Pretty Little Studio: Fall Family Fun

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Happy Saturday, y'all!  Even though Christmas has been popping up all around us for months now, I'm still relishing in the colors of fall and was inspired to use the Feels Like Fall Collection, whose embellishments just so happen to currently be 50% off, and the Free November Cut File to create this page, which just so happens to be up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.
I started this page by adding a puddle of yellow watercolor to the 12" x 12" watercolor paper, base page and splattering it with that same color of watercolor, as well as aqua, blue, and orange watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  I then Cameo-cut the Free November Cut File from textured, white cardstock and filled in all the negative spaces with prints from Feels Like Fall, including bits of the Feeling Thoughtful and Feeling Warm Gold Metallic Vellums, as well as one print from the Oakley Avenue Collection, Cross My Heart, and some solid vellum.
Once the cut file was adhered over the mixed media background, I added my photos, which were matted with white cardstock, in a haphazard stack, just right of vertical center.  The top photo was crowned with the hand-penned Oct. 17, 2015, date and embellished with a sketchy heart, from the Orchard Words die-cut package, popped up with foam tape and topped with a Weathered Frames + Die-Cut arrow.
Moving toward the bottom of the page, the second photo was dressed up with a couple of "perfection" and "hello fall" phrases, from the Fall Phrases Cut-Apart Sheet, popped up with foam tape.
The final photo was backed with a snippet of cheesecloth for texture; embellished with a "sweater weather" Fall Phrases Die-Cut, popped up with foam tape, and a Foxy Fall Flair Button...
and grounded with a "let's get together" Blue Fall Word Sticker, backed with white cardstock, hand-cut out, and popped up with foam tape.
The "thankful and blessed" tag came from the Oct/Nov 2018 Freebie, with any $24 or more purchase from the shop, and was laced with Baker's Twine, tied in a bow, and adhered sandwiched between the final photo and the "FALL family FUN" title.  The title itself was created with a "FALL" Weathered Frames + Die-Cuts and a Family Fun Acrylic Shape, backed with a bit of the Feeling Creative print.
A Spring Fling Animal Die-Cut adds a touch of cuteness, and a scattering of Snowcone Sequins completes the look.  I had several more pictures from this trip, with my cousin and his family, to Worlds of Fun; but I didn't care to do a two-page design this go around.  So, I added the remainder of the photos, to my album, in a pocket page beside this layout.  Because I had too much to say about our day to fit it onto this particular design, the pocket page also includes my type-written journaling.
Thanks, as always, for visiting, friends!  I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and are enjoying the Christmas season.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); textured white (Bazzill); watercolor (Master's Touch); Feels Like Fall: Feeling Creative 8x8, Feeling Reminiscent 8x8, Feeling Lovely 8x8, Crisp Air 8x8, Feeling Warm 8x8, Feeling Refreshed 8x8, Feeling Cozy 8x8, Feeling Thoughtful 8x8 Vellum, & Feeling Warm Gold Metallic 8x8 Vellum; Oakley Avenue: Cross My Heart 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: cheesecloth (Dritz); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); foam tape (Scotch); Cameo (Silhouette); Feels Like Fall: Blue Fall Word Sticker, Fall Phrases Die Cut, & Fall Phrases Cut-Apart Sheet; Oakley Avenue: Weathered Frames + Die Cuts & Foxy Fall Flair Button; Dream Big: Spring Fling Animal Die Cut; Savannah Dreams: Family Fun Acrylic Shape; Beautiful Day: Snowcone Sequins; Oct/Nov 2018 Freebie; Free November Cut File (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and those leaves!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is extra fun Jinny! All of those happy smiling faces say it all. Hope you enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving in your new home!