Friday, October 31, 2014

Autumn: Dark Side (SATW)



It is I, Princess Leia, here with you again today.  I have temporarily taken over Denise's blog to make two autumn-themed posts.  Did you know that autumn is like the Force...it has a light side and a dark side.  In yesterday's post, I showed you a layout of Denise's that demonstrates how autumn, with all its colorful leaves and beautiful nature, is like the light side of the Force.  But when all those leaves turn brown and fall, we are left with bare branches, cold winds, and grey skies...and that side of autumn is like the dark side of the Force.  So here is a layout of Denise's that shows this Dark Side.

Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; birchbark paper from Kaisercraft; rub ons & reproduction illustrations from October Afternoon; chartreuse tape from Scotch/3M; clock tape, black roses, & spiderweb charm from Natalie May etsy; chipboard pieces from Scrapmatts; black gesso from Ranger; ink from Clearsnap; butterfly die cut from Dufex; Candi dots from Craftwork; rhinestone from Dee's Place; white netting upcycled from product packaging; striped twist ties upcycled from candy packaging; ribbon upcycled from gift packaging; household pencil.

Denise's layout, "Spooky," embodies the dark side of autumn, especially with the two photos.  The chrysanthemums are white, like phantoms in the moonlight...


...and the bare tree branches are like an evil crone's gnarled fingers.


Denise is playing along with Scrap Around the World, and she used the mood board below.  Specifically, she used the photo in the upper left hand corner of the mood board.  Its pale, timeworn, monochromatic look reminded her of the "ghosts" of autumn.


Many details on Denise's page were influenced by the SATW mood board.  These include: the bird cage, the butterflies, the tulle netting, the string of lights (represented by Denise in pops of yellow and chartreuse), and the abundance of white.  Here are a few detail shots of the page.




Thank you for joining me yesterday and today as I took over Denise's blog.  Denise will be back tomorrow, posting her CPC November reveal as usual.  I, Princess Leia, bid you farewell.  May the Force be with you!

8 comments:

Kelly_Deal said...

Awesome post and awesome layout!

Heather McMahon said...

This is the most interesting post I've read for ages! Love your take on the mod board. Thanks for playing along at SATW.

Carol L said...

heh heh, good post today Denise! That's really a great layout, and I love those white mums!

lilibleu said...

Beautiful layout, I love it !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)

langeatheart said...

What an adorable post! Great layout! Thanks for playing along! All the best from SATW! :)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Beautiful layout! Great take on the mood board! Thank you for joining us at SATW in October!

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful details Denise! THanks for playing at SATW!!

Denise van Deventer said...

LOL....a gorgeous page Denise and enjoying the darm side of Autumn! Love the white and black elements mix!