Hi CP Fans! Michiko here to share with you a special Fall layout exploring the beauty of tiny, delicate die-cut leaves. In Japan, many people enjoy the changing color of the leave - we call it "Kouyou".
When it starts, a lot of people go to the mountains to capture photos of the dramatic, once-a-year display, myself included. I love the spread of gold and red across the countryside - it's what inspired today's Fall layout and on it, are leaves I created and carefully arranged into a pile resembling those found outside..waiting to be jumped in and enjoyed. Let me show you...
The supplies are simple: Close Knit Patterned Paper, Accent Stickers, Four Cardstock Sheets (Pink Family) and Fall Photo.
I used four gradient cardstock colors; pink, coral pink, pale pink and wine red - each cut to 3" x 12". I then punched leaves from every color, distressing a few with "Tea Dye" Ranger Distress Ink.
I positioned the leaves just above my photo in a pile. Some are propped up with pop-dots for added texture and depth. Finally, I applied a layer of white and pink watercolor paint just over the very right edge of the assorted leaves, creating a serene impression akin to the changing seasons.
To finish the layout, I added embellishments, stickers and hand-trimmed embroidery hoops from Close Knit's astonishingly fun embroidery hoop patterned paper.
Here is the completed layout layout & some sneaks...
As a side note, when I received the new Crate Paper collection, Close Knit, I fell in love with it right away. Every embellishment, sticker and patterned paper is so very wonderful and Fall acquainted - a must-have for documenting the crisp, cooler days ahead! Surely you will love it as much as me.