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Grateful Heart | Cheryl Gerhard

Hey crafty friends

Cheryl here today with my monthly cat feature aka the Bramble Fox Challenge! This month’s challenge featured a sketch, which I always find so helpful when creating 12x12 layouts. Such a blank canvas can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming, but sketches make it so much easier to just start creating.

As it’s finally getting a little bit colder over here in the UK, I decided to use a collection with really soft and muted colours. Jen Hadfield’s Peaceful Heart collection featured just the right amount of autumnal colours I wanted on this page.

I started by choosing my favourite patterned papers for the big starburst and layered everything else on top of it. I didn’t have any landscape photos, so I used a 3x4 portrait photo of Lexie instead and added flower clusters to the left and right, so make the focus point of my picture appear a little bit wider than it actually is.

The title “Beautiful” is in a very soft cream colour and goes perfectly with this collection. I also sprinkled a couple of white super stars and mini stars around the page, as shown on the sketch

Don’t forget to upload your layout to the Bramble Fox Facebook group to be in the change to win £15 to spend in the shop.