It's Anita with you today and I have been lucky enough to work with some glorious papers from Ciao Bella and their stunning 'The Sound of Autumn' collection.
Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year! I love the crispness in the air, changing of the leaves , the earthy scent and the gorgeous rich colours everywhere All the best of this is depicted in this paper collection and more besides..
I had this large photo of my youngest daughter taken back in 2014 at our local Pumpkin Patch and I am so glad I hadn't scrapped it before now. These papers are perfect for it and literally do all the work for you.
I based the layout on a sheet of 'The Sound of Autumn' and I gutted the calendar sheets from the centre of the page to use as an embellishment on the photo. I used gilding flakes all around the edge of the photo to create a soft metallic mat and i fussy cut around the cartwheel and popped the photo in slightly behind it.
I added some cotton lace trim under the bottom of the photo and then layered the calendar pages and some fabric leaves together and held them in place with some antique copper brads and a pumpkin clip
I added a few wooden buttons, cork washer, paper flowers and some garden twine.
and I cut out the copper book plate, added brads and raised it on foam pads to add dimension and make it look a little more real.
I cut a long slice along near the base of the layout, popped a long scrap of paper behind it and gently rolled back the edges to create a long torn section and then I used garden twine to over sew along the section just to finish the page off.
You can see all the latest Ciao Bella papers here
Don't forget there are lots of lovely new goodies in the shop and you can see them all here
and still lots of crafty bargains in the Summer Sale too!