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Fall: Falling Leaves Layout

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing a new layout wrapping up Fall week here on the Pink Paislee blog. I always love when we are given seasonal themes here at Pink Paislee because being in the southern hemisphere we are running on opposite seasons and have just entered Spring. Having the alternate season gives me a chance to reflect on the season gone by and relive the memories that I have captured.

Here is the layout I created using the Turn the Page collection:
A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

Here is the process video for how this layout came together:

For this layout I documented this picture of my little girl climbing a tree at a local cafe/park. The photo in fact was taken a month before Autumn/Fall started but the tree and surrounds were already showing signs of the autumnal season. Where I live in Australia is known and quoted as having ‘four seasons in one day’ so that doesn’t surprise me one bit. One minute the sun is shining and the next it is bucketing down with rain. It was a nice ‘autumn’ like day where she enjoyed being in nature and climbing a tree, sadly, something kids don’t get to do as much these days.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

For the basis of my design I decided to create a main focal point around my photo using a free ‘autumn blessings’ cut file from the Paper Issue store. I framed my photo using the heart piece and scattered falling leaves coming from my photo down to the bottom of the page. I wanted the leaves to look like they were falling from the main cut file heart design, just like leaves fall from the trees in Autumn.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

To back the cut files I stuck to the colours of the red, cream, yellow and pink. To me these combinations felt warm and rich and remind me of Autumn. The leaves were very easy to back with the patterned papers as all I needed to do was glue them onto the chosen patterned paper and then cut around them once dry.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

For the floral heart I chose to use a selection of the same papers that I used on the leaves to back those pieces also. I tried to tuck and weave my photo around the leaves and flowers in the frame, nestling it into a spot to the right. I used Paper 22 to back my photo and selected more of the pink/red tones from that stripe.

One of the banner clips was the perfect size and the sentiment is gorgeous ‘you are my sunshine when skies are grey’. It doesn’t necessarily fit the fall theme but it does work for my photo and love for my girl.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

I decided to frame the whole layout in Paper 15, however in the end I framed the top, bottom and left side with the paper. I chose to do that because I had adhered the heart cut file to look as if it was flowing off the right side of the page, framing that side would have affected that. The colours in paper 15 tied in all the colours that I had featured within the leaves and embellishments on the page. I machine stitched around the edges to add further detail and texture.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepage

I hope this layout has inspired you today, be sure to check back next week to see some exciting projects using the new collection by Pink Paislee called ‘Wild Child’.

A scattering of falling leaves reminiscent of Fall features on todays layout by Raquel. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #8.5x11 #leaves #fall #autumn #turnthepageRaquel Bowman badge-2

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2 Responses to "Fall: Falling Leaves Layout"

  • MichelleB
    October 6, 2017 - 7:44 am

    This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the process video!

    • Raquel Bowman
      October 6, 2017 - 7:48 pm

      Thanks so much Michelle, glad you like it :)