Glitter, Metallics, And The Colors Of Autumn
As chilly, windy winter weather sets in, my trips to the beach become less frequent. Reading books in the sand is replaced by replaced by reading books under an electric blanket. Not quite as glamours but now I have a good 4 months to eat cookies and Starbucks holiday drinks without worrying about keeping up a bikini ready body.
This photo was taken at Laguna Beach's picturesque Crescent Bay beach. Despite it being Spring, the warms tones of the photo seemed perfect for an Autumn layout. I like how this layout feels mildly Fallish without aggressively featuring cliched pumpkins, fallen leaves, turkeys or cornucopias.
I started with a subdued gray and white patterned paper from Momenta's double sided cardstock stack. This collection is unique because all patterns are in complete gray scale, providing a truly neutral selection of papers.
A taupe and gray paper from The Paper Studio's Kellerkurtz & Company stack as well as assorted scraps of plain and patterned cardstock made up the rest of the background. Each piece was outlined with a metallic gold Sharpie.
Since this page was done for the Lasting Memories' December challenge of "Glitter and Glam," I went overboard with glittery and metallic embellishments. The title was made using Dear Lizzie foam gold glitter stickers. Dark sparkle was added to the center of white flowers with Queen & Co. Deco Dots in Black, and dimensional star stickers by Jolee's Boutique and Recollections' shell brads were scattered among the flower clusters.
The color palette or this page was taken from the inspiration picture at The Studio Challenges' December post. The image of a Fall themed table setting had to inspire that created page in some way.
Keeping true to the picture, the main colors I used were various shades of gray with touches of deep orange, black, brown and gold. I applaud the non traditional take on Fall this table setting evokes and wanted to replicate the same feeling in my page with a marine twist.
Other products used:
- The Paper Studio corrugated heart die cuts
- Art Glitter in Gala Glitz Gold
- Kaisercraft Collectibles in Scrapyard
Photo by Stan Moniz