Grateful – A Fall inspired Layout | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone – it’s Raquel here today sharing my first layout using the October kits. The first layout is always one that can be a little tricky for me to complete. I think it is because there is so much choice and so many products to choose from.

My theme for this week is a fall layout. So I was inspired to use the leaves cut files in the October exclusive downloads. I cut them from 4 different patterned papers giving me plenty of colours and patterns to choose from. grateful

The photo I am documenting is one of my kiddies playing in the park at the zoo. They had a ball playing hide and seek behind the big trees and running through the fallen leaves on the ground. I chose to work with a coral, mint, woodgrain with a pop of navy colour combination. There was so much to choose from with these kits!

The main colour block section of the page is actually cut from one of the patterned papers. I just had to include a touch of white, so I just cut out the area that I thought would compliment this page; the coral and mint. To help ground the patterned paper sections I added a vertical strip of the navy patterned paper. I added machine stitching for added detail. grateful-desk

I decided to create a wreath of the leaves. Wreaths seem to be a big trend in scrapbooking at the moment, I am not sure if it is the fall influence or if people are getting ready for christmas. I tried to scatter the colours of the leaves as well as the leave designs – I drew a circle with a maths compass to help guide me in the placement of them. I embellished the top right of the wreath with a chipboard flower and butterfly by Simple Stories and a few small hearts. grateful-1

I machine stitched over the leave wreath design, this helped secure them but also added a nice detail. This then enabled me to fold the ends inwards and give it a pop of dimension. grateful-2

I created a cluster to the left of the photo which contained a combination of We R Memory Keepers stickers, puffy stickers and the glitter enamel dots. grateful-3

The title was from Pebbles inc and although I have gold accents on this page, this rose gold/copper title still worked well. I spread it out amongst the bottom of the two wallet sized photos. I was happy that it fit perfectly in that space. The photos are just matted on that woodgrain paper. grateful-4

I wanted to add some journaling to reflect the title. To help balance the page I felt the only appropriate place to add it was the bottom right corner. Again, and as always this was typed and cut into strips. My absolute fave way to journal. grateful-5

I added a doily from my stash and a couple of the cute We R puffy stickers the peg and heart. I can’t believe how many of those ended up going onto this page, I don’t think that packet will last long. grateful-6

Thanks so much for stopping by the Hip Kit Club blog today, I hope this layout has inspired you. I will be sharing a process video for this layout over on my you tube channel really soon!

Raquel x


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