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Beautiful Days of Autumn | Antonia Sherlock

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers" - L. M. Montgomery

Happy October, Bramblefox Friends! Autumn is my favourite time of year, and I am so glad to be presenting this month's challenge! We all know that Bramblefox perspextives work great on cardstock background, but I wanted to prove that they can be equally awesome on patterned paper, too! So this month's challenge is to choose one or more patterned paper for your background, and to use a Bramblefox product on your layout, too (this can be perspextives, or any other product from the Bramblefox shop).

For this layout, I started with the perspextives! The soft gold leaf shapes were perfect for this layout, and the title acrylic piece was the perfect match to them!

I chose the papers to compliment the perspextives... As this year's autumn collections have been a bit slow to reach the scrapbooking stores, I chose some older papers from my stash. Leaves and woodgrain are classic fall patterns, so I knew I couldn't go wrong with them.

I chose light colours for the main background papers, so that they would compliment, rather than compete with the photo and the embellishments. I chose more dominant colours and patterns for the smaller paper pieces, to add interest to the layout.

I usually create embellishment clusters, but this time I arranged the leaf perspextives on the layout in a random drifting fashion from top to bottom, resembling leaves falling from a tree. I layered them onto diecut leaf shapes, to add interest. I did create small clusters from the diecut leaves around the photo and at the bottom of the page, but I kept theses relatively simple with just a few embellishment pieces and phrase stickers added to them.

I completed the layout with gold ink splatters around the leaves - it was the perfect match to the warm yellow hues of the the patterned paper and to the soft gold perspextives!

I really hope my layout will inspire you to use patterned paper as the background for your layout! I don't want to stifle creativity, therefore the use of cardstock for matting, framing, etc, is ok, but I would like you to use patterned paper for the main proportion of the background... And of course the patterned paper has to be a personal choice and preference, one that suits your own style, your photo and your layout, therefore it can be as muted or as crazy as you like!

Don't forget to add your layout to the October challenge album on the Bramblefox Friends FB group to be in with a chance to win a £15 voucher!

You can find the process video of my layout here.

Happy scrapping!


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