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One Fall Day & Cut Files with Sarah Millerhouse


I loved using One Fall Day to capture this happy memory at the Pumpkin Patch! This is an annual tradition for our family, and the colors in this collection remind me of all the colors we see and the way we feel on our visit here each year! 


I started this layout with white mixed media cardstock, Distress Oxide, and Shimmerz Paints. I wanted to add a hint of navy behind all the elements I would be adding on top, and I used a combination of mediums and colors to get just the right shade. I put the Distress Oxide on first using an ink blending tool and two ink colors: Prize Ribbon and Chipped Sapphire. On top of the oxides, I added Vibez - Deep Blue Sea and Vibez - Seas the Day. By combining all these colors, I got a shade of blue the compliments the beautiful navy - Blueberry - that Bella Blvd uses in all their collections! 


Once the background was dry, I cut leaves and vines out of patterned paper from the One Fall Day collection using two Bella Blvd cutfiles. I used the Maple Leaf Cutfile to cut the large leaves. I used the On The Vine Cutfile to cut the beautiful vines. I backed my photos with patterned paper from the collection and then used all the maple leaves and vines to layer around them. I bent up the tips on all of the leaves to add texture to the layout. For the vines, I only added glue to the center line near the base of the vine so that it could twist off the page and the leaves could be bent up. 


Among the leaves I cut, I also tucked in some Ciao Chip leaves and some leaves from the Ephemera Words set from the collection. For the title, I combined several words and phrases from the Ephemera Words set to capture my thoughts about this memory! 


I also added in some Pops of Color (which my husband calls glorified puff paint) in coordinating colors to add some detailing and texture! I love how this finishes off the look of all my clusters! 


If you have not yet gotten your hands on this collection, you should do that right away! I love Fall, and this collection has elements, sentiments, and colors that remind me of everything good about this season! I hope you have a beautiful day! 


July 03, 2023

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November 29, 2021

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