Hi friend.  We have a fabulous new challenge for you to take part in and for a chance to win $25 to spend in store!

The October kits are filled with beautiful autumnal goodies, so the mood board is a perfect starting point.

For a fun title, I decided to stitch the ‘So’ and mix it with the fabulous chipboard Thankful (Embellishment kit). To create the template, I chose a simple font (BEBAS) in Microsoft Word and printed it off.  Placing the paper on top of the beautiful background paper, I pricked the holes for stitching through the template. I used a back-stitch and Perle embroidery thread.

To colour and alter the chipboard title (embellishment kit), I firstly sanded the surface to give the Distress Oxide ink something to grab onto. Next, I blended Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink all over, drying the piece thoroughly.

To add further interest, I also stamped onto the chipboard here and there with the Newsprint Text stamp from the April kit. I love the vintage feel it has given the title.

I arranged a cluster of embellishments below the photos.  That skeleton leaf is so delicate.  I die-cut it using the fabulous leaf dies that are available in the shop this month here.

I layered the stunning crochet heart over more leaves and elements so that they cascade down to the die-cut pumpkins.

I love the feel a torn edge gives to a page.  I reluctantly (because it’s so pretty) tore the bottom left-hand corner from the main background, curled and distressed the edges. I tucked in those gorgeous vellum leaves, fussy cut leaves from one of the main papers plus another die-cut skeleton leaf. The wooden pumpkin finishes this cluster off!

You can watch the process on our YouTube channel:

Don’t forget you can enter into the November Mood Board challenge.  Simply create your layout and upload it to the pinned post in our Facebook group before the end of November.  You’ll be in with a chance to win $25 to spend in store!

Good luck.



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