Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May challenge with autumn leaves

Here is the inspiration for May.
Look at those gorgeous autumn leaves through that archway.
We would like you to create a layout about Autumn this month with the added criteria of LEAVES.
Maybe your photo has leaves in it or your embellishments have leaves.

Our winner for April is MICHELLE RYDER

Here is what our DT have come up with.

I've tried to base my layout on the look of the inspiration pic. I have picked up the mustard, pink, brown and blue colours from the picture. I saw the inside of the lamp and the ground in the foreground as blue. The pink is toward the top and the mustard fills up a lot of the bottom. I have also added a strip up the left hand side to replicate the left hand side wall in the pic. Also my photos include some really interesting architecture at a theme park and as the challenge is architecturally inspired I thought it suited.
                                                                     Debi J


I loved these colours , so choose this photo of Pete & I, & Jade near Windsor Castle in 2005.
Misted the Kraft, added some hessian, chipping lamp & fence plus lots of flowers.


This is a photo of our animals... our cats Tom & Geri and our dog, Zoe.  They were quite focused on the food!
The criteria was to use Autumn colors and leaves, which I accomplished.

I used lots of mists on the tag and let the string fall naturally before adhering it in place.  The upper right corner was folded down with a brad holding it in place.  Cheesecloth was misted and added under all the flowers.  The rosettes were all hand made and various flowers were also added.  The leaves were cut from two different papers using a Sizzix die and the ends were tucked under the flowers.  The gems and glitter gems are my newest creation... all hand made and so fun!  Baker's twine (home made) was wrapped around a cardstock "chicken leg" and dangling down from a flower exactly where the animals are looking.  Clear glitter title letters finish off my page.



I wanted to focus on the colours in this inspiration piece – the brown tones with gold highlights and touches of red with a tiny highlight here and there of the palest blue.  I also wanted to capture the feeling of isolation held within this picture – a sense of being apart from the rest of the world, hidden and alone.

I love autumn! But I thought I would try to use similar colours just not as bright.
 I found paper that was dulled down a bit, still works I think.

and even I've added one.
This was done for Frosted Designs but there are leaves under the birds.

And the prize this month is
There's 2 packets pink felt alphas, prima branch, chipboard buttons, sea themed rub-ons and chipboard, tags and a gift card kit.

http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/1000-posts-plus-100-followers-so-time.html and join in the giveaway on my blog.You have until the end of May.


  1. Lovely pages gals..the colours are soft & gentle.

  2. All the layouts are wonderful! Great job ladies! :)

  3. Lovely layouts everyone. I have done a card instead of a layout as I had an autumn stamp waiting to be used.

  4. Super inspiration...and super duper prize!! Good luck everyone!!