Fall is my favorite season (just like the Fresh Verse sticker on my layout says). The brilliant colors alone are amazing, but add in crisp apples and pretty pumpkins and I'm sold. Our first apple picking trip this year resulted in five pounds of Gala apples that my husband turned into a delicious spiced applesauce. I think it's time to go back to the orchard to see what's ready for picking and ask him to make his famous apple crumb pie. :)
Layering is one of my favorite techniques to use on a page. Overlapping and clustering elements adds interest to a layout and gives it a nice cohesive look. Even with the number of embellishments I used on here, the photo still takes center stage.
Don't be afraid to "repurpose" or even alter embellishments. Look at them as separate parts to be used in different ways. For example, the 5 Things Pockets from the Acorn Hollow collection come with fun doodled journaling inserts. Rather than keeping the two pieces together, I used the insert as a grounding element for the "sweet" sticker and the pocket to house a chipboard owl (and how cute is that owl?)
Other ways to change up or enhance embellishments are: add a rhinestone or pearl center to a floral stick pin or use buttons at the end of a banner to add some texture and dimension.
I hope the ideas I shared today will help you look at your embellishments in a new way. :)
Acorn Hollow Products:
AH101-Tallest Trees/Striped Piping Patterned Paper
AH111-Lichen Check/Lichen Text Patterned Paper
AH304-6x6 Paper Pad
AH308-5 Things Pockets
AH305- Paper Crafting Kit
AH140-Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers
AH135-Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
Please visit Lisa's blog Remembering the Good Times for more ideas and inspiration.