Monday, October 29, 2012

Harvesting Memories with Moxxie!

Hi there crafty peeps!!!  I'm up today over at the Moxxie Blog with a project to share.  
Can you believe how quickly Fall has arrived?  I just absolutely love this season for so many reasons, the crisp change in the air, the beautiful colors and apples too!  I also really love the "Shades of Autumn" collection that Moxxie has. 
Our son just recently turned five and can now climb the wall at our gym.  I took all of these photos the day after his birthday.  When I printed out my collage of the favorites, the "Shades of Autumn" matched perfectly, and I mean...  per-fect-ly!  I loved that the season connection worked for this page as well.  Most of all, I love to take a collection and twist it just a bit.  Don't ever feel like you can't use a collection differently than its intended purpose.

I started this page build by selecting my vertical pattern paper strip.  I wanted to emulate the feel of the high climbing wall and the motion of the activity is represented by the leaves.  From there, I chose the contrasting colors and border punches that I wanted to use for texture.  I stitched those layers together and attached them down.  Next, I mixed in one of the Moxxie Die Cut sheets.  Now, the photo placement was determined and some ruler ribbon was added, followed by the ticket sticker strip.  (Say that three times fast, I dare you!!!)  I tucked in a calendar journaling circle to capture the date.

Then, I added my flourish die cut, pierced a few holes in between the tickets and tied some hemp and curled the ends.  The "Harvesting Memories" sticker was elevated with foam tape, then the ribbon die cuts placed underneath.  My title work was the final and fun part of this page!  I loved the "Falling" sentiment sticker.  I figured the gist of this was "Climbing Up and Falling Down".  : )  So, I played on that a bit creating my Climbing as a long vertical title.  I chose different alphas and textures to keep the page interesting.  

A final touch of my favorite bling was added for the perfect finishing touch.  I cut it apart and tucked into the design.

Shades of Autumn Collection, Moxxie
Mini Diecut Stack in Fall, Moxxie
Scallop Border Punch, Fiskars
Ticket Border Punch, Jenni Bowlin
Deep Edge Double Circle Chain, Martha Stewart
Kraft Calendar Journaling Spot, Maya Road
Green Alphas, October Afternoon
Brown and Red Canvas Alphas, Prima
Magic Flourish Die by Memory Box
Fish Tail Dies by MFT
Foam Tape and Petal Roller (for Hemp curls) by Imaginisce
Gem Flourish, Zva Creative
Cardstock, AC's Autumn Collection
Other:  Sewing Machine, Thread, Buttons and Hemp

Thanks so much for spending a moment with me here today! 
Have a super scrappity day!!!
~ Rhonda


Liz said...

The colors r perfect greaT layout n photos

eunice said...

Great technique tips. Haven't tried so many of them before. Love the bling, too.