Here is my layout for Saturday October Sketch #1 challenge from Kaisercraft. I used their Lush collection. It has a lot of greens and oranges as you can see, so I used a fall picture of my daughter from last week. The papers match the leaves on the ground but also match her beautiful red (orange) hair. I love this beautiful chipboard frame from Dusty Attic. I inked it green to match and added some gemstones. I used a string of leaves instead of a banner and some Prima flowers as embelishments.
I’m also entering this layout for a challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous. I’ve just discovered this blog and it looks like a lot of fun because you have to use your stash. The challenge for October was to used die-cuts. I actually own a Cricut machine, however I can’t remember the last time I used it. Well this challenge made me turn on my machine and I managed to cut out those beautiful tree branches with the flowers and the title “beautiful”. After I cut the brunches I inked them in 3 different colours and doodled to make them look real. I then staggered 2 of them to make them look like a tree. The title was cut first in brown cardstock and then I cut the shadow in green. I forgot how cool this machine is and how much you can do with it. I really don’t know why I don’t use it more often. I especially love one of their cartridges called “Home Decor”. Its actually fantastic because it has flowers, birds, flourishes, branches and more.
The last challenge for this layout is using recycled materials for the blog Scrap for Help. The theme of the month was children and I used recycled packaging from Prima for the tag and the border under the picture.