Thursday, November 5, 2015

Autumn in New England
"Including a little Technique Tutorial"
By Jennifer Snyder

Autumn In New England
Hi.  Jennifer Snyder here today.  
This is a layout I created based on a photo I took in Vermont, USA, a few years ago.  
 My father-in-law lived in Vermont and each time I visited, I was enchanted with this 
church that everyone must pass upon entering into town from a certain direction. 
  It appears like a welcoming beacon for travellers and a symbol of home for residents. 

One Autumn day as we were driving into Bennington,  Vermont, the sky was perfect and the trees were at near peak in Autumn glory.  I asked my husband to pull over and I jumped out to snap a few shots.  In order to get the best shot, you have to stand in the middle of the road.  Thank heaven it was early morning before church got started. 
 This page was created using the Nov.  Kit for the Flying Unicorns . 

2Crafty Chipboard Used
2Crafty Chipboard "Autumn Leaves "
2Crafty Words "Nothing Beats a Father's Love"
2Crafty "Winter Twig Branches"

2Crafty's chipboard "Autumn Leaves" were absolutely perfect for my project. 
 I'll show you how I altered them.  

 First I painted the leaves with gesso to prime them.  After drying, I misted with
13Arts Ayeeda mist in Yellow.  I sprayed them a few times to darken in spots as needed.
 I did not blot them dry - I used the heat gun to dry them. 

Next step,  I added some embossing powder to give them some crinkled texture.

Below is a page that shows the "Autumn Leaves " and  "Winter Twig Branches" 
nicely inserted into a cluster of  paper leaves, floral berries and flowers.  
The  "Winter Twig Branches" were simply stained with orange ink.  

I decided to leave the  title, "Nothing Beats a Father's Love "
as a natural chipboard piece with no finishing.   

The chipboard on the left matches nicely with the paper leaf I made.

I love showing dimension in my photos if I can get a decent shot.  It really shows the depth of the page and how wonderfully the chipboard is on the page up close adding nice pops of texture, dimension and interest.

Thanks so much for visiting today.