There are many elements that attract me to pages in the gallery: a well-designed layout, great use of color, good photography – I could go on and on. Sarah’s (sterkeurs) page has all those ingredients and more. Living in Florida where we don’t see much change of season, I always have a hard time resisting beautiful fall designs. Sylvia and Kate, two of my Creative Team friends, joined me in lifting Sarah’s beautiful page.
Sylvia (smcloone) adopted several elements from Sarah’s design to hold on to the last remnants of summer. (Sylvia, if you move to Florida, you’ll “enjoy” summer practically year-round!) I love Sylvia’s use of subtle color to make that lovely rose pop on her page, and her repetition of rose brush work underscores her subject matter.
Credits: Lightly Linens Paper Pack No. 11; Blendables Layered Template No. 67; Vintage Mix Clusters Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 19; Engraver Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Paper Cuts No. 03; Wire Frame Grid Clusters and Layers No. 01; Like This Element Pack; Joy in Living Brushes and Stamps No. 01
Kate (OKate) was inspired to create her own fall page after studying Sarah’s design. I love the use of the blendable palette and faint brush work behind those layered frames filled with colorful leaves. She anchored her layout with ribbon, greenery, and additional layers, and I just want to reach out and touch that textured background paper.
Credits: Metsa Solids Paper Pack; Fall Garden Element Pack; Autumnal Artistry Element Pack; Lost Lace Paper Pack No. 01; Photo Clusters No. 62; Readymade Layers: Fall Edgers No. 01; Engraver Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Vintage Blendable Palettes No. 05
When I saw Sarah’s page, I was reminded of the photos I took last fall when we enjoyed a little mountain getaway in North Carolina. Over the course of the few days we were there, I was amazed at the increasing color in the trees which made me very happy. I tried to simulate those falling leaves on my page with brush work and a mix of individual leaves.
Credits: Lightly Linens Paper Pack No. 03; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts 12×12 Borders No. 01; Painted Text No. 01; Mists Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Twine Twists No. 01; Christmas Linens Paper Pack No. 01; Messy Sprays Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07; Hike More Outdoors Scrapbook Element Pack; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts Leaves No. 02; Christmas Lodge Element Pack; Botanique Element Pack No. 01; Collageables No. 05; Digitally Pressed Petals No. 07; Fall Fun Mini Kit; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Hand Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 20; Earthen Paper Pack; La Puerta Paper Pack; Junk Yard No. 02 Paper Pack; Beneath Walls Paper Pack No. 01; Pineways Paper Pack
Whether or not the leaves are changing where you live, I think you’ll find plenty of inspiration in Sarah’s design. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the September Challenges Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping and happy fall, y’all!