Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn: Light Side (B71B)

Hi, I'm Princess Leia, and I'm taking over Denise's blog temporarily.  This is the first of two autumn-themed posts that I'll be making. 

Supplies: decorative papers from Simple Stories; kraft cardstock from Wausau Paper; teal cardstock from Bazzill; stickers from October Afternoon; die cuts from Doodlebug Design; Candi dots from Craftwork; pen from Foray; ink from Hero Arts; upcycled wrapping tissue; upcycled bubble wrap; household pencil.

Autumn is like the Force--it has a light side and a dark side.  Here (above) is a layout that Denise made about the light, bright, colorful side of autumn.

Denise drew inspiration from the October Berry 71 Bleu mood board.  It inspired Denise to scrap many photos of autumn leaves. The individual photos are rather small, but as Master Yoda reminds us, "Size matters not."  In fact, by collaging photos onto regular 4x6" prints, Denise was able to fit twelve--count 'em, twelve--photos onto the layout and still have room for patterned paper and embellishments. 

The flowers in the mood board influenced Denise's choice of a flowery background paper.  She also made her own flowers out of upcycled teal wrapping tissue stamped lightly with bubble wrap.

One of the most striking features of the mood board was the way it contrasted cool blue-green (teal) tones with warm autumn colors.  Denise created similar contrast on her page through the use of layered teal cardstock scraps, a few teal stickers, and the aforementioned teal flowers.

The bright colors of October are fleeting, for they soon give way to the grey tones of November.  That path leads to the Dark Side.  If you're not afraid of the Dark Side, then come back tomorrow for my second post on Denise's blog.  I'll leave you here for now.  May the Force be with you!


Caz said...

Oh I'm quite excited to see the dark side :-P

Ann Dolina said...

You crack me up! I love Princess Leia's poses - they remind me of the Price is Right hostesses. Of course your page is lovely too ;)

Mandy Zimmerman said...

So fun! Beautiful page and wonderful fall photo collage!! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

Denise van Deventer said...

LOL...Denise...too funny!! But looking forward to the other autumn posts! Such a super page and really amazing photo's...those leaves are just amazing! Loving the little scene you created too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous page! I LOVE the pop of teal! Princess Leia's pointing is such a brilliant idea! Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)