Before I start working on this blog post, I spent a lot of time reading the message boards here. I was interested in what you all look for in scrapbook kits, and what you're missing in Sonnet. What many of you seemed to be looking for was an autumn feel to the kits. You miss autumn shades in our Creative Team gallery. So my idea for this blog post was to give you what you want these days, which is an autumn feeling made with Sonnet kits.
I used various elements from three November kits: the main Sonnet Scrapbook Kit, and add-ons kits Bright Star and Lute and Song. I thought about what you typically find in autumn-themed layouts, and it hit me - leaves! Of course. I still had a lot of last year's cut files in the shape of an oak leaf, and I can always count on watercolors.
My first thought was to compose a page featuring those little artifacts of fall - oak leaves, colored using watercolors. When I added them to the picture of my choice, I knew that it was not enough. So, I covered the background with white gesso here and there, and when the gesso was dry, I added a few watercolor clouds using greens, yellows and oranges.
The final touch was added with the amazing Penny Alpha stamp set along with the "always" and "you" stamps from the Bight Star add-on kit.
It was hard to get a good picture of this layout because good lighting in Poland is a rare phenomenon these days... but I tried :) I didn't have any pictures of pumpkins (we usually buy pumpkins in pieces to eat them, not the whole ones for decoration) or other November photos with colorful leaves or warm sunshine. Since November in Poland is often dark, the main color of the season is brown, and to be honest, I don't like brown layouts at all. So, using a few leaves and watercolors, I transformed this late summer picture into one that calls to mind a typical autumn day in other parts of the world.
I hope you find inspiration in this project. I can't wait to see your autumn layouts filled with oranges, yellows, and amazing Thanksgiving photos in the Member Gallery!
Supplies: Kit - Sonnet Scrapbook Kit, Bright Star Add-On Kit, Lute and Song Add-On Kit; Stamp - Penny Alpha Stamp