Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Autumn Stackers

If you're like me, you have probably snapped more than your share of foliage shots this fall. New England is just so beautiful this time of year.
Today, I wanted to show you how you could use the Autumn Stackers collection for some of those photos:





I started with the the Autumn Edger. It comes as a pre cut paper piecing and a sentiment printed on a transparency. I trimmed along the words, then painted the back side with blue acrylic paint. While it was drying, I got busy with some Glimmer Mists and distress inks.



I took the leaves and gave them all a spritz with Walnut Gold and Sunflower yellow glimmer mists. The burgundy leaves were crumpled and then smoothed out. I inked the creases with distress inks. I used some brown chalk ink along various edges. Since no two leaves are quite alike, I wanted to acheive some variations in color.

Once all my leaves were dry, I assembled the paper piecing, using pop dots to adhere some leaves for added dimension. I layed the sentiment on top, and stapled at either edge to hold in place.



For the title, I used an Autumn Collection Topper:


Since my page didn't show any leaves actually falling, I trimmed the transparency to read "Fall." I liberally sprayed some Walnut Gold Glimmer mist to the word LEAVES and love the result! :



The Stackers and Edgers are easily altered to suit your tastes and match your layouts. Hope this inspires you to get busy with your fall photos!

19 comments:

Erin Gudge said...

Debbie, you know I love your work! I really love how you used the glimmer mist on this project, it adds just an elegant touch of shimmer! Great job, love to see your posts!

Pinky said...

Oh very cool! I have not seen these....I love that LO too!

just lisa said...

What a gorgeous layout and beautiful job layering Debbie!!! Always inspired!!!

JuliesAddiction said...

Awesome layout!!! i love how you used the leaves and added the glimmer mist........i would love to see a real FALL, we dont get that so much here in California so thanks for sharing!!

Ginger said...

Very pretty, Debbie! Love it!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous project Debbie! I need some glimmer mist!

Aimee (aka carolinagirl) said...

This is a very pretty layout! Love how you took the pic of the trees from that angle! Gonna have to try that one!

Lauren said...

Debbie!! how beautiful!!! I love it!

Marcie said...

This is just gorgeous Debbie!

Dolores said...

Debbie this is amazing, I love it!

Beth Root: Music Teacher said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love what you did!

JoEllyn said...

Those leaves are just GORGEOUS!!! You definitely have made me want glimmer mist too!

Kristy Dowlin said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how you crumpled some of the leaves before attaching them. By the way, the blog's new look is great!

Terri said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Debbie!! LOVE everything!!!

TraceyT said...

This is just beautiful, Debbie!! Love all the layers.

Maryfrances said...

What a great layout. I really like your choice of placement of all the elements. I get a really nice feel from this layout.

Gloria Stengel said...

Debbie! I bow to you! Awesome. I have Glimmer Mist and have NEVER used it so far! What a great idea. You rock girl!

The Scrapbooker's Bag said...

I just want to add that your stacker collections are the BEST!!!! I love them.

autumnlady43 said...

Debbie I love how you altered the toppers and edgers. The glimmer mist adds a very nice touch. Beautiful.