What a lovely autumnal kit we have from Scrapaholix this month.
I decided to be quite literal with my first project. A simple layout dedicated to Autumn or Fall. Which ever you call it. I like both terms.
The words autumn and fall were both born in Britain, and both emigrated to America. We (the U.K.) used to call the season “The fall of the leaf”.
It’s just as years went by autumn took favour in the U.K. but America stuck with Fall.
Both are correct. Both derive from U.K. English.
But how romantic is “The fall of the leaf”? No wonder it’s still called ‘the fall’ in the States.
I’ve had to use a digitally altered vintage image again as I’ve not been in the habit of taking photos of the seasons, life, celebrations. Now that I’m scrapbooking regularly I’m going to have to start thinking about that.
Supplies wise: I’ve used paper and a few bits of ephemera from the monthly kit but I’ve also used some ephemera from 49 and Market to build a nice stack under my image and I cut out lots and lots of die cut leaves using some of the card in the kit as well as leftover card from previous kits. I laid them out on a bit of paper then did paint splatters over them in flame orange, moss green and a little black. The black is to mimic the little patches of mould etc you see on real autumn leaves as they get wet and decay.
I’ve simply piled the leaves on with a “more is more” mind set.
Because the paper I used had a bit of a paint splatter design already on it, I’ve enhanced that and carried it a little further using Finnabair sparks paints to add a bit of finishing touch bling.
Now I must go to Google translate and find out what the word banner ephemera actually says. Lol