Nontraditional Fall Layout | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I have a nontraditional Fall layout to share today.  I used the 2018 October Hip Kits.  I don’t have typical Fall photos since I live in Florida, so our Fall kind of resembles Summer…haha.  This photo was taken on Thanksgiving, so technically it is a Fall photo.  I used a leaf cut file from one of this month’s subscriber files, and I cut it on three patterned papers from the Main Kit.  I went with a tone-on-tone look by using all three Shimmerz from the Color Kit on the background.

I used clear gesso first on the white cardstock.  I sprayed a bit of the Vibez Pop Art Pink and then used a palette knife to scrape the color down into a big stroke shape.  I also used the Creameez Ride the Tide and Shimmerz Sunflower.  I positioned the leaves on the matching colors.  I also used a leaf punch from my stash and created a few more leaves using some Project Life cards and more patterned papers.

I machine stitched through the centers of each leaf for some added texture and shine.

I used one of the Thickers from the Main Kit as my title and completed it with some of the Whimsical Mini Thickers.  I love the soft pink color.

I embellished with some of the Whimsical Flower Die Cuts and Rub-Ons.  I also used some Project Life cards as layers behind my photo.

I used a Vicki Boutin Ephemera Die Cut here above the photo as well as another Whimsical Flower, a sticker strip from the Whimsical Sticker Book, and a Jen Hadfield word sticker.

Here are a few more close-ups of the die cut leaves and mixed media background.


I hope this inspires you to create a Fall themed layout with your October Kits.  This was fun to do even though my photo isn’t the typical Fall photo.  These kits can be stretched to work with any theme if you think outside the box 🙂  Here’s my process video if you’d like to check it out:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

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