Well, fall is finally beginning to show its beautiful shades of color around my neighborhood and that's what my inspiration was for this layout. The paper piecing patterns I used are from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs and they are "Squirrel With Acorns" and the leaves are from the "Harvest Friends" collection.
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I've had some of the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock by Core'dinations in all these fall colors for a little while now and wondered how it would look to make leaves out of them. Umm...fantastic!!! They turned out so cool looking especially after I shaded the edges with the Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink.
The Squirrel With Acorns is an absolute adorable file and went together so easily. For the tops of the acorns I scored them on my Scor-Pal and then inked over the score marks with the same Distress Ink for some added dimension. The whole piece looks so natural on top of a couple more leaves, don't you think?
Here are the links to the two LSHD patterns I used in this layout:
I designed the title for this layout in SCAL2 and used a font called HomewardBound.
Thanks for looking at my Shades of Fall project. Until next time...Happy Scrapping!