Now that you've seen a week's worth of "all natural" layouts, cards and other assorted projects, it's your turn to put the theme to work and create something spectacular! Dig out your Crate Paper, and sort through all of it to collaborate a sizable pile of neutral colored papers, embellishments and whatever else you might have on hand. Then, go to town, get messy and have fun crafting!
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I love wood. How about you? I can never get enough of wooden embellishments like the bingo chips and frames from the Story Teller collection, or even the Wood Veneer shapes from the Little Boy Blue/Little Bo Peep collections. Then, I went through my patterned paper collection to pick a couple papers of the same theme. To give some extra texture to the papers, I stitched around every little rectangle with my sewing machine. The effect is subtle and oh so pretty.
I love Kraft paper and thought that it would make a great jumping off point for this month's layout. To tie in the background I cut the title of Kraft cardstock as well, when I placed it on the pink paper I felt it became a little lost. To remedy this I sprayed the cut out title a few times with some brown spray ink to give it contrast and make it pop. For embellishments I wanted to stay with the natural theme as well. I choose a couple wooden embellishments from Story Teller and Little Bo Peep line, I love the natural texture they bring to any project.
Until a short time ago, you wouldn't have seen me scrapping with the color brown. But recently, the wood grain trend has become popular and I'm a brown convert! I love the warm feeling that wood grain brings to a project. I decided to scrap about one of my son's evening rituals - his nightly ice cream dessert. Since ice cream is a comfort food for him, the wood grain pattern was naturally a good choice to showcase it. I used some wood grain paper from Pretty Party and grid paper from the Neighborhood line as my background. But, I decided that I wanted to use lots of fun wood grain embellishments to go along with it. I used a variety of buttons on the chipboard tree. Then I used a wood tag and added the arrow to it as a means to layer some elements around my photo. The chipboard two and the wood grain thickers made up my title. I cut a wood frame in half and tucked it under the paper, too. Finally, I added some wood grain paper, from the Story Teller line, to the chipboard hearts. I love how red and pink look with brown, so I pulled those colors from the photo and they really pop against the neutral colors of the page. So, as you can see, brown isn't only for Fall related projects. It works well for everyday themes and events.