Me" cut file to create leaves from some of the 6x8 papers.
While the machine cut the leaves and vellum to back each leaf, a colorful background was created on watercolor paper that had been stitched to the "Happy Life" paper from the collection. I made sure to add the mixed media just to the area where the picture and leaves would be placed.
Once it was all dried, the page came together rather easily. Once the leaves were put in place - I used foam adhesive, glue and pop dots to attach the leaves in place), the picture was then nestled a the bottom right corner of the mixed media.
To continue the flow of the leaves's trail, clusters of stickers and ephemera were created at the corners of the picture that was set on the leaves.
All the small details in the stickers, and ephemera pieces of this collection are perfect t
o bring the fall colors in the picture to the page. I just love the end look of this page!
Don't you just love the versatility of this collection?! What can i say, it is FALL PERFECT! I hope you all are inspired to use the Simple Stories Vintage Blessings collection to document those close to the heart moments in your life!
Remember you can always contact me if there is any questions on how this came together.
See you all soon!