Happy Friday everyone! We are finally supposed to get some cooler temperatures coming in over the next couple of weeks, so I thought a Fall layout was in order for today! I wanted to use my Oakley Avenue collection with the new Flock of Feathers background cut file from The Cut Shoppe.
Since the patterned papers from Pretty Little Studio are not offered in 12x12 sizes, I always have to decide what I want to do for the background first. I've used a lot of White cardstock backgrounds to go along with the OA collection, but I thought I would try something different this time. I was inspired by my scrappy friend, Gina Lideros, to try a kraft background. It's been a long time since I used a full kraft background. I usually feel like the colors in a collection just don't look right with it, but I think the OA collection went really well with the kraft.
I cut the Flock of Feathers background from White cardstock...I can't totally get away from the White!! Then I backed the open feathers with several different patterned papers from the OA collection. I also machine stitched on the solid feathers to add more interest and texture to the design.
My photo needed to stand out from the colorful background, so I decided to print it in Black & White for contrast. I used the die cut Orchard Words and Vibrant letter stickers to add my title. Then I placed a few more of the die cut words above and below the photo. I kept the rest of the embellishing fairly simple, with a few wood veneers and stickers.
You can still pick up the Oakley Avenue collection from the Pretty Little Studio shop, and you can also check out my new Christmas collection, Tinsel Town, while you're there. It's available for pre-order through November 10th!
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