I hope you all got out yesterday and took some Awesome Autumn photos! I know I did!
(I really did! See?)
Ah, those eclectic autumn ensembles!
So, I promised to show some of the layouts that came from yesterday's photos. You see, I really do scrap my favourite photos. I used to get intimidated-- wanting to "do them justice"-- but then I realized that I if I left the story in my head and the photo on my hard drive, then the girls would never know the words behind the photos!
Focus in on those autumn icons
Remember the close-up of the acorn? I did a selective b+w technique to really put the emphasis on that perfect acorn. Next to it I wrote out the story of acorns raining down from the sky and pelting everyone down below. It really was an Acorn Attack!
Print 'em out in 4X6
I often love to bring photos home from the developer and work with them as is. This was a simple layout that came from those photos from the farm:
and later this single page design from the Winter 2011 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today:
Blow up a photo as the background for the story page
Remember my poor, sad, pumpkin from yesterday? A full page blow up became, "A Tale of Five Pumpkins and a Gourd" -- a good story for a cold, dark night:
I created a translucent text box over it in PSE for my text. I used white, then reduced the opacity)
Don't let your phone photography lay idle
I print almost as many phones from my iphone as I do from my camera-- and that photo from yesterday became part of "Autumn by iphone":
and finally, those cute photos of Lily went into a Donna Januzzi sketch over at Ella Publishing:
as well as the cover of the Fall 2010 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today:
So you see, I really do scrap all those awesome autumn photos-- and so, apparently do you! I have some wonderful examples from other scrappers.
First off, one of my personal scrap idols, WCS member Celeste Smith.
and fellow Canadian scrapper, Cassandra DaGrace:
Well, yesterday and today was a whole lotta me... but tomorrow and Friday will be a whole lotta other people because cards and altered items are a little further outside of my comfort zone. You won't believe some of the Awesome Autumn creations I have to share!
See you then!
Wait...I promised to share my layout about my preference for the word "autumn" over "fall". Here's the layout:
and here's the story:
I love autumn. The season of wool ponchos and suede boots. The season we were wed, and the season we had our first born. The word "autumn" is romantic and regal. The word "fall" is boring and depressing, so please...don't call it fall, call it autumn!