The challenge was to use the colors: brown, moss green and orange...What challenge? Well MBTreasurista's September color challenge, of course! Here's the link for this challenge...be sure to join the fun...
So I pulled out my stash of Basic Grey's Curio line (don't worry, there's still a back up supply in the vault) and got to work. I love these colors and this challenge was great fun. My first pages were very tailored, my usual style. I made the flowers for the top of the page using some fall raffia from Misty's store and a few chipboard and diecut pieces from the Basic Grey line.
The flowers were easy and have the fall feel of dried flowers I was looking for. The embellishment with the butterflies off to the side is actually from the packaging from the card kit I bought on sale from Basic Grey. Together, just too easy and yet gave just the right look.
I was at a weekend getaway crop, with some incredibly talented friends. They were all working on beach and Disney and fun girly girl pages, but me...well of course I was having so much fun with my vintage looks and fall colors.
I am still trying to have the perfectly layered looks of embellisments that I see on so many layouts from great artists, like Gabrielle and Stephanie. I just admire their creations so much and am so inspired by their art.
Back to my more simple style, I layered some borders on the edge and die cuts along the top. Then used the gorgeous brown braid trim from https:/mbtreasurista.com and the look was just masculine enough. (I know, about the flower, it is a printed paper flower from Prima, and it is masculine if I want it to be....teehee)
I had a few scraps, oh who am I kidding, I had lots of scraps, so I made at least one little card with a border punch, some lace and a beautiful die cut. But my favorite part of the card is the gorgeous died ribbon from abbyandellie an incredible little shop on etsy. I know my card doesn't have a title yet, but I'll just pop on a computer typed greeting when I need it...
Have fun scrapping!