I had a lot of fun scrapping a couple of pictures I took of my Biscuit and Bandito today. It is fall here in the South, and the leaves have turned a gorgeous spectrum of fiery red to golden yellow. I wanted to do an autumnal doggy layout highlighting these 20141029_214135colors with some patterned papers (some are scraps I’ve had for over 15 years!), natural burlap scraps, and soft crocheted doilies. Even the Thickers I used was a chocolate color but with a playful floral print.

There was no grid or sketch to follow. I just layered paper after paper and created what I thought was a pleasing rhythm.  Most of the papers are from the American Crafts “Night Fall” collection from 2013, but some of the papers were gifted to me so I am not sure of their names. The paper and crochet doily flowers with red bling brad centers were a combination of pieces received from three different crafty friends (YT: Bethsscrapbookroom, Alterjunkie, and Shirley Revels).

To add some dimension and interest, I was also able to use some adorable mini pine cones.  They added another natural element to the layout that was unique.

The final touch (which I thought I may have gone overboard with) was splattering some diluted black paint (at a diagonal) across the layout. To soften the black splattering, I also added some orange and champagne colored rhinestone stickers in three small clusters.

The following is a process video in which I share the creation of this layout:

This layout is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge and
The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge

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